It's the second day of Eater's first-ever Sweets Week, and here's some sweet news: A beloved local bakery could open its newest location on the first day of November in a bustling part of Cambridge. Flour Bakery + Cafe is on track to unveil its shiny new spot at 114 Mt. Auburn St. after plenty of renovation to the space, founder Joanne Chang told Eater.
Flour brought in Alina Wolhardt of Wolf in Sheep Design to help plan the new bakery and bring in new design elements, including hand-chosen tiles, a wood finish on the pastry counter, marble tables, and more, Chang said.
The menu at the Harvard Square Flour will be the same as at the four existing locations (in Boston's Fort Point, South End, and Back Bay, and in Cambridge's Central Square), and there will be specials that change daily. There will also be online ordering at the new bakery, which will open early at 6:30 a.m., as opposed to the usual 7 a.m. start time.
This is the first of a planned three-store expansion Chang announced in August. Two other locations are on track to open in the next few months. Flour Cambridgeport will make its debut on Erie Street in the beginning of December and will operate on weekdays only and with a pared-down menu, and another location will open on Dalton Street in Boston, behind the Prudential, by the end of February or early March, according to Chang.