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“Good vibes, fine fare, great location!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Crema Coffee Company

Crema Coffee Company
Ranked #8 of 86 Coffee & Tea in Portland
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating
Gorham, Maine
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Good vibes, fine fare, great location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

Yes, we have a gazillion fabulous coffeehouses here in Portland, but this one is distinctive and there's more than one reason that you probably will want to stop in at some point. It's got a great location just across from the ferry terminal and the huge front windows are especially good for people-watching when a ferry's in town. The renovated warehouse space has a fun and funky vibe, cozified by the flames of the fireplace (except during our 2-month summer:). There's good music and attractive art to be leisurely enjoyed. And then--of course--there's the menu. I can't help you with coffee descriptions--I don't even drink the stuff! I can vouch that the chai latte is not the most flavorful, but all you have to do is avail yourself of the nutmeg or cinnamon shaker on the counter to spice it up a bit. The bagels are from Union Bagel, plus there's a tempting variety of fresh baked pastries and a few savory offerings as well. There's ample seating, including soft seat options by the fireplace. Lastly--good mix of friendly folks, and sometimes live piano music (check with them for schedule). Hope I've covered enough angles to help you decide if this is someplace you'd like to check out. Have a great visit!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Taunton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Milky way latte was amazing, ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Amazing coffee, big space, nice music, friendly staff, and competitive prices to starbucks. Loved it. If it was a person I'd marry it.

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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent place to meet over coffee.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Crema is right on the waterfront in a historic brick building. You can watch boats travel through Portland Harbor through the large window at the front of the shop. Plentiful seating and a pleasant atmosphere make this a great place to meet friends or business associates for a coffee. The coffee is roasted on location so it is always fresh and the baristas pull pretty good shots.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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243 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Enjoyable ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

A good spot, lively, plenty of light, just off water, good coffee, great coffee shop food, and nice piano music. Was welcome to spend several hours at work on free wifi and enjoyed various coffee and tea options.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Worth the Wait”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

It was raining so we needed a place to get out of the rain and get a cup of hot tea. We spotted this place and went in. My sister and I do not visit coffee shops much so we were pleasantly surprised with the atmosphere and the service. The place has very high ceilings and a floor to ceiling window in the front, which would have been a great view if it wasn't raining! We found a small table for two facing the window. We ordered our tea which they make freshly brewed and they bring it to your table because it does take a little while longer to do it that way. But what a difference, I no longer like tea bags in hot water handed to me!

They also had sofas and various other forms of seating besides the traditional table and chairs along with Wifi. Great place, be sure to stop in when in Portland.

Visited September 2013
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