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Coastal OC Breakfast Spots You Can’t Miss
August 15, 2016

This European-inspired restaurant and bakery in downtown Seal Beach is right on the thoroughfare that is Main Street. Serving breakfast 7 days a week, its menu has something for everyone. Into omelets? Try my favorite, the ‘Smoked Salmon Omelet.’ Filled with smoked salmon, tomato, cream cheese, caramelized onions, capers, topped with a mild garlic sauce, and served with a side of roasted potatoes or fresh fruit, and choice of artisan bread…

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The 10 Best Brunches in Orange County
July 27, 2016

A European-inspired restaurant in downtown Seal Beach, Crema Cafe attracts droves of brunch-seekers who just want to have good breakfast food. With its own bakery, the restaurant provides fresh baked goods on a daily basis, which you can take to-go or order during your meal. A pet-friendly patio allows those walking by to see what guests are eating and perhaps tempts them inside whether for a famous crepe or omelet. Each vibrant dish demonstrates the health-forward thinking of the menu and the short walk to the beach reemphasizes this mindset…

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The 10 Best Brunches in Orange County
July 10, 2016

If your brunch needs are craving a European-inspired restaurant that is walking distance to the beach then visit Crema Cafe in Seal Beach. The menu offers classic favorites like sweet and savory crepes, but also has a variety with their hearty sandwiches and fresh salads. Crema Cafe serves breakfast and lunch daily. There is cozy seating inside the café, and there is also pet-friendly seating out on the patio. This restaurant also has its own bakery that makes fresh baked goods daily, and they can be ordered during your meal or to take to go…

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Pet-Friendly Restaurants Near Westminster, CA
April 22, 2016

If you’re looking for a great local spot for breakfast or lunch with spacious outdoor seating for you and your pet, then Crema Cafe is an excellent option. Open every day, you can enjoy a collection of freshly prepared menu items, not to mention a variety of baked goods made at the onsite bakery…

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The Big Cheese: Top O.C. chefs compete in grilled cheese competition
April 20, 2016

Tuesday night, Provisions Market in Old Towne Orange turned into a cheese lover’s paradise. The premium bottle shop and craft beer bar hosted its third annual “The Big Cheese” event in honor of National Cheese Month…

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On The Line: Erick Simmons Of The Crema Cafe
February 15, 2016

Between the time I met Erick Simmons and the time I was ready to initially interview him, he was transitioning to a new establishment. Little did I know that establishment was owned by former subject (and hard-working baker) Tarit Tanjasiri. Erick’s role is not focused on the baking side, however, but on the breakfast and lunch service for the rest of the cafe…

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On the Line: Tarit Tanjasiri of The Crema Cafe, Part Two
May 22, 2014

I have a few more inquiries for Tarit before we can sit down and break bread. Where did you grow up? If you’re not from Orange County, what brought you here? Bangkok, Singapore, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, then OC. My wife is a professor at Cal State Fullerton…

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On the Line: Tarit Tanjasiri of The Crema Cafe, Part One
May 19, 2014

Between the time I met Erick Simmons and the time I was ready to initially interview him, he was transitioning to a new establishment. Little did I know that establishment was owned by former subject (and hard-working baker) Tarit Tanjasiri. Erick’s role is not focused on the baking side, however, but on the breakfast and lunch service for the rest of the cafe…

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Baking the Day and Night Away: Tarit Tanjasiri of The Crema Cafe
May 19, 2014

It is always nice when an On the Line subject can recommend a colleague. Dean Kim, our “Dean of Bread,” pointed us toward Tarit Tanjasiri, whose Crema Cafe has been serving the Seal Beach community for eight years…

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Popular Seal Beach Cafe Opening Bakery
August 21, 2013

Crema Cafe owner Tarit Tanjasiri was tired of serving subpar bread to his diners. So, five years ago, he decided to learn how to bake his own bread. After taking lessons, he began serving made from scratch whole grain breads and pastries at his popular Seal Beach cafe…

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A New Member’s Reflections on the Guild and Open House
2012

The bakery part of our operation has been in its “soft opening”stage for the past couple of months, so the Guild-Wide Bakery Open House served as a perfect opportunity for us to piggyback our grand opening celebration onto The Guild event…

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Orange Coast Food Lover’s Guide: Stroll to the Pier
September 2011

Not for the calorie conscious, this Euro cafe with dog-friendly patio makes for a relaxing and indulgent weekend brunch of chorizo Benedict and Belgian waffles…

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A Doggie Bag You’ll Drool Over
June 10, 2010

Crema Cafe patrons enjoy gourmet meals with four-legged friends. Any place that lets diners bring dogs onto the patio is going to win my puppy-loving wife’s heart, so Seal Beach’s The Crema Cafe had one devoted fan before we ever saw a menu…

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Real Men Lighten Up

The Crema Cafe is a cafe in the time-honored Main Street USA way— with good and hearty food like that of the Sugar Shack or the Harbor House— but also a cafe in the more cosmopolitan way, too…

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Seal Beach Cafe is the ‘Cream a’ the Crop
2009

It’s often been said that the success or failure of a business starts from the head and runs downward. That may explain why the Crema Cafe, at 322 Main St., has done so well where a similar string of coffee shop/eateries have gone the way of the proverbial dodo bird…

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Best of OC 2009: Best Pastries
2009

There’s nothing better than walking up to a cafe and catching a whiff of butter and cinnamon. It’s the smell of things fresh and baking, and that’s what you smell when you stroll up to the Crema Cafe…

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