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165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
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Ranked #35 of 2,851 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $12
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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.
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Sao Paulo, SP
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A wonderful hot chocolate, croissant, chocolate cake and other cakes. Don't have many seats and is always crowded.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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183 reviews 183 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It is a really great coffee shop, a wonderful place for pastries or even breakfast. But extremely busy and crowded all day long, I always find myself waiting to long. Lots of students, makes it fun.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The coffee is very good, but the food is EXCEPTIONAL!! Definitely plan on eating there for breakfast and lunch. Also, a great place to stop off after dinner to take a delicious dessert back to your hotel.

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New York City, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is your typical coffee house today...over priced, pretentious but trying not to be. The coffee was good. The one saving grace is the staff is kind.

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Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Not to mention that its a Bostonian favorite... so its ALWAYS packed! They have great little bites.. not so great if you're watching what you eat, but delicious nonetheless. I love their quiches! I would go there everyday if it wasn't so expensive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

TC is almost always pleasantly crowded, and the coffee is great! Also, if you want a bite, I find the food very good - it's simple, but tasty. TC is simply the place I always return to while in Boston :-)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great coffee and quick service for a busy coffee house. Great view of the Commons as well. Had a normal coffee and banana bread, but my friend said that her latte was delicious and it was nicely crafted.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

I'm on a constant quest for flavorful coffee. This is as good as it gets anywhere. The espresso is sublime. I haven't ordered from the food menu, but it looks good as well.

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62 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My word it was cold.... We abandoned sight seeing plans and sought to warm up with a cup of delicious hot chocolate. Almost like a chocolate, milky sauce - a life saver. We didn't try anything else but our fellow diners were tucking into cakes and hot sandwiches. Seemed to attract a mix of clientele. Plus a great location opposite... More 

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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
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138 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This place was really packed for a Friday morning. We actually lucked out and got four window/bar seats together. Three sandwiches, a rice bowl, four drinks and 50 bucks later, we had a tasty brunch in a coffee bar environment. Nothing special. I was surprised that the coffee didn't warrant a refill, especially at the price it cost. Good food,... More 

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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

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