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Crema Cafe

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27 Brattle St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-3709
+1 617-876-2700
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 09:00
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Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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439 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent cafe, with the downside that it's usually so busy that it's difficult to get a seat. Terrific coffee, and the bagel with lox, tomato, and onion is one of the best deals going in the area for that type of sandwich.

Thank David P
New Delhi, India
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197 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little hyped place I think, a little too loud for a discussion, crowded and congested.The cheese sandwich was okay not hot,the hot chocolate was tasty but cold.A good place to hang out with friends though.

Thank Shalu2127
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Feet away fro Harvard Square, this cafe is a great alternative to the long waits to standard nearby chains. PROS: * close to the subway (Harvard Square stop) and of course, the Ivy League U * plenty of room, 1st and 2nd floor always tightly packed * plenty of fresh, generously sized choices from drinks to pastries and lots in... More 

Thank Woodlandsartgal
Cambridge, MA
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Put a little bit of honey in it maybe a tiny bit of sweetener, and it's got a nice bite. You will love it!

Thank Mike G
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got the Ginger and Peach and the Ginger with Lemon Teas - Enjoyed! We both liked the Ginger and Peach a bit more...

Thank KrisA572
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a great spot for made to order sandwiches, especially if you have special dietary needs. The grilled cheese with bacon and tomato is excellent; pay extra for the sweet potato chips. Unfortunately, like so many Cambridge restaurants, the dining space is very limited and you feel like you're fighting for a table.

Thank LibbyC1953
Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We visited on a sleepy Sunday morning and most things were closed except this cafe. It had great tea and a small but good selection of pastries and hot breakfast options. We tried the egg with avocado and egg and bacon on English muffins. Delicious!

Thank Bryzan
Titusville, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Very sweet little nook that quickly fills up. A great place on campus to study. Coffee is strong but a little bitter, and their English muffins are to die for!

Thank mmaccione
Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I used to visit this place all the time thanks to their awesome toasted sandwiches. Lately though, it's totally missed the mark. The baked items have been stale (the banana bread I had today tasted like it was baked a week ago), the macarons are like little rocks, and staff talk about getting drunk while you stand awkwardly in the... More 

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331 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

One of the people with us is a coffee geek (he imports coffee from overseas and does all kinds of brewing techniques), and he said that their espresso was the best coffee he had ever tasted. They also had a guest brew from a place in Portland, Maine, which was good too. We also had the chicken sandwich and their... More 

Thank Lauren K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 09:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Brattle St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-3709
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-876-2700

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