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Thinking Cup

165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
+1 617-482-5555
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came here looking for a breakfast to set us up for a day of sightseeing. It is in a great location right by Boston Common, and was very busy with local workers. I had the bacon and gruyere quiche, which is the best quiche...More

Thank nikkib2585
Reviewed 3 days ago

While staying at the Doubletree Downtown Boston we visited here two mornings in a row. Just my type of establishment. Quality coffees and great selection of breakfast items. Fresh fruits and yoghurts were particularly good. You can also get some 'old favourites' like a bacon...More

Thank aniceglassofred
Thinkingcupboston, Owner at Thinking Cup, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Really appreciate you stopping in during your visit. Hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great, bustling spot just by Boston common that serves fantastic coffee and their sandwiches are amazing. Also tried a pastry which was perfect. Great spot, if you can find a table!

Thank Shaun M
Thinkingcupboston, Owner at Thinking Cup, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Shaun...thanks for coming in. Truly appreciate your business.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The line was big but they served us very fast. There are so many delicious options to get for breakfast and they have some vegan options too! I got the sandwich called "Jimmy the Greek" and not only was it really delicious, but it was...More

Thank DespinaKa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good breakfast sandwich. Cozy ambience. Tons of pastries. Only reason I gave it a 4, was I needed the WiFi, there was none. But then that does free up the tables for those that linger... not a bad idea. For breakfast it's a 5.

Thank Beverly_9
Thinkingcupboston, Owner at Thinking Cup, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Bev...thanks for stopping in...hope to see you in the near future..

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just returned from 4 days in Boston, 3 mornings I ate at the Thinking Cup!! Fast, Delicious, reasonably priced food. Their orange juice seemed like it was just squeezed - yum!

Thank JefeBeaumont_Ab_
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast here was magnificent. My wife was very happy with her quiche and my breakfast burrito was sensational. The burrito came with many options. I chose chorizo and it was fresh and a good amount of fire. Coffee worth a second cup. Very happy.

Thank ozrick33Sydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose a slice of carrot cake and zucchini bread to go and they were both delicious! I was in and out pretty fast, it also looked like a cool place to hang out when you have the time. I do wish service had a...More

Thank marylou72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Across the street from Boston Commons is good place to start the day. Coffee and tea were perfect. She enjoyed blueberry muffin and I had ham, egg & cheese on English muffin. Both were excellent 👌

Thank TravelingBoomers1946
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried the oatmeal and coffee. Good food, nice, local-feel casual atmosphere. Friendly and quick service.

Thank happycamper22301
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
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
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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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