Monday, December 03, 2018

Crema Cafe in Cambridge's Harvard Square Is Closing; Bluestone Lane May Open in Space

by Marc Hurwitz

[Ed note: This article was updated on December 6 to reflect the fact that a new spot will be moving in.]

A popular spot in Cambridge for baked goods, coffee, and more is getting ready to shut down.

According to a source (Sarah Wu), Crema Cafe in Harvard Square is closing, with a Facebook post from the place indicating that the Brattle Street shop will be shutting its doors the week before Christmas. A reason was not given for the closure, nor is it known what might go into the space, so stay tuned for more updates as they come in.

Crema Cafe, which first opened in 2008, was known in part for its variety of croissants along with its other baked goods and pastry items, soups, salads, sandwiches, breakfast options, coffee, and tea.

The address for the soon-to-close Crema Cafe in Harvard Square is 27 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138. Its website can be found at

[December 6 update: A poster on the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page states that Crema Cafe is closing because it lost its lease.]

[December 6 update #2: The Boston Globe states that Bluestone Lane--which is a New York-based group of Australian-style cafes--is planning to move into the Crema space.]

[December 12 update: An update from Boston Magazine states that Crema Cafe closes on December 17.]

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Ten Items from Bakeries and Pastry Shops in the Boston Area and Beyond]