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Thinking Cup

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165 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1152
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
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Canberra, Australia
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253 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Thinking Cup really does have the best coffee, and it seems to be consistent across outlets too, as they have three in Boston. I had a small double shot latte, which is the closest you can get to an Australian Flat White, and it was perfect. Strong, flavoursome and no bitterness at all. I was surprised at the range... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Newbury Street. Spectacular spot if you are meandering or shopping. Lots of pastry and custom coffee drinks. Outdoor seating, weather permitting. Coffee is better than average.

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Thank aggada
Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This small cafe has a big heart and what must be the best hazelnut latte in the US! In addition, they have lactose free milk and gluten free bread. Most whims are catered for by very friendly staff. I really look forward to having another breakfast there very soon!

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Thank S9599RDmike
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Actually I have been searching for a good place to spend my morning with my friends, but I couldn't find any until I found thinking cup. It's simply the best place to have a perfect cup of coffee and great breakfast, and also great bagels and other things. I highly recommend this place. 😍 love it and I will go... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent breakfast and very good bagels and also coffee. I would recommend if you pass near by, specially with cream cheese.

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Thank Marco P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a good cup of coffee in Boston, this is the place to go. The coffee is delicious and they offer many pastries, breakfast and lunch options. Make sure to try the almond crossiants, Yum!

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Thank Monica F
Pakistan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was rated the top coffee joint in town .... Not so sure . The coffee is great but the place is overcrowded as most sites rate this at the best cup in town and the eats appear average even though to be honest I didn't try them . Would certainly recommend giving it a go.

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Thank Maroof
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have no wifi and no one is busing the tables. It is packed and there's nowhere to sit. Two girls are doing everything and it's stressful eating here because it's so crammed into s small space. You can't here it when your orders called no microphone.🙄

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Thank JeanoX
Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After driving to a couple of hours to meet with a college student, I needed COFFEE! This place was perfect and I had to grab a sandwich too. Highly recommend.

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous fresh lemonade with cucumber - perfect on a very hot day. Excellent sandwiches, generous fillings and very tasty. Also Madeleines great quality.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$3 - $12
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1152
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 617-482-5555
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.