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265 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-6006
978-281-3064
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Olive bread, yum!

Alexandra's has a number of fabulous, non-food items for sale. Salt cellars, handbags, licorice--a very nice selection of temptations. But the big temptation is the spicy olive bread. I took one home on a Friday and as a result went back on Saturday for another. They had already sold out Saturday's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
Sarah_the_F00die
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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104 reviews 104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Alexandra's has a number of fabulous, non-food items for sale. Salt cellars, handbags, licorice--a very nice selection of temptations. But the big temptation is the spicy olive bread. I took one home on a Friday and as a result went back on Saturday for another. They had already sold out Saturday's run! I will return.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Run by a young couple who have dedicated their life to making fresh French bread every week. Either get there early of place and order because their bread sells out quickly.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

They make the best scones, cookies and bread ever. Super friendly service and this family owned business is a treasure in Gloucester. You can skip the beaches but don't skip the scones or you will be disappointed.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

They said the cranberry scones were unbeatable. They said the olive bread was delicious. They were right. When staying in Gloucester it is our family's tradition to have breakfast on the beach at least once. After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, we decided to pick up some morning goodies at Alexandra's. We were not disappointed. Best. Scones. Ever.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

if you can get it! They sell out very quickly! But if you need it for a party lets say, you can call ahead and reserve the number of loaves you need. This bread is so good that it is a repeat request for our roving dinner party people (foodies all).

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is, truly, the best bread you have ever tasted. I bring it with me whenever I'm invited to dinner anywhere. (I always say, "I'll bring the bread and cookies." After which,....they always say...."don't come again unless you bring Alexandra's Bread and cookies." The cranberry scones are also the "best" you will have ever eaten. The rolls made from the... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The store is tiny, a mom and pop operation. The hours are brief: it's better to order your bread or cookies by phone the night before. BUT the bread is fabulous: textured, tasty, keeps well. This is REAL bread. There are also insane cranberry scones, chocolate biscotti and chunky homemade cookies. The store is also packed with colorful and nostalgic... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I can't go to Alexandra's too often, because I enjoy their bread much tooooo much! Try the gigantic scones...they are amazing!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Small little bakery on a main road run by a couple who bake their own goods every day except Monday. Basic breads, brownies and the best chocolate chip cookies anywhere. Very retro, lots of small retro gifts and goodies for sale. Quiet, peaceful friendly owners. Don''t trip over their cute children who occasionally pop out from behind the counter! I... More 

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Boston, MA
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29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Alexandra's is a regular stop for us. The bread is consistently delicious and the cookies are a great temptation. They are a small, family run bakery and have a limited supply. The offerings change daily, so you can't always be guaranteed of finding what you bought the last time you visited (although they will tell you what days they make... More 

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  • Address: 265 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-6006
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: 978-281-3064

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