Brunch at the Punk & Poet
There is an almost never-ending selection of new restaurants to try in Boston— especially for brunch. South Boston (or Southie, as it is affectionately called) is one of the fastest developing neighborhoods, and a ton of new and fun restaurants have been popping up. I was kindly invited into the newly opened Punk & Poet to try out their brunch, and had to say yes.
The Punk & Poet is centrally located in Southie, right on Broadway. The interior is both edgy and cozy— almost like you’re sitting in your most effortlessly stylish friends new apartment. The first thing that catches your eye as you walk in is a giant neon sign that declares “I don’t like Mondays” and you can’t help but nod in agreement. One wall is full of inviting books and eye catching art (and it is oh so instagrammable). Down the middle is communal bar seating, and the rest of the tables are beautifully crafted in a farmhouse style. Fulfilling a requirement for any good hang out in Southie, the bar side of the restaurant has no shortage of TVs to catch your favorite games.
We started with some drinks— and there are SO many to choose from. The cocktails we had were refreshing and well-crafted. We also ordered the potato bombs as a starter— they came out quickly and were fried to perfection. The jalapeño sour cream was the star of this plate (ok and the bacon of course), and made for a perfect bite.
For our main plates, we opted for the French toast and the steak hash. The French toast came with three THICK slices and perfectly melty butter cascading down the sides. I normally don’t opt for the sweet option for breakfast, but this was too good to pass up. The steak hash was delicious, and came with a toasted Stone & Skillet English muffin. If you haven’t heard of Stone & Skillet I’d urge you to check them out— they’re a great local company.
Be sure to add Punk & Poet to your brunch to do list— you don’t want to miss out on that French toast.