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Clear Flour Bread

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178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446-5844
+1 617-739-0060
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“croissants” (20 reviews)
“baguette” (17 reviews)
“macaroons” (6 reviews)
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8:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446-5844
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Reviewed August 1, 2016

If you want fresh european style baked goods and old-world breads, this is the place for you. They don't make every bread every day, so if you have a favorite, ask ahead if they have it for the day. From June - November you can...More

Thank Letlifeflow
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Terrific bread and other baked goods and worth the queue when busy, but they need to offer sliced breads when desired. Love their tomato rolls, German rye and many others.

Thank 609victor
Reviewed July 2, 2016

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...More

Thank Icee258
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.

Thank cbfred
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...More

Thank Lisa G
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...More

Thank Jajayja
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...More

Thank Stealthcritic
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...More

Thank 346foodie
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...More

Thank mendn13
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,...More

Thank Bigstockbroker
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Do you have gluten-free pastries
July 14, 2016|
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Response from mendn13 | Reviewed this property |
I can't swear to it, but I'm pretty sure they do. Call them to find out for sure or go to their website.
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Address: 178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446-5844
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-739-0060
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