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“Best coffee”
Review of Thinking Cup

Thinking Cup
Ranked #12 of 231 Quick Bites in Boston
Neighbourhood: North End
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Neighbourhood: North End
Reviewed 23 March 2022

My daughters favorite coffee shop in Boston. Their iced latte is amazing and ironically they use Stumptown coffee beans from the Northwest where we are from. Service was quick. Tables were clean. The biggest issue is what you would expect in any large city. Parking is a challenge particularly on the weekends. We are used to the drive through locations of Dutch Bros which are so convenient. We just dropped off someone and circled the block to make it work. Extra work but worth the effort. Enjoy.

Date of visit: March 2022
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2  Thank RjessMMM
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Reviewed 5 November 2021 via mobile

Generally poor experience. Upon arriving the barista, a younger woman w dark hair snapped at us to put our masks on. I say this as she herself had her mask below her nose, and patrons all over are eating and drinking without. Coffee was good but not great. Asked for info on biscotti - she said it had just almonds but came with pistachios. Would be fine if I didn’t have a specific nut allergy. Tables all dirty as heck. Literally, the barista will snap about masks but let everyone eat on dirty tables. There was a 2 inch plastic divider separating the people ordering from the people eating. So a mask works 2 inches away but doesn’t matter once you’re sitting down? Place was filthy, barista rude. Get your priorities straight Thinking Cup!

Date of visit: November 2021
Thank JComment
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Reviewed 24 October 2021 via mobile

SERVICE! Outstanding. Great job to all of the girls and guys serving.
Vibrant place on this Sunday morning.
Croissants perfectly baked.

Date of visit: October 2021
Thank 257ps
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Reviewed 30 August 2021

We were looking for a quick dessert after dinner. Bova’s, Modern, and Mike’s all had lines out the door. We came across the Thinking Cup and saw the word Bakery, so went in. There was no line. There were only 3 customers inside. It was the last night of St. Anthony’s Feast, the last feast of the summer. The North End was hopping. The emptiness should have clued us in. Anyway they had cookies abd that’s what the kids wanted. They wanted just a plain good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie. Not available here- they have gluten free, sea salt, or wheat. Not number one kid choices. We found the girl behind the counter straight faced and very unfriendly. Got a bad vibe from this place and will not be returning.

Date of visit: August 2021
2  Thank traveltimeBoston
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Reviewed 14 July 2021

We were walking the Freedom Trail on a VERY hot June day in Boston when our daughter who is especially susceptible to heat was about to melt on us, so we stopped in here for air conditioning, bathrooms, and something cold and sweet. This little place which was definitely doing the business took care of all of those things for us. They even had a few gluten free dessert options and since we don't have a huge market of those things back home, I always partake. The staff was friendly, the place was clean, and more importantly the A/C was working and the bathrooms were clean (must acquire a code from the employees to use them).

Date of visit: June 2021
3  Thank LeslieinTN
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