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Thinking Cup

236 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2303
+1 857-233-5277
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (25 reviews)
“grilled cheese” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
236 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2303
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my first time to visit the cafe . It’s not a huge place but cosy and warm. A great selection of dessert with nice stumpleton coffee . The fruit tart is outstanding. Staff was friendly and helpful. Would definitely come back !

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CC12022018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after grabbing cannoli at Mikes for a latte to go with it, hand crafted, expertly made, delicious

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank keithf6
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Apart from the good coffee and the personnel's willing ,it's a typical american fast food .No possibility of having eggs at your own desire f.e fried eggs except of a kind of a round yellow formed cooked eggs,that i've never seen anywhere .

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank marthanella50
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Nice relaxing spot with really nice coffee, treats and music. Lots of space to hang out and enjoy. Blueberry cornmeal cake and cannoli were great

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank fussyyetcheap
Reviewed 17 October 2018

My wife and I stayed just across the street and had breakfast at the Thinking Cup every morning. The food, coffee, selections and atmosphere are great. So is the service. The prices are also reasonable. I wish we had Thinking Cup near us in Dallas....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pasquali56
Reviewed 15 October 2018

My husband brought me a cup of coffee every morning from the Thinking Cup. They offered every type of morning wake -up beverage available. The staff are very nice.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Janet S
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Latte and cappuccino was good. Bagel and lox was terrible; salmon was old and there was barely any cream cheese. I couldn’t even choke it down as the salmon made me gag. Tried the burrito and it was cold. The eggs were warm, but the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank leiaChewy
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We tried the ham brioche and it was flaky and soft. The corn bread and blueberry cake was moist and tasted great. The latte was the absolute best.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank alim767
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Try the Banana Nut Bread and the Delicious Croissant !!! The men's restroom is pretty cool go and visit it !

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tom N
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We wanted to find somewhere for breakfast in the old town and thought the Thinking Cup would be a good choice. The coffee and cakes were lovely but the breakfast was a real let down in terms of value and quantity. If you are hungry...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TheThrifyFiftys
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2303
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 857-233-5277
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