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Bloc 11 Cafe

Bloc 11 Cafe

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
  • Ranked #2 for coffee shops in Somerville
  • Gracie
    "Amazing atmosphere and loved the converted bank vaults."(5 Tips)
    Noah W.
    "Tasty intelligentsia pour overs and chai lattes."(3 Tips)
    Marguerite A.
    "Curry tofu salad sandwich is very good."(2 Tips)
    Alexandra J.
    "Good espresso drinks, excellent croissants"(20 Tips)
105 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • sandwiches
  • lattes
  • bank vault
  • pastries
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  • Kate M.
    Kate Myers1 week ago
    Wifi isn't free so make sure your hotspot is ready to go
  • Gio P.
    Gio PanApril 15
    Excellent latte, fresh pastry and a lovely welcoming porch where you will manage to find a nice spot no matter how crowded. Great atmosphere!
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BlairDecember 6, 2016
    Really wanted to love this place. The place looks cool, converted bank vault is awesome, but the espresso was very over extracted.
  • Jake F.
    Jake FochettaNovember 19, 2016
    Get some coffee and sit in the vault for a while.
  • Hanan M.
    Hanan MalSeptember 15, 2016
    Anything you order will taste good.
  • Carrie B.
    Carrie BevisJune 6, 2016
    Outdoor patio is lovely in good weather. Overall, great and interesting menu with plenty of seating options for any type of conversation.
  • Youssof M.
    Youssof MalMay 13, 2016
    They use Intelligentsia Coffee beans, grab yourself a cup + a bag to go. Slather beet cream cheese on everything.
  • Miguel
    MiguelMay 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the coffee soda — it's amazing!
  • John C.
    John Cunningham-ElderApril 21, 2016
    Coffee, environment, the vault!
  • Michael G.
    Michael Gutierrez-MayMarch 18, 2016
    Bloc 11 is great, good food in a comfy urbane setting.
  • Alexandra J.
    Alexandra JordanMarch 16, 2016
    Good espresso drinks, excellent croissants
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissMarch 8, 2016
    Massive back converted into a great coffee shop space to hang or work from. Tasty intelligentsia pour overs and chai lattes.
  • Kenneth K.
    Kenneth KocinckiNovember 25, 2015
    Coffee and deserts
  • Alain E.
    Alain EmeringOctober 15, 2015
    Coffee's great, but you have to pay for wifi!
  • Max
    MaxSeptember 30, 2015
    Check out the antique bank vault in the back of the room.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CoutuAugust 22, 2015
    Good coffee, nice sandwiches
  • Brian M.
    Brian ManningJuly 29, 2015
    No free wifi. 😢
  • Sahil K.
    Sahil KathawalaJuly 8, 2015
    Their pour-over is phenomenonal. One of the best things on the menu.
  • Alice H.
    Alice HuangJuly 6, 2015
    Really huge seating area inside and outside. Beautiful and serene! May be my new favorite coffee shop.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BagleyJuly 3, 2015
    Iced coffee is wonderful! Good service too!
  • Trevor H.
    Trevor HolmesJune 23, 2015
    I love Bloc's hot and iced coffee, but watch out for the avocados on the breakfast sandwich. Half the time, they are a little past their date.
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzJune 22, 2015
    Trendy neighborhood coffee shop with great breakfast sandwiches and pastries
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikJune 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Expensive but always worth it. Check out the vestige bank vault in the back. 🏦
  • Sahil K.
    Sahil KathawalaJune 3, 2015
    Great espresso! A bit on the pricier-side, but this place has a great space, with lots of seating and natural light (but no wifi 😣)
  • Patricia
    PatriciaMay 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    All sandwiches pale in comparison to the Pallet... it's that divine fig jam. Also, the servers are notoriously spacey so double check your order before you leave.
  • Sonia S.
    Sonia SuMay 11, 2015
    Tons of space to work, study or read. Love the open kitchen. Try the most popular sandwich: Terrace, a delish combo of turkey, ched­dar, avo­cado, gar­lic may­on­naise (YUM) & tomato on focaccia.
  • Ebee D.
    Ebee DApril 5, 2015
    Intelligencia coffee sold here. Yummy chocolate dipped macaroon.
  • Marguerite A.
    Marguerite AveryJanuary 5, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    London Fog is excellent
  • Marguerite A.
    Marguerite AveryDecember 23, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    This pumpkin muffin is the best muffin ever.
  • Ashish G.
    Ashish GuptaOctober 24, 2014
    The terrace sandwich is delicious!
  • Gabriel B.
    Gabriel Barth-MaronSeptember 28, 2014
    Great coffee and sandwiches but no free wifi.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 29, 2014
    Great sandwiches and coffee here folks. Don't miss out.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    London an earl grey cappuccino
    Boston.comAugust 4, 2014
    Diesel Café in Davis Square has some new competition for the title of hippest coffee shop in Greater Boston. The challenger? You're standing in it. Read more
  • Keri G.
    Keri GarelAugust 2, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Unlike sister cafe Diesel, Bloc 11 always has an open seat somewhere. Sadly, the Brazilian limeade (featuring condensed milk) is no longer on the menu.
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew T.July 17, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're a Comcast customer, you can pick up the free XFinity wi-fi, and avoid Bloc11's silly pay to use wi-fi.
  • Rafael S.
    Rafael SwitJuly 14, 2014
    Love their latte!! Perfectly steamed and not scolding hot like in some other places. Unfortunately no free wifi. My suggestion: get half hour with a purchase.
  • Hayley M.
    Hayley MattisonJuly 7, 2014
    Great coffee, but no free wifi and dogs aren't even allowed outside!? This place could be so much better...
  • Jeffrey A.
    Jeffrey AJune 7, 2014
    Good vegetarian options. Hipstery.
  • Lauren J.
    Lauren JohnsonMay 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Well that was expensive
  • Philip M.
    Philip MApril 6, 2014
    Great place but no free wifi .. $3,95 for one hour ...
  • Kapado F.
    Kapado FernandFebruary 8, 2014
    That Alpine Mocha though !!!
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen McVerryDecember 8, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great vibe, friendly staff. Always busy but you'll still find a seat. Try the Vietnamese - it's life changing.
  • Alison M.
    Alison MacDonaldNovember 23, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Even better eggnog latte if you add caramel!
  • Bill
    BillNovember 23, 2013
    Delicious egg nog latte
  • Elyssa C.
    Elyssa ConleyNovember 13, 2013
    The Pallet had a nice combination of flavors but, a little heavy on the fig jelly. It was just a little too sweet.
  • Gracie
    GracieNovember 3, 2013
    Amazing atmosphere and loved the converted bank vaults. I can sit here all day.
  • Kate
    KateAugust 12, 2013
    Spanish latte is delicious! Add some cinnamon on top and it'll make your day!
  • Kay R.
    Kay RhodesJuly 28, 2013
    The bacon egg and cheese sandwich is surprisingly delicious on a honey wheat bagel.
  • Rachel E.
    Rachel EdelmanJuly 6, 2013
    The best egg and cheese sandwiches! Try it on their rosemary bread (instead of a bagel).
  • Caitlyn M.
    Caitlyn MorleyJune 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Caramel lattes are soooo good
  • Katelyn H.
    Katelyn HusereauApril 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Iced Vietnamese!
  • Monique P.
    Monique PeresFebruary 13, 2013
    Very nice and alternative café in Union Sq. This place used to b a bank, so u can actually go in and enjoy your coffee inside what used to be a safe and the tables r made from the bulletproof window.
  • Kimberly B.
    Kimberly BehlingFebruary 3, 2013
    Pretty expensive but they use fantastic bread. I love the open kitchen, and often sit at the counter and watch the food being made. Perfect spot to bring a book or computer.
  • Alison M.
    Alison MacDonaldJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Um... Caramel latte made breve.... Yes, get it.
  • Scott W.
    Scott WilliamsNovember 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Everything here is delicious but the prices are insane. No free Wifi.
  • Margot B.
    Margot BloomsteinNovember 20, 2012
    Grab a Vietnamese coffee--like a Spanish Latte, if you're an Espresso Royale fan, but not quite so sweet.
  • Wes V.
    Wes VangelNovember 5, 2012
    Expensive, no free wifi, but everything is really freakin' good! I'd be broke if I came here every day, but I will definitely be back
  • Justin I.
    Justin IrvingOctober 28, 2012
    777 is a classic
  • Scott B.
    Scott BoniOctober 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Chocolate chip scone and an El Diablo (Intelligentsia). Works for me.
  • Ev D.
    Ev DimmigSeptember 24, 2012
    Best mocha latte I've had in a while.
  • Kelsey S.
    Kelsey SnyderSeptember 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the only place I go for coffee and breakfast in union square now. Their freshly squeezed Oj is so worth it.
  • Peter C. A.
    Peter C. AndrewsJuly 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    That you have to pay, let alone a $8 to use wifi, is absolutely absurd.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MurphyJuly 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the egg and ham breakfast sandwich on croissant instead of the standard bread, throw a bit of sriracha on there and you have one tasty way to wake up on a Saturday morning.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethJune 17, 2012
    Stumptown stubbies!
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan MunsonMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Chocolate chip scones are to die for
  • Charles C.
    Charles CherneyJanuary 29, 2012
  • Mary P.
    Mary PJanuary 13, 2012
    no free wifi, but a great outdoor seating area for when it's warm! awesome sandwiches, too.
  • Margaret !.
    Margaret !January 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    In the winter, their back room with a fireplace is the best.
  • Marguerite A.
    Marguerite AveryDecember 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Curry tofu salad sandwich is very good. Bowls of soup are quite generous - perfect for sharing.
  • Sergey A.
    Sergey ANovember 15, 2011
    This place would get so much more business if wifi was free!
  • Marguerite A.
    Marguerite AveryNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Special blackberry apple muffin is fantastic!
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HaneyOctober 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The coffee here is quite good, doesn't even needs sugar to enhance the flavor. Try one of their specialty drinks, or have an iced latte in the warmer months.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FisherSeptember 24, 2011
    Not sure if they only offer it on FluffFest, but try a dollop of Fluff in the Guatemalan roast. Not something I'd do every day, but it's a nice change of pace!
  • Nicole H.
    Nicole HennigSeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The Poplar salad is really good (includes a scoop of curry tofu salad).
  • Dustin M.
    Dustin McInnisSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Have to pay $5 an HOUR for WiFi!?!?!?!
  • Chase M.
    Chase MaxwellSeptember 1, 2011
    Just as good as Diesel, but with a different ambiance. If you are more in the mood to read in a quiet space with little disturbance, Bloc 11 is more meditative than its raucous counterpart.
  • Jeanette B.
    Jeanette BealAugust 10, 2011
    Quieter and calmer than Diesel, but closes earlier
  • Margaret !.
    Margaret !August 7, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The 777 sandwich is my favorite. I'm going to start asking for more of the cole slaw (dee-lish).
  • Eric F.
    Eric FieldsJuly 2, 2011
    Try the fish
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SerranoJune 23, 2011
    Very vool place. The atmosphear inside is great, with the old safes and the fireplace. Outside, refreshing.
  • Graham S.
    Graham SpectorJune 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The menu on the board is too small for me to read, so I just guess shit to order. Sometimes they have it.
  • Two Degrees
    Two DegreesJune 17, 2011
    Two Degrees bars are sold here! Buy a delicious food bar and give a medically formulated food pack to a hungry child. Is Good. Does Good.
  • Pedro C.
    Pedro CortesApril 25, 2011
    BEWARE: No Free WiFi!!
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 21, 2011
    Located in a converted bank, Bloc 11 makes good use of the space: The former vaults are now seating areas. The excellent lattes and espressos are pulled from the lime green La Marzocco machine.
  • Seth T.
    Seth TisueApril 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    A "mini" is their name for a cortado/gibraltar/flat white.
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HockleMarch 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Worst coffee in union square try shermans market around the corner for better people and coffee.
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HockleMarch 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    After coming here incident free with my dog Aki for countless checkins outside. They suddenly have a no dog outside policy. If you are a dog owner why not goto shermans market and enjoy less lame ppl?
  • Geoff B.
    Geoff BrownellFebruary 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The egg sandwiches are delicious! Everything is moderately expensive, but a nice treat!
  • Marcus A.
    Marcus AndrewsJanuary 15, 2011
    Bear Flag was here!
  • CityRover M.
    CityRover MediaJanuary 5, 2011
    Enjoy a Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk in the bright and welcoming front end of the café, where floor to ceiling windows allow for plentiful sunlight. Read more
  • Erica A.
    Erica AyotteNovember 6, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    try the Vietnamese coffee. I like the iced version best.
  • Secret B.
    Secret BostonNovember 5, 2010
    the sandwiches are bomb.** tip left by Andy Pyman on Secret Boston Read more
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaOctober 23, 2010
    They serve Intelligensia coffee. In a Chemex. Do it.
  • Rod B.
    Rod BegbieOctober 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The freshly-squeezed limeade is fizzy and refreshing.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MataSeptember 23, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Sit in the warm sun at the windows and drink a perfect iced latte.
  • ⚡️connie ⚡️
    ⚡️connie ⚡️August 25, 2010
    Skip Sherman, skip Diesel - you'll always be able to find a seat at Bloc 11!
  • Nina M.
    Nina MartinApril 6, 2010
    Savor one of Bloc 11's (direct trade) coffees in their converted bank vault seating.
  • Lee S.
    Lee StanfordMarch 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Clover and the Ferry sandwiches are both awesome.
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GuevinFebruary 26, 2010
    The Black and white is the perfect pick me up!
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