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Thinking Cup

165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
+1 617-482-5555
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“macaroons” (16 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love this coffee shop. Friendly and cozy atmosphere, Stumptown coffee, great food and gluten free options. Pairs great with a trip to the nearby Brattle Book Shop.

Thank OrlandoLME
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I popped in here due to very good recommendations on Trip and had high hopes. I went for chia pudding and matcha latte. Chia pudding was tasty, but Matcha latte was a huge disappointment. Served in a plain white paper cup (!) although I was...More

Thank Ewa U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here on a rainy afternoon to dry off and warm up. My latte was perfect. Thinking Cup is an excellent spot to meet a friend, study, or simply enjoy coffee and dessert. They had a large selection of Gluten-Free baked goods.

Thank ChicagoBree
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beyond your normal breakfast fare and across the Boston commons. Creative stuff like chia pudding and the like. Small but easy to share tables.

Thank Pintadito
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and very nice staff. Coffee was hot and fresh. Great breakfast options and tasty breakfast sandwiches.

Thank RDJ77
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Very European kind coffee/breakfast place. Loved their salmon, tomato, spinach bagel for breakfast, and ham and cheese, egg muffins too. Super cool place to visit

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Great little place for breakfast, popular but service quick and enough tables/ chairs. Great coffee, amazing breakfast burrito and muffin. Tempted to go back tomorrow! Doesn't have WiFi but that's because they want to encourage people to sit and chat rather than look at their...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

This place is great for a quick coffee stop or as a cozy escape from the cold. We went here twice on our visit in March. Each time we were not disappointed. The coffee was delicious, baked goods were warm and filling, and the service...More

Thank Kara B
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Great coffee Lots of sandwich choices for lunch Good sweet treeats Quick service Small challenge to find a seat

Thank Kuba1971
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Every time I visit a different city I try to find a great coffee shop. The Thinking Cup did not disappoint. Delightful breakfast croissant. Everything about it was terrific. Bacon was perfectly cooked as were the eggs. The white cheddar was just the right cheese....More

Thank Mary M
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
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Average prices
USD 3 - USD 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
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.