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“Excellent Latte”
Review of Thinking Cup

Thinking Cup
Ranked #1 of 212 Coffee & Tea in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $12
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
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.
Cairns, Australia
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“Excellent Latte”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

If looking for excellent Latte in Boston try Thinking Cup, both locations are good if I had to make a negative comment they make a common mistake by not using a thermometer and sometimes not hot enough but overall they do a great Latte.

  • Visited July 2013
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“Good pour over coffee (if you're allowed to order it!)”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Went here twice during a recent visit, the first visit was great, nice coffee and various pastries and Macaroons, everyone in the party said it was great coffee etc and I'm told the macaroons were fantastic.

We went back a second time a few days later, went to order another pour over coffee as I liked it so much during my first visit and told by the girl taking orders 'Yeah....we're not doing those right now...so....you'll have to order something else...', which was disappointing as the whole reason we originally went there was for their pour over coffee, but also confusing as the place was fairly quiet without a line, the guy who made one for me previously was still making drinks, and not ten minutes later someone ordered one (served by a different member of staff though). Their espresso based drinks are nice enough but no more nicer than any of the other independent speciality coffee shops around Boston.

Don't get me wrong, their coffee is good, but their pour over is what made them stand out among the many other similar cafes nearby. Still worth popping into if you're out for a stroll on the common and need a pick me up.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Dekks_UK
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Dammam
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“Really great place !!”
Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Great coffe and great bagels. Don't miss the English muffin with egg !!
Worm place for a nice breakfast

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank ALOSAIS
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New Jersey
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“A nice place that is open early”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

One of the nicest things about the Thinking Cup is that they are open early everyday. Over Memorial Day weekend my wife couldn't find anything but Starbucks and McDonalds open before 8 am until we found the Thinking Cup. It is pretty standard fare cafe/coffee shop, hipster heaven to say the least. But the pastries are well made and the selection is good. My wife enjoyed their coffee and the atmosphere was comfortable. Go here if you are an early riser and want to experience Boston not a chain restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Me Thinks This is a Winner!”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Step through the door into this crowded little coffee shop and you are hooked. The food, coffee and teas are both tasty and reasonably priced. The staff is friendly and efficient. The proximity to the Boston Commons is a plus. If you are in the area and want a break to sip, breakfast, lunch or snack, this is the spot!

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank dmarun
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