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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 - 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: Breakfast, Lunch
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great coffee, popular spot

A nice place to stop in for coffee and pastry to go, or snag a seat if you can find room. We've visited here a few times and recently stayed down the street. It was a great place to stop in the morning and grab coffee before heading across the street to stroll through Boston Common.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A nice place to stop in for coffee and pastry to go, or snag a seat if you can find room. We've visited here a few times and recently stayed down the street. It was a great place to stop in the morning and grab coffee before heading across the street to stroll through Boston Common.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Good food! 👍😃 Friendly staff! 👍😃 Nice ambience! 👍😊 Customers of all ages and of all color! 👍😊 Nice talks because: NO WIFI! 👍😊

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Visited the Tremont St venue twice for breakfast and Newbury St once while spending three days in Boston. Even though this is part of a chain it has the feel of an independent coffee shop - well done. Only issue was service - at the Tremont St venue. Staff at Newbury St take a bow we really liked you. The... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went to the Newbury and hate late night cafe mochas with (of course) a boston cream pie and cheesecake tart. Amazing!!!! Local hot spot. Quick service! Great selection of food items

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houston, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stopped in for an iced coffee at one location, had hot coffees (espressos and lattes) another day with a macaroon and finished off a day with a couple of cookies (only) at closing time at a 3rd location. All had great service, good coffees and nice baked goods. A real joy was that they let us in at closing... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Loved the coffee...flavors and options. Personal favorite is the Macciato, it was devine! Found the shop through a listing that encouraged you to grab a cup of coffee and muffin there and get started on the freedom trail...but we found it and got eggs, they also offer oatmeal...great options for all!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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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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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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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: Sandwiches

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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: 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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