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After-dinner coffee in Brookline or Brighton?

fbf242 Dec 22, 2007 02:15 PM

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

  1. MC Slim JB Dec 22, 2007 02:28 PM

    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
      fbf242 Dec 22, 2007 02:30 PM

      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
        kweesee Dec 22, 2007 02:38 PM

        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
          MC Slim JB Dec 22, 2007 02:44 PM

          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
          LauraB Dec 22, 2007 02:41 PM

          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.

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          kweesee Dec 22, 2007 02:20 PM

          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
            Allstonian Dec 23, 2007 05:07 AM

            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.

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