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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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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A relaxed venue, which offers gluten-free bread for sandwiches, and gluten-free macaroons - and is next door to a cupcake shop which also offers a gluten-free option.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a fab cup of coffee then this is the place to go. Loved my mocha. My breakfast burrito was a tad bland, but all the pastries looked delish.

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Thank jennastl
Macon, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They brew Stumptown coffee here, so you can be assured it's good. It's a good option for light breakfast or lunch by Boston Common, but very crowded at peak "breakfast" times.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coffee was good as was the chocolate croissant. Servers were not the friendliest but that is ok. Comfortable seating and atmosphere

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Thank Rickalb
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We grabbed breakfast here before hitting the Freedom Trail. My daughter loved the blueberry muffin. I had the bacon, potato and cheese quiche. Not sure where the bacon was -- something that resembled pepperoni was on the top. It was ok. The outside was hot but the middle was not. Skip the basil, cucumber lemonade unless you are really into... More 

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Thank mekolar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice menu. Great coffee. Good food. This was the perfect light breakfast before walking the Freedom Trail.

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Thank Rkolar2000
Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After dinner we walked the streets of the North End enjoying the sights and sounds of all of what it has to offer. We walked by twice before walking in. Five seconds in the door we realized we were in the right place. Everyone in our party of 6 had a nice cup of their guilty pleasure to go with... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went for a walk downtown Boston in the morning, and had difficulty finding place to have breakfast. Starbucks were open - and packed, but besides that there was little choice. I stumbled upon Thinking Cup - and I was so happy I did! Great place with some historic flare, tasty coffee, personalized service, and good breakfast. I took breakfast... More 

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Thank LakeSimcoeFan
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place lots of options to eat and drink it's always crowded but you should always find a seat the service is amazing order any hot drink you like and you won't regret it at all

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West Liberty, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was looking for a piece of Boston Creme Pie, but settled on the Tarte. Very tasty. A wonderful variety of baked goods, desserts, etc.

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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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.