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720 Broadway, Ball Square, Somerville, MA 02144-2142
+1 617-625-1793
10:00 - 14:45
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this bakery has been around forever. it's the original and has a huge following. lots of nice baked goods.

Thank marybeth02140
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Lyndell's is THE BEST bakery around!! The half moons and mocha cakes are a must try! We always stop here to pick up goodies before a family function or visiting a friend. So good!

Thank Mandyb543
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I had tried Lyndell's at work, but this was my first time in the store. Bought a few donuts, a party and a moon pie. All were very good and reasonably priced. Great place. Fair warning, busy intersection and parking is tough.

Thank Brad F
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Went into the bakery to pick up something sweet after lunch. The bakery doesn't look like much from the outside but you walk in the door and your eye immediately goes to the big cases of pastry. I have never seen so many versions of "black and white" cookies in my life. They have black cookies with white frosting, white... More 

Thank Mmutsy
Moseley, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Nothing but great baked goods in a neighborhood bakery over 100 years old! Always worth the stop... never disappointed!

Thank Dori W
Somerville, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I'm 65 years old and I've been going there since I was a kid, my Mother my younger brother and I would stop in on our walk back from church on Sunday mornings, it's probably the reason I would go to church in the first place, they had the best pastries and I would look forward to going there every... More 

Thank timferg2016
Westford, Massachusetts
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304 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

For more than 40 years, Lyndell's has consistently offered some of the best cakes and pastries anywhere. They are not fancy, but they are classic. I've been getting special ocassion cakes here for decades even though it is an hour from my house. Long live Lyndell's!

Thank bklyn56
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Excellent baking just like Ma used to bake - except better (sorry, Ma). Old school things like pies, cookies, pastries, and cakes. Don't expect chi-chi, expect lines for good, honest food. My go-to place for bread, rolls, and for bringing a little something when I go to visit. Did I mention their donuts? Their glazed donuts practically float away. Get... More 

Thank P B
South Burlington, Vermont
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Stopped here with my wife (who is a baker, and very discerning) and were pleasantly surprised. Doesn't look like much from the outside but everything she tried she raved about...and that never happens!

Thank Alan H
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

What Lyndell's Bakery offers is good in taste, but they don't have very much variety. I am used to Italian bakeries really offering any and everything from ricotta pie, cheesecake, eclairs, tiramisu, etc. However, this place seems to have staple cupcakes, cake, donuts, bread, and turnovers. What they offers tastes fine, I just wish they had more variety.

Thank Nicole G

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11:00 - 14:45
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  • Address: 720 Broadway, Ball Square, Somerville, MA 02144-2142
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-625-1793

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?