Bloc 11 Cafe announced on its social media channels this morning that customers can expect big changes at the Union Square coffee shop in the coming weeks, notably a brand-new pastry menu sourced from little sibling Forge Baking Co.
Forge opened in the fall on Somerville Avenue in between Bloc and older cafe sibling Diesel, a Davis Square hotspot. While Forge has its own menu of pastries, sandwiches, and other items, business owners Jennifer Park and Tucker Lewis note in today's letter that the third location was conceived to "become a central hub" of baked goods for all three locales. The owners promise revamped versions of best-sellers, as well as totally new pastries.
Additionally, Bloc will reveal new drink and food-other-than-pastries menus soon. A recent blog post goes into great detail about changes to the cafe's coffee program, but the letter is scarce on details about the new eats.
The new nourishment will come at a price, though: Park and Lewis plan to "adjust" food costs for the first time since 2010, and they will bump up drink prices, too.
Finally, the duo announce they will also remodel the Bow Street space to streamline workflow at Bloc. The letter doesn't indicate whether this makeover will affect Bloc 11's opening hours.
UPDATE: The fine folks behind Somerville's coffeehouse empire let us know on Twitter that similar changes can be expected at Diesel, too.