Best of Boston

2013 Best Bakery for Sweets

Clear Flour Bread

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, it’s for something a bit sweeter, in the form of cinnamon morning buns, stunning fruit tarts, and showstopping pain au chocolat—a pastry so buttery and deeply chocolaty, you’ll make the pilgrimage for a warm one each morning.

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