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Bakery on the Common

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9 S Main St, Natick, MA 01760-4936
508-655-9992
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Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Disappointed in breakfast

We've been patronizing the Bakery since it opened many years ago, as it's nice to have a downtown Natick location to meet friends and get coffee and baked goods. The coffee is good, and baked goods are variable...great muffins, mediocre cupcakes, wonderful croissants. Today, however, we decided... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This place is blessed with a great location, there's no way it would still be in business if it weren't. I got a half sandwich/salad lunch special, with a greek salad. The salad had no dressing. I asked for the dressing and was told "OH! you wanted dressing????". I was handed a package of Ken's greek salad dressing..... Another time... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What a great place for a sandwich and coffee. Service is joyful and the atmosphere is great. Prices are also very reasonable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We've been patronizing the Bakery since it opened many years ago, as it's nice to have a downtown Natick location to meet friends and get coffee and baked goods. The coffee is good, and baked goods are variable...great muffins, mediocre cupcakes, wonderful croissants. Today, however, we decided to treat ourselves to a full breakfast and were sadly disappointed. The omelet... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Coffee OK but not as good as other places. Cakes look good but one I had not very fresh. Friend had cookie and it was OK.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Be sure before you leave a tip for the perky counter staff that you taste the food, or even receive it-- undoubtedly the worst tasting pot pie ever tasted, although crust looked beautiful-- all flour and thickener, dry, unseasoned. Another person said the cupcake frosting was definitely not buttercream, tasted like a mix of lard and whipped topping; although again,... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The one think I like about the bakery on the Common is that the baked good are always very fresh. Great place for coffee. Can get a little cold inside. Great place for freshly baked bread.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Best club sandwich. The honey mustard rather than mayo is a great touch. Great fresh bread. Cup cakes are delish. Carrot cake was dry. Solid place for great fresh baked goods.

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Since I am often in Natick on a Saturday, I like to grab lunch here with my kids. The soups and hot meals I have had here are usually pretty good. The beef stew had large chunks of beef, and plenty of firm but savory vegetables. Definitely home made. My daughter got a slice of ham quiche - I tried... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The bakery case is full of decorated cakes, cookies and cupcakes, but I have only eaten lunch here. Soups, sandwiches, subs, hot dishes all are very very good. Favorites are the Meatball sub, carrot ginger soup, avocado turkey wrap, chicken pot pie. Service is quick and friendly. Atmosphere is cozy and comfortable. A great place for lunch in Natick!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Just bought a chocolate cake the other day - dessert for a family dinner. Outstanding. Sorry to see all the negative reviews. Totally agree with the un-professional attitude of some of the staff. When I say cake - I mean really good stuff !

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Address: 9 S Main St, Natick, MA 01760-4936
Phone Number: 508-655-9992
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Natick
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Diner

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  • Address: 9 S Main St, Natick, MA 01760-4936
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Natick
  • Phone Number: 508-655-9992

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Diner

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