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Apr 5, 2008 08:41 AM

Im hungry rite now!

I am in the mood for breakfast or lunch at a place where it will not be crazy busy so I may be able to read the paper with my coffee after the meal and not feel the pressure to get up as soon as I am done eating cause there is a line out the door. In Boston please.

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  1. Blunch in the South End, still mostly undiscovered.

    59 E Springfield St, Boston, MA 02118

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      1. re: Blumie

        There's not a lot more than that: a blackboard of daily-changing sandwich and soup specials, a big salad with a couple of optional toppings, a bunch of baked goods: cookies, mini-quiches, etc. The sandwiches are pretty amazing.

        1. re: MC Slim JB

          Does anyone know if there is seating at Blunch? I'm interested in checking it out for breakfast on Monday (Columbus Day) since most brunch options aren't open. Also, any suggestions for places in the South End other than Charlie's or Mike's that does breakfast on weekdays?

      2. Martha- I hear you. When I'm craving an old-fashioned breakfast I go to Charlie's sandwich Shop or Mike's Diner in the South End, and I go between 9-11 to avoid the madness. Your service won't be rushed and you'll be able to linger and savor your coffee and paper. Enjoy.

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        1. re: Falcon 64

          No line at Charlie's or Mike's at 9-11am on a Saturday? I can't remember the last time that happened that didn't involve a blizzard. That would be great news; I've been avoiding them on Saturdays forever for that reason (Mike's is usually a bit less of a wait.)

          For future reference, another place where you can get a leisurely breakfast on weekends is Union, where I generally sit at the bar. There's a good $10 deal there for most of Saturday morning, the coffee is good, and they won't rush you out.

          1. re: MC Slim JB

            I was referring to Mon-Friday on the "off hours"(9-11) at Mike's and Charlie's. Charlie's is great if you're first in line on Saturday morning(closed on Sundays). Mike's is usually pretty clear before 8:30 on both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Metroplois is also a good call if you get there right at 9am on either weekend day.

        2. Too late for this week, but for future reference, Union hasn't been too busy on Saturday when we've been. We haven't felt rushed at all. The food and service have both been good. Gaslight is also pretty low-key on Saturdays.

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          1. re: bear

            I've enjoyed my brunches at Gaslight, too (great eye-openers), but my one comment is that the the piperade scrambled egg tartine with sauce chermoula, though delicious, is a pitiful portion for $8 (and I never complain about tiny portions).

            1. re: MC Slim JB

              Portions at Gaslight do seem inconsistent. The Croque Monsieur is quite generous, but the egg dishes in general are pretty skimpy for the price. Also, the Cubano was pretty boring last time we had it (admittedly, a few months ago), definitely in need of some ham or more flavorful filling. Still a pleasant time, though, on a quiet Saturday morning.