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Crema Cafe

Map & Directions 3403 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Cafe, Wine Bar
  • Sun 9am-10pm, Mon 9am-5pm, Tue-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm
  • MasterCard, Visa
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


City Pages' Description

Crema is one of the most creative and original bits of Minnesota food life. So why do you think it's merely an ice-cream shop that closes in the winter? It doesn't, in fact. Nowadays it's open year-round, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with the coffee drinks and ice cream. That food is excellent, too: simple, chef-made bistro fare that doesn't betray the little spot's significant roots. They've been operating in the same location since the 1940s, most of that time as an ice-cream maker, Sonny's, but for the last decade as a beautiful cafe as well, with a romantic, flower-filled outdoor piazza. Of course, the ice cream is still as wonderful as it was. It's all organic, all made by hand in tiny five-gallon batches, all made with five-star ingredients. During the summer, look for Crema's mobile cart stationed at Nicollet Mall.

Member Reviews

  • jawilliams529
    jawilliams529 wrote a review for Crema Cafe
    on 03/23/10

    Cute. Quaint. Really good organic & local food!!

  • Uptown thomas wrote a review for Crema Cafe
    on 07/04/09

    I've been there a few times and thought the ice cream appeared to be sitting too long, not fresh.

  • citypagesbestof wrote a review for Crema Cafe
    on 05/06/09

    Crema Café is a sweet spot in south Minneapolis. Sitting pretty at the corner of 34th Street and Lyndale Avenue, it looks like a Tuscan oasis, even when the blackened snow is still piled up on the corner. Once inside, fortified with a pasta dish and glass of wine, your attentions will surely turn to the case filled with Sonny's ice cream. What to select? The glistening berry... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • MPLSco on 10/25/10

    Great breakfast, plus, they serve Sonny's Ice Cream!

  • Drew G. on 08/20/11

    Ask the fine folk at Crema to make you a sorbet-based drink. Be prepared to be amazed.

  • Metromix on 08/13/11

    "The weather can be freezing cold, or painfully hot, it doesn't matter. The ""Crema"" ice cream is exactly what you want."

  • Sara B. on 08/18/11

    Great for dates!

  • Marsha T. on 07/17/11

    They have a lovely patio where you can eat your ice cream or sorbet on a not-too-hot night (or enjoy the A/C inside if it's sweltering).

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