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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous coffee and pastries near Harvard Square

The Crema Cafe offers a variety of imaginative sandwiches, but the reason I came here was a simple espresso and almond croissant - and the quality of the coffee was just amazing, easily some of the best I have had in the Cambridge area, and there is a lot of competition. The almond croissant was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Cambodia
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Cambodia
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279 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Crema Cafe offers a variety of imaginative sandwiches, but the reason I came here was a simple espresso and almond croissant - and the quality of the coffee was just amazing, easily some of the best I have had in the Cambridge area, and there is a lot of competition. The almond croissant was possibly the best pastry of... More 

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Thank Huitzilipoxtle
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I tried to order 3 cakes for my friend's 40th birthday party. I called and emailed multiple times. They couldn't do tier cakes, they couldn't do the decorations they had on the website, they couldn't do flowers, couldn't even suggest flowers. Couldn't tell me which cake combination would look impressive even though I said money was no object. The conversation... More 

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Thank haagensena
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I resided in a Hotel without catering. The desk manager advised Crema Cafe for breakfast. He was so right. It's a friendly place to have your coffee or breakfast and plenty of space to work and setup your laptop. Good variety of coffees, fresh bakery (My favorite the spinach and feta croissant) and I nice menu. I can personally recommend... More 

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Thank rliem
Burlington, Connecticut
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Stopped in for some tea and walked out with yummy sweets. The oatmeal cookie was chock full of dried fruit and nuts. Had. Salty buttery taste that was delicious. The chocolate biscotti was without flavor as it could have used some salt and sugar. The truffle with chili pepper was excellently chocolate with a chili pepper lingering after kick. I... More 

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Thank Toots951987
Cambridge MA
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Good coffee and baked goods. Take-out orders are filled quickly, which is important as there's barely any standing room . . . Crema is always full. ~Could be their menu~could be the accessible lcation~ Chips and salsa are tasty, but the portion is So Small you can practically count the number of chips!

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Thank Langdon+lLangdon
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Liked the atmosphere and the banana bread was very good. great spot for breakfast with many options.

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Thank myleca
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

We ordered a chicken grilled sandwich and a spinach pie. They were good, but nothing special. Avoid going at mid day because the place get crowded due to the luch time of Harvard's students and there are not manu tables.

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Thank Heloisa S
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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225 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Always very crowded. Delicious coffee and food and baked goods. Had a fantastic vegan coconut banana nut muffin. Dulce de Leche beignet had good flavor but texture was off. The breakfast sandwich I had was delicious but I didn't care for the texture of the English muffin it came on. Hard to find seating here; my pet peeve is people... More 

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Thank sjc43
Long Beach, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We walked over from the Harvard Square Hotel after it was recommended by staff. It did not disappoint. Food was fresh, healthy and awesome. Nice location in the center of the square.

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Thank kimbacali2014
Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Excellent coffee, even by our Seattle standards with a variety of pastries, okay to excellent. The people watching at this bustling spot just off Harvard Square is top notch. Outside seating if the weather suits.

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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, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?