Crema Cafe in Harvard Square has only been around for a couple of months, but already it's a Harvard Square Institution. While Tealuxe still fulfills that tea craving while on the run, for some great chai tea, fresh ginger or blackberry flavored lemonade and the most fantastic-homemade-english-muffins-known-to-man, stop by Crema for a light breakfast, relaxing brunch or even lunch! Cute, frosted cupcakes, homemade pastries (try the almond croissant!) and cookies are on display. The soups are delicious, and although I haven't had a chance to try the pressed sandwiches (served on Iggy's bread) I've heard only good things!
Say Crema owners, Marley & Liza:
A "third place" is somewhere that many of us naturally seek out- a place between home and work where we can feel relaxed and comfortable, yet also connected to our community and the outside world. Crema Cafe is our definition of that third place.
At Crema you can meet, chat, sip, read, write, watch, think, taste and enjoy in an atmosphere that you simultaneously create and absorb. Our goal is for Crema to be a familiar, warm nook in the world where you can enjoy some of the best things in life – a delicious cup of coffee or tea, homemade baked goods straight from the oven, and yummy fresh food in a environment with both stimulating conversation and calm quiet.
Don't turn up to this place if you are in a hurry - there is often a line and unless it is early on a Saturday morning, there might be a longish wait for your toasted homemade english muffin.
Read more about Crema in Chowhound
27 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138