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Modern Pastry Shop

257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
+1 617-523-3783
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastry” (240 reviews)
“cannoli” (854 reviews)
“lobster tail” (135 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After a quick debate between where to go...Mike's or Modern...we choose to go to Modern this time. There was a great selection of goodies to offer. We picked rum cake slices, black & white cookies and assorted Italian cookies. Everything was delicious and enjoyed.

Thank KMurr66
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This bakery is so good! I don’t think I’d wait in those crazy long lines in 20 degree weather but we were lucky to get a table really quick. Hot chocolate was amazing on the cold walk back to the hotel, Cannoli was so good...More

Thank ashlii0203
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Modern Pastry fills their cannolis to order so they are amazingly fresh. Don’t go at lunch time if you know what’s good for you as the line will be practically out the door. Make sure to bring cash to the north end. Modern is cash...More

Thank Annika W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Modern has the best pastries in Boston! Much better than Mike's! Taste fresh no matter the time of day!

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Growing up in an Italian-American family I grew up going to the Modern for all of our holiday desserts. The Modern is better than Mike's Pastry for several reasons, not the least of which is their cannolis. The shell selection is almost twice the size...More

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in to Modern Bakery after dinner tonight. It is never a disappointment. I had a chocolate rum cake that was so light and my wife had a cheesecake cupcake. They were both great. Also I swear this place has the best coffee. It’s...More

Thank GeorgefromRhody
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place had a line out the door, and it was totally worth the wait for the variety of pastries they offer. We got a slice of a lemon cake, something with chocolate mousse, and a traditional cannoli, all very good.

Thank krenno2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a nightcap dessert and went to Modern. The lines were long and the service was slow but the pastries were great. I would visit in the afternoon if we go again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard about both Mikes and Modern pastries and chose to go to Modern. Nice simple store front with all the fancy pastries you can think of. Quick service even though they were busy. Tiramisu was good as was the other things we bought but as...More

Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious bakery and even had gluten free cannoli's that are prepared separately. Such a treat for those that are gluten free. Very crowded to expect a line but worth the wait.

Thank Randi S
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-523-3783
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