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Bloc 11 Cafe

American, Cafe, Healthy, Bagels
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11 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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Delicious and healthy food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
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  • Families with children
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English first
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

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.

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.

Thank Marykate J
Shelburne, Vermont
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

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 

Thank Jan G
New England
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

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

Thank Elizabeth A
Wooster, Ohio
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 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 

Thank unescotravelbug
Andover, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
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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.

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

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

Thank Will S W
Tokyo, Japan
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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.

Thank Amya M
Northridge, CA
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396 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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.

Thank bcreff
Oberlin, Ohio, United States
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

Thank Janet 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, Bagels

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?