Best of Boston

2007 Best Bakery for Sweets

Canto 6

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 chocolate cookies studded with tart dried cherries and buttery almond croissants dusted with powdered sugar. Nothing’s too sweet or too rich, even the French canelles—champagne cork-size treats made with caramelized vanilla and rum. If you’re looking to give into temptation, this is the place.

3346 Washington St., Jamaica Plain, 617-983-8688,