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Bloc 11 Cafe

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American, Coffee Shop, Healthy, Bagels
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11 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
617-623-0000
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food but no free WIFI

We had a nice breakfast here - good coffee, delicious oatmeal, and an egg/ham sandwich that my husband liked so much he came back the following day. Plenty of seating, very attractive place. Only downside was that the WIFI was through a third-party provider and therefore not free. I guess we've... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Janet M
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Oberlin, Ohio, United States
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  • Families with children
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Northridge, CA
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228 reviews 228 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Came for breakfast here with the family. The food was pretty good. We ate outside as I not only don't drink coffee, but the smell makes me ill. Be sure to take a walk around inside and explore the old bank vaults.

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Oberlin, Ohio, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We had a nice breakfast here - good coffee, delicious oatmeal, and an egg/ham sandwich that my husband liked so much he came back the following day. Plenty of seating, very attractive place. Only downside was that the WIFI was through a third-party provider and therefore not free. I guess we've gotten spoiled but most coffee shops do offer free... More 

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Mssachusetts
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I've been going to Bloc 11 off and on for years and always am happy when I remember it as an option. The sandwiches are really good as is the coffee. It is a fairly large space with a variety of seating options. They have high chairs and booster seats which is nice too. The only complaint I have is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have had three of their Lattes - Regular, Mocha and Mint Mocha. I must say that the presentation and the flavor is much better than Starbucks lattes which I regularly consume. These lattes reminded me of lattes I have had at a Coffee chain in India- Cafe Coffee day. The ambiance is chilled out with the music. I would... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great selection of fully-loaded sandwiches and really good coffees/iced coffees, along with free Wifi, the perfect place to work or hang with friends.

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Florence, Italy
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

just opposite to my yoga studio; went there for late breakfast on sunday and had the most amazing eggs and cheese with avocado bagel. yum. the lemon scone was pretty good too. it was busy, but the place is nice, staff is friendly and the patio outside allowed us to enjoy the sunny cold morning. super!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I am sure the food is awesome, considering the line out of the door. But the fact that I got my sandwich 30mins after I ordered it is not something breakfast experience should be like at all.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Reading, United Kingdom
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-623-0000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Healthy, Bagels

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?