In an article for The Daily Telegraph, journalist Angela Mollard has described a friend’s horror after she came home to find her teenage son had been too lazy to make a sandwich, so had paid $15 for UberEats to deliver a toastie from a café that was “less than 100 metres down the road.”
“I didn’t know what to be angriest about,” she fumed. “The fact there was ham, cheese and sourdough in the house so he could’ve made his own sandwich or the fact he’d been delivered food from a cafe less than 100 metres from our house. At the very least he could’ve walked.”
Mollard also recounts how another mother of a 14 year old girl discovered that her daughter and three friends had ordered $80 worth of McDonalds burgers online.
Marching the teen to the supermarket the next day, the mother showed her daughter that buying the ingredients would have cost her a mere $13.
“I wanted her to see that if she and her friends had made their lunch they’d have saved money, had fun, achieved something and had enough left over to go to the movies together.”
Unfortunately, these aren’t the only examples of outrageous food orders and cafes charging eye-watering prices.
A Melbourne woman recently shared how she forked out $18 for a DIY avocado and feta on toast from a hipster eatery.
“For that money I didn’t think I’d assemble the dish myself,” she told news.com.au.
“It was funny, but a ridiculous dish to serve. I prefer my food constructed and I made the assumption that’s how it would be served.”
The dish, from Melbourne’s Kettle Black café consisted of two slices of toast, half an avocado, a slab of feta cheese, a wedge of lime and a line of kelp salt.
“I’m not sure you guys will ever fully understand the level of annoyance I felt being handed this alleged ‘avocado toast with feta’ breakfast that cost $18 today. ‘Pretty deconstructed, isn’t it?’ I dryly remarked to the waitress, to which she smiled enthusiastically and nodded.”started the accompanying caption.
“What f**king next. Being handed an avocado seed and told to farm the land and grow my own crop over several years before returning to the cafe to finally enjoy my breakfast?
“Eighteen dollars what a privilege there goes the dream of a mortgage lol the boomers were right.”