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Japonaise Cafe and Bakery

1020 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4001
+1 617-566-7730
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good25%
  • Average38%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (4 reviews)
“african queen” (2 reviews)
“azuki” (4 reviews)
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8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
Cafe, Japanese
1020 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4001
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

The japanese pastries, cakes, and mochi is very good. There is not many places to sit so be prepared to pick up items and go. The staff there is nice and can be helpful with recommendations

1  Thank L Y
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Tasty but expensive little sandwiches at lunchtime,intersting little buns and pastries, but quite pricey and not in a particularly lovely location although quite safe.

Thank rzamenhof
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

A small family run bakery with Japanese care and devotion and French heritage and culinary taste. A perfect place to get wonderful croissants in the morning or a great cake for dinner my favorite is African Queen. Light dark chocolate made in heaven

Thank Papalotillo
Reviewed April 6, 2017

This is one of my favorite bakeries in Boston. I love their scones (white chocolate or blueberry are both fantastic), azuki cream pastry (delicious and decadent) and boxed savory sandwiches (egg salad, tuna salad).

Thank laubanniang
Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Better get there early, because everything can go quickly. Why? Because it's all awesome. Right along with the service. Love the potato croquettes!!

Thank Sharmela F
Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Come in for the tasty cappuccino, and warm espresso. Feel free to have the staff assist you in selecting tasty breakfast treats too. I enjoyed a couple of the ham and cheese croissants as well as the strawberry and cream croissant, yum! You will definitely...More

Thank Adderley3C
Reviewed November 17, 2015

I stopped here twice for pastries and coffee. They were tasty but perhaps a bit stale. The coffee was a bit rank, but that might just be my taste in coffee. Staff were nice enough.

Thank nualaloula
Reviewed October 26, 2015

This café makes very good small sandwiches, cakes and several items each day which allow one to sample Japanese baking, sometimes filled with a custard or with Azuki bean paste.

Thank NicJBoston
Reviewed October 12, 2015

It may not be chic or fancy. In fact the bakery itself is a little dated. But they make one thing I cannot get enough of... Azuki Cream Puffs. I've never had one anywhere else and I imagine it would be difficult for any to...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed April 2, 2015

This high-quality French/Japanese bakery/cafe serves excellent, delicate, rich pastries and cakes but has received less publicity than more "high-style" businesses of this type. Appearances are deceiving; this place does top-notch baking. We had the Azuki cream puff with bean paste and whipped cream, as well...More

Thank Nat G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4001
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-566-7730
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