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“Cozy and friendly” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Crema Cafe

Crema Cafe
Ranked #14 of 596 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Cozy and friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

It is a very European like atmosphere. It has wooden tables and very earthy brick walls. It offers a great variety of hot and cold caffeinated and decaffeinated beverages, along with freshly squeezed juices and perfectly steamed cappuccinos. There are daily in house made pastries and desserts. The menu offers breakfast and lunch choices, from eggs, salads, fruit cups, sandwiches with house-roasted meats, interesting spreads on homemade breads and seasonal soups that change daily. The staff is very hip, friendly and always welcomes the customers with a warm and broad smile. The place is always buzzing no matter the time of the day.

Visited September 2013
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Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
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26 reviews
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“Delicious sandwiches, nice vibe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This spot is easy to miss with its small(ish) storefront, but once inside you realize how large and popular it is. There is ample seating, usually mostly full especially at lunch time; an extensive menu, and friendly staff. The coffee is also delicious and equally importantly, strong. There are extensive vegetarian options, and before you roll your eyes and think that must mean they are bland, give them a try. I especially like the Sweet Potato. The veg options are interesting and healthy and largely NORMAL portion sizes - finally! If you aren't ready to try a different vegetable they also have adult grilled cheese and more typical salads/turkey sandwiches/etc. In the warmer months, you can linger at the outdoor seating and watch Harvard Square swirl around you, which is a sight to be seen. Enjoy!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Newton, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
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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
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