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Flour Bakery & Cafe

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190 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge, MA 02139-4229
06:30 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Discovered Flour thanks to a colleague and I was very pleased. Like any place of its nature, it was pretty packed for breakfast but the service was friendly and fast. I had the oatmeal with stewed fruit - simply some of the best oatmeal I've had. It wasn't quite as hot as I like (I like mine really hot since... More 

Thank Erin O
Geneva, Switzerland
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Most recently I tried the sweet potato sandwich here for lunch, which I would definitely order again. Every time I come in, I try different pastries since there are so many that look good. Unfortunately it's busy here almost all the time, so expect to wait a while in a giant crowd for your food.

Thank o_hughmanatee
Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Daughter and wife are gluten free. I needed to find a place that had good gf so this was fit the bill. Make a quick call and had them hold for pick up and bypassed the huge crowd in there. This was a Saturday morning. The gf muffins should have been called a "flatfin" as it was more like a... More 

Thank Michael L
Washington, Illinois, United States
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The manager at the Harvard Square Hotel on Mt Auburn suggested visiting the new Flour bakery & cafe during my visit. I am so delighted with the wonderful service, food, and atmosphere. I enjoyed the humor, fun loving staff. To add to that, the veggie barley soup was bursting with flavor. My turkey sandwich surpassed expectations. You will surely be... More 

Thank Scubacouple1985
New Vernon, New Jersey
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332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch on a Saturday at 1pm and it was very crowded. The wait for our food was about 10 minutes and we got very lucky to find a table when our food was ready. I had the roast beef sandwich which has horseradish mayo and crispy onions. Next time I would ask for the bread to be... More 

Thank Dan P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Coffee and breakfast snacks are good quality and served with a smile. The long queues and slow brewing require patience during peak hours though. Great alternative overall to S'buck and the usual chains.

Thank Matyas L
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Busy but efficient bakery wit a great selection and friendly atmosphere. Limited seating during busy times.

Thank Eric D
Istanbul, Turkey
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Choices, choices--that's the challenge here. The selection is overwhelming, and everything looks good. Their kouign aman (they have a different name for it) hit the spot perfectly for a decadent breakfast.

Thank CA_fruitfly_42
Krakow, Poland
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I was in Cambridge only for one week but this place became my every day stop on my way out from the hotel. I've tried different breakfast options every day and I've never been dissapointed. And did I mentioned great coffee and super-friendly staff? This place is definitely worth visiting!

Thank Adrian B
Bremen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We had a bacon and egg sandwich which was 7 dollars and really really good! But our highlight was the hot chocolat and the cappuccino for 3,50 (small cup absolutely adequate)! I've never had a delicious cappuccino like this one! You could almost taste the coffee beans. Only the little amount of seats weren't satisfying.. but after about 20 minutes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge, MA 02139-4229
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-225-2525

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?