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Thinking Cup

165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA (Downtown)
617-482-5555
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Ranked #47 of 2,816 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $12
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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English first
Whitefish, Montana, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Doesn't have a huge menu but has great selection of breakfast pastries. The latte machine puts out drinks very similar to what we find out here in the Western U.S.

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Montreal, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A café that serves unbelievable tasty grilled cheese ! Mine was one made with sourdough bread, swiss cheese, caramelized onion and sweet mustard. Simply good ! Well located in front of Boston Commons. Ideal for a late-night snack.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

On vacation in Boston and always looking got a new spot to try out for a small breakfast. We had bagels and an apple turnover. Both tasty. The turnover was the best we have had. Light very flaky and flavorful. Fun relaxing atmosphere.

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Durham, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Popped in here for a quick lunch and wasn't disappointed, place was very busy but the service was quick, excellent and happy to leave a couple of things out of my sandwich that I didn't like. Had the chicken salad and it was delicious, followed by a fruit tart which was absolutely gorgeous ! Would definitely pop in again, my... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were in Boston for a weekend, dropped the teenagers off on the duck tour and stopped in for breakfast. The latte' was sweet - as in really good. We had a Belgian waffle that was done just right and ripe fruit to top it off. If you're burned out on the standard coffee places - try this one.

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Boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

There are so many coffee shops in and around Boston but nothing like "Thinking Cup". I was out for a late night movie on a Monday night and before the show started I still had good 45 minutes in hand. All of a sudden my late night "Cappuccino Craving" kicked in and decided to stop by at Thinking Cup next... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I have family in Boston and have been visiting several times... This coffee place is absolutely amazing and a MUST. It's an essential staple to my trip each time I go now & when I move in the fall I'll make sure I'll keep it on my route. Coffee, sandwiches, scones, all fantastic. Would recommend to anyone

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Bethesda, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I was in town for two days and my first trip was so good I had to go back for a second. Great coffee and baked goods. I had two scones and both were excellent - just sweet enough and not dense at all. I tasted their apple danish and blueberry muffin - both were good. I would give 5... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

In Boston for the week looking for something healthy, light and inexpensive within walking distance of my hotel for dinner. Thinking Cup delivered with a tasty 'Jimmy the Greek' sandwich and an iced decaf Cafe Americano. I'll be back...

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were in from out of town and this place was recommended. Great place to sit and sip coffee and have a snack. Relaxing and in a convenient location for sight seeing.

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