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Flour Bakery & Cafe

#44 of 2,673 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Back Bay
Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakeries
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131 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 437-7700
Website
Today
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Homemade bakegoods

The Back Bay location is located just across the street from Back Bay train station. Great to grab coffee and muffin for the commuter train.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Dianne r
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Overland Park, Kansas
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  • Families with children
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Overland Park, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The Back Bay location is located just across the street from Back Bay train station. Great to grab coffee and muffin for the commuter train.

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very nice local establishment, a bit crunchy granola in a good way. There is no table service and wine is not served so I was a bit bummed out by this. Ordered on line, my wait person seemed a bit distracted and I had to repeat stuff and still, he didn't get the order right. But, all this forgotten when... More 

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Waco, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We have many favorites but also have enjoyed most everything we try here. Great place to sit and enjoy a light meal and pastries. The grilled portabella mushroom panini is fantastic. Their brioche's are fantastic; pro tip: Sundays they have cream filled brioches that are worth planning your day around!

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Englewood, Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We bought an assortment of sweets to share with our family. All were excellent but OH, THE STICKY BUNS.

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102 reviews 102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very busy place but line moves quite fast. Had an oreo cookie and a nutella latte! Yum. High in calories. I could have chosen better - lots of sandwiches and salads were available but really, how could I have turned down the sweets!?

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Flour makes great sandwiches and salads along with their freshly made baked goods. Their staff is friendly and efficient, and even though there's often a line, it moves quickly. Prices aren't unbelievably cheap, but you're getting quality fresh ingredients. Expect to pay around $10 for a sandwich and a drink.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The bread and pastries are nothing special in my opinion, but the sandwiches are great! They're incredibly hearty, fresh, and reasonably priced. Service and atmosphere are great as well, except beware that it gets crowed right before 9 on the weekdays and around lunchtime.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The interior is very clean and neat. There is many food options. I hade some chocolate cream cake and it was amazing! I would definitely go again. Convenient for students in the Boston area.

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Fiscardo, Greece
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I can't say enough good things about the quality of Flour. I make a point of stopping here on every trip. They have exceptional baked goods and I don't even normally eat baked goods. Nice dark blend of coffee. And I am also partial to their salads and quiche. Worth a detour to go to either location.

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Boulder, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My daughter with celiac disease loves the sandwiches at Flour. However, after waiting 25 minutes for my takeout order I arrived at our destination and realized they forgot the gluten-free cookies I purchased ($10.00 worth!). When I stopped by afterward the wait staff had eaten them. I was given some stale macaroons as a substitute. Very sure the owner is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: (617) 437-7700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?