Miss Yunks discovered a new coffee shop in town. This is no ordinary coffee shop. Thinking Cup, located on Tremont St. between the Boylston and Park St. T stops, is an upscale European style cafe.
What drew in me into such a place? A large chalkboard sign in the middle of the sidewalk reading French Hot Chocolate. It was a cold night (as they all have been this Winter) and BF and I had just said goodbye to J at the movie theater. We were cold, and I never say no to chocolate, so we decided to check it out. Floor length curtains create an entryway in the small cafe. Dim lights and small tables offer an intimate atmosphere to enjoy hot drinks and delectable pastries. A cupcake tower on the display case caught my eye but unfortunately I wasn’t hungry. I’ll have to go back. We asked what French hot chocolate is and of course I’m writing this two weeks later and forget the exact percentage, but I believe it was 60% dark chocolate.
It was like drinking a melted chocolate bar. French hot chocolate is the espresso of hot chocolate. Served in tiny mugs, this was one intensely chocolaty beverage. At $4 a cup, a chocolate bar would be a cheaper way to get your chocolate fix. However, Thinking Cup’s French hot chocolate was a fun treat and I do plan to go back to try some pastries. Thinking Cup also offers a few sandwiches. Thinking Cup is a notch up from Starbucks in the expensive lounge-like coffee shop category so if $4 drinks and students with laptops are a turn-off, skip Thinking Cup. I, of course, love Starbucks and welcome Thinking Cup to the downtown Boston neighborhood. If I lived closer, I might get a little too used to this!
Have you been to Thinking Cup or tasted French Hot Chocolate? What did you think?