Stopped by here today on the way to Provincetown. Definitely worth a trip; so far in New England we’ve visited lots of bakeries, but nothing that is really a boulangerie. This place is most definitely a boulangerie. For the uninitiated: Flour, in Boston, is a bakery. Great, delicious, soft, sweet, cake-y goods. Thomas Haas, in Vancouver, or Pierre Hermé in Paris, produce the traditional French products of a boulangerie (and yes, both produce much, much more, but try their pain au chocolat and tell me they’re not a boulangerie). The pain au chocolat was very good; the outside was crispy, the inside soft and with a nice, buttery flavour, and sweet, tasty chocolate inside. No complaints whatsoever. The croissant was beautiful to look at, and delicious to eat; a multilayered, delicate, very crispy outer crust with lots of soft, butter, balanced flavour on the inside.
And – they have a great breakfast deal – $2.80 for a coffee, a piece of fruit (e.g. an orange), and a croissant.
So with good food, at the right price – this place gets a huge thumbs up in the price/quality (i.e. ‘value’) category. We didn’t stay and have a meal at the bistro – we’ll have to save that for another trip.