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Clear Flour Bread

178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446-5844
+1 617-739-0060
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“croissants” (20 reviews)
“baguette” (17 reviews)
“macaroons” (6 reviews)
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08:00 - 20:00All hours
$$ - $$$
178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446-5844
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Reviewed 7 March 2016

Their baguettes are the best and I buy for all of my neighbors in NH summer home when I go there for a treat. It is the best ! Service is great and you really feel like you are in France.

Thank B6150GGjamesk
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Be ready to wait in line for the best bread you'll ever eat. Don't miss the fire roasted tomato bread and olive rolls...a sour dough baguette and pretty much everything else!

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I had Christie make my wedding cake when she was starting off with this bakery in 1984. She sure was good and since then, any chance I get to head over to Thorndike street, and get the baguette, or the olive rolls. Everything they bake...More

Thank Shuggiplum
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Such a well kept neighborhood secret. I had been living in Allston really close for 2 years with no news of this spot and then 6 months into moving to Brookline (8 years ago) bam! A friend took me to clear flour. A small spot...More

Thank VickJenie
Reviewed 6 February 2016

French/German style bakery, with great products. My favorites: vollkorn brot, apricot almond cake, financiers, pave bred, baguette, ficelle. Fresh, great breads and pastry european style to go. One of the few places that attract long lines of customers, even or rainy days.

Thank kris k
Reviewed 2 February 2016

This is a fantastic bakery, from their french bread to their self made granola. An excellent bakery. Their sweet rolls and cookies are also excellent.

Thank Silvergreyhound
Reviewed 16 December 2015

This is a small bakery in the heart of Brookline. You really can't go wrong with any of their options. My husband loves the baguettes, I go for the scones and focaccia. Certain things ( like the scones) sell out early, especially on Saturday. At...More

Thank BlueSky32022
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

We arrived around 2pm on a Sunday and unfortunately they were already out of all of their croissants... Sad face... I settled with an apricot/blueberry tart and an olive bread. Both were excellent. The place is tiny. Just like a French bakery, you buy everything...More

Thank Gladys H
Reviewed 27 October 2015

There Pumpernickel and cissel rye would make Bubbie "quvell". Allthough tons of modern , creative baked goods. Their sourdough and French breads are also great.

Thank Joel1209
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

This is a bakery not a restaurant. There isn't anything you may choose from their wide selection that isn't outstanding. I am writing to tell you about one of my favorites. That is the pizza dough--that is if you like to make your own pizzas...More

Thank Sherri F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have gluten-free pastries
15 July 2016|
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Response from mendn13 | Reviewed this property |
I can't swear to it, but I'm pretty sure they do. Call them to find out for sure or go to their website.
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Restaurant Details

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USD 20
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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 02446-5844
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-739-0060
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