This is a northern Arizona member spotlight for Crema Cafe & Courtyard in Cottonwood In 2011 Arizona Highways brought a lot of warranted attention on Crema Cafe when it named it to its "25 favorite places to eat in Arizona" list. They called it the "charming, clean-lined cafe in Old Town" and quickly made it a statewide favorite for others. Locals have always known about Crema's incredible coffee, its delicious, homemade gelato and amazing food. Since it opened, it has been an anchor in Old Town Cottonwood, and has continued to offer favorites and new twists on its food, beverages and even entertainment offerings.
Crema is also committed to being part of and supporting the local community. Owner, Kelley Foy, strives to support other local businesses in her scratch-made recipes. She uses olive oils from the Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders and breads from Orion Bakery, both of which are also located in Old Town. Firecreek Coffee is a northern Arizona based business, and she rotates northern Arizona brew favorites, from the likes of Lumberyard Brewery and other local favorites, on a regular basis. You can also pair any of her delicious meals with a glass of local wine from many of the region's phenomenal wineries.
Crema Cafe is a true locavore's delight! The best way to keep up with the changing menu offerings and gelato selection is by following them on Facebook. You can see that Kelley and her crew are dedicated to providing the healthiest and freshest foods available. They use organic ingredients when possible, and change the menu with the seasons. When citrus is in season, they make grapefruit gelato. When they can source fresh, local peppers, they focus on making delicious spicy dishes featuring the local heat! Starting May 15th and lasting through the summer, folks can pick up Crema sorbet and gelato, and coffee at Crema's pick-up window from 12-4 pm.
If you're in Old Town and hungry for breakfast or lunch, stop in and visit! The cafe is open Thursday-Monday fro 7am-4pm. There is cozy seating inside where you can be close to the action. But the unique part of Crema is its outdoor courtyard, with seating shaded by umbrellas for groups and fun bar seating right on Main Street where you can sit and people watch. Crema also provides catering services! So if you have an event coming up and would like something from their menu or a special, seasonal and local creation, contact them at (928) 649-5785.