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Flour Bakery & Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02210-1224
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Lebanon, Maine
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92 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great coffee, great sticky buns, great brioche, great salmon sandwich. Decent seating, though a bit cramped, and very busy. Counter is manned by a bunch of pleasant young hippies. Great morning spot.

Thank JPankratz
Sao Paulo, SP
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good for breakfast or a fast lunch, with a nice variety of sandwiches, cakes and hot beverages, that have a different approach from common places, specially the sandwiches. Unfortunately doesn't have a good offer of fresh fruits or juices.

Braintree, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. I used to go there more frequently when my office was on Farnsworth Street. This place has very high quality baked goods and some good sandwiches. The only real negative is the coffee. Not much to write home about but I don't go there to get coffee. I highly recommend the oatmeal raisin cookies! Some of... More 

Thank Mike M
Toowoomba, Australia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a lovely quirky vibe going on and is a hive of industry that provides fabulous food and great tea and coffee! We tried breakfast burgers, steel cut oats and pastries (on different days!) and each were fabulous. And then we even bought our lunch there on the last day for a train ride to NY. A must... More 

Thank katev69
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best breakfasts I've got on my trip. Nice decor of the place, great food prepared just as per my request with very nice coffee to go with it.

Thank Vlastimil B
Boston, Massachusetts
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455 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after cafe Nero from around the corner. The cafe macho was too sweet and not as flavorful. The baked goods were ok but the whole grain croissant at Cafe Nero was so delicious. The seating here is also limited than Cafe Nero. Good place but not the best.

Thank plastx2
Marquette, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a wonderful breakfast at Flour, we went back for lunch. I had the lamb sandwich with goat cheese, tomato chutney, and arugula. IT WAS EXQUISITE. I am actually looking forward to going back to Boston, just so I can go to Flour again.

Thank JakiesMama
Locust Grove, Georgia
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104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious!!! I had the lemon ginger scone and it was divine! My 10 yr old had the famous sticky buns and I barely had a chance to taste it!!! He finished the whole thing!!! Hubby had the breakfast sandwich and he too finished the whole thing! Staff is super friendly! I wanted to try every pastry coz they all... More 

Thank Millie M
Ossining, New York
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105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

3 days in Boston, 3 trips to Flour!!! Amazing food baked on premises. Delicious croissants and delicious breakfast sandwich.

Thank billruns331
Key Largo
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

I was staying at a hotel right around the corner and wanted a sandwich before going on the duck tour. The ladies at the counter helped me make the decision to get the grilled roasted chicken sandwich! It was amazing and came out super fast! The flavors were exceptional and such a perfect portion!

Thank JohnsonMerritt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02210-1224
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Neighborhood: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Phone Number: 617-338-4333

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the seaport district of South Boston is located beautifully along the water. The area is designed for easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area in a contemporary building with an absolutely stunning deck overlooking the water. In the summer time there are Friday music concerts on the deck of the museum. Nearby, there are many green spaces to enjoy.
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