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About Us

Our  Story

It all started as a simple vacation to Miami and the love and passion of both European and American Cultures. Founders, Ioannis Sotiropolous and Efthymios Paliouras’s love for the American culture started in their childhood. They learned to love the United States by watching American movies and documentaries. Growing up in Athens, Greece a city that is known for its love of socializing over good food, great coffee, and beautiful cafes, they saw an opportunity to bring that love and culture to the American people. With their background as highly successful club owners and restaurateurs' in Greece, they decided to make Miami the first destination of their new vision.


Meet the Partners 


Ioannis “Yiannis” Sotiropoulos & Efthymios “Makis” Palioura, co-founders of Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar and SP Hospitality Group, came together to make their mark in the Miami Food & Beverage and lifestyle scene with their many staple locations. Yiannis Sotiropoulos and Makis Paliouras are the masterminds that make up the vision of Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar and SP Hospitality Group. Originally from Greece, Sotiropoulos and Paliouras began their careers in 1998 as owners and operators of several cafes, bars, and restaurants in Athens, Greece. 

In 2007, the two began expanding their experience to owning and operating concert halls and the top nightclubs in several Greek cities including Athens, Mykonos, Kolonaki, and more. After establishing their reputation in Greece as the top hospitality experts in the scene, Yiannis and Makis moved to Miami to continue their legacy. Together, SP Hospitality has all the tools necessary to provide Miami with prime locations to eat, drink, and have a night out full of experiences. Often trendsetters in their industry three concepts Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar, Copper 29, and Calle 23 hitting the Miami market, SP Hospitality is taking over the scene one location at a time. 


Ioannis "Yiannis" Sotiropoulous 



Efthymios "Makis"


Our  Locations

Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar's journey spans across 11 distinct and vibrant locations in Florida, each offering a unique slice of gourmet café culture. Our locations include the serene Pinecrest, bustling Doral, the heart of Downtown Miami, the charming Coral Gables, the vibrant Davie, and the trendy Brickell area.

We've also made our mark at Faena Bazaar in Miami Beach, offering a beachside espresso experience. In South Beach, Miami, we bring our gourmet touch to the ocean's edge. The Dadeland area in Kendall, FL, features our café's cozy charm, and in Hallandale, we cater to both the laid-back and the on-the-go coffee enthusiasts.

Our Fort Lauderdale presence in Las Olas encapsulates the essence of a seaside espresso haven. And now, we're excited to announce the opening of our newest location in the bustling streets of New York City, where we'll be introducing our signature gourmet coffee experience to the Big Apple.

Each Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar location is more than just a coffee shop; it's a destination where every visit is an experience, every cup of coffee a journey.


Our Menu 


Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar presents a menu that blends gourmet café charm with culinary innovation. Our all-day breakfast offers European-inspired selections, catering to both the health-conscious and those seeking indulgence.

Lunch and dinner feature a variety of sandwiches, salads, and pastas, each made with premium ingredients and a touch of culinary creativity. Our soups and desserts add a comforting yet sophisticated finish to your meal.

Our carefully curated coffee, tea, fruit smoothies, and power drinks are not just beverages, but celebrations of global flavors and wellness. At Crema Gourmet, every dish and drink is an invitation to a unique and flavorful dining experience.

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