An East Price Hill coffee shop is expanding, opening a new location in Cincinnati’s core.

BLOC Coffee at 3101 Price Ave. is opening a second location inside City Hall at 801 Plum St. downtown. General manager Roger Rose told me the coffee company responded to a request for proposals put out by the city earlier this year. It will be taking over the City Snacks spot on the ground floor of City Hall.

“We have a good following in Price Hill, and I wanted to expand that, and any opportunity downtown is great,” he said. “City Hall is an iconic building. I wanted to put something the city could feel good about having in their building.”

BLOC Coffee originated as an outgrowth of BLOC Ministries in Price Hill. It will serve espresso-based drinks, drip coffee, house-made sauces to flavor lattes, smoothies and blended beverages at City Hall as well as breakfast and lunch.

BLOC’s menu includes breakfast sandwiches, avocado toast, a chef’s seasonal toast, grilled cheese and a turkey and avocado sandwich as well as oatmeal and granola. BLOC will be using GrubHub for food delivery.

BLOC is scheduled to open Jan. 3 in City Hall and its hours are tentatively 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Story Courtesy of:
Adam Brownfield, Cincinnati Business Courier