brookline ma best bakery

Brookline’s Best Bakeries

Are you craving sweet treats, fresh bread, and creative, savory pastries? If so, you’ll find a host of locally owned and operated bakeries right here in Brookline, each guaranteed to satisfy.

Every one of these bakeries is different, offering its own unique twist on the classic bakery. Make sure to try them all before picking out your favorite!

best bakery brookline MAClear Flour
178 Thorndike St., Brookline, MA

Clear Flour is all about providing Brookline’s residents with the authentic breads of Italy and France while using clean, simple ingredients. They also offer pastries, but bread is the focus.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also stop by to pick up some Clear Flour pizza dough. Take it home, top it however you like, and enjoy one of the best pizzas you’ve ever had.

New Paris Bakery and Candy Shop

10 Cypress Str., Brookline, MA

As the name might suggest, New Paris is a great go-to location for indulging in some serious sweets. Brookline residents just can’t keep talking about the eclairs. It’s not a big operation—sometimes it shuts down so the owners can go on vacation, and you won’t find it on any web page. You’ll just have to head that way yourself to experience how great it is!

When Pigs Fly

1378 A Beacon St., Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA

You can find several When Pigs Fly locations across the Boston Metro Area, including in Somerville and Jamaica Plain. Despite it being a little less “local” than some of your other options (it’s technically a chain with roots in the state of Maine), it nevertheless can be counted among Brookline’s best options.

Here you’ll find Old World artisanal breads, cookies, cakes, and classic loaves. You can also stop in for lunch, where you’ll be treated to a classic wood-fired pizza.


Japonaise Bakery

1920 Beacon St., Brookline, MA

French braking with Japanese twists? It may sound strange, but the combination is working. Japonaise has been named to Food Network’s “Best of” List and The Boston Globe’s Saveur’s Top 100.

Here, you’ll find items you won’t find anything else. Try the Japanese donuts filled with sweet azuki beans and cream for a treat you’ll never forget. Some of their savory pastries make outstanding lunches, as well.

best bakery brookline ma


Tatte Bakery and Café
 1003 Beacon St., Brookline, MA

Like “When Pigs Fly,” Tatte has multiple locations across Boston. However, this is the bakery you want to visit if you want to enjoy gourmet soups, sandwiches, salads, and breakfast foods. Be sure to visit on the weekend to enjoy one of their gorgeous brunches.

You can buy bread over the counter here, though that’s not really the focus. They also offer catering services if you’re looking for someone to provide food for your next party or event.

Whether you’re hungry for lunch or just looking for something to take home with you, our local bakeries are another great reason to buy your next home in Brookline.

Ruth Malkin Brookline Real Estate Expert