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Flour Bakery + Cafe - 31 Reviews - 1595 Washington St, Boston, MA - Bakeries Reviews - Phone (617) 267-4300

Flour Bakery + Cafe

1595 Washington St (at Rutland Street)
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 267-4300
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I wanted to rave about Flour for a special order they handled. I contacted them to make a birthday cake for a friend and asked for an off-menu selection (red velvet). Not only did...


I walked into Flour and observed a small, clean, unique bakery. My purpose was to inquire and potentially order and purchase multiple full sized cakes. I first noticed three emp...

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The Flour of The South End 1/12/2007

I feel so at peace in this place. It must be the Feng Shui design that has adjusted my Chi where I can believe that the Low Fat scone is actually Low fat. How the heck does it taste so good without the fat. It must be a new Feng Shui(hope I am spelling this right) baking process. Actually, everything is good in this place. Try the smoke salmon sandwich only offered on the weekends or the crimsonberry tea offered all the time. Sandwiches, soups and even the quote of the day make Flour an unofficial landmark in the South End more

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Delicious 4/16/2006

Great little place in the south end. Everything I have tried there has been amazing from double chocolate cookies to pizzas and sandwiches. Can get quite busy during lunch time and getting a table can be tough. When the weather is nice getting a table outside and people watching is fun. I love and staring at the dessert display. more

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Flour Bakery + Cafe 8/15/2005

Flour Bakery + Cafe @ 1595 Washington Street (at Rutland St.), South End, Boston, MA A sandwich is not a simple thing. The concept is simple enough, but variations on the theme make it anything but. A melting hot cheesy Panini or Cuban sandwich, a Foot Long Submarine piled high with salty Italian meats and cheeses, dripping with oil and vinegar, a hot Phili Cheese Steak sandwich (Steak Bomb in my parts)…or there is the more Homemade nostalgic sandwiches like PB&J and the ubiquitous Grilled Cheese, or maybe you grew up with Mayo-heavy Egg and/or Chicken and/or Tuna Salad. Any which way, you have a memory of brown paper bags from childhood that has more than likely carried over in some way to adulthood. A sandwich from Flour not only dresses up the brown bag version, but maximizes anyone’s idea of a simple sandwich. Sandwiches: There are about a dozen or so sandwiches to choose from including the daily specials and the regular menu. They all sound great, look great and…taste even better! While we stood in line debating our options we told the guy behind us to skip right ahead. He thanked us and then proclaimed: "Don't worry, anything you get will be excellent!" As he waited to order, our decisions were quickly made and an outdoor table was procured. Roasted lamb, tomato chutney & goat cheese: The greatest surprise in here was the moist and pink Roasted Lamb. I am certain this meat had been cooked the same day, allowed to cool and carved on site. The chutney was strong and tangy, and made me think of a cross between a regular pickle relish and the tomato and onion mixture you get with Nan at an Indian restaurant. The goat cheese just added a little mellowing to the tangy chutney, and the bread was toasted from a very crusty white loaf. The crunch, the juicy meat, the tang of the chutney and the mellow cheese…it was a perfectly balanced meal between two slices of warm bread. Oven-roasted veggies & goat cheese: A mound of freshly roasted veggies tasted fresh and sweet, most assuredly roasted that day. Zucchini, squash, portabellos and red peppers were sweet and salty in their own natural goodness, mellowed by the same creamy goat cheese from the lamb sandwich. The red peppers were the most deliciously perfect marinated and roasted version of this. Not oily at all, they tasted as fresh as my grandmothers homemade peppers used in antipasto! The bread was the most perfect part of this sandwich. Its outward crustiness and inner softness reminded me of the Tuscan-style breads that are baked with cornmeal, to assure the crustiest of crusts! There were no runny juices from the veggies to destroy the perfect texture and handling of this superb sandwich. A side note: if you like seltzer or a tart soda, Flour makes its own Raspberry Seltzer…give it a try, its very refreshing on a summer day! Dessert: A Peanut Butter 'Oreo' cookie sandwich was inventive and familiar all at once. The two midnight black cookies the texture of Nilla Wafers and flavor of semi-sweet chocolate sandwiched a soft and smooth peanut butter filling. It did not crunch like an oreo, but it was a great twist on the concept. I still believe that the greatest thing in the world for dessert is any chocolate with any peanut butter, so I was not a partial judge. It was rich and filling, and the price, $1.50, was more than justified. Price: The sandwiches were $6.95 to $7.95, the pastries were $1 - $3 bucks. Its basically the same cost as a Au Bon Pain/Panera-ish place, but HIGH Quality and fresh as can be. Overall: As a sandwich shop, a pastry shop, a place to get a cup of coffee…this is the kind of small local food establishment that people should put their money into to help us keep the Mom and Pop places alive. Next time you are near the South end and need a fresh sandwich or something to satisfy the sweet tooth - the only answer is Flour Bakery + Cafe. more

A Bakery with Great Sandwiches to BOOT! 8/3/2005

Simply put, this bakery located in the South End has fantastic daily sandwich concoctions which are perfect for a snack as much as they are for a sunday brunch. They also have amazing looking sweets which I have yet to purchase but have been fortunate enough to nibble on. The wait-staff are friendly even while busy and the seat yourself approach allows them to focus their efforts on making your food instead of finding you a seat. This leads me to the one downside... seating. Sometimes there is simply no seating whatsoever, which also shows how popular this little place is. However, it also means that you are playing 'i saw it first' with the other vultures... er, customers. People are in and out pretty quickly though so you won't wait long. A great place to go for lunch or dessert! more

Best Bakery in Boston 5/4/2005

My husband is a true gourmet and feels that flour is the best bakery in Boston. In fact, we live in Somerville and he'll try to go to Flour "on the way" to the airport or other destinations. High high butter content, excellent breads and sandwiches as well. Runner's up for the baked goods are Formaggio's croissants, with Iggy's croissants a distant third more

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Flour Bakery - South End Bakery offers best cookies, pastries and even lunch! 4/26/2005

Flour Bakery is such a find I'm reluctant to share it. Founded by Joanne Chang (former pastry chef at Rialto in Cambridge), this tiny South End bakery and cafe offers literally the best cookies, pastries and sandwiches I've found. Better yet, it's on a part of Washington Street (right near Mass Ave) that gets low enough traffic that you can often find a place to park right out front. While its handful of tables fill up quickly at lunch, Flour makes a perfect meeting spot for a mid-morning snack or late afternoon latte. Their cookies are the best I've tasted; their brownies convinced me that it was possible to make something to-die-for without adding chocolate chips or frosting. At breakfast, favorite choices include ginger scones and Flour's very grown up version of a pop tart -- layers of puff pastry, fruit filling, frosted with glaze on top. At lunch, homemade soups, salads, gourmet personal pizzas and sandwiches like Roasted Lamb with Tomato Chutney and Goat Cheese or Roast Chicken, Avocado & Jicama on home-baked bread raise the bar. Whatever you do, make sure you save room for dessert. more
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  • A steady stream of South Enders stop by at all hours to Joanne Chang's award-winning bakery and cafe. Friendly employees start each day by listing the daily specials, a quote-of-the-day and the...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sat: 8am-6pm, Sun: 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri: 7am-9pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, American Express, Discover, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Harrison Lenox, South End