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Flour Bakery & Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Back Bay
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131 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116-5131
(617) 437-7700
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After seeing this on the Cooking Channel, we had to stop in a have a piece of Boston Cream Pie and it was worth every single calorie! The piece was so big that we shared. We should have bought other goodies for later, just to try them.

Thank Karley K
Costa Mesa, California, USA
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good place for breakfast. Casual and friendly environment. The steel oats were very tasty and the coffee was good.

Thank Pauline H
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was skeptical that this place was worth all of the wait. I hate waiting. But I was hungry and didn't feel like looking for another place. I had the breakfast sandwich with ham. It was not your normal breakfast sandwich. The choice of ham (it's really more like prosciutto), the type of cheese (maybe there was some hollandaise sauce... More 

Thank StuckOnTravels
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy but efficiently handling both eat- in and take away options. I had a lovely bowl of oatmeal with berries and almonds. I tried the mocha instead of a usual coffee and it was too sweet for my taste.

Thank sarah s
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lines stretching from Flour on a Sunday morning can be daunting but they move quickly and are well worth braving in any case. This is a well-oiled machine with exceptional baked goods, but it's more than breakfast of internationally famous sticky buns and croissants. The lunch offerings are substantial, and the beverage selection is very good. I particularly like... More 

Thank Lyn_Farmer
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place gets very busy so it might be hard getting seated at times but the service is certainly quick. They have a good selection of pastries and the breakfast options are delicious. I enjoyed their latte but my husband wasn't keen on their house coffee. For me, it's fun trying local cafes rather than always ending up in a... More 

Thank Amira P
Wormer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great choice of food. We had breakfast but for lunch it would be great also. Don't expect table service, because orders are taken at the counter. We came in on a sunday morning and it was quite packed. Service was swift though.

Thank Machiel S
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a different kind of place. You order and they call out your name when it's ready. While you can go healthy there's plenty of baked goods that WILL tempt you. Some tables outside are a good choice on those warm days. We didn't realize there were multiple locations until we started noticing them.

Thank wasntme58
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While in the Back Bay area of Boston for a week long training I was searching for a great "deli" type spot to take out gluten free sandwich and perhaps a small goodie for dinner. I was so pleased with what I found at Flour. Delicious soup, their fall special bean soup was enough for my dinner. Took out a... More 

Thank Lynn B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I come every other year and Flour never disappoints me. Great selection and quality. My favourite one is the sticky bun!! Rich but perfect for a Saturday or Sunday brunch.

Thank francesco m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 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: 131 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116-5131
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: (617) 437-7700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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