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121 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
+1 919-832-5959
07:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 18:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Tasty ice cream but seemed more like a coffee shop. We read about their wonderful waffle cones but they were out of them. One scoop in a bowl with add ins was $3. A good value.

Thank Tere T
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

The Crema is a small but delightfully restaurant in downtown Raleigh service straight and blended coffees, sandwiches, soups, great shakes and ice cream. Crema gives small businesses a good name! Sort of New York friend in personality but a never-the-less a pleasant cook, restaurateur and owner. Also, the location is easy to get too!

Thank cumstead
Warren, Michigan
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295 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

The grandkids loved the ice cream with two additional items added. It could be more ice cream or toppings. They had quite a selection of flavors and toppings to choose from.

Thank Susan M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

This review is for the City Plaza location which has recently been expanded and renovated. I don't drink coffee, but I often pick up lunch from Crema. This is a small shop that offers soups, salads, sandwiches, and a breakfast menu in addition to coffee and ice cream. The marinated tomato & brie sandwich is very good. The ingredients always... More 

Thank Kelly G
Bellmore, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

I usually don't bother to buy ice cream because I make my own, but this was better than I can do PLUS they make their own Waffle cones! Don't hesitate to try some.

Thank moltenmuse2014
Boca Raton, Florida
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

was expecting a scoop of ice-cream with the add-ons thrown in and was deliciously surprised to have it all 'mixed' in/blenderinzed.. so creamy and yummy!

Thank Wendy C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

I am a regular visitor for lunch here. You order at the counter and wait for the food. I recently had the Poppy Seed Salad (my absolute favorite), the tomato and brie sandwich and the chicken salad croissant. They also have a homemade cucumber salad that is a must have. If you go around lunch time be prepared to wait.... More 

Thank Carrie G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

The drink was poorly made by the actual owner. He aggressively withdrew the drink from my hand, and conversed with angry tone. I felt offended and disrespected. I will no longer attend this place for services.

1 Thank Tatiana C
raleigh, nc
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

Crema is a place where you order from a somewhat limited sandwich board and eat at one of the tables. Sandwiches are good but nothing special.

Thank samdav
Clifton Park, New York
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211 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

Many combinations to be had here. Just pick Chocolate or Vanilla soft serve as your base and then add in up to three mix-ins. I had chocolate with raspberry, blueberries and cookie dough. They pretty much blend it all in together for you to create your own personal ice cream flavor. It hit the spot.

Thank leneyB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-832-5959

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?