Sunday, February 12, 2017

Boston, MA Edition: Crema Cafe

Creme CafeSo, I woke up in Boston, intent on exploring a bit while Kaitlynn was at work. Harvard Square isn't too far, so I set off on my way to that area to sight-see, shop and, of course, eat. My first stop was Crema Cafe to fuel up.

Creme CafeCrema Cafe is a cute, trendy cafe that was bustling with people dressed far better than me. It was inspired by neighborhood cafes with freshly baked pastries and perfectly steamed cappuccinos around the world.

Creme Cafe
History: All of our pastries are made from scratch daily using traditional techniques. Our pastry collection combines classic favorites with our own signature creations. Whichever pastry you’re craving, at Crema it will always be just-out-of-the-oven perfection. Pair it with a latte poured with love by one of our talented baristas, and you’ve got yourself the breakfast of champions. As the day carries on, we roll out an array of freshly made desserts (including our famous cupcakes!) and a lunch menu full of hot-off-the-press sandwiches with house-roasted meats, inventive spreads, many homemade breads and seasonal soups that change daily. 
Crema has bloomed into something all its own, but our initial intentions are still at its core. From the beginning, local customers responded to Crema as their neighborhood cafe, and tourists came in and delighted in finding this buzzing local spot – it was exactly the reaction we’d dreamed of. Every time we see someone new excited to discover Crema we remember exactly why we opened. We hope Crema leaves you with a smile; whether it’s the smile from the person making a sandwich, the one from a new friend at the communal table, or the smile you feel across your own face as you take the first sip of your morning coffee. 
Creme CafeSo, I ordered at the counter a Golden Crema, which is a latte with honey and cinnamon. It seemed like a house specialty, so I went with it. You could really taste the cinnamon in this, but the honey flavor wasn't overwhelming. It wasn't super sweet, which was just perfect for this day. It was pouring outside, and I was about a mile from the apartment so I had to pick up an umbrella at a CVS. I was mostly soaked by that point, but I sat at a high top, sipping on this latte, as the caffeine coursed through my veins, warming me up.

Creme CafeAnd a few minutes later, the bagel I ordered - asiago with herb cream cheese - was up. Perfectly toasted with a nice veggie cream cheese on top. Little bits of pepper added some texture to the cream cheese, and I enjoyed. I indulged. It was this lovely moment of serenity - so much so that I even forgot for a moment how my simple jeans and flats getup did not fit in with the business casual. Oh well.

Grade: A
Crema Café Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato