Best of Boston

Best Bakery for Sweets

2013 Best Bakery for Sweets

Clear Flour Bread

Brookline
This tiny Brookline shop has made its name—quite literally—on its nubby olive rolls, grainy loaves, and airy brioche. But when we line up on weekends, […]
2012 Best Bakery for Sweets

Modern Pastry

Boston
In business for more than 70 years, this North End landmark continues to offer a delicious dose of Old World baking charm. With its velvety […]
2011 Best Bakery for Sweets

Flour Bakery + Cafe

Boston
Let the cupcake lovers revel in their frosting-induced myopia; those of us who truly love pastry still embrace tarts, cakes, and cookies. Particularly when they’re […]
2009 Best Bakery for Sweets

Sofra Bakery and Cafe

Cambridge
Trailing orange blossom syrup and rose petal sugar, Ana Sortun’s year-old bakery-café comes on like a Salome of sweets, beguiling the cupcake-and-cookie crowd with such […]
2008 Best Bakery for Sweets

Flour Bakery + Cafe

Boston
You can’t call yourself a Bostonian until you’ve whiled away a Sunday morning nibbling a sticky bun at Flour. Regulars know to arrive early, before […]
2008 Best Bakery for Sweets

Flour Bakery + Cafe

Boston
You can’t call yourself a Bostonian until you’ve whiled away a Sunday morning nibbling a sticky bun at Flour. Regulars know to arrive early, before […]
2007 Best Bakery for Sweets

Canto 6

Jamaica Plain
In Dante’s Inferno, Canto 6 describes the circle of hell reserved for the gluttonous. In J.P., it’s a cheery bakery that lures patrons with dark […]
2005 Best Bakery for Sweets

Clear Flour Bread

Brookline
You see the customers patiently waiting outside this off-the-beaten-path Brookline bakery on rainy weekend mornings, and you think, Surely the baguettes can’t bethatgood. They are, […]
2004 Best Bakery for Sweets

Café Vanille

Boston
Most bakeries aim for French authenticity, but few this side of the Atlantic succeed as completely as Café Vanille. Choosing between the flaky, airy, and […]
2002 Best Bakery for Sweets

Truly Jörg’s

Chelsea
Who would expect to find the recherché charm of an exquisite Champs-Elysées café in Chelsea? Anyone who knows Truly Jörg’s—the tiny European-style patisserie crammed with […]
2001 Best Bakery for Sweets

Café Vanille

Boston
Experienced sweet-tooths know exactly where to turn when sugar cravings hit. Vanille’s pastry cases are chock full of tantalizing treats: cappuccino cheesecake, chocoholic bliss tart, […]
1993 Best Bakery for Sweets

Delphin’s Gourmandise

Brookline
We loved this fabulous pastry shop when it was only in Marblehead. We love it even more now that it has opened a second shop […]