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Clear Flour Bread

178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446-5819
(617) 739-0060
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Ranked #1 of 171 Restaurants in Brookline
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery
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  • English first
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went on a Sunday morning and there were 20 people in line already. We decided to stay and it was worth it. They have like 40 kinds of bread on a 2 page rotation schedule and we got a rustic Italian bread that is just as good if not better than Bricco, but a little more expensive. Their bacon... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It smells like a French bakery and tastes like a French bakery (it is also very small with no place to seat). One of the best croissants in town. Also, they offer the authentic French Galette des Rois in January. They also have canelés of Bordeaux. Simply delicious.

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Boca Raton, FL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place services some of the finer restaurants in Boston. Stop by early for best selection. Highly recommend the almond macaroons. Orgasmic! Pies, bread, cookies all excellent.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

No seatings-- Ahhh. I wanted to sit down and enjoy the baked goods. I ordered a chocolate chip cookie and strawberry/rhubarb rustic pastry. The chocolate chip cookie tasted awful. I definitely had better. However, the strawberry/rhubarb pastry was VERY delicious. I would come back for this one only. The service was friendly. The place is really small! It is perfect... More

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I think that was one of the best croissants I've had in the world. Crispy, light, buttery, but done just right. The bread rolls were delicious too. The other treats and loaves look amazing - will have to return to try more next time. It was a bit out of the way for me to get to this bakery but... More

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Brookline, MA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

For decades, Clear Flour has turned out stellar artisan bread and stellar artisan bakers who have spread to the four winds all over New England. But this bakery is still the star, a gem and treasure that people make pilgrimages to from all over the Boston area - and with good reason. Apart from their wide range of routine offerings,... More

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Great selection of breads, cookies and desserts. We even had the pizza dough which made for some great "home made" pizza. All of the selections were very good. Been there multiple times in a few days visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I used to live about 6 minutes away (walking) form Clear Flour. This was a regular Sat/Sun morning ritual for me and a friend or boyfriend or anyone visiting in town. For two people we would always get three items and split all of them. The croissants are as close as you can get to Parisian croissants anywhere I have... More

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Dublin, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Luckily my daughter now lives less than a mile from here. Took a brisk walk and the reward was worth it as always. I bought some kind of bread with olive oil and pumpkin seeds. Worth a stop if you are in the area. And not overpriced either.

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Newton, MA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A friend brought over a box of pastries from here and we were blown away with ever treat. The chocolate cakes and a tart with a bit of raspberry were exceptional. Never had a macaroon like that before (plain or chocolate). The pastry crusts were flaky and buttery. Every piece was perfect, not overdone in any way. Cannot wait to... More

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