One of the cardinal rules of a party is Always have more than enough food for everyone, a rule superseded only by Never mix alcohol with access to a particle accelerator. Secure sustenance for all revelers with this Groupon.
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Guests can drop in to lunch on paninis with prosciutto and pear ($6.95) or sirloin steak paired with cheesy masa polenta ($12.95). Traditional greek baklava, along with florentines, brings meals to sweet closes. Catering orders summon more elaborate baked goods such as lemon tartlets or petits fours and range in price according to scope and scale, though pastries generally cost $1.35–$2.49 apiece.
Five decades ago, Kirio Pantelis wheeled a wooden cart around Kalamata, Greece, peddling syrupy sweets to locals. Today, his son and daughter-in-law oversee the American patisserie and café that evolved from these humble roots, nestled in both Brookline and Brighton. The bakery pays homage to its heritage with walnut-studded cakes and tarts that echo back to communal baking in wood-burning Greek ovens, though the shop draws from all over Europe for luxurious ingredients such as chocolate genoise, poached Turkish apricots, and Belgian cocoa. Puffed éclairs, petits fours, and fruit tartlets evoke the patisseries of Paris, and the bakery’s from-scratch gelato transports tasters to Italy without the hassle of concentrating hard enough to teleport.
Along with these sugary delicacies, the Brighton location also dishes up savory, Mediterranean-inspired fare at a café with marble tabletops and loft ceilings. Diners here fork into cold poached salmon, munch on paninis layered with gruyere or house orange-scented sausage, and savor cold sandwiches filled with roasted pancetta.
90% of 622 customers recommend
“good food, good service, nice decor/atmosphere”
“Athan's is one of the best local bakeries and cafes.”
“wonderful baked, pastry goods, gelato”