From the outside the Thinking Cup may appear to be any ordinary college centered cafe. In some ways, it may be. The staff is made up of students, and the guests are often on their Macbook computers. However, one thing about the Thinking Cup distinguishes it from your standard Starbucks type. No, it isn't the price (which isn't quite as digestible as the zucchini bread.) The warmth of the cafe is undeniable, from the heart shaped foam in your coffee cup, to the smile on the face of the servers; Thinking Cup is a very special place. The french macaroons are the second best I have had in my life, only to world-famous Laduree, but the closest thing you'll find in Boston. The breads they make are moister than any homemade loaf I have had, even the most aggressive butter enthusiasts wouldn't dare tarnish the masterpiece that is the coconut bread. The downside, it is always crowded; but with good reason.
I couldn't give 5 stars because it is a little pricey! But the cost has never prevented me from going!