The Five Greatest Bakeries in Boston

When the weather gets cold, there’s nothing quite like a warm croissant or freshly baked muffin to keep you toasty on the inside. Find out the best spots to carb-splurge in the city.


With eight locations in the Boston area, Tatte has grown rapidly over the past few years. In addition to its amazing pastries—ranging from croissants, tarts, muffins and more— Tatte also serves brunch and lunch at most of its locations. The Beacon Hill cafe is just about a 15-minute walk from the Boxer.

Tatte Bakery & Cafe. 70 Charles Street, Boston, MA. (617) 723-5555


This Middle Eastern cafe is a Cambridge favorite. With unique menu items like Syrian shortbread, almond-rose cake, chocolate-hazelnut baklava and other savory treats, Sofra offers something beyond the average bakery in the area.

Sofra. 1 Belmont St, Cambridge, MA. (617) 661-3161


With a slogan that reads, “Eat Dessert First,” Flour has a devoted customer base, bringing people back over and over for famous sticky buns, meringue pies, tartlets, hearty sandwiches and more. Fun fact: Flour’s founder is a James Beard award-winning chef. Find the Flour closest to you here.

Flour Bakery and Cafe.


Open 24-7, Bova’s is a North End staple. This family-owned, Italian bakery serves gigantic cookies, award-winning tiramisu, cannolis, and fresh-baked bread. Make sure to bring cash and an empty stomach. Enjoy a stroll around Boston’s beloved Italian district and head over

Bova’s. 134 Salem St, Boston, MA. (617) 523-5601


Known for both sweet and savory pies, Petsi has been around Cambridge for nearly fifteen years. The fall menu features butternut squash pie with caramelized onions, gorgonzola and walnuts, as well as their salted caramel apple pie. You can also pick from a range of muffins, scones, cookies, cupcakes and coffee and tea.

Petsi Pies. 31 Putnam Ave., Cambridge, MA. (617) 499-0801