We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Thinking Cup

165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
+1 617-482-5555
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (43 reviews)
“macaroons” (18 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (537)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 454 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 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.

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 4 November 2017

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 3 November 2017

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 24 October 2017 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 15 October 2017 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
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
Nearby Restaurants
Teatro Restaurant
455 reviews
.11 km away
Legal Crossing
372 reviews
.16 km away
Caffe Nero
170 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Freedom Trail
13,937 reviews
.16 km away
Boston Common
5,323 reviews
.19 km away
Boston Opera House
265 reviews
.11 km away
Frog Pond
201 reviews
.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Thinking Cup staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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
  • 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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing