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Flour Bakery & Cafe

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190 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge, MA
617-225-2525
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great pastries!

Delicious baked goods and coffee make this popular spot on Mass Ave near MIT a hit with everyone from construction workers to students. The egg sandwich easily could feed two, and the sticky bun was amazing!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
susan t
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Delicious baked goods and coffee make this popular spot on Mass Ave near MIT a hit with everyone from construction workers to students. The egg sandwich easily could feed two, and the sticky bun was amazing!

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Thank susan t
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

divine breads - What is not to like? Awesome multigrain bread, ginger-lemon scone, parmesan chive scone... I'll be back when near MIT!

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Thank TravelBee108
Ventura, California
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I did not know about Flour until my visit here. When we first got there, the place was so packed we pretty much couldn't get in the door. We decided to do an errand and return a bit later. Once we did successfully order and receive our food, I totally understood what the crowds were all about. Everything we ordered... More 

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Thank Robin F
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Love to come here early in the morning to relax with a pastry and espresso before work. Sticky buns and macaroons are some of the best I've ever had.

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Thank Whosit2012
Burlington, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had the sweet potato, apple, walnut pesto, blue cheese, kale sandwich and it was delicious. My husband had the roast beef, horseradish mayo, crispy onions, tomato sandwich and also enjoyed it.

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Thank Kimberley T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We were in Boston for 5 days and would have had breakfast and lunch here everyday if possible. Try the croissants, currant scones, roast beef sandwich!

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Thank KelaineM
Coconut Creek, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Stopped in for breakfast and a snack and were very happy with the quality of food and pastries as well as the excellent service

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Thank HappyDad5352
Berkeley, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I stumbled upon Flour and was so glad I did. My local friends confirmed that it is a gem. Nothing fancy and very busy--but had great food, great coffee. Nice atmosphere. I had the hummus sandwich which was terrific.

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Thank Margot K
Miami, Florida
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103 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Always busy, Flour (multiple locations) serves delicious casual breakfast, lunch/dinners anchored-around AMAZING baked goodies. At Flour, you wait in line, order, grab a table (or get take-out). We enjoyed: lamb, goat cheese, tomato chutney sandwich, Greek salad, cream of wild mushroom soup (of the day), & a large delicious slice of apple pie. Every single thing was yummy (& we... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My oatmeal was cold. The egg breakfast sandwiches we ordered were drowning in mustard with hard bread. The hot chocolate was pretty bitter and barely warm. The blueberry muffin, homemade oreo cookie and croissant we all shared were wonderful!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 190 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-225-2525

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?