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A chocolate cube croissant from Lakon Paris Patisserie.
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The Hottest New Bakeries Around Boston

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A chocolate cube croissant from Lakon Paris Patisserie.
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Lucky for Bostonians, there have been a number of new bakeries opening up all around the city with menus that are built to propel you out of bed and through their doors, from the buckwheat chocolate chunk cookies at Michette in East Somerville to melty ham-and-gruyere croissants at Crémeux in Brookline. Each of the bakeries on this list have opened within the past two years. Looking for the longstanding legends? Head on over to our essential Boston bakery map.

Below, check out 10 of the hottest new bakeries in and around Boston.

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Grêp Kafé & Sweets Bakery

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Grêp Kafé is a sunny little Haitian American cafe and bakery in Medford that’s an ode to the owners’ summers spent in the Haitian countryside. Slip inside and fill up a bag with patés, or flaky puff pastries stuffed with savory fillings including veggies, chicken, beef, and an excellent herring option with a bit of a spicy kick. Brownies, muffins, and scones are also available.

A hand holding a golden brown folded hand pie with layers of baked dough facing the camera.
The herring paté, with endless layers of flaky pastry dough.
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Michette

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After many, many months of weekend pop-up orders, owner Thomas Ferté has turned the lights on at his highly anticipated French bakery Michette in East Somerville. For the uninitiated, the buckwheat chocolate chunk cookies are a non-negotiable order, but other sure bets include the slices of creamy Basque cheesecake, pistachio chocolate croissants, and any tart, sweet or savory, that happens to be on display.

Two dark chocolate cookies arranged on top of a white pastry box emblazoned with a “Michette” stamp.
Michette’s buckwheat chocolate chunk cookies.
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Yafa Bakery & Cafe

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Embrace the sweet scents wafting out the door at Yafa, a beautiful Mediterranean bakery stocked with intricate, bite-sized pastries that are perfect for taking to a party or decorating your own kitchen all week. Owner Abdulla Awad warmly welcomes each customer with a smile and — if you’re lucky — a few fun samples from behind the pastry case. Follow his recommendations, and wash it all down with a subtly spiced chai made with saffron and cinnamon.

Rows of bite-sized baked pastries have a delicate ridged pattern, almost like a braid. They sit on white paper in a pastry case.
Yafa’s qairawan, named for the Tunisian city of Kairouan, is made of intricately shaped, honey-soaked semolina dough with a filling of dates, orange blossom water, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
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Nine Winters Bakery

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Nine Winters, owned by Marissa Ferola, is a Korean American bakery located inside Somerville’s Bow Market (in a new space!) that outdoes itself on flavor combinations, from unique milk breads to cookies and cake by the slice. The eye-catching ingredient mixes, from peanut butter chili crisp to double chocolate dough laced with gochujang-infused honey, beg the tried-and-true bakery order: “One of each, please.”

Three cookies are arranged in a white bowl placed on a sunny wooden floor.
A variety of cookies from Nine Winters.
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Bōm Dough

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Alright, let’s get this out of the way first: Bōm Dough is also a restaurant with an all-day menu of sandwiches and brunch fare, and plenty of seating indoors. But come especially for the bakery portion: Bōm does a terrific rendition of pão de queijo, the famed Brazilian cheese bread. It’s served warm and with a variety of fillings, including pesto, garlic, and guava. Or, go for the boulder-sized, sesame-crusted buns filled with ham and cheese or pepperoni and cheese, which make for a great meal on their own.

A bun split open so that cubes of ham and white cheese are visible inside.
A Bōm bun filled with ham and cheese.
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Solodko Boston

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Solodko — the Ukranian word for “sweet” — is a Brighton pastry newcomer from Ukranian sisters Ilona and Irina Znakharchuk. The confections are (almost) too pretty to eat, from eclairs and macarons to honey cake by the slice, chocolate hazelnut croissants, and chocolate berry tarts.

Cocorico

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Cocorico, which occupies a small nook on the ground floor of the Omni Hotel in the Seaport, may look like nothing more than a coffee station for transient hotel customers, but that’d be wildly underestimating the pastry talent behind the bar. Run by Flour alum Mai Nguyen (who is also the head pastry chef at adjacent restaurant Coquette), the French boulangerie sells breakfast sandwiches on housemade, buttery rolls, toasted baguette sandwiches, and a stunning collection of morning pastries, including a photogenic raspberry pistachio croissant bursting at the seams with pistachio cream and raspberry jam.

Plates and platters filled with croissants and other baked goods, staged behind a pastry display glass on a counter.
A display of pastries at Cocorico.
Josh Jamison/Cocorico

Lakon Paris Patisserie

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TikTok buzz can be polarizing, but it is worth braving the line to get your hands on one or five of Lakon’s ultra-popular croissants. (Plus, there are not always lines! A recent early visit on a weekday was wait-free.) The stuffed cube and ring croissants are a decadent treat, but the bakery also does the classic croissants — chocolate, ham-and-cheese, butter — extremely well. The Brookline outpost is one of two Lakon shops; the other is located in Newton.

A croissant in the shape of a cube, cut open to expose chocolate filling inside.
A chocolate cube croissant from Lakon.
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Crémeux French Pâtisserie

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Brookline is home to multiple hot new bakeries this year. Just a short walk away from Lakon lies Crémeux, a New Hampshire import that specializes in French pastries. Yes, the ham-and-gruyere and almond croissants are a must but save room in your box for the other pretty little creations in the pastry case, including tangy lemon meringue tarts and chocolate eclairs.

Two round palm-sized tarts and a chocolate eclair arranged on a slab of white cardboard.
A collection of pastries from Crémeux.
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Salt Patisserie

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Who wouldn’t feel a little better after biting into a tiramisu pick-me-up? Or a gold leaf-flecked eclair with a chocolate shell and creamy, chocolate interior that tastes just like a Ferrero Rocher truffle? Chef Thiago Silva is clearly having fun with Salt, his Newton Centre patisserie that opened its doors last summer. While you’re inside, take a minute to check out the showstopping sculptural cakes behind the display glass at the front of the shop that are designed with unexpected inspiration — like the building’s plumbing — in mind.

A long, chocolate covered eclair with bits of hazlenut visible in the coating. Flecks of gold leaf are visible on top of the eclair.
A Ferrero Rocher-inspired eclair from Salt.
Erika Adams/Eater Boston

Grêp Kafé & Sweets Bakery

Grêp Kafé is a sunny little Haitian American cafe and bakery in Medford that’s an ode to the owners’ summers spent in the Haitian countryside. Slip inside and fill up a bag with patés, or flaky puff pastries stuffed with savory fillings including veggies, chicken, beef, and an excellent herring option with a bit of a spicy kick. Brownies, muffins, and scones are also available.

A hand holding a golden brown folded hand pie with layers of baked dough facing the camera.
The herring paté, with endless layers of flaky pastry dough.
Erika Adams/Eater Boston

Michette

After many, many months of weekend pop-up orders, owner Thomas Ferté has turned the lights on at his highly anticipated French bakery Michette in East Somerville. For the uninitiated, the buckwheat chocolate chunk cookies are a non-negotiable order, but other sure bets include the slices of creamy Basque cheesecake, pistachio chocolate croissants, and any tart, sweet or savory, that happens to be on display.

Two dark chocolate cookies arranged on top of a white pastry box emblazoned with a “Michette” stamp.
Michette’s buckwheat chocolate chunk cookies.
Erika Adams/Eater Boston

Yafa Bakery & Cafe

Embrace the sweet scents wafting out the door at Yafa, a beautiful Mediterranean bakery stocked with intricate, bite-sized pastries that are perfect for taking to a party or decorating your own kitchen all week. Owner Abdulla Awad warmly welcomes each customer with a smile and — if you’re lucky — a few fun samples from behind the pastry case. Follow his recommendations, and wash it all down with a subtly spiced chai made with saffron and cinnamon.

Rows of bite-sized baked pastries have a delicate ridged pattern, almost like a braid. They sit on white paper in a pastry case.
Yafa’s qairawan, named for the Tunisian city of Kairouan, is made of intricately shaped, honey-soaked semolina dough with a filling of dates, orange blossom water, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater Boston

Nine Winters Bakery

Nine Winters, owned by Marissa Ferola, is a Korean American bakery located inside Somerville’s Bow Market (in a new space!) that outdoes itself on flavor combinations, from unique milk breads to cookies and cake by the slice. The eye-catching ingredient mixes, from peanut butter chili crisp to double chocolate dough laced with gochujang-infused honey, beg the tried-and-true bakery order: “One of each, please.”

Three cookies are arranged in a white bowl placed on a sunny wooden floor.
A variety of cookies from Nine Winters.
Erika Adams/Eater Boston

Bōm Dough

Alright, let’s get this out of the way first: Bōm Dough is also a restaurant with an all-day menu of sandwiches and brunch fare, and plenty of seating indoors. But come especially for the bakery portion: Bōm does a terrific rendition of pão de queijo, the famed Brazilian cheese bread. It’s served warm and with a variety of fillings, including pesto, garlic, and guava. Or, go for the boulder-sized, sesame-crusted buns filled with ham and cheese or pepperoni and cheese, which make for a great meal on their own.

A bun split open so that cubes of ham and white cheese are visible inside.
A Bōm bun filled with ham and cheese.
Erika Adams/Eater Boston

Solodko Boston

Solodko — the Ukranian word for “sweet” — is a Brighton pastry newcomer from Ukranian sisters Ilona and Irina Znakharchuk. The confections are (almost) too pretty to eat, from eclairs and macarons to honey cake by the slice, chocolate hazelnut croissants, and chocolate berry tarts.

Cocorico

Cocorico, which occupies a small nook on the ground floor of the Omni Hotel in the Seaport, may look like nothing more than a coffee station for transient hotel customers, but that’d be wildly underestimating the pastry talent behind the bar. Run by Flour alum Mai Nguyen (who is also the head pastry chef at adjacent restaurant Coquette), the French boulangerie sells breakfast sandwiches on housemade, buttery rolls, toasted baguette sandwiches, and a stunning collection of morning pastries, including a photogenic raspberry pistachio croissant bursting at the seams with pistachio cream and raspberry jam.

Plates and platters filled with croissants and other baked goods, staged behind a pastry display glass on a counter.
A display of pastries at Cocorico.
Josh Jamison/Cocorico

Lakon Paris Patisserie

TikTok buzz can be polarizing, but it is worth braving the line to get your hands on one or five of Lakon’s ultra-popular croissants. (Plus, there are not always lines! A recent early visit on a weekday was wait-free.) The stuffed cube and ring croissants are a decadent treat, but the bakery also does the classic croissants — chocolate, ham-and-cheese, butter — extremely well. The Brookline outpost is one of two Lakon shops; the other is located in Newton.

A croissant in the shape of a cube, cut open to expose chocolate filling inside.
A chocolate cube croissant from Lakon.
Erika Adams/Eater Boston

Crémeux French Pâtisserie

Brookline is home to multiple hot new bakeries this year. Just a short walk away from Lakon lies Crémeux, a New Hampshire import that specializes in French pastries. Yes, the ham-and-gruyere and almond croissants are a must but save room in your box for the other pretty little creations in the pastry case, including tangy lemon meringue tarts and chocolate eclairs.

Two round palm-sized tarts and a chocolate eclair arranged on a slab of white cardboard.
A collection of pastries from Crémeux.
Erika Adams/Eater Boston

Salt Patisserie

Who wouldn’t feel a little better after biting into a tiramisu pick-me-up? Or a gold leaf-flecked eclair with a chocolate shell and creamy, chocolate interior that tastes just like a Ferrero Rocher truffle? Chef Thiago Silva is clearly having fun with Salt, his Newton Centre patisserie that opened its doors last summer. While you’re inside, take a minute to check out the showstopping sculptural cakes behind the display glass at the front of the shop that are designed with unexpected inspiration — like the building’s plumbing — in mind.

A long, chocolate covered eclair with bits of hazlenut visible in the coating. Flecks of gold leaf are visible on top of the eclair.
A Ferrero Rocher-inspired eclair from Salt.
Erika Adams/Eater Boston

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