Clear Flour Bread {Brookline, MA}

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Last weekend Dan and I visited Clear Flour Bread, a small bakery located just outside of downtown Boston. Although we arrived only a few minutes after it opened, there was already a small line down the street. Clear Flour Bread is a popular neighborhood bakery known for its amazing bread and breakfast pastries. As soon as I walked through the door, I wanted to order one of everything.

The morning bun is one of the most popular items on the menu at Clear Flour Bread. Winner of a “Best of Boston Award,” these cinnamon pastries often sell out before noon. Make sure to get there early so you don’t miss out on this one.

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A freshly baked croissant is my all-time favorite breakfast pastry. I still think that Flour Bakery has the best croissant in Boston, but this one is pretty darn good too.

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There is a large assortment of cookies, including chocolate chunk, oatmeal raisin and various seasonal flavors. I loved the chocolate chunk cookie the size of my head. It is definitely one of the best cookies I have had in the city.

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If you visit the bakery on Saturday or Sunday, you can pick up a soft German pretzel. Don’t forget to ask for a side of mustard butter.

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I also couldn’t resist the homemade brioche bun filled with chocolate. The chocolate was a little bit too rich for me, but the brioche itself was really good.

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In addition to plain croissants, Clear Flour Bread also sells chocolate croissants, gruyere cheese croissants and even raspberry and apricot croissants on special occasions. My favorite was the chocolate croissant- add this one to your list of must-try pastries in Boston!

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If you want to check out Clear Flour Bread, you can find more information here:

Clear Flour Bread
178 Thorndike Street
Brookline, MA 02446
www.clearflourbread.com

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