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285 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-734-4725
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best coffee chain and what Starbucks could have been and perhaps once was

No one in their right mind would go to Starbucks in any of its Brookline locations if they can get to Peets in Coolidge Corner or Chestnut Hill. The coffee at Peets is fresh, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the pastry is fresh, the room is clean and spacious. I wish there were a few more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

No one in their right mind would go to Starbucks in any of its Brookline locations if they can get to Peets in Coolidge Corner or Chestnut Hill. The coffee at Peets is fresh, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the pastry is fresh, the room is clean and spacious. I wish there were a few more Peets in downtown... More 

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Boston, MA
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I like the coffee much better than Starbucks'; pastries are okay but nothing special. The atmosphere here is really pleasant.

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Great service, great coffee. Had a sample of a new brew they had on the counter. Very strong flavor. For those who like that kind of java, it was good!

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Port Washington, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good coffee and friendly service. Amazing that they survive only several doors away from a Starbucks.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This Peet's seems similar to Starbucks in that it serves delicious, albeit expensive, coffees and teas. It's a pleasant, and very central location, and a great place for a refreshment. But the beef I have with this places has nothing to do with the places themselves. It's with the customers, who occupy prizes seats for hours. So customers who actually... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was visiting from Seattle so I've had my share of coffee. Starbucks, Pavement, Dunkin Donuts, boutiques, they're all over Boston but Peets is still the best place to grab an unpretentious and most excellent cup of joe. Friendly service, free wireless, great coffee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a great place. Go here to get your coffe instead of *bucks :-). Muffins and coffee was just great. I will come back for more

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Brookline, Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Peet's Coffee is located in a great location in Coolidge Corner so great for people watching if you get one of the window seats. Their menu provides great variety for coffee, desserts, and even snacks for little ones. There is a good amount of space to sit and relax or do work and the staff is very friendly.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

If you rather like Starbucks, but prefer to give your business to smaller companies, this is your choice in Coolidge Corner. Peet's is about 50 m North from Starbucks, on Harvard Street. No difference, or almost none, in products and service. Just smaller and more personal. If you think that way.

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Cromwell, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Not much to say other than this place makes great coffee. I did not have any food here, but I often stop in for coffee when I'm in Brookline.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 285 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: 617-734-4725
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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