I've been to Thinking Cup fairly often in the last month. They are the only local purveyors of Stumptown Roasters Coffee (originally from Portland, OR). Unfortunately, I am not a fan of their coffee. I'm just talking straight coffee, not their espressos, lattes or anything fancy. I can't quite put my finger as to why I am not keen on the coffee, maybe a little bitter (I drink it straight) and not coffee-ey enough for me.
But, their savory egg sandwiches and pastries are really something else.
I've had two different egg sandwich specials and one standard egg sandwich. The specials are always on perfectly toasted toast. And, the sandwiches are made with care. When you take a bite, there isn't any slippage of stuff. The flavors were balanced and there were also contrasting textures and temperatures (fresh spinach leaves v. the softness of the egg v. the crunchiness of the toast).
But the pastries. Wow, the pastries. I've tried the banana chocolate chip muffin (beautiful top), chocolate croissant (flaky, buttery, soft chocolatey nutella tasting filling but with dark chocolate), triple chocolate mousse cake (fine crumb), chocolate bombe (chocolate mousse with a dark chocolate shell) and two different kinds of cupcakes (just the right amount of frosting). Everything was delicious.
Also of note is the french hot chocolate. The servings are small but the taste is rich and chocolaty. This is a dessert in and of itself.
I would go for the breakfast sandwiches or pastries or hot chocolate. I just wish I liked the coffee better to go with the pastries.
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