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Thinking Cup

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Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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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Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast
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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  • 25
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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
Excellent latte

Great place to sit and work or eat or drink coffee. Really excellent latte. Busy place. Go with your earbuds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Best cup of coffee I've had in years but the muffins and banana bread we ordered were way too sweet to eat unfortunately ended up throwing more than half in the trash

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great place to sit and work or eat or drink coffee. Really excellent latte. Busy place. Go with your earbuds.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Thinking Cup had good reviews on Tripadvisor, so my wife and I gave it a try. We had just finished touring Boston Public Garden (Swan Boats) and Boston Common a little after the lunch hour rush. Location is on Tremont Street across from Boston Common. It is advertised as a coffee shop with good breakfast and lunch menus, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

On the advice of some locals we stopped in for breakfast. Huge lox bagel and a great latte. Definitely will come back when we're next in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The best cappuccino in boston, for a quick or a long stop alone or with family. It is a perfect place to drink coffee talk and eat something.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

They make the coffee right here but the pick up is a little chaotic and the space is crowded. Worth a stop for a quick Joe but not a good place to kick back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Breakfast for four on a Friday morning...crowded so I'm going to assume its a favorite with locals. Had an interesting but tasty breakfast sandwich, others in my party enjoyed a yogurt parfait, oatmeal,etc. All had positive comments. Coffee was great...and the latttes I saw other patrons having looked inviting, but I was too full to order one! Would definitely recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

As I have become a Coffee snob and love my Flat White I find it often hard to find a good cuppa in the SB world. Thinking Cup fulfills my need for the best coffee and their small Latte, where they put double shot without asking really is close to my flat white. The staff is very friendly and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Hot chocolate and a breakfast sandwich on a blustery day--to die for. Super busy, but quick service and tables turn around fast. Great energy and vibe. Wish I lived in Boston so I could go all the time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Beautiful coffee shop with yummy treats! We stopped for coffee and a snack and really enjoyed the trendy atmosphere and food.

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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: Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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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