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“Always Good”
Review of Crema Cafe

Crema Cafe
Ranked #25 of 629 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Norwalk, CT
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Always Good”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

I have traveled to Cambridge a few times this fall and ended up at Crema Cafe each time. The first time I went, it was just for drinks with friends. I ordered a warm lemon-ginger drink and was hooked. It is amazing! I have returned on each subsequent visit to enjoy the lemon-ginger drink, as well as some of their food, all of which has been good as well. Although the line can be long, it moves quickly. To get a table, you may want to get there a bit before you plan to sit, if you are going at a peak time (e.g., weekend mornings).

  • Visited November 2012
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Washington Dc
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“Sweet potato chips”
Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

We stopped in here while tooling around the city. Trendy, young, hip. Good food- lots of options. Sandwiches were delicious. Hubby's sweet potato chips were especially good. Think I got a turkey with goat cheese something or other. Good location and variety.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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“mudslide cookies, yum”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Whether you are looking for a delicious sandwich or a fabulous dessert, Crema should be a must on any trip to Cambridge. I am very fussy about my pastries and these all taste home made. The line frequently looks long, but there are 2 people at the order counter, so it usually moves quickly.

  • Visited October 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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“Best Coffee in Cambridge/Boston So Far”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is the place for anyone looking for a proper coffee in a reasonable size (ie not a bucket). And it's served in a proper cup, instead of a takeaway paper one if you're sitting in, which is definitely nicer. Kiwis & Aussies - this is nearly as good as at home, and what they call a cappuccino is actually more or less a flat white. The cafe also has an awesome selection of cakes as well as bigger sandwiches, wraps, quiche and soup. I totally recommend the brownies, which are enormous and sooo chocolatey, and if you're feeling too guilty about having a whole one, they also sell them as halves. And the walnut date loaf. Delicious. I'm finding that my coffee intake has increased somewhat since discovering Crema!

  • Visited September 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Breakfast, Check.”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Crema's excellent coffee and pasty make it my go to breakfast spot in Harvard Sq. The seating is cozy and there is generally an open spot to settle into. I recently headed to Crema with a bunch of friends, and we had no trouble putting a couple tables together upstairs. Highly recommended for Cambridge breakfast.

  • Visited September 2012
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