Crema Cafe

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Last Friday, I visited the Crema Cafe in Harvard Square for lunch, and now, I’m completely smitten! You will see a lot of this place on the blog in the future! 

I visited the Crema Cafe during lunchtime, and it was crazy-busy! Holy moly, it was packed! When I saw the long line of people waiting to place their orders, I almost turned around and walked out the door. The line, however, moved surprisingly fast. I hadn’t even made up my mind on what to order, and suddenly, I was at the front of the line! The Crema employees were incredibly skilled at moving the line along!

If you guys haven’t notice already, I love blogging about the decor and atmosphere inside eating establishments. The look and feel of the place contributes to the entire dining experience, and usually, I think it’s important to highlight! 😉

The decor inside the Crema Cafe is airy, modern, and industrial, blended with a cozy, quaint, and charming, but upscale coffeehouse-feel. Personally, it reminded me of the South End (in Boston) mixed with Burlington, Vermont. The layout is long and narrow with high ceilings, brick walls, and a loft-type area that provides additional seating to customers. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, and the staff was friendly and efficient.

Even though the Cafe was super crowded, I was still able to find a seat at the counter. I waited only a few minutes before my sandwich was served to me in a cute wicker basket.

The menu at the Crema Cafe is excellent! It includes lots of my favorites– coffees, teas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts! The menu doesn’t have a ton of options, but the selections are nutritious, wholesome, and tasty.

For lunch, I ordered the Rosemary-Goat Cheese sandwich, which was soft goat cheese mixed with rosemary, walnuts, and honey on sliced French bread. It was heaven between two slices! 😉

The sweet, honey-flavored walnuts + the smooth, creamy, rosemary goat cheese was a truly amazing flavor combo! I’m still fantasizing about it! 😉

The Crema Cafe is my type of place! I’m already looking forward to my next visit! :mrgreen:

P.S. The pastry case at Crema Cafe looks scrumptious! I’m definitely trying one of their cupcakes next time!



  1. I’m going to definitely check this place out – it reminds me of a place back home (St. Paul, MN) called Cafe Latte.

  2. I would never think to make/order a sandwich of nuts, but this actually looks really good. Is it filling enough by itself to make a good lunch? It looks more like a snack to me!

  3. I’ve read about that place, but have yet to visit…actually I can’t quite recall seeing it in Harvard Sq, so thats probably why I haven’t gone…out of site out of mind. But now its back on the mind!

  4. I love your restaurant review – future career, maybe?! I used to want to be a food critic as a child 🙂 I think that ambiance is more than half of the success – it can make or break a restaurant.

    The sandwich looks scrumptious!


  5. Yum! I went there last month with my mommy and ordered the vegan black bean soup! It was delish, and the atmosphere is perfect 🙂

  6. i’ve been there! my sister lives in boston, and while visiting over the summer i frequented this place because it was in between our hotel and her place. i also was drawn in by its charm and atmosphere 🙂 i remember them having incredible breakfast sandwiches on homemade english muffins!

  7. Man! All of those goodies look delicious. I just finished a huge (and indulgent) dinner, yet your sandwich has me hungry again! I love reading your blog everyday (I’ve come to look forward to the morning picture of your oats and wheatberries with barney butter), and I wanted to pass along two blogger awards to you! You can check them out at my website (

  8. tina, that place looks like a top ten! and my favorite part about it is that it is a “ma and pa” shop….no big overpowering commercialized coffeehut with billboards! love those places. honeyed goat cheese walnuts in a sammie sound so good! was it warm?
    i wonder if the menu changes winter/summer! oh well, ull have to tell us!!

  9. I love your restaurant reviews, and I have a whole list of them to try out! My fiance’s family is coming to Boston this weekend, and I’m thinking about some nice places to take them. Suggestions?

  10. P.S. I just checked out the Crema Cafe website, and I am totally sold on going there soon. Not only do they have a fab menu offering, but the prices are great too! Is this place new? I’ve never noticed it before… where in Harvard Square is it? Thanks for the info Tina!

  11. i love this place. it is so cute and the food is great. and i totally agree–atmosphere is quite important for the entire dining experience. the first time i went there i was surprised that i was just finding out about it! great hang out spot for studying, chatting, and brunch with friends.

  12. we went to crema cafe when we were in boston in november! i loved it. i actually only had a cup of coffee, but it was one of the best that i’ve had… be sure and try out their coffees!

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