Diners furious as café raises price of smashed avocado to $10.90, portion of halloumi to $11.90 and bacon to $9.90 amid cost-of-living crisis – but owner defends the increases
- The beachside cafe in Sydney upped the menu items
- Smashed avocado costs $10.90 and an egg and bacon dish costs $33.90
- The locals are outraged by the ‘overpriced’ menu
A cafe in Sydney has caused a stir among locals after it decided to raise the price of smashed avocado to a whopping $10.90.
Little Jack Horner in Coogee, a beachside suburb, is charging more money for some menu items amid the cost-of-living crisis.
A bacon and egg breakfast with two eggs, sausage, bacon, tomatoes, roasted field mushrooms, crispy crushed chats, and baked beans costs $33.90.
And if you want side dishes, you have to pay $9.90 for bacon, $11.90 for haloumi and $14.90 for salmon.
An extra serving of baked beans costs $6.90, while mushroom side dinners cost $13.90. The cheapest side dish is tomato chutney or aioli at $3.90.
A classic Eggs Benedict platter costs $29.90 and Wild Mushrooms and Walnuts on Toast costs $31.90. The ‘eggs royale’ option is also expensive, priced at $36.90.
Management told The Daily telegram this is the first time the cafe has raised prices in three years, taking effect from Christmas.
Little Jack Horner in Coogee, a beachside suburb in Sydney, increased the cost of a number of menu items during the cost of living crisis
Diners must now spend $9.90 for a side of bacon, $11.90 for haloumi and $33.90 for Jack’s Big Breakfast – which includes two eggs, sausage, bacon, tomatoes, roasted field mushrooms, crispy crushed chats and baked beans
Management said this is the first time the cafe has raised prices in three years, which came into effect from Christmas (current menu pictured)
The cafe has a Google rating of 4.1 out of five stars with over 1400 reviews. Customers praise the venue’s “great views and food.” But many admitted that it is “much too expensive.”
The cafe has a Google rating of 4.1 out of five stars with over 1400 reviews. Customers praise the venue’s “great views and food.”
But several others admitted that the menu is “much overpriced” and was not good value for money.
‘Went for breakfast over Easter long weekend. Food was good but we found this place way overpriced. For two breakfasts of fruit juices, the bill came to nearly $100 (including holiday allowance). That’s ridiculous,” one wrote.
“I’ll start by saying the food was amazing…Breakfast food prices were close to what you would expect for dinner,” admitted another.
Owner BJ McHatton commented on the situation, saying, “We are a quality product. Everything we offer is premium, from our location to our chefs. People may not see the value in that, but we are more than food on a plate.’
The previous breakfast menu (pictured) shows how much the prices have increased