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Flour Bakery & Cafe

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American, Sandwiches
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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, Lunch

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  • 61
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 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
Superb fresh delicious food

Initially my niece found the Flour Bakery by chance and later I realised I'd written it down as one of the places to visit in Boston from reviews here. Because of that and our first excellent experience, we went twice in the week we were there and absolutely loved the food both times. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
pem243
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Glasgow, Scotland
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123 reviews 123 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Initially my niece found the Flour Bakery by chance and later I realised I'd written it down as one of the places to visit in Boston from reviews here. Because of that and our first excellent experience, we went twice in the week we were there and absolutely loved the food both times. It's freshly made, with healthy and often... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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115 reviews 115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Let me start with the bad news. The food is a bit pricey, but for the most part, it is well worth it. The food is just so well done. Everything from the cookies, to the pastries, to the little pizzas, quiches, soups, salads, you name it. All creatively done. I rarely would recommend that a visitor to the Boston... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Once again we had an amazing lunch at Flour on Saturday. The line is always long but always worth the wait. I'd almost sit outside in the snow to eat one of Flour's roast beef sandwiches or drink one of their lattes. This place has the best bread. The freshest salads. The nicest staff. When we visit our daughter who... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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225 reviews 225 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

always go here n there is always a line. The food from baked goods to sandwiches is awesome but takes a bit to get your food and the place is loud. They need a bigger location as all their life cations are always packed. Love the food but hate the waits

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Flour does great baked goods. I hear their sandwiches are good too, but I refuse to pay $8.50 for something I can make with zero effort in 5 mins at home. Their coffee (I've mainly had cappuccino) is drinkable, but not great. The cafe is ridiculously busy, basically always, and I tend to avoid it because you can never get... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

you can't go wrong at flour. tasty items, from start to finish. always popular, good buzz... lots of people...

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Boston, MA
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173 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are passing through Cambridge to visit MIT or Harvard, or simply walking down Mass Ave. towards Central Square stop in here and get something. Food is great - staff is friendly and helpful and they have great coffee as well. The owner is known for her cinnamon buns, so get one of those!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

From all the hype, I was expecting phenomenal, but it was just ok. I had a coffee and a heated sticky bun which were better than Dunkies or Starbucks but not the wonder that I was expecting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We went for the homemade Oreos (they were sold out, get there early..apparently they're anazing!), but stayed for the cream pie! Was delicious, good coffee too :)

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It should be empty because it was in the middle of summer when school is out and it was raining but no, it was crowded inside! The sticky bun does live up to its hype and grilled chicken sandwich was surprisingly good given that it seemed to be the most boring item on the sandwich menu. Be prepared to wait... More 

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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, Sandwiches
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?