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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 1 week ago

I live in Boston but had never been to Thinking Cup until recently altho I frequently see good to rave reviews of it. I finally stopped in one afternoon when I was in the area. My opinion: It's a coffee shop!

Thank wbp657
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been here a few times to get some work done in a new setting. The place is small but very comfortable and cute. At busy times it will be hard to find a seat. The hot chocolate was pretty good and the hazelnut latte...More

Thank farrelma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in at 930pm after eating dinner. Hazelnut Latte was superb. Not too hot to take but stayed yummy all the way back to our hotel. The desserts looked so good with several gluten free and fresh fruit options.

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great breakfast and brunch place. Nice sandwiches, pies, doughnuts, buns, muffins. Located near Boston Common. The coffees are also delicious.

Thank Daniel-FLN-BR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading reviews, Thinking Cup was on the must visit list. The first visit was a breakfast to go while out exploring Boston; coffee and gluten free blueberry donut. My husband had the tiramisu (...because cake counts as breakfast on holidays.) The coffee was delicious,...More

Thank BaliY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous coffee....fabulous service....lovely Zucchini bread and blueberry doughnut for other half. Herme our top barista was so friendly.....highly recommended

Thank Gill H
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 October 2017 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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 October 2017

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
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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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