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Top bakery recommendations from locals

Bakery
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“This is Boston's best bakery. Nothing beats it. Buy the butter breton and a croissant and don't forget to wear your stretchy pants. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Café
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“Quaint neighborhood bakery for baked goods & sandwiches, plus high-end groceries like olive oil.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Terrific Bakery with all kinds of breakfast and mid day delights. Excellent coffee, best pastries in Boston, and all kinds of egg dishes. Great for breakfast and for lunch. They have excellent salads and sandwiches. Casual, mid priced for what they sell.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Try the breakfast sandwiches. If you're gluten free ask for the gf bread it amazing. Desserts galore & they are all so fresh”
  • 38 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Cozy daytime gathering spot where artisanal coffee shares the menu with quiche, bagels & sandwiches.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“My go-to grocery store - has a good selection of organic and regular stuff. Prices tend to be a bit higher than Stop and Shop.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“It is not my favorite coffee; however, it is the best coffee within walking distance to Beacon Street.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Try the amazing fresh baked goods! Also highly recommend the breakfast sandwich and their salads for brunch or lunch”
  • 20 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“The best Italian restaurant - I'd argue better than any place in the northend. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
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“So this is a little off the beaten path, but definitely worth the adventure. If you are not a seasoned city person.... This is not for you. For those who are up for a little adventure, it is excellent! Salads, Sandwiches, Soup, Bowls, Coffee and save room for desert. Hipster Scene. Great windows. A cool urban Vibe. Recommend Ayanna's Bowl. Voted Best of Boston.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Blackbird Doughnuts is a hugely popular, and expanding, Boston gourmet donut baker. All donuts are baked on site and are not your standard fare. If you want to see and taste what a donut can be, take a short walk up the street when you are hungry. This is a take-out place and does not have seating.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The bagels are the best around, pro-tip try the Tequila Sunrise... also a great place to work ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“A local favorite for handmade donuts and good coffee for over 40 years. This is classic Boston and just a 10 minute walk.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Cozy coffee shop with outdoor seating, perfect for grabbing an espresso for a walk along Newbury St. Great donuts!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Good vibe, filled with students from surrounding Berklee and New England Conservatory. Try the aeropress coffee! They also serve some breakfast food.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
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“This shop was on one of those baking TV shows apparently. And it's really really good.”
  • 4 locals recommend