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Clear Flour Bread

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178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446-5819
(617) 739-0060
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Guilty pleasure

Phenomenal breads and pastries. Unfortunately a very guilty pleasure A crabs heaven! They also supply bread to leading restaurants in Boston

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Phenomenal breads and pastries. Unfortunately a very guilty pleasure A crabs heaven! They also supply bread to leading restaurants in Boston

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful bread and pastry. You would think you were in Paris or Vienna. Not inexpensive but worth what you pay.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Delicious bread and baked goods. Sometimes a waiting line but worth it. Tucked on a back street and can be hard to find.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Clear Flour's offerings are a gift from heaven. I've didn't replace my bread maker when it broke after moving here to Brookline, because it no longer compared to what I could get on the corner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I'm all for Clear Flour Bread. I like the people who work there, I like the ideas, and my daughter especially likes the olive rolls. But unfortunately, I find the bread about average for a specialty bakery. It's good, much better than what one gets most other places in the area, but compared with Flour, Iggy's, and even (for some... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you want authentic French pastry, this place has it down. Easily one of, if not the best bakeries in Metro Boston. I've only ever had tarts and croissants, but I have no reason to believe that everything there is not high quality. Was just in Paris in March, so I have a pretty good basis for comparison.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Clear Flour Bread is a true classic French bakery. Their croissants, tarts, baguettes, and a huge variety of baked-on-premises artisanal breads all are wonderful. Folks in the Brookline/Newton/Boston area make regular pilgrimages to the shop, especially on Sunday mornings. Expect to wait on line -- however long, it's more than worth it.

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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Best breads, sticky buns and other bakery products available anywhere! Clearflower is NOT a restaurant!

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This bakery has exceptional products, from batards to whole wheat breads to croissants and other goods. Try it!

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brookline, mass
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Clear Flour breads and pastries are exceptional. From their sourdough loaves to their croissants, these are baked goods of the highest quality. Delicious. We in Brookline are very lucky to have a bakery that could compete with top bakeries in Paris. And for those of you beyond Brookline: it's worth the trip. This is not a restaurant, but they do... 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 20

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446-5819
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: (617) 739-0060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
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

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