Friday, July 12, 2024

The sour cream coffee cake from Flour. (Photo: Madeleine Aitken)

Price: $4.50

Co-founded in 2000 by Christopher Myers and Joanne Chang of Myers + Chang fame, Flour is now one of those ubiquitous Boston area quick-service chains like Tatte and Clover. The menu has lots of savory goods, but I tried one of the sweet offerings, which is what the chain leads with in its marketing (“sweet, buttery, creamy, ooey-gooey, decadent,” as the website says). The sour cream coffee cake was good, but not exceptional. It was a decently moist cake with solid chunks of pecan streusel throughout, but I was left wishing for more of that streusel on top. Coffee cake is known for its crumb topping, and while I appreciate the desire to do something different, the buttermilk icing drizzle it was replaced with here didn’t do it for me. This is a fine treat, but lacked the oomph (and the crumb) I was looking for.

Flour Bakery + Cafe, 40 Erie St., Cambridgeport, Cambridge, with locations in Central Square, Harvard Square and Boston 


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