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Crema Cafe

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27 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3709
7:00 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love their lavender lemon cupcakes and their lattes!! I do have to be careful with their coffee as it is too strong and can make me puke or poop if I don't drink it slowly and sitting down.

Thank pinacolada2017
San Diego, California, United States
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good coffee and breakfast spot in Harvard Square with outdoor cafe tables and additional tables upstairs on the loft level. Very busy and popular - with locals, students and tourists but the service is quick and friendly. Yesterday I had a latte and today a crema latte (with honey and cinnamon - quite tasty). Yesterday my husband and I each... More 

Thank Brenda H
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crema offers both ready-made and made-to-order choices. Big variety of sandwiches, fresh salads. Ingredients are good quality. There are tables on an open mezzanine level, mainly counter seating downstairs, café tables on a tiny terrace to watch Cantabrigians and students from all over the globe. The ordering system is somewhat confusing, but service is brisk once you get it sorted!

1 Thank langdonllangdon2016
North Tonawanda, New York
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have a good breakfast sandwich. I got the croissant with chorizo and egg. Did not disappoint. For 9 a.m. On a Wednesday I was surprised that they had seats available.

Thank bjcooke1
Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looked great from outside but they'd run out of orange juice and croissants and it was only 11 am....

Thank Jo R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here on a whim with my girlfriend, who was staying in the area for the summer. I consider myself a coffee enthusiast, and enjoy to critique and indulge in my favorite hot beverage whenever I get the chance. I had their special white latte, which had cinnamon, honey and vanilla in it... Holy crap, mind blown. I've never... More 

Thank Reed B
Melbourne, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A vibrant ( never not busy!) cafe serving good quality, innovative, wholesome food and drinks. A great place to soak up the student- like atmosphere around Harvard and to feel part of it!

Thank Keggles123
San Diego, California
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took a quick morning breakfast with coffee and a spinach croissant, waiting for my Harvard tour. The food is moderately price as it's located inside the Harvard Square. I sit on the second floor and there's a lot of tables. Turn on my laptop for free wifi and relax.

Thank Renato L
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I liked the atmosphere and vibe. Students with their laptops or books, music in the background and reasonable good quality.

Thank tho13
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 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 

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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 Options
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?