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Flour Bakery & Cafe

#32 of 2,720 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Back Bay
Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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131 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 437-7700
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9:00 am - 5:00 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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    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
The BEST

We were in the City four days and ate here three of those days. An exceptional place were both food and service is excellent. The Parmesan scone is hard to describe, the sticky bun was outstanding. This is a MUST while in Boston otherwise I feel sorry for you.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Karen M
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Wilmington, Delaware
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  • Families with children
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Wilmington, Delaware
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were in the City four days and ate here three of those days. An exceptional place were both food and service is excellent. The Parmesan scone is hard to describe, the sticky bun was outstanding. This is a MUST while in Boston otherwise I feel sorry for you.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Total yum from the pastries to the breakfast sandwiches and coffee. Lunch is good too but the line is often way too long. Best iced coffee anywhere. Staff is hurried but so nice!

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Helsinki, Finland
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Flour Bakery & Cafe is located near Backbay station between South-End and Backbay. A wide variety of coffee and fresh sandwiches were really good. However, the prices are also higher than in some of the nearby cafe's. Highly recommended cafe when you are willing to pay for the quality.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Yes, Flour is just as great as everybody says it is. As a devotee of sticky buns and cinnamon of rolls, I can say that the Flour stick bun is the best I have ever had. The difference was not only in the texture of the bread, but the flavor of the "sticky" that holds the pecans in place. Just... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We could not find good coffee in Boston at all. This place did have some good pastry options though. Nice carrot cake and some other good looking ones. Not for coffee though.

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vancouver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wow. Way too many choices to ever be truly satisfied. We wanted it all! Everything was delicious. And Kudos to the staff for keeping it all straight and serving it up with a smile.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great place for breakfast - or a tasty snack. Loved the french toast, but not quite so struck on the breakfast sandwich. They seemed popular but we found the egg a bit rubbery. Otherwise loved this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by this modern take on a traditional bakery. The pastries, sandwiches, and coffee/lattes were all top notch and very reasonably priced! The line was pretty much out the door but went really quick because the staff was extremely organized. Seating is tough but there is a nice park and benches across the street.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Good, fresh food, many choices. I had the yogurt with granola. Home made fresh granola. Everything else looked good. I tried the blueberry muffin another day. Lots of fruit. Yummy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Went here for lunch and had an overall delicious meal (2 sandwiches and 2 desserts). The lemon meringue pie was AMAZING...and I ate the whole thing before my lunch was ready...simply because a sneak-peek taste wasn't enough! YUM! Sandwiches are good, not amazing. Go for the pastries!

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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

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