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

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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
One of the best truly French-style bakeries anywhere in Greater Boston!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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162 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bakery
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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