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Clear Flour Bread

178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446-5819
(617) 739-0060
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Solomons, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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213 reviews 213 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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