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Crema Cafe

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27 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3709
617-876-2700
Today
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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best cafe in Harvard Square

They have delicious pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and drinks! What more could you ask for? It's a little small, but it is a nice place to meet a friend, especially for breakfast :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

They have delicious pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and drinks! What more could you ask for? It's a little small, but it is a nice place to meet a friend, especially for breakfast :)

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I really like the feel of this cafe. I met a friend there for breakfast and I had a latte and vegetarian quiche, which were both really good. It gets super crowded. It's a nice trendy place but with a lofty feel. It's comfortable to have a quick meet-up or stay a while and do work on your laptop. I... More 

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Texarkana, Texas, United States
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58 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This place serves great coffee and deserts. We stopped in to sit and warm up after touring Cambridge in the snow, walking... The latte was excellent and did well to bring back some heat and energy. The atmosphere busy at all times we were there.

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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The Starbucks people should study Crema. Crema has great coffee (thank you). But also a very large spread of desserts. I had the macarons two days in a row. Awesome, terrific. The help is friendly and the atmosphere busy at all times, but warm. This is what an independent coffee shop should be. Would RUN back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This place serves good coffee and sandwiches. There's not many seats for the size of the place and it can be hard and the wait can be long.

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Nokomis, Florida
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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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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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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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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
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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