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Top bakery recommendations from locals

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“Local bakery with great breakfast and lunch sandwiches and great coffee drinks. Nearby. Try the bread pudding muffins. Oh my god.”
  • 30 locals recommend
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“In addition to coffee and pastries, Tatte has great salads. Nice place to eat outside. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
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“Some excellent patisseries and bakes items. Interesting middle-eastern items like baklava, etc...Beautiful chocolates and gifts baskets as well. Ample sitting area to relax or do some computer work. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
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“Excellent variety of breads made in the french style. Yummy pastries as well. Beautiful croissants. Very good selection of fresh pasta and sauces as well. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“We both love this vegan ice cream shop. Try their Magic Bar ice cream or mint chocolate chip. So good!”
  • 20 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
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“Amazing almond croissants and other delicious pastries (the eclairs are good). They also have a second location, La Rana Rossa, with a more limited bakery selection, that serves yummy pizza at night. No seating at Blue Frog, so expect to take out. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Cafénation has everything you could want in a café: vast coffee and tea options, savory and sweet dessert crepes, inexpensive bagel and egg breakfast specialties, and an array of lunch soups, salads, and paninis. Try a MEM loose-leaf tea served in a cast-iron teapot, paired with the “hummer” breakfast sandwich (hummus, alfalfa sprouts, tomato, lettuce, and red onion) and you’ve got yourself a healthy and filling breakfast for under $10. Other popular menu items include the Otom breakfast sandwich (a BLT with eggs, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomato) and a hummus and avocado sandwich. The walls serve as gallery space for the work of local artists, which is available for purchase. The establishment is great for a bite or cup of coffee, but be warned: it’s small and seating can be hard to come by. The free Wi-Fi attracts coffeehouse denizens who like to linger”
  • 13 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Remember the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld? well these guys are that only with Coffee! It's good but you will wait for it even if there is no line....just sayin'”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Cafe/Dessert Shop/Art Gallery- this eclectic spot offers a simple menu for a quick bite to eat, as well as the yummiest cupcakes in town! Great coffee.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“AMAZING breads! Try the orange/cranberry, or the spinach bread, both are best sellers”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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“Probably the best bagels you will ever taste. When there get the Tom Brady :)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Enjoy one of the famous bagel Pavement has to offer : even if you are vegetarian, you should definitely taste those, they are great !”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Best bakery anywhere that's not the North End. Solid place to get work done and excellent pastries.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Dunkin'. Right around the corner when you need it-- of course. Welcome to Boston!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“This family-owned bakery has been a Brighton institution for more than 50 years. Founded by Daniel Handalian in 1959, the bakery remained in his family for more than 40 years before being sold to Wanderleia Silva, who runs it with her family. The cakes, pies, cookies, breads, pastries, and muffins are baked in-house daily. There is a huge assortment of ethnic treats, ranging from Brazilian and Italian pastries to Jewish sweets. The bakery also offers fresh fruit smoothies from the Amazon Fruit Company. Consider a custom or photograph cake for your next big party or special event. There are three window stools for those who need their sugar rush before hitting the sidewalk.”
  • 4 locals recommend