Okay, so, my bakery is named. It's already been operating as a business for years.
However, it's new as a brick and mortar, and I had plans to tack on "bakery and eatery" within signage. I googled the word "eatery," and much to my confused surprise.. most of the results I found were written by people who absolutely loathe the word.
It seems almost pompously trendy to hate the word because of its simple and.. rustic, if you will, connotation. I thought it was a pleasant, concise, throwback term that would fit nicely with the name; and I wanted something to discern that there will, in fact, be more than simply a case of baked goods and baskets of bread. But now I'm concerned that the majority of people associate it with something negative.
There's not a strong focus on beverage service, so using "bakery and cafe" would be misleading; it's not sit-down, it's a carryout space with room for a few chairs, but I found "bakery and carryout" to sound grossly more unpleasant; "bakery and bistro" would be an overstatement and there's a "bistro" across the street.
What do you think, Cheftalk? Do you hate the word "eatery?" Does it carry with it an unpleasant connotation in your mind? Or do you think I'm being absurd and should simply name the space in the way I think it's best suited, google commentary be damned?