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Thinking Cup

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165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
+1 617-482-5555
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07:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 07:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Muffins are amazing and the chai latte is even better. Very cozy feel. A very nice selection of sandwiches and drinks.

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Thank Saphire A
Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great breakfast pastries, great egg and bacon sandwich, nice staff, convenient location for us. Ordered take out but lots of folks sitting at tables, relaxing.

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Thank Pauline H
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent coffee, plenty of options for breakfast, food was delicious. It was very busy but had a great atmosphere. We were able to get seats but one of us has to reserve them while the other ordered; it seemed like many people had this approach. Staff was great, food was excellent, baked goods abounded. Would absolutely love to go back!

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Thank CelticCail
Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small cafe overlooking Boston common serving a good selection of breakfast goods and coffee. Extremely busy and hard to get a table, with an odd queuing system. But overall good coffee (especially appreciated the option of pour over coffee) and great English muffins.

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Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday morning after reviewing all the great recommendations. I was specifically looking for breakfast and a good coffee. It's in a desirable location across from Boston Common. Not very large inside. Similar atmosphere to a Starbucks. In fact it reminded me of a Starbucks with a slightly bigger menu. I just got a black coffee. And honestly,... More 

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Thank MainelyCamp
Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love cafes and this may be the best one in Boston. They take their coffee very seriously - Thinking Cup baristas are known in national latte art competitions. But this cafe is also quaint, cute, warm, and right on the Boston Common. It has great pastries. The only downside is that you need to be aggressive to find a... More 

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Thank darouet
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Fine Breakfast. If this will be your first time, I recommend to familiarize with the menu BEFORE get there. No waiter service. You have to make the line, choose and pay all before breakfast.

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Thank Carlos M
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

perfect chicken panini sandwich. Great place to grab coffe + sandwich on the road while touring Boston.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 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 17 January 2017

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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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
US$3 - US$12
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: 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

Neighbourhood 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.
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