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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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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Here is what I noticed - customers are smiling as they go in, and as they are coming out. The staff are friendly and of course, they are smiling too. My coffee and croissant were good enough to guarantee my return, and I am not a neighbor.

Thank Bostonkiwi17
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I seem to be some of the few folks in town who do not like Athan's. I have enjoyed some of their cakes and the cappuccino I had there once was nicely made. But the cookies are dry and tasteless - like sawdust. Yes, it has a European atmosphere - but not necessarily a nice European cafe.

Thank DoctorMomBoston
Athens, Greece
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Felt right at home in Greece with their welcoming service, truly delicious Greek cookies/desserts and other great delicacies!! Well worth visiting for a Greek coffee or breakfast, lunch or even dinner !!!

Thank Annap1966
Brookline, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

There are plenty of classics but also some great Greek inspired desserts here. I have tried a number but always come back to the noisette or the amendoa. I once bought a selection of their smaller confections in lieu of a full cake and have never made my mother happier! Lovely little place to sit in the back as well... More 

Thank TolinRiedel
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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374 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
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
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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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

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Seating, Takeout
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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?