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Reviewed March 20, 2023 via mobile

Reasonably priced coffee and pastries as well as some interesting toasted sandwiches. Surprised to find it didn’t have WiFi.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed February 15, 2023

A wonderful coffee house with great pastries and special serving you! I was visiting Boston from Pittsburgh and we stopped in for some espresso and pastries! I had the sea salt caramel cheesecake and an espresso. Delicious and great atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed January 22, 2023 via mobile

The best coffee we’ve had yet in our trip to America. We couldn’t get enough of the Salmon Lox Bagel- highly recommend. The service was always very friendly, efficient and personable.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed January 21, 2023 via mobile

Very yummy lunch. I had a piece of quiche. So good. Gluten free bread for my friend. Mine came with an arugula salad. My friend got a nice looking mocha.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed August 29, 2022

A good coffee ship near Boston Common. It was packed when we got inside. The service was so nice and they work fast! Served with a smile eventhough it was so busy. Coffee was good but not too strong. Smooth in flavor. Great menu and...treats! Would recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 26, 2022 via mobile

Popped in here a few times over an 8 day stay in Boston. Great choices and good quality too. Pastries and cakes (the Boston Chocolate/Cream being my favourite) were excellent as were the more traditional breakfast items. Family of 5 all found different things to...order over multiple days. Service friendly and effective.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022 via mobile

We were exhausted and hungry after a day sightseeing in the heat - and were ready for somewhere nice to eat and drink in some cool air. A local lady recommended Thinking Cup to us and it was just perfect for what we wanted. Delicious...range of sandwiches and cakes and freshly squeezed juices - as well as some very good coffee. Plenty of choice for the vegetarians in our group - and absolutely perfect service too. Would heartily recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed March 30, 2022

Located in the Back Bay area, this cozy place was a great coffee shop to rest your feet after walking the city streets. Staff was friendly. Their almond fig biscotti washed down with a Cafe Au Lait cup of coffee hit the spot.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed January 3, 2022 via mobile

We visited here almost every day during our 4 day trip in Boston as it was lovely, cozy, with amazing coffee and food. The grilled cheese and tomato sandwich is lovely. Reasonable prices too and lovely atmosphere

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed June 25, 2021

A super place to people watch while sipping wonderful coffee. Can't say too much more but I will return the next time I visit.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

Nice spot for coffee and espresso, great food too. Had a Stumptown drip coffee and the Jittery Hen sandwich. All great. They have a nice selection of breakfast sandwiches as well as lunch. Pastries look tasty but didn’t try them this time.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 4, 2020

This place is busy, but I had to try it. I'm happy I did. The line was kind of long, but it went pretty fast. I was lucky enough to score a table outside, and the entire experience was pleasant. The coffee was good, and...the food was good too. The service was good in that the cashiers are pleasant and helpful, but there isn't a wait staff (so you know).More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

Thinking Cupon Newbury has it all, Lots of small tables, many, many varieties of coffee ad tea. Plenty of scones, muffins, cookies, etc., and lots of sandwiches. What more could you want?

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 10, 2020

I made the long walk to get to Thinking Cup as it was rated high on YELP and I was in search of a great cup of latte. There were only a few people online and a few seated at Thinking Cup. The place is...very welcoming with nice interior. There is a nice selection of pastries and morning pastries on display. I ordered a decaf oat milk latte, a bagel and yogurt parfait. The code was by far one of the best I have tried in Boston. The flavor was rich and tasty, and the mixture with oat milk was perfect. The bagel was OK and nothing special about it. The parfait was absolutely delicious and the Greek yogurt was absolutely the best, rich with a great taste. Will definitely be back when I am in town.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 18, 2019 via mobile

We were lucky to get seats for 4 as it’s a really busy place. There’s a good atmosphere, coffee excellent, pastries and bagels were good.

Date of visit: December 2019
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I believe they had soups and salads available. But mostly baked goods and sandwiches. Hope this helps!
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Thinking Cup is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4