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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
If you want to check out Clear Flour Bread, you can find more information here:
Clear Flour Bread
178 Thorndike Street
Brookline, MA 02446