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Crema Cafe

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American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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27 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3709
617-876-2700
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 54
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, great atmosphere

Great food that you eat surrounded by a cross section of people from Harvard Square. The space is small and cozy, yet bright and lively. A great little cafe to visit in Harvard Square.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great food that you eat surrounded by a cross section of people from Harvard Square. The space is small and cozy, yet bright and lively. A great little cafe to visit in Harvard Square.

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Hong Kong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I was in cambridge for a week for a class and Crema became a daily stop while I was in the area. They get really busy but the staff are really efficient and move things along pretty quickly. They have some things that are pre-made and easy to pick up if you're in a hurry. Things I tried and enjoyed... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The pastries here are good, but a tad too sweet. Some of the sandwiches can be tasty. However the service is indifferent on some days and scornful on others. The lines at lunch can be very long. I've tried Crema's many times, and now with so many other venues in Harvard Square, I avoid it.

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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a popular place as there is no other like it better. The baked goods are fresh. Expect some wait.

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Shanghai, China
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This coffee shop is really nice. A bit small so it can get very busy, but everything is delicious :)

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food was just ok, did not impress me too much! But a popular lunch place for sure!! I had the clam chowder, it just didn't impress me much. The iced latte my mom had wasn't spectacular either. Locals must love it though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

With plenty o' Starbucks to choose from, I was glad to find an independent coffee shop with a unique sandwich and salad menu. I have never had a Sweet Potato Sandwich before, but it was on top of the menu, so I assumed it was their best. I was not disappointed. Sweet potato, apple, avocado, sprouts, on toasted wheat toast.... More 

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

As a very fussy coffee drinker I was delighted to discover this place for my daily coffee fix while staying in Harvard. Best cappuccino in Boston!

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had a breakfast here, the staff was nice and the croissant was delicious but their coffee was one of the worse I had nowadays, too strong taste like over-roasted.

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Absolutely superb quality coffee here. Proper preparation, proper temp, proper ingredients. In addition to great espresso drinks, the cafe also features some delicious pastries, sandwiches, and other light food fare. What makes this place great is the service that comes on top of it all. Working in town for a week and I'll skip all other cafes to come here.... More 

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Additional Information about Crema Cafe

Address: 27 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3709
Phone Number: 617-876-2700
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3709
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-876-2700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?