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Bloc 11 Cafe

11 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
617-623-0000
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Ranked #60 of 247 restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Healthy, Bagels
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Somerville, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is my go to coffee shop, not only because it is close, but also because the food is great and so is the service. Housed in an old bank, Bloc 11 has a great atmosphere, friendly staff, and I am in love with their sandwiches. Try the Terrace warmed up on a baguette and you will be in love... More

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Boston, MA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I have only been here for coffee and it is great. The vibe is chill and the coffee menu is huge. They also offer a large assortment of sandwiches, pastries, and treats. The cafe uses top quality ingredients so it is worth the price tag. It is often busy although you can usually find a seat somewhere. There are plenty... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Great coffee here! The sandwiches are great but slightly pricy. The back of the building used to be part of the bank and you can still see the vault door which is cool. Good place to get work done.

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newbury uk
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is a lovely place to go for coffee or food. The salads looked wonderful and huge (for europeans). There were plenty of other freshly made options on offer. The coffee was good plus there were freshly cooked cakes/pastries though only a certain number so they do run out. It's a lovely old building which has been preserved so the... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This space was previously a bank and they preserved the old vaulted area which is very cool. Bloc 11 is a great place for breakfast, Lunch, just a pastry, or just a coffee! there's lots of seating with tunes that don't distract :)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

It is what you want a contemporary coffee shop to be...industrial, brick, lap tops and ear buds, foam and fun "for sale" retail. Fast and ready to serve this coffee shop is perfect for the on-the-go person.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I have traveled pretty extensively in the U.S. and abroad, and the best lattes I have ever had are found at Bloc 11 and their sister cafe, Diesel. Both cafes offer consistently beautiful, delicious, and perfect lattes every time. They also have delicious sandwiches, pastries, salads, and a fun bright hip atmosphere. It's also a decent coffee shop to bring... More

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Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Bloc 11 has become my "go to" place when I am visiting Somerville/Cambridge, MA - 4 - 5 times a year to see family, since they opened. The coffee and other drinks are spot on. A personal favorite is the rooibos vanilla latte which I get with with soy milk. It's breakfast or lunch for me quite often, although the... More

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Somerville, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I've been going here for quite some time, and continue to do so. The service is excellent, the food is simple and hearty, and the atmosphere is relaxed. I typically go for an egg and cheddar sandwich on sourdough with Black Forest ham and onions, and a Vietnamese coffee to go, but there's usually seating if you want it. They... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011 via mobile

Yogurt parfait is gorgeous, with banana and strawberry slices. Sandwiches are wholesome too.

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