Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Athan's Bakery & Cafe in Brighton Is Closing, Looking for New Space

A location of a pair of bakery-cafes is getting ready to shut down, though it could possibly be returning in a new space.

According to a Facebook post from Brighton Main Streets, Athan's Bakery & Cafe on Washington Street is closing its doors, with a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page indicating that its last day may be Thursday, December 28. The Brighton Main Streets post states that this might not be the end for the shop, saying that "The owners are still actively looking for a smaller space and hope for it to be in our Community." (Both posts mention that the Brookline location will remain in operation.) The Brighton outlet of Athan's Bakery & Cafe first opened approximately 15 years ago, offering baked goods and pastries with European influences.

Based on an earlier article here, it appears that a new location of Lakon Paris Patisserie will be opening within the Athan's space.

The address for Athan's Bakery & Cafe in Brighton is 407 Washington Street, Brighton, MA, 02135. The website for both locations is at

[January 2, 2024 update: WBZ 1030 confirms that the Brighton location of Athan's Bakery & Cafe is now closed.]

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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