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“Our fave place for cappuccino in Hvd. Sq” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Crema Cafe

Crema Cafe
27 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3709
617-876-2700
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Ranked #20 of 501 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Our fave place for cappuccino in Hvd. Sq”
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.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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“Great Espresso”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This place makes a great, although somewhat small, cappuccino. Friendly staff, good coffee and the food is ok for a snack. Well worth a stop here if you want a great espresso drink.
If you are a Starbucks fan then this place isn't for you.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newton, Massachusetts
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“great coffee, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I'm really picky with my coffee, but Crema Café really knows how to make their coffee and all other drinks. also their salads and pastries are really interesting and great quality. It's about time that Harvard square has a really great coffee as opposed to the other chain Cafe's. If you're looking to some unique, and well performed, for a real student atmosphere that's probably the best choice in Harvard square.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boca Raton, Florida
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“Love the Latte, Oatmeal, Great B'fast Sandwiches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The best place to start your day in Harvard. Very close to the Metro stop, it seems to be a popular place even in the summer, when school is pretty empty.
Latte is outstanding and the variety of b'fast options is good, sometimes earthy, and served in a reasonable time. Great oatmeal too. Worth making another visit.
Great people watching spot even in summer. Looks like a wide cross section of Harvard traffic walks through here. Can't imagine the traffic it pulls during school days. May really change the experience if it's crammed and the hurried pace of traffic was not summer casual.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The most beautiful cappuccino foam since Rome....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The sandwiches are terrific. The espresso drinks divine! Very cute. It is located right on Harvard Square. It is the perfect people watching location.

Visited May 2013
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