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Thinking Cup

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Coffee Shop, Sandwiches
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165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
617-482-5555
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
  • 24
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Great for a Quick Meal

Good variety for breakfast and lunch. Offers eat in and to go. Conveniently located on the east side of Boston Commons, perfect for a meal right before starting off on the Freedom Trail. My husband and I each enjoyed a breakfast sandwich and a Nutella filled croissant before our Freedom Trail tour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Alicia M
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Good variety for breakfast and lunch. Offers eat in and to go. Conveniently located on the east side of Boston Commons, perfect for a meal right before starting off on the Freedom Trail. My husband and I each enjoyed a breakfast sandwich and a Nutella filled croissant before our Freedom Trail tour.

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great coffee shop in the Boston area offering Stumptown Coffee, with good baristas and espresso based coffees (capuccinos, lattes, cortados, etc). Orded a sandwich and salad that were pretty good. The macarons were incredible!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great selections of bakery items, true professional coffe, etc brewing and great sandwiches. The system is good so the line moves along, and you won't be disappointed. Way better than the competition.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This place was close to my hotel, so I stopped in for lunch. I had the Jittery Hen, which tasted great and had a lot of chicken. The girl who took my order was very friendly. It's right by Boston Common, so if you're in the area, definitely stop by.

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Feasterville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I wanted a good cup of coffee and that's exactly what I got. The pictures don't justice for this place. It was busy the entire time and seating can be limited but it's good. The staff were all nice and really informative on their coffee. Which is what I like. I drank two different drinks there and got one to... More 

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Bradford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I've visited this coffee shop before, as a matter of fact, I stopped in here 2 months ago two days in a row, and it's a great shop with excellent service, good choices, and terrific coffee and food. However, earlier this week I went in for coffee and a breakfast sandwich. I ordered a cafe mocha, fat free, no whipped... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Would definitely frequent this coffee shop if lived in Boston. Besides very good hot coffee, The Thinking cup also offers fresh baked goods. Tip: The purchase of a thermal coffee cup includes a discount on future refills.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Great coffee, friendly service! Won't break the bank, especially in a town of overpriced venues. Great for people watching too.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My first visit here was during the tough times of Boston's worst snow. I was having a Valentine's date with a gal pal to watch Fifty Shades of Grey, and we met here for brunch before walking to the AMC Loews. The only downside to the amazing sandwich & coffee, was how difficult it was to get a table inside... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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Additional Information about Thinking Cup

Address: 165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617-482-5555
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches

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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
  • Price Range: $
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?