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Good South Shore Bakeries?

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My friend in Weymouth complains that the only good (artisanal) bakeries are in Boston and North and West of Boston.

I can't beleive that someone hasn't opened a really good bakery that bakes great French and Italian bread south of the city. I don't mean Providence or New Bedford/Fall River.

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  1. The Cape count? Try Maison Villett in Falmouth. Worth a 70 mile drive for the best french breads and pastries this side of the Atlantic. No hyperbole. Promise.

    1. White's Bakery in Brockton and Hingham has some decent scali and Tuscan bread, along with pastries.

      1. Whites Bakery at the Derby shops in Hingham

        1. I've always liked Fratelli's bakery in Quincy, and they now have a location in Weymouth as well. Their stuff is quite good and the breads are very nice.

          http://fratellispastry.com/home/?cat=...

          1. Really good French bagette at French Memories in Cohasset. Best bread variety is at Pain D'avignon in Hyannis. Not to mention there great menu. Desserts are awesome. Go get some bread and have lunch. It's worth the trip. Waitress aren't bad either. OuLaLa!
            Enjoy,
            CocoDan

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            1. re: CocoDan

              CocoDan, If you're going to come all the way to the Cape, you have to try Maison Villett in Falmouth. The owner was the head baker at the very excellent PB Boulangerie in Welfleet. I've been to Pain D'Avignon and french memories many times and neither compares to Maison Villett for both bread and pastries.

            2. French Memories in Cohasset and Duxbury.

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              1. re: Annief123

                I was very excited about this suggestion until I noticed that French Memories website mentions a connection between it and Cafe Vanille. That freaks me out. I'm totally unimpressed by CV, can FM really be any good?

                1. re: peelmeagrape

                  I'm not sure what the story is, or what happened, but I heard years ago that Cohasset F.M. is independent of the other Bakeries.

                  1. re: Annief123

                    Yes, cohasett is independent and I believe the original.

              2. French memories, fratelli's and whites are all good suggestions

                1. I second/third French Memories in Cohasset and Whites in Hingham.

                  Pain D'avignon of Hyannis is at the Hingham Farmers market every Saturday.

                  I also find that as a back up Whole Foods In Hingham gets a good turner over on Iggy's bread so they are always fresh. Another good back up is the Fruit Center in Hingham. Not sure whose bread they carry but I can alway find a good baguette to grab on my way home from work.

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                  1. re: foodieX2

                    Good recommendations, especially the Fruit Center, such a fun place to shop. They too carry Iggy's bread, and so many gourmet goodies.