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Thinking Cup

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165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
+1 617-482-5555
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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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fresh and tasty, good salads and sandwiches. Very good location. Loved the food and atmosphere. Great.

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Thank Rafi K
Ann Arbor, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here multiple times during our trip. Very good food, reasonable prices, and quick. It can get crowded, but we also ordered to go at least once. The coffee and desserts are especially good.

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Medford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped in for lunch today at around 2pm. The coffee was superb. I ordered a small mocha and it was wonderfully smooth, not sweet (I hate when mocha is too sweet, I like my dark chocolate!), and creamy foam was poured on top with lovely latte art. The sandwich I ordered was just okay, it was pressed and warm but... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here to work, but was disappointing there was no wifi. Coffee was good and prices were fair. Good place to people watch since I couldn't work.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cute and lovely place. Croisaants and desserts are very delicious and coffee is good. Here could be a good choice for breakfast ...

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Claymont, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a good cup of coffee in downtown Boston, this is the place to go. It tends to get very busy, but there's a reason for that. If you're patient, you can get a table. They also have good breakfast, sandwiches, and pastries if you're in need of a nosh, but the coffee is the reason to be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee was good and well made, right taste and temperature. Breakfast was ok but they didn't get the order completely correct and it doesn't rate highly compared to breakfast elsewhere in the US

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Pittsford, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

I have been to Thinking Cup twice In the last few days. Both visits were not at any particular prime time. Both times the same thing happened. I waited to order my coffee and pastry, and when it came time to sit down, there were no tables. There is not anyone overseeing who gets the next table, so people just... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

For Australians looking for a coffee similar to Norton St or South Melbourne try the thinking cup, great coffee lovely staff and a great place to read the papers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

I traveled solo to Boston. I went to the thinking cup for a quick latte. The latte was very good,not expensive a lot better then Starbucks.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $12
Cuisine
Cafe, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
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 Street, Boston, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-482-5555
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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Staying in Downtown

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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.
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