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Our Story.....

About us

Thinking Cup is pleased to be the first coffee shop in Downtown Boston to serve "Stumptown Coffee" and "Third Wave Coffee" products 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.

Opened 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.

Using only the finest coffee beans from various regions around the globe
Offering outstanding service from knowledgeable baristas willing to educate our guests about coffee
Giving back to the local community through involvement in various charity organizations
Providing a cozy, enjoyable ambience for all to enjoy
Creating excitement for high-end specialty coffee in the Greater Boston area


Gluten Free Menu

Gluten free bread for any sandwich, breakfast, grilled cheese, etc)
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Seasonal Dome
French & Coconut macaroons
Flourless torte (seasonal)
Gluten free chocolate chip cookie
Chia seed pudding (vegan)

Dairy Free Menu

Zucchini Bread
Chocolate pistachio Biscotti
Morning Glory Muffin
Focaccia Bread
Chia Seed Pudding
Almond figs Biscotti


Using only the finest coffee beans from various regions around the globe

they talk about us

Press & Mentions

Dec 11, 2015 - ESPN Interview at Thinking Cup
Sept 29, 2015 - 10 Independent Coffee Shops We Love
Oct 20, 2015 The Best Coffee in Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 20, 2015 - If you haven’t Instagrammed one of these 10 spots, have you even been to Boston?
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Jun 16, 2014 - Which Boston Coffee Shop Should You Be Getting Your Java At?
Jul 10, 2014 - Boston’s Best Food & Drink by Improper Bostonian
Jul 11, 2014 - 10 Independent Coffee Shops We Love
Dec 17, 2013 - Thinking Cup announces Newbury St location
Jul 31, 2013 - Affogato to take a coffee lover's breath away
Feb 3, 2013 - Croissant for your thoughts?
Jan 22, 2013 - Thinking Cup - Life as I Know It
Jan 23, 2013 - Holy Cannoli: A highly unscientific attempt to crown the king of Hanover
Jan 23, 2013 - Thinking Cup Nominated As Top East Coast Coffee Shop
Dec 20, 2012 - New Coffee Shop Opens in North End
Dec 14, 2012 - Thinking Cup coffee shop debuts in North End
Dec. 13, 2012 - Thinking Cup Coffee Shop Opens on Hanover Street in North End
Aug 30, 2012 - Thinking Cup Is Opening in Boston's North End
Aug 29, 2012 - Thinking Cup to Expand with an Italian-Leaning Shop in the North End
Jul 14, 2012 - Friday Favorite: The Thinking Cup
Apr 30, 2012 - Visit to The Thinking Cup Coffee
Mar 16, 2012 - CNBC.com Unique Neighborhood Coffee Shops
Mar 16 , 2012  - Award Winner, Thinking Cup, Serves More Than Just A Great Cup O' Joe
Jul 27, 2011 Best of Boston - Chronicle ~ WCVB-TV Channel 5
Jul 25, 2011 HOT COFFEE: Thinking Cup ~ Stuff Magazine Boston
Jul 3, 2011 NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOE ~ Boston Herald
22 Mar 2011 Pensive Coffee Connoisseurs ~ Cityrover.com
Mar 14, 2011 Thinking Cup: Boston ~ Brunch For Every Meal Blog
Feb 09, 2011 Specialty coffee shops taking off ~ Boston Globe
Feb 1, 2011 Miss Yunks discovers a new coffee shop ~ The Foodies at Work
Jan 26, 2011 A cup of coffee as an art form ~ Boston Globe
Jan 27, 2011 Boston Roast: New Coffee Comes to the Common ~ Patch.com
Jan 10, 2011 Stumptown Coffee drips into the Hub ~ Thrillist
Dec 29, 2010 Fast Food: Thinking Cup, Bokx and more ~ Boston Herald
July 30, 2010 Thinking Cup Brings Stumptown to Beantown ~ Grubstreet.com

Work with us


Open Positions:

Thinking Cup offers an array of exciting careers in the restaurant field. We are always looking for exceptional people to join our m, so if you work well in a fast-paced environment, send us your info!
We're located near the Red Line, Green Line, Orange Line, Silver Line and several bus routes.
Please send us your resume, references, work experience, availability.

Send resume to: info@thinkingcup.com


Helping to sustain a green environment

where are we

Contact & Locations

165 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02111

Mon–Wed: 7am – 10pm
Thur–Sun:  7am – 11pm

236 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113

Mon-Wed:  7am – 10pm
Thur–Sun:  7am – 11pm

85 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116

Mon–Wed: 7am – 10pm
Thur–Sun:  7am – 11pm