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Cafe Fixe

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1642 Beacon St, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Newton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice coffee shop, but would be much better if they had wifi service. The service tends to be a bit slow too.

Thank Eytan M
Baltimore, Maryland
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here on a Thursday morning for a bit of work time over a chai. It fit the bill in my book--gracious staff, good latte, & quiet space. However, a few things to note before visiting: -- the chai is spicier & less sweet than the Starbucks rendition. I think it's good, but perhaps a matter of preference --there wasn't... More 

Thank Stephanie M
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been searching for good coffee in Boston... tried out Cafe Fixe. Not bad espresso, the latte was decent. Got a almond croissant which wasn't very good, very small selection of pastries. Surprised at such a small place with a modern appearance, definitely not the type of cafe to lounge at or work at. Not a lot of seating. I brought... More 

Thank Jenny T
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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609 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This place is modern and cute, very small and not enough seating but really nice coffee and service. Some pastries. Good service!

Thank Danuza
Nosara, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Let me say that this place has good coffee, not great coffee just good coffee. I had been here 3 months ago when I was in town on business. They are rude, condescending and pretentious. Then and definitely now. They believe that coffee with milk should be served at a certain temperature. That is fine but if that is warm... More 

1 Thank paladin1124
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106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Skip the chains and head straight for Cafe Fixe. The staff prides itself on making a proper cup of coffee. The snacks are to die for!!!

Thank Jake59Boston
Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

More European style coffee, strong and not your typical warm coffee flavoured milk. Great there are no outlets, and presumably no WiFi, keeps the hordes of Apple Mac toting table hoarding patrons away! Not cheap, but worth the extra if you like a strong properly prepared coffee.

Thank Spicysi
Newton, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This coffee shop could use a "fixe". From when we ordered our coffee to when we left, the attitude of both baristas was condescending and unpleasant. Coffee was good, but overpriced. Atmosphere was unwelcoming as well.

3 Thank Debbie K
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This little coffee place is just too Twee. I had a server reprimand me for putting milk in my coffee. Honestly! I love local coffee places but I just go to the Starbucks across the street. You'll wait awhile for your coffee here.

2 Thank Bostonfoody
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

the coffee here is probably the best in Brookline. However, the chilly, officious, don't- touch-my door knob attitude quashes any cozy, comfortable vibe thats supposed to be part of coffee drinking with friends. They have thrown many good customers out for the smallest of "infractions" (!). They just don't get the simplest thing about a relaxed enjoyable coffee experience

Thank Ornita111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Cafe, American
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1642 Beacon St, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: 617-879-2500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?