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Athan's European Bakery & Cafe

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407 Washington St., Brighton, MA, Boston, MA 02135
+1 617-783-3285
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to Athan's several times since moving to the area. It is split into a bakery/pastry shop and a cafe. The desserts are all outstanding! Athan's is one of the only places I've been able to find good rum cake in the United States. The chocolates are rich and delicious, the coffee at the cafe is good, the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We have visited Athan's a few times. This was the first time that we ate in the cafe area. We got breakfast pastries and then dessert. For breakfast, we had chocolate croissant, ham and cheese croissant, and a apricot danish. All were yummy! For dessert, we had the double chocolate dome, the black forest, and the bolero. These were crazy... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Great service with a smile, coffee and light crispy pastry which makes your day are found here. College area hang out, but plenty of locals to make it a area gem. I'm always pleased each and every time with this spot. Keep up the great service!!!!!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for rich, tasty, and interesting dark chocolate pastry check out this shop. From the Deux Chocolate to the Jamaican, each bite was soft, smooth and fulfilling. If there were versions with no calories I would order something everyday! But, what fun would that be? Relax and enjoy the treats!

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Thank Adderley3C
Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2014

The atmosphere was pretty and quiet. The sandwich was okay.. Nothing special.. The waitress was not friendly but she was attentive. So everything was average. You won't miss anything.

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Midwest, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

I just had an amazing experience with Athan's Bakery in Brighton. We placed a very large order and it was FANTASTIC! The food tasted delicious and lookes beuatiful, and the owner was kind and helped carry the boxes to our car. Highest possible review.

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Thank parisusaparis
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014

My wife and I go to Athan's in Brighton rather regularly, and that is usually in the hours between noon and five. There is always a smattering of folks around, perhaps having a few snacks and coffee, many of those using their computers--lots of college students in the area. But considering the fact that the food is consistently good and... More 

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Thank Teacher-DRP
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

And this place has it in spades. Truly a beautiful place to grab breakfast (or lunch, or dinner). The food itself is really tasty too. Everything is done very simply. Just good, fresh ingredients, and delicious flavor combinations. Also, the staff are awesome! They're always super nice. One waitress and even gave me and some friends a free little cake.

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Thank Michael R
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

I just found my last review of this place. I've been there quite a few times since. I have my personal favorite which is a grilled chicken sandwich with some kind of delicious pink mayonnaise. They used to serve it with Brie but now you have to ask for it. It's still worth it. The deserts look decadent but so... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

Stopped in for some pastries and was rewarded with the best croissants I have ever had - delicious flakey buttery goodness! We also had a piece of apple strudel which was large enough to share and was definitely worth going back for. They also have a large selection of other pastries and cookies - the cookies were only o.k., they're... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 Washington St., Brighton, MA, Boston, MA 02135
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighbourhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-783-3285

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