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Exceptional coffee and food smack-dab in the heart of Boston.

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Cody Grodzki


The Thinking Cup is the place to seek out if you are a coffee-head in search of "the world's best coffee” and with three locations to visit, you don't have any excuse to pass up an opportunity for this cafe’s renowned cup-of-Joe. Exclusively serving Portland, Oregon's own "Stumptown Coffee," Thinking Cup prides itself on quality beans, exceptional drinks, and knowledgeable baristas who can teach customers about the various products they have to offer. 
What Makes it Great 
The Thinking Cup is bound to be hopping with Bostonians at any time of day, so it is a great place to enjoy the distinctive atmosphere Boston has to offer. On nice days, the Commons are a beautiful place to walk around and enjoy your drink and maybe find a quiet place by the pond to have one of Thinking Cup’s awesome sandwiches. They also offer a great selection of teas and fresh-squeezed juices to add to your order. 
If you find yourself in the North End, there are plenty of historical sites and places of interest to visit on your way to and from the cafe. Faneuil Hall, the World War II Memorial, the aquarium, and TD Garden are just a small handful of places you can venture within close proximity to the cafe.
Who is Going to Love It< 
Tired of the same old coffee shop digs? The Thinking Cup features a menu that is loaded with traditional dishes with unique twists. For example, try the “B.A.L.T.", adding fresh avocado and aioli to the standard ingredient list of a B.L.T.  Not for you? How about a “Jittery Hen” featuring 
Stumptown coffee braised chicken, house-made BBQ sauce, pickles and smoked gruyere cheese on sourdough bread.  Whatever your fancy, Thinking Cup has your back. 
Additionally, each location has trained its baristas in the numerous facets that make up the art of coffee, so if you’re having trouble making a selection, their knowledgeable staff with have no problem finding a brew that is right for you.
Directions, Parking & Fees 
Depending on which location you would like to visit, you could be heading to either the east or west side of the Boston Common or up to the North End.  For Thinking Cup’s Back Bay location (west of the Common), simply head down Newbury St. for a couple blocks until you run into the the sign out front.
For the Boston Common location (east of the Common), the cafe is located smack dab between the opera house and the Boston Common tennis courts on Tremont Street.
Finally, the North End location is found on Hanover Street, just a few block north of the Union Oyster House and Faneuil Hall.
All of these locations have metered street parking, but finding a spot can be difficult, as the number registered vehicles in Boston outnumber the of legal parking spots available. Visitors may find it easier to park in one of the many garages located throughout the city and walk to their destination.

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Thinking Cup

165 Tremont St
Boston, MA, 02111
42.354001, -71.063819

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