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Crema, new coffe house in Harvard Square

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Crema, new coffe house in Harvard Square

carolinekrantz | Apr 27, 2008 05:59 PM

In Harvard Square today, stumbled into “soft-opening” day of the new coffee house mentioned on this board a few weeks ago, It’s called Crema, on Brattle Square (it used to be Au Bon Pain)

The use terroir coffee; I had an espresso and my DC had a double shot cappuccino, 2% dry.; both very nicely presented, both were excellent coffee experiences.

I had an apple scone, ham and cheese croissant and a macaroon; DC dug into a pear muffin and fruit/yoghurt—great late breakfast--all the baked goods we tasted were light, and very good. Also tasted their lemonade, which was truly fine, flavored with ginger—we’ve seen a lot of griping about lousy lemonade recently, this was positively great!

The space is attractive, with exposed brick walls, lots of wood, calm colors and a few attractive photographs (apparently taken by George Howells himself); there’s an upstairs balcony for longer sitting sessions and stools on the main floor for briefer refueling visits.

It looks like it will be a real addition to the local coffee scene.

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