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Thinking Cup

165 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1152
+1 617-482-5555
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwiches” (46 reviews)
“macaroons” (19 reviews)
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7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
165 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1152
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When I walked in the place was crowded with not much room to stand in line to order. My first thought was to leave it appeared too chaotic. The aroma kept me engaged. I noticed that the crowd & line were not chaos at all....More

Thank stacey c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a college student in Boston, I need my caffeine. And, on top of that, I need it in a different style every day. Black coffee, vanilla latte, macchiato. Thinking Cup can give me all of those- and does them well. When you walk in,...More

Thank jacobsol1
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My partner and I have tried a large number of coffee shops in the Boston Metro and East Cambridge area. We find that all Thinking Cup locations have been the most reliable for Lattes. Other shops have had Lattes that are too cold, too much...More

Thank NhLulu
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We had a Sunday morning breakfast at The Thinking Cup. Our breakfast sandwich and breakfast burrito were delicious, and were nice and hot, prepared quickly and efficiently. They were so good we had to follow this up by splitting an almond paste croissant. That was...More

Thank beachmom138
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Thinking Cup was not too far from our hotel and we made a stop there on our first day in Boston and several more during our stay. They had delicious lattes made with Stumptown Coffee and simple breakfast sandwiches on an English muffin that were...More

Thank Chrissy F
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Excellent coffee and latte. Recommended by our concierge at the W. Right off the Common. Very crowded but worth it!

Thank MelBobRedux
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

As I was passing through North End, I decided to treat myself to a luxury coffee. I was drawn in by the nearly ‘instagram’esque decor and got into line. It was fairly busy but I was in no rush, placed my caramel latte order and...More

Thank gingeralleycat
Reviewed 12 January 2018 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 4 January 2018

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 Sybil L
Reviewed 30 December 2017 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
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 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1152
  • 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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