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.

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