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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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08:00 - 20:00
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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waiting in the queue is worth as the products are just yummy - apricot filled croissants , almond cookies & bread are fantastic- must visit place

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Thank m_karandikar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been buying our baguettes, croissants and other breads from Clear Flower for years. The line on Saturday mornings is reliably 30 people long, and worth it. Our cousins from France when they visit insist on buying bread there. These are people who drive two towns over to get "the best" croissant. Yes, picky. I've had canelle's at Clear Flower... More 

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Thank Jeffrey B
Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clear Flour uses the finest quality ingredients. The chocolate is superb. I love the chocolate chunk loaf cakes, breads, croissants, excellent tart lemon square, very fine bakery, always delicious. Not inexpensive, but worth the price!

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Thank BostonTraveler525
Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Little bakery in an off beat spot. Amazing bread, great apple tarts, amazing buns. Everyone in the area knows about this place, but it's hard to find. You can't eat here, it's take out, but you can walk half a block to a small park and enjoy your breakfast.

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Thank Bostonfoody
Brookline, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Terrific bread, smaller selection (but very good) of baked goods. Great fruit tarts. Hole-in-the-wall neighborhood bakery to which people come from miles around, practically in the heart of a residential area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

There is not one thing at Clear Flour that will disappoint, more likely anything you taste will be the best you've ever had. Long lines, get there early with a cup of coffee, well worth the wait.

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Thank American_TRIP
Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is simply the finest boulangerie-style bakery in town. Wonderful European - style breads and some cakes, all absolutely fresh and flawless. The BEST challah.

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Chilmark, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Ok, so I happened upon this bake shop when I was doing early morning laundry next door and OMG what a blessing. The yummy smells were wafting over and I couldn't help but venture in. The coffee is wonderful but the pastries and baked breads- hauntingly delicious. Like I am thinking I want to go back to Brookline just for... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 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 catch them at the Brookline Farmers Market behind the Coolidge Corner Theater as well.

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Thank Letlifeflow
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 19:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446-5844
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-739-0060

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