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“Fun vibe, great food and beverages and friendly service.”
Review of Bloc

Bloc
Ranked #77 of 306 Restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fun vibe, great food and beverages and friendly service.”
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 food is quite good. It's typical coffee shop fare, but a little better: sandwiches (including a great breakfast sandwich; and delicious baked goods). In addition to the main floor area at the front, there are some nooks at the back, where one can sit quietly with a small group. There are also board games. There's a great vibe here with the original bank hardware still much in evidence. Altogether, a very cool place, and the friendly service gives it an edge over some other places. There is a patio area outside which is great for those lovely Boston summer days. It's equally good whether visiting alone, or with friends or family. It's very slightly out of the main flow of heavy traffic in Union Square, making it quieter than you'd expect from a city cafe.

  • Visited April 2012
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English first
Somerville, MA
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A gem in Union Square”
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 carry a range of baked goods during the day, and the staff is generally pleasant and personable. There's not a lot of non-bar hangouts in the Union Square area and this one is tops.

  • Visited March 2012
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“Good affordable food in a cozy setting.”
Reviewed September 14, 2011

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

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Boston
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“I've been a big fan of this place since...”
Reviewed December 18, 2009

I've been a big fan of this place since it first opened. Try their egg sandwich. I don't know what they put in that thing but it's awesome! Oh and their coffee isn't half bad either ;)

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Brookline, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“best coffee ever, great...”
Reviewed April 19, 2009

best coffee ever, great sandwiches too

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