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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea BalkanDecember 27, 2014
    #FabuLIST #DubiDO best coffee in town. Loved their lattes but you can't go wrong with anything here
  • Chris M.
    Chris McIntyreAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Coffee lover? Take the baristas recommendation, and get it made in a chemex pot :)
    Upvoted Jun 2
  • 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.
  • Scott F.
    Scott FortuneApril 28, 2013
    Israeli Couscous is delicious. Savory spicy goodness.
  • Mich B.
    Mich BeuvinkOctober 10, 2014
    Cheap coffees! Great chocolates as well. Hip place, and not too far from downtown.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Annie L.
    Annie LawrenceSeptember 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Iced Cuban with almond/coconut milk! Anytime Salad is another personal favorite.
  • Justin 📍
    Justin 📍October 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Espresso is perfect, with just a hint of citrus flavor. Great in their macchiato.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lili T.
    Lili TorresNovember 23, 2015
    The Cuban Coffee is exquisite and the environment is cozy and chill.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PatenaudeJune 23, 2015
    Great place to work, but bring earbuds if you're easily overstimulated and need to focus.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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:)
  • Andre M.
    Andre MooreSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    As Crema gets more popular, finding a table in the morning becomes quite difficult.
  • 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.
  • Hannah O.
    Hannah O.January 27, 2016
    I usually feel like an idiot paying for avocado toast, but THIS! No regrets.
  • Darien K.
    Darien KoopOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The new Bourbon Sorghum Latte is awesome. Actually has Bulleit in it.
  • Gabrielle D.
    Gabrielle DiMoraSeptember 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best almond milk cappucino in Nashville (and the US) so far! Woot!
  • 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
  • Ronald L.
    Ronald La NiearApril 2, 2014
    Khashmiri was the order for my wife @SharkyVal. I tasted it and thought it unique.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Experience N.
    Experience NashvilleMay 12, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Iced coffee and any of the bakery items = to die for.
  • 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.
  • Caleb H.
    Caleb HughesNovember 25, 2012
    Some of the best coffee I have tried anywhere.
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle ReedMay 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    First time here, get the Cuban. You will thank me later.
  • David C.
    David C.November 1, 2013
    The Cuban. Just get the Cuban.
  • 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
  • Darien K.
    Darien KoopNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The bourbon barrel sorghum latte is quite delectable.
  • Toni C.
    Toni CummingsAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    just get the cuban. you won't be sorry
  • Baldwin L.
    Baldwin LuuJanuary 20, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    The Cuban is excellent! It's just a latte, perfectly sweetened with condensed milk.
  • Kaylie M.
    Kaylie McKelveySeptember 4, 2016
    The food and the atmosphere are both good.
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChandlerMarch 12, 2014
    latte with almond milk is divine
  • Dan S.
    Dan SJuly 5, 2016
    Everything.
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KMay 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the iced Cuban.. It will rock your world!
  • Scott T.
    Scott TsuchiyamaAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a Coffee Soda and leave happy :)
  • Samantha O.
    Samantha OdleJanuary 15, 2016
    Try the Quiche! You won't regret it
  • David W.
    David WrightJanuary 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sorry Bongo: The Cuban is the best cup of coffee in town.
  • Saintvictoria
    SaintvictoriaMarch 20, 2013
    Lovely people working here, superb coffee!
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BowenFebruary 14
    Been here 50+ times
    New Wi-Fi password is "dripcoffee". No power outlets.
    Upvoted 1 day ago
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Alberto M.
    Alberto MannApril 4, 2014
    My friend joe uses this place as a laxative.
  • 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
  • Brant M.
    Brant McQuittyApril 15, 2016
    Carefully brewed pour over coffee and knowledgeable staff
  • 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
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