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Thinking Cup

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165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
617-482-5555
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night
Description: Thinking Cup is pleased to be the first coffee shop in Downtown Boston to...
Thinking Cup is pleased to be the first coffee shop in Downtown Boston to serve "Stumptown Coffee" exclusively. Stumptown, originating in Portland Oregon had been named “Best Coffee in the World” by NPR, The New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine, and USA Today. To ensure exceptional quality and freshness we obtain our beans directly from Stumptown’s roasting facility in Brooklyn, New York.Opening its doors in December 2010, Thinking Cup is ideally located just steps from the Boston Common. We are committed to providing the premier coffee experience in Boston by serving only the finest coffees, teas, and freshly baked pastries. Was awarded Best Coffee Shop in Boston by Boston Magazine for 2011.
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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good coffee and decent breakfast stuff

Sit by the window and enjoy your coffee as you look at the Common. Coffee is really good too. I only wish they had an outside but I'm guessing they are not allowed based on the location.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Sit by the window and enjoy your coffee as you look at the Common. Coffee is really good too. I only wish they had an outside but I'm guessing they are not allowed based on the location.

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Sydney, Australia
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319 helpful votes 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you're Australian and a coffee snob you'll know how hard it is to get a real coffee in the USA. It's impossible! But The Thinking Cup is the real deal. Get your brew from here!!!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Outside of Berkeley California I have yet to find such a great coffee shop. Fabulous lattes, great food, reasonably priced.

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Victoria, Seychelles
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Really nice place with good coffees and also really good grilled cheese sandwich. The place has a really lovely atmosphere with great decor and the coffee is really good (including great latte art).

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New York City, New York
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The coffee and tea are excellent, as are the sandwiches. I had several types of chicken and turkey sandwiches and all were fine. The staff is friendly and moves the line quickly. One challenge is getting a seat, because it's pretty popular. All in all, a nice place to have a coffee and chat or read a book.

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Sharon, Vermont
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

So much better than one of the mindless coffee chain places, the breakfast here is actually better than their quite good coffee. The breakfast sandwich is great, and the quiche is also very good. This place gets crowded so if you can find a table, take it and hunker down. There is only counter service so don't go expecting table... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I went there for breakfast and ended up eating much more than I needed. They had good egg sandwiches, pastries, and lattes. More than I need!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We've had a couple of ropey coffees in Boston but this place does not fall into this category! Coffee really delicious and the cakes and macaron looked great- recommend stopping here if you love coffee.

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Massachusetts
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This place is one of my special treats when I'm up for taking a longer route to my office. The pastries are the best around downtown, and the atmosphere is funky. I've actually suggested this to many people as a great date spot, and it doesn't disappoint. But the real reason I wanted to write this review was for all... More 

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Cookstown, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Loved the coffee, pastries and the sandwiches which weren't the run of the mill. Cappucino and AMericano were our favourite drinks...we went there almost twice a day when we were in Boston for a weekend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: 617-482-5555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches

Description

Thinking Cup is pleased to be the first coffee shop in Downtown Boston to serve "Stumptown Coffee" exclusively. Stumptown, originating in Portland Oregon had been named “Best Coffee in the World” by NPR, The New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine, and USA Today. To ensure exceptional quality and freshness we obtain our beans directly from Stumptown’s roasting facility in Brooklyn, New York.Opening its doors in December 2010, Thinking Cup is ideally located just steps from the Boston Common. We are committed to providing the premier coffee experience in Boston by serving only the finest coffees, teas, and freshly baked pastries. Was awarded Best Coffee Shop in Boston by Boston Magazine for 2011.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?