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Crema Cafe

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27 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3709
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
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and coffee here is without the best one can find in Cambridge, if not the greater Boston area. It's fantastic, although the only hitch is that they really could do with more seating capacity as it can become quite loud and overcrowded at peak times, which makes it somewhat uncomfortable if you're wanting to take a seat and... More 

Thank A321NEO
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this place while I was exploring Harvard Square after a crew (rowing) practice. The egg sandwich on a croissant was delicious, and the coffee was extreme.

Thank exploretheworld322
Boston, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best coffee shop and cafe in Harvard Square. I highly recommend the spinach and feta croissants- basically Greek spanakopita but using croissant rather than phyllo dough. The spinach and feta is liberally stuffed inside, and it's delicious. The coffee is good, too. The only downside is the super long lines, because of how popular and great this... More 

Thank Dimitrios D
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Starbucks, but I love great quality, hand crafted coffee more. This is the kind of place that makes pretty designs like leaves on the top of your latte. I've had several drinks here, their coffee is excellent as well as their iced teas. Their english muffins are to die for, especially with some butter and apricot jam (I... More 

Thank Jill K
Perth, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a real "find" as there are many cafes in the heart of Harvard Square. Just great coffee, so friendly staff and some very yummy snack type food - breakfast or lunch - perfect. Gets a bit crowded because it's so good - but they have a good flow system and the wait times are fine. Highly recommended!

Thank Ruslana62
Auckland, New Zealand
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154 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe Crema delivered a good double espresso (or long black, if you prefer). Staff were friendly, service was quick, prices were good. The best coffee I had in Cambridge. We NZers are spoilt for choice and quality when it comes to coffee so we have high standards. America - there is a fortune to be made in good coffee.

Thank Prue S
Mayfield, Ohio
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I ate breakfast here. We didn't know what to expect but boy was it delicious. The coffee was outstanding and the chocolate Croissants were to die for. So fresh and flaky. I had a pecan muffin. I've never tasted anything like it. This place puts Panera to shame.

Thank JenniferK040
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We were here for a quick takeaway and I was delighted by their wonderful coffee. In my 20 day vacation in NY, Boston and Puerto Rico, this was by far the best coffee I had. The service was a bit slow, but the strong flavorful coffee made up for that.

Thank Juhi D
Singapore, Singapore
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Busy coffee shop in the heart of Harvard Square right next to the Coop. Serves coffee and other beverages and sandwiches and more. Fast service.

Thank Venkat C
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This place gets really busy - but don't worry, the queue and sitting moves fast enough and it's worth the slight wait. They use good quality coffee beans - made by a well trained barrista - so it's not brewed, industrial kind of filtered coffee like in Henrietta's Kitchen. The hot food menu for breakfast is decent and delicious. Their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3709
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-876-2700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?