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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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.

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Thank kris k
Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Thank Silvergreyhound
Boulder, CO
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 times there is a line but it moves quickly, just like the breads. This is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 "to go". I wish they would open another bigger location near Boston city center for... More 

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Thank Gladys H
Brookline, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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.

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Thank Joel1209
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 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 at home. Nothing beats this one, but it's not always available. It's worth it to... More 

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Thank Sherri F
Brookline, Massachusetts
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200 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

An excellent bakery, as witness the constant stream of customers. I particularly like their Christmas stollen and other sweeter items. Not cheap of course. Their French breads are excellent, and all their breads good.

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Boston, MA
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259 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

I'm grateful this is off the beaten path - although it has a great number of patrons if it were on Harvard Ave or other high traffic streets it would lose it's charm and the lines would be re-dunk-cu-lous. What can be said - it's excellent. Breads, cookies, pastries and anything else we have picked up here has been fantastic.... More 

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La Jolla, California
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Because it is out of the way, the only time I go to buy the yummy croissants and bread is when the car needs servicing. (It is very near the Honda and Toyota dealer/service centers.) These are the BEST croissants, better than some of the boulangeries (bread bakeries) in the 7th Arrondisement in Paris (a very upscale neighborhood full of... More 

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Guilford, Connecticut
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

I love this bakery! My family had a bakery for over 30 years as I was growing up. We seek out great bakeries on family vacations or whenever visiting a new city and Clear Flour is a great find! The breads and pastries here are delicious. My son discovered Clear Flour while at Boston University and now I stock up... More 

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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
Meals
Breakfast
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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