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Published March 16th 2015
From Roma to Patterson Rd
Caffe Crema, Bentleigh, Italian, Coffee, South-East suburbs,
Cafe Crema, Patterson Rd, Bentleigh


There is little to not like about Caffe Crema. Indeed, it has fast become one of the great cafes of the South-East suburbs since opening in 2008.

Every great business or place must come with a story. Caffe Crema is no exception. Maurice, the manager of the cafe is an Italian immigrant who brings a genuine sense of Roma to the Patterson strip.

Caffe Crema, Bentleigh, Italian, Coffee, South-East suburbs,
Maurice at Caffe Crema


Alongside his warm and thick accent, there is also the ongoing love of football (soccer) and Formula One, both sports which any Italian will tell you the nation has done well in, as well as wider Italian culture more broadly.

This to say, this cafe is not one that has slapped some Italian lettering on the signboard and looked to leave it at that. Instead, this is one cafe with a through and genuine feel all the way through. No more so is this true than in the coffees.

While Maurice and staff can make a variety of drinks the offering is always the same, is the best way: hot (but not burnt), rich but not oversweet and strong but not headache inducing. True taste buds - and therefore coffee preferences - vary from person to person. Yet, even a strong critic of one of this cafe's cups would still leave appreciative of the effort made in their preparation.

Caffe Crema, Bentleigh, Italian, Coffee, South-East suburbs,
'Even a strong critic of one of this cafe's cups would still leave appreciative of the effort made in their preparation.'


Alongside the coffee a variety of great sweet biscuits, baked goods other and other assortments are also offered. Finally, while indeed gets busy there is also a good number of seats. This say, while indeed there are other options about Patterson Rd for a coffee - such as Tax Agent Espresso reviewed by the author prior - it is fair to say these two cafes perhaps cater to different crowds. If in the main you are after a quick hit of caffeine before hopping the train, Tax Agent may be the ideal.

Yet, just a block down is a venue perfect for a Monday afternoon or weekend morning. The coffee is best had when sitting and taking time, perhaps while sharing a word about how Ferrari or Juventus are tracking with Maurice and the great team behind the counter at Caffe Crema.
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Why? A genuinely Italian cafe with genuinely warm service
Phone: (03) 9557 1022
Where: 45 Patterson Road, Bentleigh VIC 3204
Cost: varies
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