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Clear Flour Bread

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178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446-5819
+1 617-739-0060
09:00 - 19:00
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Holliston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most adorable little ( and I should say: tiny) bakery. Feels like Paris; smells like heaven. Was looking for a lunch place and stumbled upon this. Not necessarily a place for lunch but a place to purchase all your carbs dreams.

Thank DaniHow
Brookline, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best selection of breads in the Boston area ! The smell of baked goods will lead you to this jewel of baked goods nestled in this Brookline neighborhood. The best!!!

Thank wils0n40
Brookline, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small bakery has lovely tasting breads, rolls and pastries. I've shopped here for baked goods for several years and the quality is consistently very high. The staff rapidly handles the large numbers of customers.

Thank shortandpushy
Brookline, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A rare sight of long bread lines in America!!!! Big variety of excellent freshly baked breads - for any taste. Pastries are what they have to be: tasty and not nauseatingly sweet. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Isaac L
Pune, India
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116 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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

Thank m_karandikar
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 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 

Thank Jeffrey B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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!

Thank BostonTraveler525
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

Thank Bostonfoody
Brookline, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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.

Thank leofish2424
American TRIP
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Thank American_TRIP

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Restaurant features
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446-5819
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-739-0060

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?