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Crema Cafe

27 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3709
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Ranked #36 of 541 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Millstone, New Jersey
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108 reviews 108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We stopped in after a long day of walking around Cambridge. The place channels a chic coffee shop, and I was very happy to find outlets along the walls of the tables. I ordered the mint iced tea, which was flavorful and refreshing - the perfect drink for a hot summer day.

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San Francisco, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I've been here a few times on trips to Boston and I try to make a stop here when I can. Pretty good pastry selection and good coffee. Lots of nice seating areas and a fun vibe. I had the bagel sandwich which was good (not amazing, but better than most)

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Boston, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I always enjoy having tea or a good vegetarian sandwich at the Crema Cafe. A grilled cheese sandwich with sweet potato chips stands out in my memory as being intensely delicious. The outdoor seating is very pleasant option to sit and relax outside while enjoying your food. The pricing is pretty standard for Boston/Cambridge as not being the cheapest, but... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Walking around Cambridge looking for an authentic place to have breakfast. There are plenty of Starbucks and other chains but we wanted something "real". This place fit the bill. Nice wood tables, freshly made pastries, made to order breakfast sandwiches and good coffee.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Delicious breakfast sandwiches. Fab house made English muffins and scones! Perfect coffee and latte.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Crema is a great little casual cafe to grab breakfast, lunch, coffee, snacks. They have great pastry's too. It's a busy, bustling place, with nice staff and great food.

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Mill Valley, California
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183 reviews 183 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

i just love this little, overpriced place. They have plenty to choose from and its all good. It is overpriced but it is Cambridge where lots of money walks by each day. The outdoor seating is situated in just about the best spot in town.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I came here with the wife of a colleague. The pastries are the first thing you see as you stand in line to order. I did purchase one, and it was delicious. I tried the Thai Iced Tea, and I very much enjoyed it. The atmosphere is nice. It can get busy and noisy, though.

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Needed coffee and a place to sit after a tour and shopping. Coffee was over roasted and average. My daughter's ice tea was decent. Overall, place was decent but didn't blow me away.

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Seoul, South Korea
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is one of those cafes where you want to try EVERYTHING on the menu because they look so good, and because they won't necessarily dry up your wallet! There's a great variety of food items and beverages to choose from, and my last visit, I purchased a wonderfully savory and flaky spinach and leek quiche with a house coffee.... More

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