Sweet Deal

A friendly bakery hidden right out in the open

canto6_cbrostrom-1Photo: Cara Brostrom


t may be on the corner of busy Washington and Green streets, but you’d pass right by Canto 6—named for the climax in a piece of choral music—if you weren’t looking for it. Except for the smell, of course. The smell of fresh-baked bread lingers on the corner when this tiny patisserie is open. Take our advice: Follow your nose. Canto 6 has excellent coffee (including a standout cappuccino), tasty desserts, and fun and creative sandwiches—the Peas on Earth, made with chickpea hummus; the North End, with tomato and mozzarella on pesto; and the Green Street, with ham and brie on a croissant. Everything is made from scratch, including the peanut butter. Another secret: There are even baking classes, from January through May. But leave the baking to these guys. They are really good at it. Thornton



Washington Street is the longest street in Boston and one of the longest in the state. It follows the route of what was originally called the Norfolk and Bristol Turnpike, which connected Boston with Rhode Island.

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