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Bloc 11 Cafe

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

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  • 12
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Impressive venue

Decorated in the classic factory attire that defines all of the business owned by the magicians of bakery&cafe of Somerville, Bloc 11 allows to sip an overly expensive coffee in their dismissed saferoom!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
nuclearpomegranate
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Ferrara, Italy
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Ferrara, Italy
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Decorated in the classic factory attire that defines all of the business owned by the magicians of bakery&cafe of Somerville, Bloc 11 allows to sip an overly expensive coffee in their dismissed saferoom!

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Thank nuclearpomegranate
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best latte in Union Square. The cookies, lemon bars, and other treats are also delightful. Friendly baristas.

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Thank Kelly Teresa R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Bloc 11 has great healthy options and often has wonderful creative soups. Service is friendly and can get backed up on weekends but it's worth the wait.

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Thank Rebeccapond17
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Delicious coffee and tea. The breakfast sandwich was mediocre. Worthwhile to visit for the coffee though! Love the indoor decor.

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Thank Marykate J
Shelburne, Vermont
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Fun place to go for lunch in Somerville. The sandwich and salad choices are very interesting with options of roasted carrots, grilled fennel as well as more traditional choices of chicken salad and roast beef. You can also ask for a sandwich to be converted to a salad. I did this and had a wonderful salad of fresh greens, avocado,... More 

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Thank Jan G
New England
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Spent Sunday morning brunch at bloc 11 : excellent coffee , superb sandwiches , and relaxing atmosphere . Recommend the clover sandwich and the black bean soup.

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Thank Elizabeth A
Wooster, Ohio
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I happened to have a chance touring this trendy cafe in a former bank. Just like the named chose, it is a solid brick building on the main drag of Union Square. You can choose the outdoor terrace patio dining which is surrounded with well landscaped seasonal flowers, green bushes and an old bicycle with an interesting story to tell;... More 

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Thank unescotravelbug
Andover, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great spot for a coffee, sandwich, or salad. Lots of local ingredients and healthy options in every category. The staff is very professional and the service is consistently excellent. The bank vault in back is fun.

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Thank John P
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Clean comfortable excellent coffee and baked products. The staff were attentive and knowledgable. I really enjoyed this coffee shop

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Thank Will S W
Tokyo, Japan
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223 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We've not been disappointed with any of the sandwiches or coffees here and we've tried all. The old vault in the back is fun to look at while we make up stories of what used to happen in this building. Easy to go back time and time again.

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Thank Amya M

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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, Cafe, Healthy

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?