Living in Allston, I decided to hit up a renown breakfast/brunch spot right on the corner of Harvard Ave.Usually packed on Sundays for brunch, I went to @Union on the 4th of July just to get some eggs and pancakes.@Union is a very small family owned establishment that prides itself on providing great food and service along with being the ideal “chill spot” for the array of people who live around the area.
As soon as we entered the restaurant, all the servers at the counter greeted us with a smile and a server took us over to the table of our choice. When we got settled she came over to take our drink orders as she insisted that we to tried either the freshly squeezed orange juice or the lemonade. Deciding on the orange juice, I can say it was by far one of the freshest orange juices I’ve had around the area so we were off to a great start. After she dropped off the drinks, she gave us ample time to order along with giving us really good suggestions for our meal because we literally wanted everything on the menu. The server was notably very pleasant and it was obvious that she really loved what she was doing because of how hospitable she was.
I ended up ordering the Homestyle breakfast which was two large eggs scrambled with onion, tomato,peppers, mushrooms (which I added), along with home fries and white toast with butter. By itself, it was very filling meal and I could barely finish it. The eggs were done well along with the buttered toast. However, the home fries weren’t as crispy and as seasoned as I would have wanted. It was great meal regardless. For anyone who knows me and my sweet tooth, of course I decided to get something sweet to top the flavors off. Therefore, I ordered a buttermilk chocolate chip pancake. The pancake was very soft and tasty and not overly sweet. There was a great consistency of chocolate chips and powdered sugar which made it the perfect dessert to my main course. Throughout the course of the meal, our server checked up on us a few times which was perfect because we could actually have the time to enjoy our meal. And if she wasn’t there another server would check up on us to ensure we had all that we needed.
The cost of the meal was very reasonable seeing that we got a good amount of food. So for anyone who enjoys brunch, this is an ideal place to visit that is relatively inexpensive for a good sized meal.
From the point of entering then leaving the establishment, I was very impressed with the customer service and will definitely go back.