Flour Bakery & Cafe

kid-friendly restaurant: flour sticky buns

photo credit: Flour Bakery and Cafe

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Spork Rating: 3

 

The Details:

  • Neighborhood: Fort Point, Central Square, Back Bay, South End
  • Cuisine: Bakery/Cafe
  • Price:  Cheap Eats.  Everything under $10.
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-8pm; Sat 8am-6pm; Sun 9am-3pm
  • Reservations:  No.  Just grab an open table when you arrive.
  • Recommended For Dining With:  Toddlers, kids

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family-friendly restaurant tip Only the Fort Point location has a changing table.

Overview:

Flour’s unbelievably delicious, ooey, gooey sticky buns put these bakery hot spots on the map, but this kid-friendly restaurant and cafe is much more than a place to get your morning sugar fix.  Each of the four Flour locations share the same funky, friendly vibe, and you’ll be greeted with a smile by the kerchief and stylish hat-wearing hipster staff behind the counter.  All of Flour’s sandwiches and salads are made to order and the baked goods are made continuously throughout the day.

Red star_15x15 All of the Flour locations get packed during lunch time–unless the kiddos are patient about waiting in line to order, it is best to avoid the 12noon lunch peak whenever possible.

KidTude:

Good with kids overall, but some locations offer more amenities than others.  The Fort Point location is just around the corner from the Children’s Museum and the best equipped with high chairs, changing tables and a little extra elbow room. The South End spot is a tight squeeze and asks that you leave your strollers outside, thus not the most kid-friendly restaurant of all of Flour’s locations.  Your biggest enemy at all locations will simply be that these places are always crowded.

Main Menu:

Delicious pastries beckon to you from behind the glass partition (we recommend you try at least one), and creative sandwich and salads abound.  Also be sure to check out the chalkboard of daily specials, which tend to sell out quickly.  Some favorites include:

  • Pastries:  sticky buns, homemade oreo cookie, apple snacking cake
  • Sandwiches: curried tuna, grilled roasted chicken
  • Other: homemade raspberry seltzer.

Kid’s Menu:

The kid’s menu at Flour is pretty basic–PB&J, grilled cheese, and that’s about it.  Sandwiches (even the kiddie ones) are pretty sizeable, so you can likely go splitsies if you can agree on just one.

Red star_15x15 Some days the the daily pizza, soup or stuffed bread specials might be a great combo for the kids.  Most of these are pre-baked, so it is not possible to remove ingredients most days.

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photo credit: Flour Bakery and Cafe

Amenities:

  • Easy entrance/access for strollers
  • Changing table (Fort Point only)
  • High chairs (Fort Point and Back Bay only)
  • T accessible
  • Kid’s menu

Getting There:

  • All locations are T accessible.  Click here for details for each location.
  • Metered parking tends to be tough to come by (but not impossible) in all of Flour’s neighborhoods.