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Flour Bakery & Cafe

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190 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge, MA
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Nassau, New Providence Island
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151 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last time we were at Flour in Back Bay (several months ago), I happened upon a solitary coigne aman in the pastry case. It was light, delicate, intricate, beautiful, and had a burnt sugar bottom. So, when we returned this June I made a point of getting a special half-dozen order of coigne aman, since they are not always... More 

Thank Glad2BDone
Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My office had pastries delivered to the office. The pecan rolls were THE BEST I have ever eaten! You could taste the butter. Amazing! The banana bread looked like home made, I had to back away from the table so my coworkers could get some.....I think I gained 10 pounds the butter brown sugar topping smothered with pecans! Just writing... More 

Thank Denise L
burlington, vt
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a delicious curried tuna salad. You can order any sandwich in a slad form. Clever. Counter help less than helpful. Did not include my pastry order. A little too much attitude there.

Thank konacoco
Houston, Texas
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

First place to hit on Saturday morning. Love the outdoor tables with great sticky bund. It smells great but not awfully sweet. Kids loved the creme brulee.

Thank TravelpeopleH
Worcester, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Walking down Massachusetts Avenue, my wife starts to ecstatically scream for this restaurant and their sticky buns. I wasn't fully convinced, but we stopped by and ordered one to share. The cashier asked if we wanted it warmed, and if course, we said yes. Oh my! Such delicious-ness! Nuts gently covered the caramel covering leaving it enveloped in a memorable... More 

Thank Isaac T
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We're gluten free, so worried there would be nothing to eat, but they had some gluten free baked goods, plus drinks and eggs, etc. for breakfast. Everything was good. The coffee was great. We'd go back there in a heartbeat!!

Thank bzmatka
Coconut Creek, Florida
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Convenient location on Mass Ave. Great place for baked goods and breakfast. Not a lot of seating but well worth the inconvenience. We make a point of visiting FLOUR on every trip to Cambridge

Thank HappyDad5352
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

This coffee shop is located in the Novatis building. Great coffee and good breakfast and lunch sandwiches. There is always a long line but it moves quickly.

Thank Jamie J
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We visited Flour four times during the MIT pre-frosh weekend. We were never disappointed with the food:even the most basic coffee was good and sandwiches were great (we have tried lamb, egg, grilled chicken, and portobello - each was tasty and well put together, half sandwich for $5 is enough, if one is not super hungry). However, the culinary highlight... More 

Thank I_A_69a
Baltimore, Maryland
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

It was after 4pm and still a long line for pastries. I was disappointed to find that the person in front of me got the last boston cream pie. There was only a few other options left, but nothing I was looking to get. I guess you need to get there early to get a better selection of pastries.

Thank YearlyVacationer1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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: 190 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-225-2525

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?