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Athan's Bakery

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1621 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4602
+1 617-734-7028
08:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably, I should not write this review..I have been in this place more than 100 times.. to grab a cappuccino or a cup of tea, a bag of chocolate or bag of cookies or thiramisu cake - oh-h..do not do it, if you love chocolate...you will get hooked with this place forever..and, of course, we should eat grass, not cookies... More 

Thank astro5888
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Athens Bakery is a wonderful European style café, serving the most delish, yummy and European deserts, cakes and pastries. The atmosphere is friendly, the food very good but a little on the high side. This is a god place to stop in for a little snack while traveling around Brookline. Don't expect low prices, because this is not a cheap... More 

Thank Lindy L
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

After 10 days in the US , this bakery provides a Super Great coffee that is companioned with a super good quality chocolate .

Thank 576oriti
Tokyo, Japan
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352 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Be prepared to buy a lot because everything looks good and tastes even better. I can go often, no problem.

Thank Indigo_Scott
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

If you want to avoid the generic Starbucks experience but would like to sit down for a good coffee and some pastries with a minimum of fuss and pleasant service then Athans is for you. Also excellent - if expensive- for delicious almond biscuits to take away as gifts.

Thank Katarina T
Brookline, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I always come to Athans to pick up some decadent pastries. In the few times that I have sat in the back room, the tables are covered in sticky syrup and generally not cleaned well. I usually come here, pick-up, and go.

Thank supersums
Boston, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

There are some seriously delicious sweets here and biscuits and chocolate and... the service is not very good or especially friendly though...

Thank Alex J
Brookline, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

If we’re passing through the Cleveland Circle area, as often as not we’ll take the opportunity to stop at Athans’s to ‘pick something up for breakfast’ .…..or for whenever! And when we’re invited to dinner and we’ve offered to bring dessert, Athan’s is almost always our first choice, because we can have complete confidence in the quality of their very... More 

Thank Arthur-Susan
Brookline, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

It is a nice place to have a cup of coffe or tea with a home made desserts. However, we find their desserts to be on a sweet side. Still, we often buy their cakes because they are better than average.

Thank Minna R
Newton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Very authentic baked goods from various countries- France, Italy, Austria and Greece, etc. Their chocolate pastries and florentines are delicious and nothing is too heavy or too sweet. Nice cafe reminiscent of Paris or Rome.

Thank ecokap

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1621 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4602
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-734-7028

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?