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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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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Le Real Deal

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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248 reviews 248 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Bakeries
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?