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“too sugary!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lyndell's Bakery

Lyndell's Bakery
720 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2142
617-625-8423
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Ranked #68 of 251 Restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert
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Boston, Massachusetts
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132 reviews 132 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“too sugary!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This review is based solely on the numerous cakes and cupcakes I have had from here... I know they sell a variety of cookies but I haven't tried them. The frosting on the cake is SO sugary. I like sweet stuff but this is overwhelmingly so. The cake itself could be a little moister, and the frosting is just overpowering. That being said, they make really good brioche dinner rolls!

Visited November 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Jackson, New Hampshire
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“The best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The best mocha cakes ever!!! My husband drives 6 hours round trip every year to get me Lyndell's mocha cakes for my birthday!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Latte”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

My latte is my morning ritual and it has to be done right. I was driving by and saw Lyndells so I thought I can give it a shot. I have ordered a latte. It was very heavy and tasted like there was no milk in it. Their pastry section was very large, I might give another try to the bakery section but not the coffee for sure!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Mocha cakes + Half-and-half cakes = Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

When I was a girl growing up on Willow Ave. (many years ago), this was a great treat for us. And though the sizes are smaller (as with everything else), the quality is still second-to-none. BTW, we used to call them half-and-half cakes; they are now called half moon pies. Also love the Boston creme pies (pictured). Still delicious!

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Half-Moons (Black and Whites) and Custard Pie”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is a great place to get those puffy cakey cookies with chocolate and vanilla frosting, either called "Black and Whites" or "Half-Moons." Also, I am a custard pie lover - and theirs is really good.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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