Mike's Pastry

(617) 742-3050 | View Website

300 Hanover St, Boston, MA | Directions   02113

42.364174 -71.054204

Open Hours

Sun-Tue 8am-10pm

Wed-Thu 8am-10:30pm

Fri-Sat 8am-11:30pm

 
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Price: $

Tags: Local Favorite, Lunch Spot

Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Shop Online

Neighborhoods: North End, Central

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Mike's Pastry
Mike's Pastry
Mike's Pastry
Mike's Pastry
Menu
Plain Ricotta Cheese, Yellow Cream Cannolo, Chocolate Cream Cannolo, Chocolate Chip Cannolo, Pistachio, Caramel, Chocolate Mousse, Espresso, Amaretto, Hazelnut... more

Reviews for Mike's Pastry

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great Cannoli's – We were in Boston over Fourth Of July weekend and we had to try this place out. First of all, I must say, we beat the CROWND!!!! yeayyy. We went at the perfect time, I think around 1:00 PM and waited less than 5 minutes. They were so quick! Anyway, The cannoli-plain was huge, delicious crust and delicious filling!! Loved it. The Jim Roll (i think it's called), was good. The cupcakes, not so much. I make better cupcakes at home. The chocolate cupcake almost tasted boxed. Maybe it was because it was hot and it was in the nbox for an hour, I don't know!, but took one bite and threw it out. The vanilla cupcake with white frosting was ok. I can't wait to go back and try the BIG yellow sponge rum cake with filling. It looked so good!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

heaven – this place i have been going to for years

by far is the greatest bakery in the world

you have to try this place !

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Amazing Cannoli – It is never a good idea to walk into a pastry shop when you are hungry. You know you will order and eat the worst possible things that would ruin your diet. However, on Feb. 13th I did just that out of despair that every single restaurant in Boston North End required an hour plus wait.

My boyfriend and I were both hungry and grumpy and we couldn't bear the thought of waiting for another hr or two for dinner. Then, we saw Mike's Pastry, selling allegedly the best Canoli in Boston. There was a long line out the door while it was 25 degrees out. We knew it must be true or these people must be crazy! We went in line and thought having some pastry would hold off our hunger until our table is ready.

So we were in line for about 10 minutes and finally got to order our share of pastry. They have a great selection of Canoli, ricotta pies, Italian cookies, pastries, and cakes. It was very hard to even decide what to get. Out of hunger, we decided to get 3 canolis, Zeppole Cream Pie, and Chocolate Dipped Florentine.

We tried the pistacchio canoli first and it was amazing. It is one of the biggest canoli I have had. The shell is crispy and the ricotta cream is fresh. At the same time, we swallowed down the chocholate dipped florentine cookie, which is crispy and tasty too. Before we realized we ate too much, I had half of chocolate covered canoli in my stomach already.

All I can say is this is truly one of the best canoli I have had in the United States, outshining Veniero's or Ferrara in New York. If you are in Boston, definitely visit this Canoli Mecca!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Overrated – I never understood the appeal of Mike's. Much like Little Italy in other Northeast cities, notably NYC, North end is feeling more and more like Vegas. Good for tourists and not much else. Who wants to elbow to the counter with a whole bunch of tourists for overpriced american italian desserts? Packed, small, crowded and not much else.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent dessert! – Fast service, yummy Boston Cream pie, and very fun store. Well worth the drive, and trouble to find a parking space. A definite place to visit in the North End.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

So-so dessert – I think this shop is overrated. I grew up in a very italian town and feel the cannolis don't compare.

Once you finish waiting in line, you cannot view the food you want because everyone is blocking...and you are rushed to make up your mind. No prices are shown, so you are left to worry if you've spent too much.

I'd recommend going 2 blocks down to another shop and avoid the crowds!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Marie antonette pasty hats inspired by Bruna Costumes of Providence – The fashion show of hat by Bruna costumes paraded in front of the bakery. The hat that were really made of cloth were made to resemble the petite fours from the court of Marie Antonette. They were delecately detailed with fring and pearls and beads that resemble the real thing

It was hard to image that woman really wore these beautiful hats and gowns good enough to eat.

Great Display for the pastry shop and Bruna Costumes of Prov R.I. for the demonstration.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

HOLY CANOLLI – This is a must if not just for the experience. It is a milestone in the North End. The line can be tough but its worth the wait. Once you breach the doorway you will find three lines: two on either side of the room and one in the middle. TAKE THE MIDDLE LINE, otherwise you won't get a full purview of the entire dessert case. So good we went twice in one day. Do not get the strawberry shortcake (it was nasty). ENJOY!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Fresh, sweet, heavenly desserts! you must try lobster tail & cannoli – Once or twice a month, after I get out of work, I run to Mike's pastry to buy bunch of pasty for my family - mainly lobster tail, whipped cream puff, cannoli, ricotta cheese pie and some other ones that catch my eyes. I end up buying so much, worrying about the price, but the price is always much cheaper than I expect! You can buy loads loads of pastry that can feed 5 people or more with under $20. (Actually it depends on what kind you buy, some kinds are more expensive that others) The food is always fresh, especially when it is crowded because they bring new ones quickly.

My recommendation:

LOBSTER TAIL!! It's crunch outside, sweet & creamy inside. Everyone who tries it falls in love with it. It's kind of big for one person. if you buy just one, you can share with others and save $$.

I also love their cannolis - try all kinds they are all great.

And the giant Wipped cream puff!!

Several cons to note:

(1) very tiny space, not a good place to eat in because there are only few small tables and you have to be squeezed in the crowd while you are eating. It is better to take-out.

(2) the place is often very crowded, especially in the evening. Sometimes you cannot even see what's on the display because so many people are blocking your sight.

(3) you cannot see the price of each item because they do not have price tag on the display. They do not give you receipt either - the clerks just calculate price themselves out of nowhere. But still I perceive that they have reasonable price for their items since it's never been too expensive.

Overall, I really love this place (not much of the 'place' itself but their TREATS) and it's worth to take a trip there. Those heavenly treats make me keep going back to Mike's. And my family is always waiting for me to bring Mike's pastry box.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Amazing cannoli's – My first cannoli was at Mike's. They are amazing. I travel all over the country and have tried to find another cannoli that rivals Mike's and none have come close. I get the one with chocolate chips and add powdered sugar. There are always long lines in this place, but it is worth the wait. The cannoli's are good sized and are $2.50 each.

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