Of course, Flour Bakery + Cafe has sandwiches ... I knew that! But after focusing on the bakery side for so long, I hadn’t … well ... tried one. Alright, settle down, settle down!
In my defense, your honor, you should know that I’ve always been fascinated by bakeries. As a child I can remember opening the bakery shop door and being overwhelmed by an "aroma wall" of freshly baked bread. It was intoxicating! And, along with cases full of pastries and other goodies, it was an experience that has come to define “bakery” for me.
So, when Flour Back Bay opened last week, Penny, Poppy, and I walked over to check out the new location and treat ourselves to the Double Chocolate Cookies and a couple of hunks of the addictive Boston Cream Pie (with echoes of tiramisu).
Maybe it was because we were looking around at the new digs or that it was lunch time, but suddenly I noticed ... sandwiches.
The Roasted Lamb (top photo) with tomato chutney, greens, goat cheese and, of course, bread! The combination was superb – highlighted by the thinly sliced morsels of tender meat.
We added the Roasted Chicken sandwich that featured avocado, greens, and jicama which added the right amount of moisture and crunch.
Okay, I’m convinced! Flour is more than an alluring bakery and I’m looking forward to tasting all of the sandwich offerings. The real challenge will be matching the pastry with each one. This could take awhile.
The newest location or Flour4 as it has been nicknamed is here:
Flour Bakery + Cafe (Back Bay)
131 Clarendon Street, Boston MA 02116 (map)
Bonus: Across the street Frieda Garcia Park has some nice benches and a place to eat for those of us who travel with dogs.
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Words: Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2012 Penny Cherubino
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