2 Google Fonts Similar to Cerebri Sans

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Cerebri Sans is a soft and elegant sans-serif typeface. It was inspired by geometric and grotesque typefaces. It is warm and approachable. It makes a great font for headlines as well as long form web content.

Due to these reasons is why it is becoming such a popular font.

It was difficult finding a really good alternative on Google Fonts for Cerebri Sans. However, I believe that I have two decent alternatives that will work for those needing a similar font.

What Google Fonts are Similar to Cerebri Sans?

The best Google fonts that are similar to Cerebri Sans are:

  • Lato
  • Open Sans

Either one of these fonts will work as a good alternative.

So let's cover some of their differences and some of their differences and their similarities.


Lato is a very popular sans-serif font that is available on the Google Font library.

It does a great job matching the majority of the letters in Cerebri Sans. I would argue that it is about a 90% match.

However, the main difference that you will run into is going to be the lowercase "g". It is major difference within the lowercase letters. There is also a slight difference in the uppercase "Q".

I made a few images for you to compare for yourself.

Open Sans

Open Sans is a sans-serif typeface that represents neutral and friendly design. It is also another super popular sans-serif font that is available in Google Fonts.

It also does a great job in matching many of the letters that Cerebri Sans has. Just like Lato, the lowercase "g" sticks out like a sore thumb.

The other difference you will see is that some of the letters such as the "O" and "Q" are more oval in open sans.

Take a look below.

Final Thoughts

Overall, Lato will probably be your best bet as a decent alternative. Neither one of these is going to replace the actual font itself. So if you are in a position to do so, I would recommend purchasing the font itself and supporting the creator.

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About the Author

Ben Smith is a professional web developer who dabbles in design. He created this site as an ongoing catalog of free alternative fonts for when the premium font just won't work. He currently writes for this site as well as his own personal blog.