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1621 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4602
+1 617-734-7028
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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335 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 46 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 22 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 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 26 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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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Baklava is SO GOOD here! They also have cookies, bread, etc, but for me it's all about the Baklava. Also they serve nice gelato.

Thank Bostonfoody

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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
Average prices
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
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?