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“Delicious baked goods and sandwiches!!!!”

Flour Bakery & Cafe
Ranked #4 of 148 Bakeries in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Reviewed August 16, 2014

The three baked items we tried were delicious.....pain au chocolate, gluten free berry muffin and scone. The smoked turkey with the housemade pickles, cheddar and honey mustard with the fresh bread was so yummy.

The hot breakfast items looked tasty as well but we did not have time....maybe during another visit.

We were there on a Saturday around 9:15am and it was very busy but they expedited our order pretty quickly. There are separate pick-up lines, depending what you have ordered.

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Thank Nikko4Me
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food at Flour generally meets the expectations of the reviews you may have heard/read about. The cafe/bakery where I test tasted about 8 items was somewhat underwhelming in decor, but had a funky, friendly, if overcrowded and noisy feel to it. There was a sense of community as people came and greeted each other. Clearly, some people have been coming for awhile. It was a great disappointment not to have internet access; I would've loved to stay for hours, munching goodies and drinking coffee.

The items that were outstanding included the pecan sticky bun, with a somewhat rum-raisin top, the marmalade danish loaded with toasted almonds, dried fruit scone with an icing coating, and the banana-toasted walnut loaf (this was spectacular, and the best I've ever tasted). Things that could be better included the croissant, which was too big and soggy and the pop tart, which was okay, but the crust seemed more chewy than flaky, and the filling tasted bottled, not home made. If I lived in Boston, I'd check out other places, but Flour was a good place for breakfast/brunch.

Service was terrible. The place is poorly set up, and disorganized. The person behind the counter seemed in no hurry to serve the customers, or concerned that people got what they ordered. I waited at least 30 minutes--with 2 polite reminders--for my espresso, and my orders were continually mixed up with other customers.

Still, the lousy service was made up for by the quality goods that, for the most part, taste handmade, not commercial, and linger wonderfully on the tongue after you eat them.

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Thank Max M
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had yummy French toast with delicious bacon and my husband ordered the breakfast sandwich special, which was also very flavorful. On a Friday morning, that place was bustling!

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Thank jprichmondva
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

Good choice for early breakfast or lunch....wonderful desserts, baked items, sandwiches, and soups. Ate twice here and both times very tasty ...lots of locals eating here so you know it is good!

Thank rgarick
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

Had lunch here with my kids while touring colleges. Terrific sandwiches, desserts and lemonade! And don't be dissuaded with the long line. It moves rather quickly, and you will understand why people invest 10-15 minutes for a delicious meal.

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Thank Westhound
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