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Crema Cafe

Café$$$$
Harvard Square, Cambridge
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  • The espresso at Crema Cafe is a can't miss
  • Jevan S.
    "Red crema (rooibos latte) - best warm drink in the Square"(9 Tips)
    Don O.
    "Crema grilled chicken is the best sandwich in all of Beantown."(8 Tips)
    Kraig M.
    "Sweet potato sandwich or the chicken artichoke sandwich are great!"(11 Tips)
    Janet L.
    "Ginger lemonade and chicken terragon with pear and Brie sandwich!"(8 Tips)
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  • Shaila
    ShailaApril 3, 2010
    Get a gruyere grilled cheese sandwich; it's delicious
  • Nathaniel H.
    Nathaniel HajianFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bacon turkey avo or grilled chicken sandwich are to die for here. The coffee is great so if your feelin courageous - drink it black. That's my favorite way to enjoy it. They :( credit cards under 10$.
  • Mei Wei C.
    Mei Wei ChenJuly 21, 2012
    One and a half floors of seating, very laid back atmosphere, and not that crowded, at least on Saturday mornings. Very good cold brewed coffee offered seasonally, you can try a shoot for a buck.
  • Carrie B.
    Carrie BevisApril 12, 2015
    In the heart of Harvard Square, Crema serves superb espresso and a lively atmosphere for conversation. Great way to imbibe in Cambridge.
  • Patricia
    PatriciaOctober 15, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The oatmeal cookie is unlike any other. It's a meal by itself. All of the other cookies (and baked goods in general) are equally as tasty. Snag a pretzel knot with your meal.
  • Bob F.
    Bob FischerMarch 11
    Crema has both great coffee and food. The soups are excellent. If you don't feel like having coffee, try the red Crema. Rooibos tea latte with cinnamon and honey. Wonderful,
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissNovember 15, 2015
    All kinds of delicious espresso drinks. My cappuccino was spot on. Tons of baked goods too. No wifi.
  • Colleen O.
    Colleen O'BrienMay 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Prefers cash for orders under $10. My personal favories: almond earl grey tea, grilled cheese and tomato soup, ginger lemonade, and their English muffin with butter and raspberry jam (BEST DEAL IN SQ)
  • Nick H.
    Nick HolroydMay 18, 2015
    I got one of those sandwiches that absolutely shreds your mouth apart. Cool setting though, and you can eat your food outside in the square and watch the street performers.
  • Dan D.
    Dan DoronApril 21
    Grilled chicken sandwich is delicious, so are the brownies. Some sandwiches are served pre-made and cold, so I suggest asking. Ex: the rare roast beef sandwich.
  • Joe S.
    Joe SmithJanuary 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Solid Cafe Lattes, and a good Crema Chicken Sandwich. The balcony on the second floor can get pretty packed, but is a good place to work once you get settled.
  • David W.
    David WolskiMarch 12, 2015
    Brewed house blend brought to you by George Howell, ranges from OK to very good, depending on the day. Buy house beans and make your own for more consistent taste.
  • Rue La La
    Rue La LaSeptember 5, 2012
    Order a fresh-pressed sandwich (savory or sweet) and pair it with the cafe's homemade sweet potato chips. Coming for lunch? Tables fill up quickly, so plan accordingly.
  • Vicki Y.
    Vicki YDecember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    2 of my fave sandwiches here: the herb roasted lamb sandwich with arugula, roasted tomato & walnut aioli, & their tarragon chicken salad with pears, brite & pecans... So good!
  • Marcela S.
    Marcela SaponeJuly 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hard to get something bad here, easy to come when it's too busy (Harvard students, Hogwarts fans, and VCs all love it). No wifi by design - but sit by the window to tap into Harvard's network
  • Mark J.
    Mark J.February 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure to check out the sandwiches in addition to the tea and coffee choices. The croissant breakfast sandwiches are out of this world.
  • Anissa C.
    Anissa ConnerOctober 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I cannot get enough of the english muffins here! They make their own and they are so delicious, especially when you gone one as an egg sandwich.
  • Allison A.
    Allison AbbottAugust 2, 2016
    Crema Grilled Chicken Sandwich 👌 (and I am usually a believer that you can't dress up a grilled chicken sandwich...this one was definitely special, though)
  • Lane R.
    Lane RettigOctober 26, 2014
    If you want a beverage without caffeine, try the unique ginger steamer. Super tasty and all natural but a little on the sweet side.
  • Margaret P.
    Margaret PiersonJuly 28, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Their ginger lemonade is a delightful refreshment on it's own but requested as an Arnold Palmer with Moroccan mint tea it's the ultimate cure for the too-hot-to-move blues.
  • Diana H.
    Diana HamiltonJune 3, 2016
    The egg sandwich was wonderful, and the place is super cozy. The multigrain was soft and nutty/seedy, and it was a fantastic casual brunch.
  • Dan B.
    Dan BrownAugust 11, 2014
    Crema Cafe is a gem in Cambridge. Not touristy at all either. I wholeheartedly recommend any of their salads, soups or sandwiches. I can't pick just one!
  • Kraig M.
    Kraig M.July 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything is good! If you are in the mood for a treat the birthday cup cakes are awesome. Sweet potato sandwich or the chicken artichoke sandwich are great!
  • Sunaina S.
    Sunaina SwaminathanOctober 28, 2014
    My fab cafe in the Boston area. Everything is really good here. The crowd is young. Atmosphere is great. Love the brick ambience.
  • Naini G.
    Naini GomesJuly 14, 2013
    My favorite sandwiches - the grilled chicken, smoked turkey with chutney, and artichoke spinach. One of the best coffees in the area.
  • Tim d.
    Tim de GierJanuary 1, 2016
    The central coffee house of the Harvard University Area. They serve good coffee and grilled sandwiches. It's a place though to sit and talk. Not really good to work (no wifi, bit noisy).
  • Ingrid H.
    Ingrid HartmanMay 27, 2013
    Busy: seating almost always an issue, but best coffee shop in Harvard Square. Love every baked good I try. Get the red crema and yogurt parfait.
  • Ava
    AvaAugust 11, 2014
    Great place to grab lunch, sometimes hard to find a table with all the people nursing their 3-hour-old coffees while they work
  • Jane S.
    Jane S.March 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the maximillian bfast sandwich. It's not on the menu but they'll make it for you! Sweet potato, goat cheese, rosemary, egg, on homemade English muffin. Best thing I ever ate!
  • Andressa M.
    Andressa MendonçaSeptember 15, 2013
    The best coffee place in town! If you are a coffee lover and is visiting Cambridge, you can't go wrong in here!
  • David W.
    David WolskiMarch 12, 2015
    Very good breakfast sandwiches! Egg sandwich with toppings on english muffin with toppings of choice or lox bagel are great.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMarch 25, 2016
    The Crema Grilled Chicken sandwich is a revelation; the cheese corn spread is a great flavor combo with the avocado.
  • Nathaniel H.
    Nathaniel HajianMay 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Like everywhere else: if it had avocado in it, get it. At crema that means the grilled chicken sandwich - you'll thank me later :)
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CasperAugust 22
    Quaint and relaxing coffee shop with refreshing cold brew... coffee everywhere is expensive and this local shop is no different!!!
    Upvoted Oct 9
  • Harvard University
    Harvard UniversityJuly 7, 2010
    Always bustling at lunch time, Crema’s wide variety of drinks and fresh food is worth the wait! House-made pastries and creative sandwich options provide something for everyone. Read more
  • Irina
    IrinaMarch 31, 2016
    Lovely café. Try maple latte and pistachio cupcake with rose water icing - not too sweet but with a lot of flavour 💓
  • Carrie B.
    Carrie BevisOctober 2, 2016
    Fantastic café menu of beautiful espresso pulls, sweet or healthy sandwiches, soups, and tantalizing baked goodies.
  • Ezequiel G.
    Grilled cheese is just great. Sweet potato chips that come with other sandwiches were a nice, delicious surprise.
  • Marcella F.
    Marcella FOctober 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for coffee and pastries but if the Harvard students take over a table to discuss politics then you're screwed for seating.
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SpetkaFebruary 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The English muffin is the most underrated menu item. For lunch, can't go wrong with the grilled cheese + tomato bisque, though!
  • BU Today
    BU TodayAugust 1, 2013
    Crema's pastries are baked fresh daily with offerings like s'mores cupcakes or macaroons. The cafe's savory options are just as tantalizing. Try the Spinach Artichoke Grilled Chicken Sandwich! Read more
  • Ivelisse E.
    Ivelisse EstradaJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    my money—and lots of it since the place opened—is on the cafe au lait. oh, and the quiche. but really, you kind of can't go wrong at crema.
  • Nic M.
    Nic MirandaMarch 7, 2014
    The Yerba Mate Latte is beyond delicious! Try it with almond milk if you don't like/can't have dairy
  • CityRover M.
    CityRover MediaJanuary 5, 2011
    A chalkboard menu tempts with savory sandwiches like Veggies & Ricotta or Crema Grill Chicken and sweet, gooey choices like Rosemary-Goat Cheese or Nutella & Banana. Read more
  • Steve B.
    Steve BirkettJuly 27, 2015
    Moroccan meatloaf sandwich takes an age to prepare but is a meal in its own right. Delicious, if you're not in a rush.
  • Madison S.
    Madison SheltonJune 1, 2016
    Breakfast sandwiches are amazing, espresso drinks are excellent and homemade English muffins are to die for.
  • David W.
    David WolskiMay 11, 2015
    Try this one on for size: 4oz of cold brew = $1 ; 12oz = $3.5 ; 16oz = $5.50 ; Your face when you realize this nonsense = priceless!!! Here's a tip for you: Buy 4x $1 shots. Seriously, WTF
  • Hannah L.
    Hannah L.July 21, 2012
    They have actually good music!! Also get the strawberry lemonade and grilled cheese with avocado, it's fantastic.
  • Patricia
    PatriciaOctober 18, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Make sure you get their homemade ginger marshmallows in your drink, if they have them! (They're seasonal)
  • Caroline H.
    Caroline HarveyDecember 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The sweet potato sandwich is amazing- green apple, sprouts, avocado, & sweet potato on wheat bread. Om nom!!
  • Mubarak A.
    Very nice staff. Go for espresso (house blend one)
  • Laurens L.
    Laurens LatemanApril 26, 2014
    Get the latte and the cherry bourbon thing. So good if warm.
  • Laura W.
    Laura WongApril 2, 2016
    Everytime I go here it is packed! It is good but definitely better to get your order to go, tables/seats are hard to come by
  • Ana H.
    Ana HRApril 15, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Expensive, but their turkey jicama and roast beef on a pretzel roll are the best sandwiches in Harvard Square.
  • Marcella F.
    Marcella FJuly 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great scones, try the Honey/Thyme/Walnut scone. Unexpected combination but very delicious!
  • Geoffroy B.
    Geoffroy BablonNovember 9, 2014
    Delicious cappuccinos. Try the banana walnut bread if they're serving it.
  • Krystal M.
    Krystal MDecember 22, 2011
    The Rosemary-Goat Cheese sandwich is all you need if you seriously can't decide between a sweet or savory palette. Delish.
  • Marguerite A.
    Marguerite AveryOctober 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent coffee - perfect for sipping black. Cookies are good too - big and slightly chewy.
  • Emily O.
    Emily OJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Despite the simplicity, the homemade English muffin w/apricot jam + butter is delicious and seems to be available anytime
  • Matt L.
    Matt LucianoSeptember 23, 2013
    The tomato bisque is pretty great. Get it with the grilled cheese and your good to go.
  • Pearson - Always Learning
    The place to go for a long day’s studying, fuelled by their wide range of food and drinks.
  • Cat L.
    Cat LoJune 5, 2015
    Coffee is great here, wish they offered wifi. Wifi networks around this area doesn't work.. </3
  • Keri G.
    Keri GarelOctober 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The chicken sandwich with spicy corn crema, cotija, and avocado will blow your goddamn mind.
  • Margaret M.
    Margaret MyersMarch 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always so busy. Prepare to stake out a table. Good coffee. Vegan biscotti in the afternoons. Mediocre food, would love a vegan cream cheese option.
  • Gabrial C.
    Red crema latte is where it’s all at. 10x worth it
  • Seema M.
    Seema MarwahaMarch 1, 2013
    The breakfast sandwiches here are amazing. Also a great lunch spot that is quick.
  • Willie S.
    Willie SoNovember 27, 2010
    Get the chicken spinach sandwich and a orangina. Can't go wrong! Please don't sit for a long time because there are others waiting!
  • Kitae K.
    Kitae KimFebruary 14, 2012
    Great sandwiches, great coffee, and an atmosphere that leave you wanting more coffee shops like Crema Cafe
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleDecember 10, 2014
    Pretty tasty egg sandwich, great bagels, excellent coffee, cool atmosphere
  • Ingrid H.
    Ingrid HartmanJune 25, 2013
    Iced matte latte on a hot day = the best productivity hack. Ask them to add a little honey for pure bliss.
  • Mélina
    MélinaAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Phenomenal coffee. Great selection of baked goods (however, nothing gluten-free sadly). I wish the staff was nicer.
  • Daniela L.
    Daniela Lazo Cedr�August 20, 2012
    The Golden Crema is unbelievable; the honey and cinnamon kills the need for extra sugar!
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MMay 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The almond croissants are amazing and original. Not overly heavy and junked up with almond paste.
  • Steve L.
    Steve LordSeptember 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The baked goods are nice but I wouldn't eat any unless you want a side of flies. The baked goods are left uncovered I've seen flies land on all of them. Pretty unsanitary
  • Thom F.
    Thom FinnarnAugust 1, 2015
    Went in for a cake tasting...awesome service, great cakes, and decent cold-brew.
  • Nicholas N.
    Nicholas NgoFebruary 4, 2016
    Golden Crema Latte + chocolate croissant! Also, the vegetable quiche is delicious.
  • Dillon C.
    Dillon ChenMarch 13, 2015
    The grilled cheese was amazing. Tends to get pretty packed though. Guess that's a good sign 💁
  • Don O.
    Don Orejas-KirkerJanuary 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Crema grilled chicken is the best sandwich in all of Beantown. Plus Jim's iPod will satisfy all your club kid over caffeinated dance needs.
  • Shannon S.
    Shannon SweetserApril 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the grilled cheese with caramelized onions and bacon, but here's a tip - add avocado or arugula to make this sandwich even more awesome.
  • Seth T.
    Seth TisueSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a cappuccino to stay, in the 6 oz cup. It's the perfect balance of coffee and milk (much less milk than typical elsewhere).
  • Ari J.
    Ari JonesAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The BEST drinks in the area. Try the hot and cold chai, and the pastries.
  • Vanessa🌸
    Vanessa🌸January 9, 2012
    Love the sweet potato sandwich and the golden crema latte, delish!!! <3
  • Emily C.
    Emily ChinJuly 6, 2014
    Their lemonade and limeade is made fresh, super refreshing!
  • Goktug
    GoktugAugust 14, 2013
    A cool place to enjoy your coffee and chill. Try egg sandwiches.
  • Katie S.
    Katie ShillMay 2, 2012
    Order a grilled cheese with caramelized onions. You can't go wrong.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmMay 26, 2016
    Their classic grilled chicken sandwich is the best thing on the menu!
  • Joshua L.
    Joshua LeeNovember 24, 2014
    My favorite place to grab coffee in the Square. Gets busy but worth it.
  • Niladri S.
    Niladri SinhaAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    The sweet potato sandwich, hands down, is the vest sandwich on the menu
  • Jen S.
    Jen SFebruary 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Mudslide cookies, gluten free, but you'll never miss the gluten.
  • Annie A.
    Annie ANovember 29, 2014
    Tastiest English muffin I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Yum.
  • Kane H.
    Kane HsiehOctober 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing coffee and sandwiches, terrible ergonomics with the stools and tables.
  • Melita S.
    Melita SchomannMay 3, 2015
    Morrocan lamb sandwich was awesome. And the lemonade too!❤️
  • Stanton C.
    Stanton CadyJuly 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    No wifi, and always busy so maybe not the best place to get work done, but the coffee is great!
  • Jane D.
    Jane DOctober 15, 2012
    Loved my soy latte. Stumbled across this cafe and so good to enjoy a lovely coffee. Jane, New Zealand
  • Youngna P.
    Youngna ParkJanuary 1, 2011
    Loved the pain au raisin and homemade English muffins. Sit upstairs and enjoy the view.
  • Valentina M.
    Valentina MonteFebruary 10, 2011
    herb roasted lamb sandwich is actually AMAZING, with a walnut aioli that is perfection.
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KuklewiczNovember 18, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Go to Crema, the cappuccino is delightful. Some baristas create wonderful foam designs. Also, the pre-made roast beef w/their own boursin cheese is excellent Read more
  • Gordon M.
    Gordon MeiApril 11, 2015
    If a latte and a chai tea came together, you'd get the red crema.
  • Ghaith
    GhaithNovember 4
    I love crowded coffee shops like this one.. I had a great caffe latte.
  • Margaret M.
    Margaret MyersFebruary 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Only vegan baked good is the biscotti, which is available only in the afternoon.
  • Anna D.
    Anna Danziger-HalperinFebruary 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Golden crema, tofu Reuben, and alllll the pastries!
  • Brian C.
    Brian CMarch 12, 2012
    The chaider is great! A mix of cider and chai that I never would have thought of.
  • Nicandro I.
    Nicandro IannacciJuly 19, 2011
    Best sandwich: the Crema Grilled Chicken. Always my go-to favorite.
  • Peter B.
    Peter BoyceOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Most lavish way to study in the Square-- grab a Golden Crema & try the Bacon-Turkey-Avocado sandwich with jicama slaw.
  • Lmt
    LmtOctober 16, 2014
    Good coffee very loud barista disrupts the peace of a coffeeshop
  • Christian D.
    Christian DiBariOctober 1, 2011
    The nutella is great! If you ask they'll make it without bananas.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MerrimanFebruary 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Felipe's hot chocolate at Crema Cafe is simply the best-warm, spicy, and delicious.
  • M C
    M CMay 3, 2014
    Orange cardamom sticky bun. Amazing just get one.
  • Ryan F.
    Ryan FredetteAugust 24
    Been here 5+ times
    Oh crema you never disappoint. The quiche this morning was great :)
  • Spencer F.
    Spencer FryNovember 20, 2012
    A cozy little upstairs. A bit noisy but a good atmosphere.
  • Meredith B.
    Meredith BensonAugust 4, 2013
    Really annoying about wanting payment in cash if under $10. I only have a card. Deal with it.
  • John C.
    John CapecelatroJune 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The real fuel for entrepreneurs and, well, everyone. Cappuccino, carrot cake - keep it coming.
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DoyleFebruary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Mocha is fairly subpar here. Burdick's or Simon's would be a better choice in Harvard Square.
  • Angelo F.
    Angelo FernandoAugust 25, 2010
    Great place for a podcast, upstairs. It's quiet, yet has the right ambiance of a coffee shop.
  • Enrico S.
    Enrico SNovember 16, 2014
    Nice place. Mexican hot chocolate is a must.
  • Zach K.
    Zach KnechtFebruary 24, 2013
    Try the grilled chicken sandwich with cotija-corn spread. Amazing.
  • R. B.
    R. BragaSeptember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget to grab a cupcake for later. You won't regret!
  • Linda Y.
    Linda YOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Their coffee isn't spectacular, but their sandwiches (chicken salad, sweet potato) are good.
  • Avradeep C.
    Avradeep ChakrabartiSeptember 3, 2013
    The chicken and cheddar quiche is divine!
  • Jim B.
    Jim BarbaroJanuary 26, 2013
    The tomato bisque is very taste with a bit of smokey character.
  • Maria M.
    Maria McLaughlinMarch 21, 2015
    Maple lattes!! And golden Crema for the honey lovers :)
  • Ken R.
    Ken RussellJuly 5, 2011
    Sit upstairs on a weekday morning... rooibos tea, and internet -- heaven!
  • Aleksander M.
    Aleksander MeyerJuly 12, 2016
    Lavender honey eclair and almond Earl grey au lait!
  • Connie L.
    Connie LuApril 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome indoor balcony seating, but no wi-fi.
  • Katie A.
    Katie AndradeJuly 24, 2016
    Loved my ice coffee with almond milk. Really nice, popular place!
  • melissa p.
    melissa p.March 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    sandwiches, granola bars, pretzel bites, espresso drinks
  • Lynne B.
    Lynne BMarch 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The cannelés are wunderbar. So is their goat cheese and honey walnut sandwich. Done this as a light dinner numerous times.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 29, 2014
    They enforce a $10 card minimum (lame!) but makeup for it by having excellent coffee and sandwiches.
  • Edwin M.
    Edwin MorrisNovember 10, 2012
    Great second floor interior balcony.
  • Devon W.
    Devon WilliamsApril 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Summer drinks: Red Nectar and the Sunset Nectar. Super refreshing!
  • Logan K.
    Logan KerrDecember 5, 2015
    Crowded but good. Try the ginger steamer!
  • Marek S.
    Marek StępniowskiApril 10, 2015
    Amazing drip coffee. If they only had WiFi...
  • hannah a.
    hannah ashleyFebruary 5
    get a grilled cheese sandwich and add tomato and avocado
  • Shion G.
    Shion GuhaSeptember 18, 2015
    Just their simple cold brew on a hot summer day will make you feel much better. No wifi though. :(
  • Janet L.
    Janet LeeApril 6, 2012
    Ginger lemonade and chicken terragon with pear and Brie sandwich!
  • Peter M.
    Peter McCullaghAugust 7, 2014
    Great sandwiches. Turkey hicama is amazing
  • Meghan M.
    Meghan McGeeAugust 18
    Cute coffee shop with fancy selections
  • Erica A.
    Erica AyotteJanuary 8, 2011
    some interesting pastries. the zucchini, orange, hazelnut loaf was moist, crumbly, and delicious.
  • thoughtbot
    thoughtbotSeptember 12, 2011
    Good spot for meetings "before" work. Surprising venture capitalists-to-Harvard students ratio.
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BattagliaApril 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I used to work here so I guess this is cheating but they didn't have chocolate whiskey macaroons when I was employed. Jesus, Mary and Joseph they are AMAZING. Try one.
  • Jared A.
    Jared AdlerOctober 13, 2011
    Busy and cozy. Stick with espresso beverages. Try a pastry.
  • Marcella F.
    Marcella FMay 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Strawberry limeade is perfect for a hot summer day!
  • Peter L.
    Peter LopezMay 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mocha latte, thank you... Nice people and its always packed
  • Tristan
    TristanSeptember 27, 2011
    A decent go-to for Harvard Square! Good coffee, but often crowded.
  • Nidz M.
    Nidz M.October 18, 2012
    Try the almond cupcake with earl grey buttercream!
  • Maera S.
    Maera SiddiqiApril 12, 2012
    Don't go during lunch time/rush hour. Their food degrades in quality considerably during this time.
  • Karen W. M.
    Karen W. MasseyJuly 17, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    The spinach feta croissants are moist, flaky, and dangerously delicious. They also have wonderful, house-made English muffins. Plenty of seating, too!
  • Leslie
    LeslieJune 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The almond earl grey is to die for!
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikJune 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The Crema grilled chicken sandwich is like AHOOGA! 👀
  • Bader A.
    Great coffee and pastries.
  • Georgia L.
    Georgia LuddeckeFebruary 12, 2016
    Best grilled cheese ever. Add caramelized onions for extra deliciousness 👌🏻
  • Catia D.
    Catia DaSilvaJune 22, 2015
    Beautiful and delicious coffees
  • Kiki.kik
    Kiki.kikJune 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    You know it is good day if you get a seat here
  • Johee C.
    Johee ChungJune 26, 2014
    Try the Crema Grilled Chicken. It's amazeballs!!!!
  • Chris v.
    Chris van VredenOctober 20, 2012
    Turkey chutney is the way to go
  • Yun D.
    Yun DingSeptember 8, 2013
    $10 credit card minimum. What kind of coffee shop has credit card minimums?
  • Jen Q.
    Jen QJuly 11, 2015
    Red crema, delicious pastries for breakfast
  • Léonore
    LéonoreOctober 9, 2013
    The home roasted & jicama slaw sandwich ils absolutly delicious!
  • Seth B.
    Seth BannonFebruary 23, 2012
    Hands down the best coffee shop in Harvard Square.
  • Steve H.
    Steve HolmgrenAugust 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Best coffee in Harvard Square and great staff!
  • Stephen H.
    Stephen HauNovember 12, 2010
    Real men eat the quiche, and they are tasty @ Crema Cafe.
  • K
    KFebruary 17, 2014
    New fav place in Cambridge. You wanna try this.
  • Kristine M.
    They're pretty snotty about the $10 credit card minimum.
  • Sunil D.
    Sunil DoshiSeptember 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Cortados in Harvard Square.
    Upvoted Oct 24
  • Mia B.
    Mia BoloixJuly 9, 2016
    Almond milk cappuccino was amazing!!!
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RostadJune 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic lattes & banana nut bread.
  • Cortney E.
    Cortney EvansOctober 12, 2013
    A coffee shop in a college town without wifi. Which I'd known that before I paid for my latte.
  • Katie T.
    Katie TrefcerJuly 10, 2013
    Best lattes and iced lattes around
  • Christine H.
    Christine HuiMarch 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The almond croissants are delicious!!
  • Jill S.
    Jill SantiagoJanuary 3, 2015
    Chai tea latte, pastries, sandwiches
  • Elly G.
    Elly GoodmanJanuary 23, 2014
    Best coffee I've had so far in America!
  • Gracie
    GracieSeptember 1, 2011
    Love the crema chicken sandwich here. I think I'm addicted. :)
  • Matt K.
    Matt KellyJune 3, 2013
    NO WI-FI! Great otherwise, but w/o that go elsewhere. Starbucks is around multiple corners.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KasemirApril 13, 2016
    That grilled cheese was pretty dank. Bacon avocado cheesiness???!?
  • Brendan O.
    Brendan O'NeilNovember 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best coffee shop in Harvard Sq.
  • Hugh F.
    Hugh FioreJanuary 18, 2012
    People need to get up and let people eating sit. Don't sit there with your water for 40 mins after your done.
  • Charmi V.
    Marley was a tasty sandwich
  • Paul C.
    Paul CormierNovember 13, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the english muffin breakfast sandwiches. They're like candy.
  • Zeb G.
    Zeb GoodmanApril 2, 2013
    Go for the Crema Chicken sandwich
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzMay 16, 2016
    Thumbs up for the golden crema latte.
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony VApril 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try to figure out what school studnts are from as you devour an amazing sweet potato sandwich.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SobelJuly 31, 2011
    Try the summer borscht...outstanding!
  • Jumanah Y.
    Jumanah YMay 28
    Perfect latte
  • Caroline B.
    Caroline BurnsFebruary 24, 2013
    Almond earl grey au lait is sublime
  • Colin K.
    Colin KleinMarch 30, 2011
    Vegan biscotti! And really good coffee, too.
  • Zachary S.
    Zachary SchiffmanAugust 24, 2014
    crema chicken is unreal but tea has no flavor and chips are not great.
  • Kenta B.
    Kenta BloomApril 11, 2016
    Best hot chocolate I've ever had.
  • Sreejita D.
    Sreejita DebSeptember 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the grilled chicken sandwich with avocado and cotija cheese!
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    the grilled chicken sandwich. OMG. amazing.
  • Gaurav J.
    Gaurav JainApril 29, 2012
    Arrive early for a mtg, seating is always an issue
  • Haifa
    HaifaAugust 18, 2014
    The ambience is amazing
  • Anita
    AnitaNovember 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Turkey sandwich is phenomenal. As is the bread pudding.
  • R. B.
    R. BragaAugust 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Very busy during lunch hours prepare yourself for the line and wait...
  • Texanna D.
    Texanna DayOctober 21, 2011
    Get the pumpkin whoopie pie, it's like Thanksgiving in a bite.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikAugust 4, 2015
    Now with cold brew! ☕
  • Aleksander M.
    Aleksander MeyerJuly 29, 2016
    Apricot financiers and almond early grey
  • Olivia C.
    Olivia ChowSeptember 14, 2013
    Ginger lemonade is legit refreshing
  • Meaghan E.
    Meaghan EarnerDecember 19, 2012
    love the ginger lemonade.
  • mary kay b.
    mary kay burkeApril 3, 2011
    The red crema is absolutely delicious
  • Rachel T.
    Rachel TanenhausJune 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Oh, sweet potato sandwich, I love you. Let's never ever break up. *swoon!*
  • Munira
    MuniraMay 26, 2014
    Great coffee and sweets
  • Seung-Jin H.
    Seung-Jin HamJune 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    best coffee in harvard square.
  • elizabeth b.
    elizabeth bedellJune 8, 2010
    The Rosemary and Goatcheese Sandwich was seriously one of the best things I've ever eaten.
  • Jevan S.
    Jevan SooNovember 17, 2010
    Red crema (rooibos latte) - best warm drink in the Square
  • George Z.
    George ZAugust 16, 2015
    Killer iced red eye
  • Ryan N.
    Good macaroons and cold brew
  • Dan S.
    Dan SAugust 13, 2013
    Cappuccino for here. Rocks.
  • Eric S.
    Eric ScottNovember 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Really amazing latte!
  • Cait H.
    Cait HolroydApril 10, 2011
    Sweet potato sandwich is phenomenal. God damn.
  • Blair M.
    Blair MosbergMay 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Basil lemonade all the way!
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LuiApril 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Always crowded but for a reason.
  • Olivier C.
    Olivier ColletAugust 4, 2016
    Oatmeal cookies are amazing.
  • @sheffi
    @sheffiOctober 22, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Sweet potato sandwich, red nectar, and granola bar FTW.
  • Joelle A.
    Joelle AbirachedFebruary 25, 2013
    Best coffee in Cambridge !
  • Sarah N.
    It was good - the ambiance was not as nice as tatte and the pastries were overpriced
  • Cory P.
    Cory PriviteraNovember 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    That chocolate espresso tart thing is fucking amazing.
  • Tara I.
    Tara IrvingJanuary 13, 2013
    Delicious creamy coffee
  • Nicholas P.
    Nicholas PottsNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The turkey & jicama slaw sandwich is lunchtime bliss.
  • Randall B.
    Randall BriggsSeptember 26, 2010
    Try the Red Crema, a really tasty red rooibos tea drink.
  • Jodi
    JodiApril 5, 2010
    Get the nutella banana and make a friend get the PB banana and swap halves
  • Tiffany F.
    Tiffany FereydouniMarch 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Crema Grilled Chicken. YUM. It will be your go-to every time! Read more
  • Priscilla
    PriscillaApril 11, 2012
    Red Crema. Do it.
  • Angelica A.
    Angelica ArdilaJune 26, 2012
    Turkey and Jicama Slaw!!!
  • Moritz
    MoritzOctober 15, 2014
    Little Carrot Cake is a must!
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    they play great music here
  • Bella C.
    Bella CuomoJanuary 19, 2016
    Great coffee and quiche
  • Sam M.
    Sam MaddenAugust 15, 2014
    Yeah... Okay so the coffee and food is good but they don't have any wifi...
  • Nabeel H.
    Nabeel HyattNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best English muffins on the planet
  • Margaret P.
    Margaret PiersonApril 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Ginger Lemonade, do it!
  • Cody H.
    Cody HillMay 6, 2012
    Try the Ginger Lemonade.
  • Felicia E.
    Felicia EvansOctober 28, 2013
    Mate latte is delicious
  • Eric D.
    Eric DAugust 1, 2015
    Awesome cappuccino
  • Lindsie A.
    Lindsie AlmquistJune 24, 2015
    Great breakfast and coffee!
  • Lindsie A.
    Lindsie AlmquistJune 24, 2015
    Yummy and amazing!
  • Katie M.
    Katie MandelJanuary 25, 2013
    Best coffee shop in HSQ.
  • Faith F.
    Faith FooteNovember 1, 2010
    Bring cash. They frown upon swiping your card if it's less than $10.
  • Sara
    SaraFebruary 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Order their english muffins alongside a latte. you won't be disappointed.
  • Karine H.
    Karine HsuMay 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Ginger steamer is nice!
  • Bart J.
    Bart JaworskiAugust 11, 2012
    Top notch coffee.
  • Lily X.
    Lily XuJuly 10, 2016
    Second floor AC is seriously strong
  • Grigorieva A.
    Grigorieva AnnaJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Carrot cake is to die for
  • Kelsey P.
    Kelsey PressonApril 16, 2011
    : homemade biscotti + latte - perfection!
  • Jesse L.
    Jesse LeungFebruary 24, 2014
    Skim golden crema latte!
  • Tom W.
    Tom WangSeptember 18, 2014
    So crowded I couldn't get to sit anywhere
  • Chase M.
    Chase MaxwellSeptember 1, 2011
    Good coffee and sandwiches, AWFUL service.
  • Jon C.
    Jon ChenApril 9, 2016
    Shots pull in doubles
  • Christian B.
    Christian BrummJuly 9, 2013
    Great coffee.
  • Christina L.
    Christina LogsdonMay 28, 2014
    They have almond milk!
  • Christian J.
    Christian JungeOctober 2, 2012
    Sweet potato sandwich
  • Yum K.
    Yum KAugust 22, 2014
    Eggsandwich & golden crema
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MJune 12, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Almond croissants forever.
  • Lauren L.
    Lauren LachsAugust 8, 2012
    Sweet potato sandwich.
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CMFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    It wouldn't kill the ppl that work here to be friendly :) wish they weren't miserable!
  • Yazeed A.
    Yazeed AlharbiOctober 27, 2015
    A great coffee
  • Meg K.
    Meg K.January 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Crema chicken sandwich is awesome. Avocado ftw!
  • John C.
    John CollisonNovember 8, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    get the cherry boubon bread pudding. once you do you'll never go back.
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DawidjanDecember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the coffee.
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WeilFebruary 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The sweet potato sandwich is a revelation
  • Andrea A.
    Andrea AndoApril 9, 2013
    Beautiful food
  • Remy Z.
    Remy ZJanuary 7, 2012
    One word. Awesome
  • Trev
    TrevSeptember 10, 2011
    Weak ice coffee, tasted really watered down.
  • Frances L.
    Frances LiAugust 28, 2010
    I came here twice and they screw my order twice! People here is pretty rude. Food and drink isn't bad. Make sure you check your order!!
  • Jake F.
    Jake FriedmanAugust 18, 2014
    All that Coffee!
  • Alex S.
    Alex SongFebruary 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Maté latte.
  • Cory P.
    Cory PriviteraNovember 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Where are my chocolate croissants? You people are monsters.
  • Daniel
    DanielMay 8, 2010
    Daily quiches are excellent!
  • Erika C.
    Erika CarmenFebruary 16, 2011
    No more vegan brownies. My life is over.
  • Rob B.
    Rob BakerDecember 6, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Felipe's hot chocolate is the best in the square.
  • diana k.
    diana kimJune 21, 2011
    Patio seating!!
  • Dominique N.
    Dominique NgFebruary 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Yogurt parfait is amazing
  • Wahyd V.
    Wahyd VannoniJune 8, 2010
    enjoy the sun at Crema
  • Sam F.
    Sam FeldmanOctober 10, 2009
    Get the ginger lemonade.
  • Erwin C.
    Erwin ChukOctober 13, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Order espresso.
  • engelo
    engeloAugust 22, 2011
    expensive!
  • Erwin C.
    Erwin ChukOctober 13, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Order a sandwich.
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanDecember 17, 2014
    Wouldn't go back. Coffee was disappointing.
  • Erwin C.
    Erwin ChukOctober 13, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Say hi to Dan.
  • Tom P.
    Tom PistolOctober 17, 2014
    Sehr viel los. Aber Kaffee ist gut und Kuchen ist auch lecker !!
  • Gitte S.
    Gitte SchmitzJanuary 25, 2015
    Leckeres Gebäck, Muffins, Buns, Scones.
  • Abdulrahman A.
    Excellent latte
  • Scott B.
    Scott BoniOctober 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pain au chocolate.
  • Marcio S.
    Marcio SilvaNovember 8, 2013
    bkh muito bom
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