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Monday, February 6, 2012

Need a new breakfast joint

Posted on Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 3:14 PM

This goes out to a certain breakfast place that has steadily gotten shittier over the last few years. My partner and I have been going for years. We had our first date there and loved the substitutions not to mention the huge portions with all the coffee you could drink and it being under $5. Hell, we even moved into our apartment partially because of its proximity to our beloved establishment. Then the price went up. Okay. Then the portions got smaller. Fine. Then again. Fine, I understand that costs rise. The service was usually pretty bad but that was fine 'cause the food was good. Anyway, what I'm getting at is that this place gradually lost what made it good. Despite that, I still made a point of going at least a couple of times a month be it with friends or on a breakfast date. The last handful of times I'd leave wishing they'd offered one more cup of coffee (2 seems to be the limit now?) and wondering why I keep coming back.

This morning was the final straw. I convinced my partner to come with me for a late breakfast. We arrive and the place was pretty busy. We sit down, read the paper. The server (who has been there for as long as I remember) wipes our table and proceeds to take drink orders for a table that had just sat down (about 10 mins after us). Cool, I've worked in restaurants for years, this shit happens. More people come in, the server wipes more tables down (ignoring us) and proceeds to take new orders from these people who came in almost 15 minutes after us. I could understand if we were still reading the menu, but we were reading the fucking paper while we waited. We knew what we wanted, we always order the same thing. We always tip well too. Do we not deserve even a cup of coffee with our paper while we wait for the rest of the restaurant to order? Anyway, call it petty, we left. We have food at home, we don't need to spend our money at your shitty restaurant. Fuck you, you've let me down for the last time. —Meals at Another Restaurant

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