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There are 4 comments on Lunch, Anyone? Blunch

  1. I passed by this place the 1st two years I was here. I was thinking “Blunch? We already have Brunch and Lunch, if the name is that lazy I suppose the food will be too.” I was very, very wrong. Not only do they have an excellent list of specialty sandwiches, they have specials, soups, bakery items, and I’ll say the BEST COOKIES IN BOSTON. Above all of this, their staff are extremely friendly. Nikki, the owner, is a wonder person, remembers many people’s names even after one visit, and is great to talk to while your order is being fulfilled. The rest of the staff are very friendly, and take their job seriously. Even the decor and music is just what you would want from a small establishment catering to the breakfast and lunch crowd. I find myself wishing I could own a place like this! Go, go, go!!!

  2. BLUNCH??
    If that supposed to mean breakfast and lunch then the owners should know that this street wakes up at 430am!
    How about a place where overnighters can get a quick bite to keep awake while putting in 1 more hour . After the residents ,nurses ,lab technicians, OR cleaners and radiology staff get in for the day, they are not getting out again until 3:45pm . Pretty tough to go out when you only have 20 minutes for lunch. At the end of the day all we want to do is go HOME!
    You might get staff catching an egg sandwich on their way in.
    8am opening? I do not understand.
    If you went to all that trouble to do this beautiful renovation , then why not put in a 12 hour day?
    Do you pay rent by the month or by the hour?

    I see this throughout our new society.
    No one wants to work hard anymore.
    Someone is always crying that their places went out of business.
    Of course you will go out of business if you are only open for 5 hours on a Saturday!
    If you look around the city of Boston , The places that have stood the test of time are the places that are OPEN.
    If you want to STAY. Then you have to be OPEN. Even if it is slow, even if it is boring ,even if you have to sit there and polish silverware.
    We want to know that if we have a cancellation or a break from a case, we can run out and grab a bite at that place with the name no one gets-BLUNCH.

    1. Thank you to WorkSmarter for telling the above BLD to “GET A GRIP!” First of all…if you would entertain a scenario other than YOURE OWN… does it make sense for a business to open at 4am, pay employees, the employee’s meals tax, turn on the electricity (business NSTAR bills are x3 personal bills just b/c they can), and sit there polishing silverware until the real breakfast traffic comes 4 more hours later just so they can serve you and 2 other people a $2 coffee at 4:30 in the morning? I think not…sounds a little entitled to me.

      Now to switch to a positive note…Blunch is an awesome breakfast and lunch spot. That is what it is billed as and that is exactly what it does for the hospital staff and the neighborhood. Always fresh ingredients, well over a dozen different sandwiches and a rotating daily whim…plus, great specialty roasted coffee, house made pastries, and an amazing cappuccino! What more could you want from a place? Of course we would love Blunch to be open longer hours b/c we love it so much! However, I’d suggest you put some years of restaurant ownership or an MBA behind your degree before you talk about when the restaurant should be open. I’m sure the restaurant owner has run the numbers and is open the hours that make the most sense for her business.

      And “NO ONE WORKS HARD ANYMORE?” Really? Are you crazy? Although I know little about the inner workings of the restaurant world…it takes more hours than just those that you’re open to make a restaurant run…especially when you’re a single owner. I’m sure the owner, Nikki, is putting in 12+ hours a day behind the scenes, M-Sat (6 days a week… thats 72+ hours). That’s pushing the 80 hour rule if my math is correct…and I dont see her complaining.

      So next time you have a “few minutes between cases,” how about you call over to Blunch (they welcome call-ins for your convenience) and order up a tasty sandwich. I promise you wont be disappointed. I think you’ll even be able to walk across the street, eat it up, and get back in 20 minutes! Actually I know you can b/c I do it almost every day.


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