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Flour Bakery & Cafe

#25 of 2,881 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$
South End
Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakeries
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131 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 437-7700
Website
Today
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 176
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Fun valentines

Great secret stash on Valentine's. Placed a special order. Asked about it in Twitter. The owner got back to me as do & I called & placed what I wanted. It was done very modestly & with great fun!!!!!!!!!!! Happy valentines. Try it. It's something that needs research. Can't talk about it here. But... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Kslfromboston
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Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

There are a lot of famous bakeries around the country, and every time I find myself in one of these places, I stop and have to ask myself…why? Why am I here? Why is this place so popular? I’m spending how much? Well, I’m happy to report that Flour Bakery (all locations) is no different. How in the world have... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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107 reviews 107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great secret stash on Valentine's. Placed a special order. Asked about it in Twitter. The owner got back to me as do & I called & placed what I wanted. It was done very modestly & with great fun!!!!!!!!!!! Happy valentines. Try it. It's something that needs research. Can't talk about it here. But it's adult fun.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Visited Flour in Back Bay twice in the last week. Very good selection of sweet and savory gluten free options. They really get an A+ for the gluten free focaccia bread they use for sandwiches, and the staff were much more helpful today than during my last visit.

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Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The sticky buns are delicious, though you do need to pair them with coffee or tea---not a sweet drink or you'll be on a sugar high. I so wanted to try the fiery hot chocolate, but switched to the crimson berry tea to balance the bun. The brioche du sucre was excellent too, though my friend didn't share much of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Everything at Flour is good, seriously. Wonderful cakes, pastries, cookies, and breads. Staff is also very friendly.

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Augusta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Came here for the first time and the pastries were really good. We ordered the sticky bun and brioche stuffed with orange based filling. Highly recommend both. The plan was to get a pre-breakfast sweet but enjoyed it so much we considered scratched that and just ordered more. It's too bad some of the staff were so unpleasant, particularly the... More 

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Massachusetts
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Fantastic lunch items, salads, veggie stuff, individual pizzas, friendliest staff. Everything arrives quickly. And the meringues are not equaled anywhere! All locations are excellent.

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Oslo, Norway
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Everything tastes soooo good! Really one of the best bakeries I've ever been to. Took take away. Sundays they only have cakes and sandwiches (not the other non-sweets they have during the week). A must if you're in Boston!

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Columbia, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The lamb sandwich from Flour is the best sandwich I have ever eaten. The pastries are delicious also.

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The menu is both unique and able to accommodate the most picky of eaters. The ambiance is lively and the service is quick. Don't be deterred by a long line at the door- it moves quickly. Seating is available both indoors and outdoors and it's a short walk from the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. Perfect for a simple... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

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