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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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“sandwiches” (43 reviews)
“macaroons” (18 reviews)
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7:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately at time we visited it was very busy. Does not have a lot of seating and what there is, is very close together. Out of 4 ordered, 2 had elements missing. But what we had tasted ok and seemed freshly made. Probably better for...More

Thank Jon Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very lovely little coffee shop with excellent coffee, little pastries, sandwiches + salads. It's a warm place to wait for your Freedom Trail tour start at Boston Common with your costumed tour guide.

Thank Silence D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Build your own grilled cheese beat out the breakfast sandwich option. Thoughtful city feel and friendly staff. Makes me miss Boston more!

Thank Renee P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thinking cup is a cozy coffee shop with great seating near the window. Its nice to see a coffee shop (not like a Starbucks) rustling and bustling with patrons.

Thank njiden
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Found this very close to our hotel following a search on Trip Advisor. Located opposite Boston Common this place offers some of the best coffee I have had (and i drink it black with nothing added) Great range of options for breakfasts and sandwiches and...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

If you love Coffee then these guys are flawless. They also serve a great selection of pastries and breakfast sandwiches. There is seating available and takeaway too. Recommend the Nuttella croissant. Great care taken over the coffee.

Thank Clutters01
Reviewed 25 November 2017

The cappuccino is very good! We also got some grilled cheese sandwiches, they have many cheese options as well as sauces and items to put inside. The coffee was definitely worth going back fro whenever I am in Boston again.

Thank GaCare
Reviewed 12 November 2017

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 9 November 2017 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 5 November 2017 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.

1  Thank Jennifer H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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