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Clear Flour Bread

178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446-5844
+1 617-739-0060
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“croissants” (27 reviews)
“baguette” (23 reviews)
“macaroons” (7 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446-5844
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Clear Flour bakery is an experience for those who like to search out interesting spots off the beaten path. You MUST arrive early on the weekend and, even then, you may not be at the front of the line. Even so, you will cherish every...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cmorrsof
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You should try it! It's simply delicious and especial. So many types of bread that we will take some time to try them all. It worth it. You should visit. Lovely attendant. Awesome kitchen.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank vauhack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a little bit of Paris in Boston. By 8:15am, the line was 50 people deep. The owner brought out hot cider for all of us outside. The bread and pastries are to die for. BEST OF BOSTON!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 13Redsox
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

The line awaiting its 9 AM opening begins between 8:30 and 8:45 depending on weather. The staff are exceedingly friendly and helpful. The croissants are consistently excellent - flaky and delicious. Prices are a little steep $3 and change for a croissant but you get...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank malaplan
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This was the best bakery in Brookline and matches with any bakery in all of Boston. Bakery just changed hands and hope the new owner continues the excellence we all have enjoyed over the years. The best bread anywhere

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Theodore S
Reviewed 2 October 2018

OMG, this bakery is fantastic. Their breads to the pastries are all "to die for". Do not go there when you are dieting.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Atdash64
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We have lived in the area for >20 years and are at the bakery literally every day. The staff is wonderful, the breads and pastries heavenly and the variety divine! I will never move out of Brookline because of CFB! Our puppies love the French...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MeeraJag
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Whether you need bread or desert for a special dinner or just want a quick croissant or snack? Or want to grab a fougasse or baguette and some goat cheese for lunch? Clearflour is the place. It is simply the best in Boston. The bakery...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Norah D
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the review title. Although they have quick grab options, they are filled with temptations and distractions from your primary objectives! Such a delight to stop by this store. It is filled with enticing aromas, seductive presentations, and many delicious options. Definitely...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 804isaact
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

No doubt- the baked goods are good at this tiny store front. The problem today was that I asked, in person, when an item would be ready, and was told a 1/2 hour. Mind you only a few customers can be inside and it was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank LTPratt
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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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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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