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Crema Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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27 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3709
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Nice cafe for breakfast

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank myleca
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Heloisa S
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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190 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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 21, 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.

Thank kimbacali2014
Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

Thank Scott S
Arlington, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Any time that I plan a shopping day in Cambridge, my first stop is here. The best coffee on the planet. And don't get me started on the baked goods...

Thank Laura T
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We went there twice, my favorite was the gold crema but red crema is also good if you don't want coffee. The staff super friendly helps you with all choices!

Thank Ale N
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I just visited Crema today for the first time in a long while. I saw the sign outside for the Maple latte that I remembered liking before. Today it was just as great as I remembered. My egg sandwich on croissant was lovely as well. Crema is a crowded place with some nice items. I stopped visiting for a while... More 

Thank Shannone J
Hoboken, New Jersey
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Tasty food, but cramped. The restaurant had good character and a nice selection of pastries and light breakfast items. If I lived nearby, I'd probably come back. There's a second floor with additional seating and you really had to squeeze by everyone to get to an empty seat. Not a good idea to come here with a child in a... More 

Thank jennaklu
Braintree, Massachusetts
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249 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

No breakfast after 11. This was disappointing on a Sunday. Limited sandwich menu..OK...nothing special. They were slammed on this Sunday noonish, We had to wait for a table. I read the coffee was good. My cafe au lait had barely a taste of it. As far as I could tell the only redeeming feature of this place is the reasonable... More 

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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
8:00 am - 9:00 am
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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