CREMA

CREMA

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
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  • Design*Sponge
    Design*SpongeAugust 3, 2014
    My favorite coffee spot on the outskirts of the downtown strip, brewing their own delicious locally-roasted beans (the new coffee soda will knock your socks off). Grab a seat on the cozy front porch. Read more
  • Dan
    DanSeptember 4, 2016
    As a Brit who was getting tired of dinner plate sized pancakes with cups of syrup, 40 rashers of bacon and ice cream, this place was a breath of fresh air. Great healthy breakfast food!
  • Sarah Darling
    This is the best cup of coffee in Nashville in my opinion and right in the middle of downtown! It's located on 1st Avenue and easy to walk to. Try the Cuban with a French Macaron on the side.
  • Savannah R.
    Savannah ReedJanuary 5, 2015
    By far my favorite coffee shop in Nashville. The coffee is roasted there. The drip El Salvador was amazing. Such a fun atmosphere. Good blueberry muffins.
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle ReedSeptember 30, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Welcome to @CremaCrema, the best coffee shop in Nashville. What should you drink: the iced or hot Cuban. What's the wifi password: 6152558311. What beans should you buy: the Ethiopia blend. Enjoy!
  • AJ H.
    AJ HartAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Best coffee shop in Nashville. Amazing staff, great atmosphere and phenomenal speciality drinks. On a hot day try the coffee soda, you won't regret it!
  • Margaret L.
    Margaret LopezJuly 26, 2013
    The Cuban is my favorite drink! Crema is by far my favorite coffee shop in Nashville. The staff is awesome and the patio is perfect on a beautiful day. Also, try the coffee soda! So good!
  • Tim L.
    Tim LuoSeptember 5, 2015
    Mmmmm. Best coffee I had in my short stay. Great espresso drinks and drip coffees (a very wide selection of them too!). The decor was very very nice, and the baristas were very friendly
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    This cozy coffee stop serves only ethically sourced beans which they roast in house. Honestly speaking, they had us at Bourbon Barrel Sorghum Latte. You can catch them at Pinewood Social.
  • Duncan H.
    Duncan HowsleyAugust 19, 2014
    Delicious coffees and muffins. If you like a flat white and fancy something a little sweet, the Cuban is just wonderful (espresso, foamed milk, sweetened condensed milk).
  • Ricardo V.
    Ricardo ValdesApril 20, 2016
    Great espresso blend. Solid. Great with or without milk. Their other choices for pour overs and cold brews are great too. Nice to see a zero waste bin. Very chatty staff
  • Caitlin M.
    Caitlin McKeighenSeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Definitely get the Cuban as other tippers have recommended, but be sure to STIR IT UP! The sweetened condensed milk tends to sit at the bottom and you'll enjoy your coffee a lot more this way.
  • Lily
    LilyJanuary 28, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The Cuban is not to be missed. If your a traditionalist, treat yourself to an espresso. They do it right. This is one of the best coffee shops, period.
  • Aslı Ş.
    Aslı ŞahinMarch 15, 2016
    Liked the coffee and the ambiance, however it's far from the centre if you didnt rent a car. There will be a next time to try avocado spread.
  • Andre M.
    Andre MooreAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    My absolute favorite coffee shop in Nashville. Grab a view of the city on the porch with a coffee soda or iced Cuban. Perfection!
  • Kate
    KateMay 23, 2015
    Delicious light to medium roasted coffee. The outdoor seating is wonderful on a sunny day. Highly recommended!
  • Kris J.
    Kris JordanSeptember 21, 2013
    If you love coffee, this is your spot in Nashville. Sit at the espresso bar and get the barrista's recommendations. Great espresso and pour overs.
  • Eric N.
    Eric NearMay 3, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The Cuban is a can't miss. Also try out their quiches. Three cheese is more traditional - try the goat cheese and Swiss chard for an adventure.
  • Rodney B.
    Rodney BrockSeptember 12, 2012
    Probably my favorite coffee shop I've ever been to. And that's including cities like Boston, Philly, DC and small towns across New England. Bravo to a team of true coffee professionals.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Comes pretty close to the coffee shops of Seattle. People, atmosphere, and coffee knowledge. If only now they could stay open longer / all night like Seattle. I presume the demand just isn't the same.
  • Jady K.
    Jady KleinJune 17, 2015
    Can't go wrong with a coffee soda or a Cuban. Their blueberry muffins and avocado toast are heavenly.
  • Rob
    RobSeptember 2, 2016
    Stellar cortados, service, and pour overs in a sleek and modern space
  • Nate B.
    Nate BakerJune 29, 2012
    Bathroom Tips: 1. The light is tied to a motion detector. If the lights die on you mid-business, DO NOT FRET. Shake a crazy leg and continue. 2. There's a secret second bathroom in the corner.
  • Bruno M.
    Bruno MarinhoNovember 13, 2014
    Great espresso! Nice mugs to bring home! Cozy to get some work done.
  • Lesley E.
    Lesley EspinosaMarch 2, 2015
    Good service and great coffee! But there Hot Chocolate is really really good!!!!
  • Dea C.
    Dea CJuly 13, 2014
    The breakfast quinoa is to die for! I like it warm, with a drizzle of half and half.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SOctober 20
    Nice combination of well-executed traditional drinks and weird experiments. Tea is good too.
  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea BalkanDecember 27, 2014
    #FabuLIST #DubiDO best coffee in town. Loved their lattes but you can't go wrong with anything here
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BowenAugust 23
    Been here 50+ times
    They now have those terrible "Park Happy" machines. Victim of their own success. First two hours of parking are free. $6/hour for up to 4 hours. Wish they'd open a second location.
  • Chris M.
    Chris McIntyreAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Coffee lover? Take the baristas recommendation, and get it made in a chemex pot :)
  • Eco-Snobbery Sucks
    Eco-Snobbery SucksAugust 4, 2011
    Locally owned, locally roasted organic and estate coffees, and all around the.best.java.in.Nashville...period. Try the cuban or Crema carbomb. -Jeffrey Davis
  • Andre M.
    Andre MooreOctober 11, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    The new Crema is beautiful and modern. I tried the avocado toast today too and it was delicious.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BowenMay 22
    Been here 50+ times
    They've been having lots of issues with their Wi-Fi the past month or so (confirmed by staff), so beware if you're coming to try to get some internet-dependent work done. Was dead for me today.
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine MezApril 29, 2013
    best coffee in town by far. try their pour overs or a Cuban if you have a sweet tooth.
  • Mich B.
    Mich BeuvinkOctober 10, 2014
    Cheap coffees! Great chocolates as well. Hip place, and not too far from downtown.
  • Scott F.
    Scott FortuneApril 28, 2013
    Israeli Couscous is delicious. Savory spicy goodness.
  • Sobe S.
    Sobe SimonDecember 20, 2014
    Amazing coffees, pastries and atmosphere like in any third wave European cafés
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CreamerApril 17, 2015
    Very cool coffee shop. Delicious coffee and chill environment. Love it.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PriestJanuary 5
    My go-to for incredible coffee in Nashville.
  • Jenna T.
    Jenna TenpennyOctober 16, 2016
    Best mocha I've had in a long time. Thanks, Crema!
  • Morgan L.
    Morgan LevyJuly 25, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Coffee sodas sound weird but will blow your mind. Think coffee cocktail. Get one if they're on the menu.
  • Annie L.
    Annie LawrenceSeptember 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Iced Cuban with almond/coconut milk! Anytime Salad is another personal favorite.
  • Dave D.
    Dave DelaneyMay 19, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're outside on the patio look up above the door. There's a bird nest there. The whole family was present this morning, eating worms and chirping away. Did you see them?
  • Christy F.
    Christy FrinkNovember 24, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Follow @cremacrema on Twitter to hear about their weird specialty concoctions like the Crema carbomb (pint glass of iced coffee w/shot glass of espresso/condensed milk) and the Krispy Kreme macchiato. Read more
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AndersonSeptember 7, 2014
    The breakfast quinoa hits the spot! Get it warmed up with a Cuban on the side
  • Stefanie S.
    Stefanie SpatolaMay 8, 2014
    Yummy quiche, coffee was just ok. Plenty of seating and a short walk from downtown to escape the tourists.
  • Justin 📍
    Justin 📍October 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Espresso is perfect, with just a hint of citrus flavor. Great in their macchiato.
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan P.December 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't argue with the other tips left about this place. The Cuban is the bomb.
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle ReedJuly 23, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    It's the summer which means you have to try the coffee soda. Behind the iced Cuban it's the best drink here.
  • Lili T.
    Lili TorresNovember 23, 2015
    The Cuban Coffee is exquisite and the environment is cozy and chill.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MischkeJanuary 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best espresso in Nashville. There are 2 or 3 really close seconds, but Crema is the best.
  • Sara P.
    Sara PMay 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I wouldn't normally recommend something as common as a mocha, but they are to die for!
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PatenaudeJune 23, 2015
    Great place to work, but bring earbuds if you're easily overstimulated and need to focus.
  • Kate O.
    Kate O'NeillJanuary 25, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask for a cup of the featured daily brew. It's usually well worth the adventure.
  • Hussain S.
    Hussain SukhyaniOctober 29, 2014
    Second day in a row. Can't go wrong with Tennessee Pride.
  • Jasper Y.
    Jasper YanAugust 31, 2016
    Airy and well lit, great place to work and get good coffee
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BowenFebruary 14
    Been here 50+ times
    New Wi-Fi password is "dripcoffee". No power outlets.
  • Justin M.
    Justin MabeeOctober 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    First visit to Crema was unsuccessful. Place was packed to the brim and wasn't able to get a table to sit and work. Going to try again soon.
  • Melanie C.
    Melanie CaselasAugust 22, 2014
    The best coffee in the city. Plus yummy pastries.
  • Levaker
    LevakerMarch 19, 2016
    Hip and delicious. If you like that kind of thing...!
  • Lindsay L.
    Lindsay LewisMay 8, 2014
    The yummy Cuban and a choc chip cookie
  • Billy B.
    Billy BurleJanuary 26, 2014
    All of those tips about the Cuban are right - it's a great drink!
  • Andre M.
    Andre MooreSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    As Crema gets more popular, finding a table in the morning becomes quite difficult.
  • Tarl L.
    Tarl LaRoccoFebruary 20, 2013
    Ok, the Zen Zero Latte is the absolute best latte I have ever had... period.
  • Michele C.
    Michele CorrentiMay 24, 2012
    The Cuban keeps me coming back! Excellent flavored coffee:)
  • Hannah O.
    Hannah O.January 27, 2016
    I usually feel like an idiot paying for avocado toast, but THIS! No regrets.
  • Gabrielle D.
    Gabrielle DiMoraSeptember 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best almond milk cappucino in Nashville (and the US) so far! Woot!
  • Chris A.
    Chris AJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Parking situation is pretty awful -not because of Crema, but because of douche holes who don't know how to park. Park back almost near the shell and walk the extra 20 paces. It's worth it.
  • Darien K.
    Darien KoopOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The new Bourbon Sorghum Latte is awesome. Actually has Bulleit in it.
  • Ronald L.
    Ronald La NiearApril 2, 2014
    Khashmiri was the order for my wife @SharkyVal. I tasted it and thought it unique.
  • Beth G.
    Beth GilmoreNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    not historic, yet. because you will need some coffee and this is the best in town
  • Jordan H.
    Jordan HalvorsenOctober 30
    Been here 25+ times
    Used to be the best in town, now they don't even care enough to give power outlets 💩
  • Sean H.
    Sean HillAugust 1, 2013
    Try the Colombian Gesha coffee. It is amazing!
  • Doroulini
    DorouliniOctober 21, 2016
    Very nice cozy place with great coffee.
  • Experience N.
    Experience NashvilleMay 12, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Iced coffee and any of the bakery items = to die for.
  • Morgan L.
    Morgan LevyMay 13, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the Cafe Tom Kai in the summer. Espresso, kaffir lime leaf simple syrup, cardamom, & coconut milk, shaken & strained.
  • Caleb H.
    Caleb HughesNovember 25, 2012
    Some of the best coffee I have tried anywhere.
  • David C.
    David C.November 1, 2013
    The Cuban. Just get the Cuban.
  • Baldwin L.
    Baldwin LuuJanuary 20, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    The Cuban is excellent! It's just a latte, perfectly sweetened with condensed milk.
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle ReedMay 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    First time here, get the Cuban. You will thank me later.
  • Julian W.
    Julian WeisserAugust 18, 2016
    Wifi password = cremacrema. If you're grateful, say hello on Twitter @julianweisser
  • Giacomo M.
    Giacomo MazziniJanuary 5, 2015
    Good coffee. Staff could be a little friendlier.
  • Mauricio O.
    Mauricio OlivaresMarch 21, 2016
    It's beautiful I agree, but it lacks sockets and that's a bummer
  • Toni C.
    Toni CummingsAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    just get the cuban. you won't be sorry
  • Kaylie M.
    Kaylie McKelveySeptember 4, 2016
    The food and the atmosphere are both good.
  • Darien K.
    Darien KoopNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The bourbon barrel sorghum latte is quite delectable.
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChandlerMarch 12, 2014
    latte with almond milk is divine
  • Dan S.
    Dan SJuly 5, 2016
    Everything.
  • Brett W.
    Brett WallaceAugust 24
    Try the coffee soda if you're looking for something unique!
  • Scott T.
    Scott TsuchiyamaAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a Coffee Soda and leave happy :)
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KMay 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the iced Cuban.. It will rock your world!
  • Samantha O.
    Samantha OdleJanuary 15, 2016
    Try the Quiche! You won't regret it
  • Saintvictoria
    SaintvictoriaMarch 20, 2013
    Lovely people working here, superb coffee!
  • David W.
    David WrightJanuary 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sorry Bongo: The Cuban is the best cup of coffee in town.
  • Krista R.
    Krista RoserJune 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Have to try the Cremarito. It's this potato burrito of heaveness. ;).
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SmithJuly 5, 2013
    At this coffee brewtique, quality is colorblind.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BitzerApril 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I can't get past the iced coffee with a little cream and one sugar. Internet is fast as well.
  • Mike F.
    Mike FabioMay 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Espresso - Third coffee today. It's one of those days.
  • Alberto M.
    Alberto MannApril 4, 2014
    My friend joe uses this place as a laxative.
  • Brant M.
    Brant McQuittyApril 15, 2016
    Carefully brewed pour over coffee and knowledgeable staff
  • Joshua B.
    Joshua B.August 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Four shot extra sweet Cuban... always enough to kick me into gear no matter what.
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaJune 9, 2014
    The coffee soda is INCREDIBLE
  • David S.
    David SiekanowiczAugust 6, 2014
    Brilliant. Highly recommend!
  • Kelly J.
    Kelly JenningsSeptember 27, 2016
    The espresso is top notch!
  • Paolo B.
    Paolo BaroneApril 19, 2016
    Great, proper espresso
  • Nik D.
    Nik DawsonApril 3, 2016
    Nice coffee and great salmon bagels
  • IrmaZandl T.
    Very nice. Great Cuban coffee.
  • Noah H.
    Noah HensonFebruary 16, 2012
    I like Bongo Java. BUT...I LOVE CREMA!!!!!
  • ed p.
    ed petersonJune 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My vote for best espresso in the Music City
  • Antonio M.
    Antonio MinutaDecember 11, 2010
    Try cubano! Great coffee, best in nashville
  • Blayr N.
    Blayr NiasFebruary 16, 2013
    Get the Cuban!
  • Les C.
    Les CarlsonMarch 12, 2012
    No tip just best coffee in town.
  • Adam C.
    Adam CunninghamApril 27, 2013
    The Cuban. So amazing.
  • Brian D.
    Brian D.November 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    More porn star 'staches in here than in all of West Hollywood.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CAugust 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Cuban, you won't regret it.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BranchDecember 8, 2011
    Seriously the Bacanerra Mocha will change your life.
  • Corey
    CoreyApril 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The others are right: get the Cuban.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FonnesbeckAugust 13, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Good coffee, lousy wifi.
  • Laura T.
    Laura TalarowskiDecember 15, 2012
    The Ethiopian is delic!
  • Jordan H.
    Jordan HalvorsenNovember 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    New WiFi password Nov 2014: cremacrema
  • Alex
    AlexFebruary 19, 2013
    Get the Bounty before it goes out of season
  • Nick G.
    Nick GernertSeptember 23
    Proper start to the day.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BowenAugust 20, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Best Cuban in town.
  • Adam A.
    Adam AudenFebruary 21, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Come here for what is some of the best espresso pulled in Nashville.
  • Vivek S.
    Vivek SurtiJune 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee in Nashville hands down!!
  • Jason K.
    Jason KeilDecember 30, 2012
    bourbon whiskey sorghum latte
  • Chris P.
    Chris PurifoyOctober 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get he Cuban. You. Will. Thank. Yourself.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BowenDecember 12, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the flat white
  • Jenni G.
    Jenni GoughAugust 20, 2014
    Coffee...coffee is so good here.
  • Rob T.
    Rob TaylorFebruary 26, 2015
    Best coffee in town!
  • Christina
    ChristinaAugust 25, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Iced Cuban 👌
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BeesonNovember 10, 2010
    I loved their pour-over coffee.
  • Kopecky F.
    Kopecky FamilyMay 3, 2012
    Best coffee shop in town... period
  • Greg L.
    Greg LawrenceSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    They are now open on Sundays!
  • Mikey B.
    Mikey BrandonMarch 23, 2015
    Wifi password: cremacrema
  • Justine
    JustineFebruary 18, 2014
    Cuban and Kashmir Chai
  • GNTLMN
    GNTLMNJanuary 15, 2013
    Food & Wine tip: coffee soda
  • Nick P.
    Nick PadenOctober 22, 2014
    Cuban was tasty.
  • Joy H.
    Joy HaynesMarch 7, 2010
    The Cuban is a great cup of coffee. Pretty too.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SchancheSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Now open on Sunday's 9 - 4pm
  • Nancy V.
    Nancy VanReeceJuly 8, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out the artwork and take some home with that coffee. Read more
  • Dave D.
    Dave DelaneyMay 19, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Cuban is great! They have a patio too.
  • John S.
    John ShawJune 18, 2011
    Brazil Chemex is mighty good
  • Ashley E.
    Ashley ElizabethMay 4, 2012
    Getting the cuban!
  • Echo Z.
    Echo ZhouMarch 19, 2016
    Masala chai
  • Gabe W.
    Gabe WindhamApril 14, 2012
    Lazer Tag espresso is bangin'.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CornwellFebruary 29, 2016
    Coffee is good. Parking lot is awful.
  • Tanner M.
    Tanner MardisSeptember 30, 2016
    Cappuccino
  • Kristin W.
    Kristin WatsonOctober 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    hot or iced double cuban, depending on the weather
  • Brie N.
    Brie NicoleAugust 11, 2010
    Try the Lutito...excellent in this heat.
  • Beth G.
    Beth GilmoreSeptember 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    you just found the best coffee in town.
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LeonardAugust 19, 2013
    A coffee brewtique.
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RogersJanuary 24, 2010
    Also has great ART on display monthly Read more
  • Joy J.
    Overrated coffee, but ambiance is nice.
  • Christopher N.
    Christopher NeelFebruary 3, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask for a caramel machiato...you will be an instant success!
  • Hussain S.
    Hussain SukhyaniOctober 28, 2014
    Brownies!!
  • Nancy V.
    Nancy VanReeceApril 30, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Look at the awesome local art while you are here. Read more
  • Myca A.
    Myca AlfordMarch 19, 2010
    Get a triple Cuban @ Crema. Read more
  • Courtney S.
    Courtney SchumacherJanuary 6, 2015
    Way over hyped up coffee. Would never come back here
  • Bj M.
    Bj MooreJanuary 25, 2010
    Work from here one day Read more
  • Phil C.
    Phil CobucciJanuary 27, 2010
    a lifechanging coffee experience...
  • Rhea
    RheaJune 5, 2013
    Over priced and very loud!
  • Eric N.
    Eric NearJanuary 27, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    New WiFi Password! Please ask for it, don't post on 4SQ!
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