Pastry Shops in Boston?
I am looking for some great pastry shops
I have been to Athan's and Flour, but was wondering
what are your favorite bakeries (could be in Brookline and
Clear Flour in Brookline does only a few pastries, they're mostly a bread bakery, but the ones they do are excellent - mainly fruit tarts (not flat open-face glazed tarts, more like dishless pies, a square of dough folded loosely around a filling), brownies, and occasionally caneles.
I second Clear Flour. Great place, limited pastries but
fantastic. Other thoughts..for fun cakes Party Favors in
Coolidge Corner..there is always Rosies (a number of them,
Inman, Porter, Chestnut Hill, etc), I love their dense,
rich cakes and other goodies..and, for lighter cakes with a
Japanese take, Japonaise which is on Beacon in the St. Mary's
I like them all for their different styles of baked sweet
Lakota Bakery in Arlington Heights has excellent cookies. Their macaroons, shortbread and florentines are exceptional. You can taste the butter...