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“Great coffee”
Review of Bloc

Bloc
Ranked #76 of 304 Restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Reading, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great coffee”
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.

Visited December 2012
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English first
newbury uk
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Great interior and good food”
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 feel inside is lovely eg very welcoming. Plenty of seating. Looked like quite a lot of locals met friends there, worked on their laptops there. Best place we saw/experienced in the local area. It's open from early to late. Definitely worth visiting

  • Visited April 2013
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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Vibe with Great Food & Coffee”
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 :)

Visited December 2012
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Thank Jesse S
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Boston, Massachusetts
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128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Coffee and computers”
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.

  • Visited November 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best latte I have EVER had!”
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 children... there is usually enough space to navigate with a stroller and find a table, they have high chairs and booster seats, they will make a great "babyccino", and there is a park right nearby by too if you want to grab it to go.

Only downside is that they are a bit pricey, but it's well worth it! and wifi is not free either ($7/day or $15/month, something like that).

  • Visited July 2012
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