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Dec 22, 2007 02:15 PM

After-dinner coffee in Brookline or Brighton?

Is there anywhere in the Brookline/Brighton area that serves coffee and maybe desserts, with nice atmosphere, open after 9? Thanks!

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  1. 1. finales, coolidge corner, on beacon st (great dessert)
    2. lineage, coolidge corner, on harvard ave across from the bank of america. its a restaurant but maybe you can go just for coffee?
    3. peet's coffee, coolidge corner, on havard ave (a coffee shop)
    4. infusion tea spa, brighton, on brighton ave next to spikes hot dog. its a taiwanese cafe but they have great coffee and bubble tea

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    1. re: kweesee

      Infusions Tea Spa is closed at the moment. I passed by on the bus Friday and noticed that furnishings and Christmas decorations were in place but the windows were covered with brown paper. Will have to walk by and look at the signs to see what's up - I don't know if it's renovations or what.

    2. Athan's Cafe in Brighton Center is open till 11p every night, and has fantastic desserts, notably Greek pastries. The Washington Square Brookline location closes at 11pm Fri-Sat, 10pm other nights. My favorite baklava in town.

      I'm not a fan of Finale: great-*looking* desserts is all they are.

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      1. re: MC Slim JB

        Athans popped into my mind, but I was sure if they served coffee, etc... I've never been to the Brighton location. Do both/either serve coffee?

        1. re: fbf242

          omg i totally forgot about athans, put that on the top of my list :o) they have great tea. and supposedly great crossaint. but the paninis are not that great

          1. re: fbf242

            Both locations serve filter coffee, as well as the Greek frappé, a Greek oddity / specialty, kind of a sugary milk shake made with instant coffee and no ice cream.

            If I'm not mistaken, you can also get espresso (and maybe Turkish coffee?) at both locations.

          2. re: MC Slim JB

            Athan's does serve coffee/coffee drinks in addition to the desserts and gelato. I have never been to the Brighton location but the Brookline location now actually has more than three tables so it is much easier to get a seat than it was a year or so ago. I like their baklava and the lemon mousse cake.