27 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
So this post marks the end of my stay in Boston, and I'm keeping the best for the last! My folks and I were visiting Harvard University and we were looking for a lunch spot in Harvard Square when we chanced upon Crema Cafe (there was a huge line extending out of the cafe which caught our attention). Well initially we were put off by the crowd, but the ever curious me decided to find out why this cafe's so popular, and the moment I stepped into the cafe I was invited by this pleasant aroma of coffee beans - there was some serious coffee-making going on here. I was really intrigued by some of the lunch options, and that was when the inner foodie surfaced and I was determined to have a review on Crema.
Just in case some of you guys wonder what crema stands for, here's a little description of the what it means..
" Crèma is the lovely, golden foam of coffee oils that covers a straight shot of espresso. Thick with aroma and flavor, it is the sign of proper coffee extraction. The crèma makes a "cap" which helps the cup retain the aroma and flavor of the espresso. A good crèma will last a couple of minutes before settling."
|Tomato Bisque US$5|
|Sweet Potato - With avocado, green apple, sprouts, hummus & caramelized|
shallot vinaigrette on toasted wheat. Sweet Potato Chips on the side. US$7.95
Writing this post makes me miss Boston even more! I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of food at those ridiculously affordable prices! Who bothers going to fast-food joints anymore if you have such an awesome variety of meal options at Crema Cafe. This cafe also prouds itself as a bakery, and the baked goods are to die for! I had a hard time deciding what to have before I went for the canelé, which I would very much prefer over the macaron. Plus I'm just so into the idea of having sweet potato chips, mash and fries - bring it on! Definitely one of best cafe experiences during my year in Canada, or North America, where I was missing out heaps in Melbourne. But hey, I can see Crema Cafe doing potentially well in Australia, just cause it is that finger licking good.