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27 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3709
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Ranked #26 of 553 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Nokomis, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We went to Crema a few mornings while on a visit to Cambridge. The coffee was consistently good and the quiche was excellent. We also sampled a variety of pastries and all were delicious. We were served cheerfully and efficiently each time. We will definitely return to Crema the next time we visit Cambridge.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The best coffee in Cambridge. On Harvard Square, an absolute must. The service is great, the coffee exceptional and food options super. If you'd like to indulge, try their cupcakes! I've had coffee here many times and always enjoy them. On my last visit, I had a bagel with eggs. Very, very good. Their sandwiches are also very good. I... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great food, delicious coffee, warm ambience. However, they should move people along who bring their computer and use it as a home-away from home, since it is nearly impossible to find a seat through the afternoon. Don't even try to meet someone here, as you'll need more than one seat!!

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164 reviews 164 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We needed coffee and a morning pick me up early one morning and happened upon Crema. Flavorful, rich coffee, homemade baked goods, granola yogurt parfaits - everyone had something different and everyone was happy. The atmosphere was equally charming - actual student artwork on the walls and a an urban farmhouse decor. Crema is what coffeehouses should be...instead of those... More 

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Del Mar, California
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127 reviews 127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Don't miss the egg sandwiches on the house-made English Muffins. Really special. I also enjoyed the scone with pear and ginger. A nice combo.

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Seattle, Washington
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This coffee shop is a little gem in Cambridge. On a recent visit, I spent my mornings there getting breakfast and watching the liveliness of this place. The foot was excellent- I have the Dried Fig & Port Jam panini. To be honest, I had trouble choosing what to eat - everything looked delicious and fresh and the staff is... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Are you one of us saying that... but first coffee? Well this time, make a difference and start your day with Crema Cafe's famous almond early grey tea and their homemade baked goods. Something salty like spinach and feta croissant or something sweet like vegan biscotti. Go upstairs, take a seat and get warm.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Good coffee, delicious vegetarian wraps and nice atmosphere. My favorite cafe to catch up with friends!

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Toronto, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Baked goods were pretty good, too... would go back if I was in the neighbourhood, but really wish they would offer WiFi!

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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I found this place in Harvard Square and absolutely love it. Almond milk cappuccinos are great and it has a great atmosphere with students frequenting the place. The food is pretty good also. Definitely my favorite cafe at Harvard Square.

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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

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