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“Good pastries but..” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Thinking Cup

Thinking Cup
165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
617-482-5555
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Ranked #37 of 2,854 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $12
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.
Harwich, Massachusetts
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“Good pastries but..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

First of our coffee an food were great but the service and environment were not enjoyable. There were so many people in there it was uncomfortable. When placing are order it was like talking to a machine rather than a human. Not very guest friendly. After ordering your forced to stand in a little corner. Felt like we were packed in a can. Not enjoyable at all.

  • Visited February 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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“Great coffee shop to get a great cup of tea!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Needed a place to hang out and waste time during the blizzard. Perfect place! Sat by the window and watched the snow. Not a coffee drinker so ordered the chai tea latte. Delicous! Wanted to let our coats dry more so ordered some hot chocolate latte with a blueberry muffin. Loved it! Best hot chocolate we've had. Friendly staff. Loved that they also cater to tea drinkers!

Visited January 2015
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“A little crowded but delicius”
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.

Visited January 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Great. Though very crowded”
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.

Visited January 2015
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Florida
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“AMAZING Food and Really Good Coffee”
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.

Visited December 2014
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