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Clear Flour Bread

178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446-5819
(617) 739-0060
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Ranked #2 of 171 Restaurants in Brookline
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Clear Flour is the best.. From the moment that you step in to this place you know you have encountered a real bakery. It smells like a bakery in the best possible way. Everything that they do, they do well. Not cheap but worth it...

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Solomons, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The berry and pecan tarts were wonderful! A favorite of our friends in Boston! Glad we had the opportunity to enjoy their fresh pastries!!Pricey but worth it!!!

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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217 reviews 217 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The bread and croissant are "fine" but only if you can afford them. (remember the more butter you put in them the tastier they get :) ). This place is very pretentious, those prices are really some of the highest I have seen. A baguette for 4$ (in Paris it's 90euro cent), a croissant for 3.9$ or more... The bread... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This bakery has a reputation as having the best bread in the Boston/Brookline area, deservedly so. The bread is fresh, crusty, tasty, out of this world. The bakers clearly love the art of baking and do it well. Extremely consistent - has been an excellent, top-notch place for years. Is not a restaurant, it's a to-go bakery - perfect for... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Excellent bread, delicious pastries and fantastic Pizza Dough (if you want to make a pizza at home).

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6 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Additional Information about Clear Flour Bread

Address: 178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446-5819
Phone Number: (617) 739-0060
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Bakery

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