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Crema Cafe

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27 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3709
617-876-2700
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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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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Good and fast service!

We had no time to sit but the service was quick and we could eat a good breakfast on our way to Harvard (the restaurant is between the subway station and the famous school). I particularly liked the scones (innovative flavours compared to the usual plain and dry raisins offered everywhere... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had no time to sit but the service was quick and we could eat a good breakfast on our way to Harvard (the restaurant is between the subway station and the famous school). I particularly liked the scones (innovative flavours compared to the usual plain and dry raisins offered everywhere)! Omelette sandwich and the hot chocolates were good too.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Good selection of breakfast and lunch foods. Crema has a good vibe- a busy restaurant but has a warm feel to it and a good gathering spot for locals and visitors alike.

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Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Finding a decent breakfast while on vacation can be a challenge. Cream Cafe not only makes great breakfast sandwiches but their coffee is excellent. Try a latté or cappuccino...

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Their lattes are delightful. Their English muffins are large, yet light. Their quiches are creamy and delicious. Their soups will warm your heart and they make great sandwiches, too. This is a terrific gathering spot in Harvard Square for breakfast or lunch. It is busy, crowded, loud, but worth it!

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Wow. I really nice place. The service was excellent. My coffee - light rosted - was the best coffee I have I tasted in a long time. I'll be back for sure.

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This cafe was so cute and the staff were really friendly. Their cold brew coffee was great, as were the huge breakfast bagels. Really reasonably priced too, and the cafe has a lovely, bustling atmosphere.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Called in on a whim and wow! really great coffee. Double espresso with crema and rich flavor. More than decent iced coffee and americano. And divine baked goods - yummy carrot cake (not too rich or moist) and banana loaf. Wished we'd found this place 5 days ago!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?