Best of Boston

BEST Pastries

2016 BEST Pastries

Café Madeleine


This charming patisserie is a svelte slice of Paris in the South End. Executive pastry chef Frederic Robert perfected his macarons, madeleines, and éclairs while working under superstar chef Alain Ducasse for two decades, and now he and his team… read more»

2015 BEST Pastries

Canto 6 Bakery

Jamaica Plain

Using a flaky, buttery dough as the base, the bakers at this J.P. hideaway craft thoughtful breakfast pastries—seasonal honey-ricotta-and-blood-orange square croissants; Brie-and-apricot-stuffed brioche—with all manner of creative embellishments. Prefer cake? Snag a slice of maple-caramelized apple bread with brown-sugar streusel. read more»