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marthayou Apr 5, 2008 08:41 AM

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. MC Slim JB RE: marthayou Apr 5, 2008 08:45 AM

    Blunch in the South End, still mostly undiscovered.

    59 E Springfield St, Boston, MA 02118

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      Blumie RE: MC Slim JB Apr 6, 2008 06:59 PM

      Is their menu as limited as shown on menupages?


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        MC Slim JB RE: Blumie Apr 6, 2008 07:43 PM

        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.

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          TheLocalMuse RE: MC Slim JB Oct 8, 2008 01:22 PM

          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?

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          Bob Dobalina RE: Blumie Oct 8, 2008 01:42 PM

          Updated webpage for Blunch -


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        Falcon 64 RE: marthayou Apr 6, 2008 07:47 PM

        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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          MC Slim JB RE: Falcon 64 Apr 6, 2008 08:04 PM

          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.

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            Falcon 64 RE: MC Slim JB Apr 9, 2008 05:57 AM

            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.

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          bear RE: marthayou Apr 7, 2008 06:15 AM

          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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            MC Slim JB RE: bear Apr 7, 2008 06:45 AM

            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).

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              bear RE: MC Slim JB Apr 7, 2008 08:10 AM

              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.

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