Best of Boston

2011 Best Bakery for Sweets

Flour Bakery + Cafe

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 made the way Joanne Chang’s crew bakes them: carefully (à la the sharp-flavored lemon lust tart), creatively (like the hazelnut-almond dacquoise with coffee buttercream and dark chocolate ganache), and with the best ingredients around (as in, everything they sell).

1595 Washington St., Boston, 617-267-4300,