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Canto 6, Jamaica Plain

limster Jul 4, 2007 10:21 PM

Excellent flaky crust on the quiche; ripe sweet tomato, soft zuchnini, puffy goat cheese -- a delicious combination.

Great baking -- a crispy bottom on the bostok (a twice baked brioche); a little, softer in the middle, very good almond paste, a good sweetness overall.

I liked the little cork-shaped baked chocote things, a lot of serious chocolate flavour, with good moist crumbly texture.

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    chowaholic Jul 7, 2007 09:19 PM

    You reminded me, it's been too long since I've been to this place. The Pain au Raisin always left me a sad (in the best way) when it was gone. I recall delicious twice baked croissants with frangipane, too.

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    1. re: chowaholic
      twentyoystahs Jul 9, 2007 06:46 AM

      I LOVE their pain au raisin...the closest I can get to Paris on the east coast, as far as i'm concerned. But everything I've gotten here has been good. Definitely my favorite bakery in Boston --I used to be a Flour girl, and I still like it there, but I prefer Canto 6. Plus, their prices always seem to be a little more reasonable.

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      JP RS Jul 7, 2007 07:57 AM

      I've become a big fan of Canto 6. Their savory items in particular -- last weekend I had a great carmelized onion, blue cheese, and bacon biscuit.

      And the coffee is quite good too.

      1. Allstonian Jul 6, 2007 05:51 AM

        Here's a link for those (like myself) who always ask themselves "Which of the many bakeries in JP is this one?"

        Canto 6 Bakery & Cafe
        3346 Washington St, Boston, MA 02130

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        1. re: Allstonian
          Joanie Jul 7, 2007 06:45 AM

          The best one. Altho I'm off to try Ula for the first time so we'll see if it can compete.

        2. MB fka MB Jul 5, 2007 03:39 PM

          I stopped in at Canto 6 over the weekend for the first time and I was rather impressed. I am much more of a savory than sweet kind of girl, but wow, EVERYTHING looked appealing.

          I ordered a sandwich that had too many ingredients for me, and not as high quality as my favs at Formaggio Kitchen, but the croissant it came on was darn good. Those almond croissants looked amazing. I decided to try the 3/$1 cannelle (sp?) which were delish (though I confess, I thought they needed a whisper of salt and when I added a couple of grains the vanilla/caramelized flavor just sang.)

          Prior to this Canto 6 visit I stopped in at Ula cafe. The iced coffee went in the trash, sorry to say, and the savory biscuit I tried was fine, but ended up in the trash after my Canto 6 visit. I will definitely try a few more things there for sure, it's great space and great for the location. Canto 6 will be my #1 go to spot in JP when I'm craving something sweet that is worth the calories.

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