A photo of a ham and cheese croissant has left Australians angry over its “absolutely outrageous” price.
The disappointed customer took a photo of the breakfast staple at a Melbourne cafe and shared it on social media platform X on Saturday.
The post shows a ham and cheese croissant priced at a whopping $14.
‘Is it correct?’ » said the legend.
Social media users were outraged, with many accusing the cafe of “price gouging”, calling it “absolutely scandalous”.
Disappointed customer snapped a photo of a ham and cheese croissant at a Melbourne cafe for a whopping $14 (pictured)
“Not normal, I paid $10.90 yesterday for a ham and cheese croissant with strong coffee. This place is crook,” one wrote.
“Even though they use quality croissants and quality free-range ham, it’s very expensive. Should cost around $10,” said another.
Others claimed the price made breakfast completely unaffordable and was a sign of Australia’s ever-increasing inflation.
“It used to be my weekend go-to, but I stopped because everyone charges more than $10. It’s not justified to charge that much for $3 worth of food,” one person wrote.
“I couldn’t afford to eat at cafes when it was half that price so I don’t care one way or the other,” another person commented.
“Whoa, that’s actually what I was talking about, outrageous when you can’t afford breakfast,” chimed in a third.
A fourth joked: “I wouldn’t pay that much at a Macquarie Bank-owned airport, let alone somewhere where I have a choice.” I don’t care that the chef is French and the pig attended Harvard before ethically donating his leg.
The price of a ham and cheese croissant in Australia ranges between $8 and $12 depending on the cafe.