We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
419 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2903
+1 617-738-4444
07:00 - 15:00
Open now
See all hours
Tue - Fri 06:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

7 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 7: English reviews
Brookline, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of places to get good coffee in Brookline but 4A is the best. I have never been disappointed. I like espresso and theirs is just right -- strong but not bitter. We also get all of our coffee beans to grind at home here. Just try it.

Thank Oaksquare02135
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I have been going to 4A since it opened. It has been incredibly excellent. I not only have coffees there but also buy their beans to grind and roast at home. Each and every time the beans are freshly roasted. The owners are the best; always friendly and helpful. What a great place! Hands down the best coffee in Boston.

Thank Bunkerhill70
Brookline, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

My wife and I are an older couple who enjoy starting out each day going out and enjoying a cup of coffee together. We visit France frequently for business and pleasure, and, certainly do get our fill of coffee, there, as well. As accustomed as one is to hearing about all the varied Parisian coffee houses, they 'don't stand a... More 

Thank Napjo
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

I came to 4A the first week it was open based on a blog that described the type of machine used. Husband and wife team are great. Knowledgeable, engaging, smart and fun discussions each and every day. High quality every thing. Great flavor that doesn't infect your tastebuds like chain brand coffee shops. I come several times a month, as... More 

1 Thank Paul E
Brookline, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

Alan does a great job of providing a high quality product with great friendly service. This can be harder to find that you might think in Brookline.

Thank Sam S
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

In a city full of chain coffee shops but seriously lacking in independent alternatives, 4A Coffee is an absolute gem. They roast their own coffee beans on site. The lattes are seriously the best I've tasted. The owners run the shop personally, and will gladly engage in conversation, tell you about their coffee beans, their blends, etc. They sell just... More 

Thank Carrie B
Concord, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

We stopped by late on a Saturday afternoon after reading about this coffee spot in the Boston Globe. The Globe said that Alan Draper originally opened 4A Coffee in Kazakhstan in 2005 but relocated with his wife to Brookline in October 2012. On the menu is expertly made macchiato ($2.60), cappuccino ($3-$3.95), and mocha ($3.50-$4.45), all from beans roasted in-house... More 

2 Thank CrazyAboutAcadia

Travellers who viewed 4A Coffee also viewed


Been to 4A Coffee? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2903
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-738-4444

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from 4A Coffee staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?