Boston Buzz: Brunch at The Punk & Poet

As many of you know, MJD and I have lived in South Boston for the past year and a half. While we were so excited to have our own place and more space, we were a bit sad to leave the South End (dramatic I know as it is a short ride away 😉 ) because of all the amazing restaurants in that neighborhood. That’s why we’ve been so happy about all the new restaurants- like The Punk & Poet- that have been opening up here in our very own neighborhood of Southie.

The Punk & Poet opened in September of this year on E. Broadway taking over the spot that The Playwright used to be in. One step inside though and the space looks completely different- with a long communal table/bar in the middle, several other tables with punk plaid upholstered chairs and probably my favorite part, a wall full of books. Oh, plus we can’t forget the neon light sign which has become a bit of a trademark for the restaurant and bar proclaiming “I Don’t Like Mondays”- its definitely an Instagram favorite.

Who does like Mondays though when you can spend Sunday brunching at a new-to-you restaurant a ten minute walk from home? That is exactly how MJD and I spent our Sunday a few weeks ago at The Punk & Poet. As we entered, I was initially impressed with the decor and the transformation from the former bar in the space. I couldn’t wait to sit down and try the food. We sat at a table next to the bookcase I was all heart eyes over and MJD was quite happy there were TVs for the Patriots pre-game. Paired with lots of rock tunes, the atmosphere at The Punk & Poet is definitely high energy and fun.

We started off our meal with an order of the potato bombs after our waitress endorsed them. The potato bombs are include fried potato, cheese and bacon bits- super yummy and perfect Sunday food whether you are watching football or not. They are paired with a jalapeno sour cream for those that like a bit more kick too.

I always like having a bit of savory and a bit of sweet when I go out for brunch and our order show that too. We ordered the Eggs Benedict and the french toast along with a side of bacon for our brunch entrees. The french toast was seriously french toast #goals- with three huge slices topped with a ton of powdered sugar, blueberries and big slab of butter. The Eggs Benedict was on top of Stone & Skillet english muffin- a super nice addition to the classic. While we ordered the classic Benedict, the menu also includes a Buffalo Benedict which sounds like a buffalo lovers dream.

Of course for brunch, The Punk & Poet offers a variety of brunch cocktails. I loved the artwork of their drink menu inspired by mixtapes- super nostalgic and fun. There were so many great options making it difficult to choose, from the Bubbly Peach- a bellini of sorts- to The Spritz with Aperol, fresh strawberries and sparkling wine. MJD ordered The P&P Bloody Mary and was super happy with the level of spice in the drink. In taking a peek at the drink menu, The Punk & Poet offers a good variety of beer on tap, wine and fun cocktails for dinner as well making it a great place to come grab a drink in Southie.

The Punk & Poet serves brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM and dinner every evening opening at 4 PM.  Thanks to The Punk & Poet for their hospitality and treating us to a delicious brunch- we really enjoyed our brunch and look forward to visiting our new neighbor again soon (maybe for dinner next time!).

xoxo, Jenna

This post was created in partnership with The Punk & Poet who hosted us for a complimentary brunch in exchange for a review. All opinions and images are my own.



  1. December 6, 2017 / 11:55 am

    Ahh, this makes me want to go even more!! Sounds delish! Also Stone & Skillet English muffins are life– they’re from Medford (represent).

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