The Thinking Cup

There’s something kind of magical about a good coffee shop, when the smell of coffee takes over you as you settle into a comfy chair while you dive into the latest book you’re reading or writing. It’s pretty much perfect. That said, it can sometimes be hard to find a place that delivers on both atmosphere and food.

I was just in Boston and was introduced to The Thinking Cup, a new-to-me place that definitely wasn’t around when I was an undergrad at Emerson College, which is located just down the block.

The Thinking Cup features tufted leather benches, exposed brickwork, soft lighting, and a display chock full of pastries and sweeties that would be right at home in Paris. And how are said sweeties? Delicious. When I was here I opted for a cup of tea (which was served in its own tea kettle, always a favorite) and a croissant, which was just perfect.

I checked out the Boston Common location, but I also hear there’s one in the North End — definitely on my list for when I’m back in the City on the Hill.

Jeff Smith

Jeff started in photography and short format video, and he's been at the forefront of the web tv movement. He’s worked on haute couture shoots in Paris, shot street style in Milan, and is currently developing a steady roster of beauty, fashion, and digital clients in NYC.