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Clear Flour Bread

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178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446-5819
(617) 739-0060
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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favorite bakery in the Boston area. Their breads are fantastic (baguettes, focaccia, and many more). I often go in just for a couple of buckwheat walnut rolls. The sweeter offerings are also great. The currant scone is one of my favorites and I always try a macaron when they have them. Various croissants make a nice breakfast;... More 

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

After searching for great bakeries everywhere I travel, Clear Flour is one of the very best. Worth the time standing in the long cue on a Sat or Sun morning.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

This place has been the gold standard for decades. The tasty, chewy breads of Europe available in Brookline! They have lately been creating wonderful things with Gouda and bacon in them. Breakfast buns that are sticky buns made of croissant dough! Scones that are fresh and slightly chewy and don't leave that pasty film on your tongue that some can!... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Great quality products. Great variety of breads. Sometimes lines too long. If we see more than 10 people waiting outside (very limited space in the store), we generally will not wait. A wonderful asset for Brookline/Boston. Highly recommend the fruit tarts and the Épi french bread.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

On any trip to Brookline we always go to Clear Flour Bread. The bread and pastries are some of the best around. I love the fruit tarts, actually I love just about everything. Grab a cup of coffee and a pastry and have a sweet start to your day

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Going to Clear Flour has been a family ritual for almost 20 years! From the delicious sour dough rolls that my babies gnawed on during their teething phases, to the vast assortment of breads and pastries that we have delighted in for so long, Clear Flour is the best. Truly the closest bakery we have found to the wonderful bread... More 

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North Hero, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

At first, having been told so many good things about Clear Flour Bread, I was concerned that the area for customers was so small. In the long run, it didn't matter but if it gets really crowded, I can see that one would have to wait on the street in a line. Sometimes, it might be a good idea, too,... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This is one of THOSE places. It's a place most likely that a friend has told you about or somehow you were lucky to stumble upon as you were leaving Coolidge corner or trying to find a parking spot near BU. It's a local find, but once you find it you will come back. Most bakeries can do one thing... More 

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St. Martin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Their baguettes are the best and I buy for all of my neighbors in NH summer home when I go there for a treat. It is the best ! Service is great and you really feel like you are in France.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Be ready to wait in line for the best bread you'll ever eat. Don't miss the fire roasted tomato bread and olive rolls...a sour dough baguette and pretty much everything else!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446-5819
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: (617) 739-0060

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