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Opposite N42, a new bakery opens

A new aroma is coming to MIT. It’s the smell of delicious cookies, breads, and pastries from Flour Bakery and Cafe’s newest installation, Flour3. According to the bakery’s website, http://www.flourbakery.com, the new location hopes to open before the end of June. The new location will be firing up its ovens on 190 Mass Ave., right next to Central Bottle, the new wine store that opened in November, and opposite the Information Services and Technology building.

Located between the Student Center and Random Hall, Flour3 will act as MIT’s closest specialty bakery. In the mornings, it will serve a wide assortment of gourmet breakfast pastries and breads including sticky buns ($2.75), sour cream coffee cake ($2.75), and banana bread ($2.25). Other baked goods include cookies, macaroons, brownies, sandwiches, tarts, and cakes. All baked items will be prepared on-site.

Daily and weekly specials will also be available, consisting of a type of soup, quiche, stuffed bread, pizza, and sandwich. In addition, take-out dinner specials will be available each week for people on-the-go.

Flour Bakery has established itself as one of the best bakeries in Boston, winning Best of Boston awards in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2008. The bakery has also been featured in Gourmet Magazine, The New York Times, and Food Network show “Throwdown with Bobby Flay,” in which Flour Bakery chef and owner Joanne Chang outperforms Chef Bobby Flay in a sticky bun battle.

For more information on Flour Bakery’s menu and background, or to read its blog “Cookbook,” see www.flourbakery.com.

­— Robert McQueen