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Crema Cafe

27 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3709
617-876-2700
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Ranked #28 of 535 restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I love the egg sandwiches here. The bagels are great. Really enjoyable coffee specials. It gets packed mid-morning on weekends and be prepared to wait a bit for food during peak times.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

i've come here a few times now, first due to the over the top reviews the place has received and later to give the place another chance, but in the end i have to leave it as it is, a someone mediocre cafe in a very popular spot. Others have described this place as "European" in flavor but having been... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

It's a really nice place, casual, friendly, fresh bakery, awesome ambience, energy, buzz yet you can like submerse yourself into thoughts with nice hot coffee and just feel truly great...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This is a terrific little cafe which is absolutely fabulous and always busy. Great atmosphere, good coffee, nice dishes and fun to be. Try it, you will love it. Conveniently located just off Harvard Square. My daughter loves it here and often visits in her free time with her college friends. Enjoy!

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16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The ONLY thing wrong with Crema is the scramble for seating. The coffee is as made by the goddess Vesta, and the viennoiserie is as made in, well, Vienna. The soup is comfort itself. The Earl Grey almond latte is insired, and the Earl Grey tea in it is actually several notches better than Twinings. The staff are absolutely charming... More

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Medway, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

You would expect a great assortment of teas and coffees and this place delivers without killing your pocketbook (i.e., S-bucks) along with some tasty desserts that shame other coffee spots.

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Phoenix
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The people working there weren't very friendly at all. I got my coffee (which was fine) and then went to find a place to sit. After sitting down I try to stop someone that worked there and ask for the wifi password. What's that? No wifi? In a cafe??? In harvard sq?? I spoke with a friend that used to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

It is a very European like atmosphere. It has wooden tables and very earthy brick walls. It offers a great variety of hot and cold caffeinated and decaffeinated beverages, along with freshly squeezed juices and perfectly steamed cappuccinos. There are daily in house made pastries and desserts. The menu offers breakfast and lunch choices, from eggs, salads, fruit cups, sandwiches... More

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Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This spot is easy to miss with its small(ish) storefront, but once inside you realize how large and popular it is. There is ample seating, usually mostly full especially at lunch time; an extensive menu, and friendly staff. The coffee is also delicious and equally importantly, strong. There are extensive vegetarian options, and before you roll your eyes and think... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is our Sunday-after-church ritual. The cappuccinos are fantastic. There is plenty on the menu - warm, cold, dessert - for the hungry foks as well. It's a hip, local Cambridge cafe which is always busy. In the summer time grab a seat outside and watch the passersby walk the square.

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