Best of Boston

2012 Best Bread Bakery

Clear Flour Bread

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood just out of earshot of busy Comm. Ave., this Paris-by-way-of-Brookline bread haven satisfies locals with oven-fresh goods like pain au chocolat, garlic-black sesame breadsticks, hearty multigrain loaves, and fluffy brioche. Get there by 10:30 a.m. on weekends to claim one of the deliciously warm and soft pretzels before they sell out.

178 Thorndike St., Brookline, 617-739-0060,