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Athans in Brookline

Jujubee | Apr 6, 2004 03:35 PM

I stopped by here for the first time 2 weeks ago, and again last weekend. Let me say that I really, really want to like this place, be blown away by it even, because it is such a pretty little neighborhood bakery. Love the feel, though they could use a little more seating.

The first time I tried an apple strudel. It was okay, but lacking in flavor. No crisp fall morning here. (To be fair, it's not apple season and I was getting over a cold.) The pastry was too pasty, not enough flaky. Certainly passable and better than a lot of others out there, but I was a bit disappointed.

The second time I tried a little strawberry-chocolate cake concoction. Better, but a little too sweet for my tastes. Tasty, but not memorable.

But like I said, I really want to like this place! And there seem to be a number of fans on this board. What do you suggest?

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