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Thinking Cup

165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
617-482-5555
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Ranked #39 of 2,847 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $12
Hours:
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

After 5 days of what the lovely American people call coffee I posted on trip advisor seeking a recommendation of a cafe where I could buy a coffee my tastebuds would recognise. One hour later the reply: Thinking Cup. So my colleage and I made the half hour trek to Boston Common. Boy was it worth it. The macchiatos they... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Lovely cafe, primarily because the city in itself is just charming. Just a stone's throw away from Boston Common. Lovely array of coffee choices, and amazing pastries. The place to go.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

This is a coffee shop. I don't understand what all the buzz is about. They have good coffee and tasty bagels. So does Dunkin' Donuts.

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Based on the reviews I was looking forward to visiting here. However I found it expensive for what I got. Food was tasty but portion size was small.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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117 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012 via mobile

I visited this cafe three times in two days while I was in Boston for a conference. The second visit, I walked there and back in the rain, without an umbrella, rather than go to a nearby Starbucks. Thinking Cup is a model for what an extraordinary coffee shop should be like.

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Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I really enjoyed my coffee and the ambience. Great breakfast/lunch/coffee place. I would recommend to eat in or take out.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

My title says it all ... it was so epic that I came back twice. Probably one of the best latte's I have had in a very long time. The reviews from everyone else pretty much sum it up and I will second what everyone else was saying. But if you go, you must must get the Hazelnut Latte and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012 via mobile

We had breakfast here, chilled out friendly staff, quick turn around, good coffee. Cakes looked good so keen to go back for a treat!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

This coffee tasted great! I also loved how it was served with a little heart made out of the froth. The food looks amazing, but we were too full at the time to try any.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

My husband is a serious coffee snob. The Thinking Cup got two thumbs up from him!

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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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