Trendy café cops backlash for charging $16 for plain toast and butter – but customers at the new venue claim there’s an innocent explanation
- Toast with a cultured artisan butter from regional Victoria is priced at $16
- People on Facebook said it would be $3 cheaper to get free-range eggs on toast
- Steak with six quail eggs and salad would only set customers back by an extra $9
A trendy cafe has been slammed by locals for charging $16 for toast with butter.
The Goodsline, a new venue in Sydney’s inner-west, has been criticised on social media for the exorbitantly-priced menu item.
‘Toast and your choice of condiment, served with Pepe Saya butter,’ the menu read.
Pepe Saya is a Victorian company that make artisan cultured butter using cream from jersey cows in Australia. One 200g hand-wrapped wheel costs $8.50.
Pictured: The Goodsline cafe in Ultimo, in Syney’s inner-west. The cafe was slammed online for its prices
‘Toast and your choice of condiment, served with Pepe Saya butter,’ the menu read (pictured)
Member of a local Facebook group were outraged, pointing out that it would be $3 cheaper to get free-range eggs with toast.
‘Surely you would order the eggs without eggs if you just want to toast… Would be cheaper,’ one user wrote.
‘Sixteen dollars for toast! You could be 3+ loaves for that!’ anther shared.
According to the menu, a steak with six quail eggs and salad would only set customers back by an extra $9.
Member of a local Facebook group were outraged, but one user said the manager told her the price is a misprint
The situation had other users shaking their heads when they realised the toast was significantly cheaper online.
‘I think its a misprint, its $9 on the ordering app,’ one man said.
Another customer took the situation onto her own hands and reportedly asked the manager in person if the price was accurate.
‘The manager just told me that $16 is a misprint,’ she wrote.
While she wasn’t sure what the actual price is, she said it was ‘definitely much less’.
The average price for plain toast in Sydney’s inner suburbs is about $8.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted The Goodsline for comment.