Smashed avocado on fancy, schmancy toast is soooooooo yesterday, according to Melbourne chef Victor Liong, and he has declared war on the over-priced trend. Same goes for porridge, omelettes and green juice which he thinks should be officially “retired” from cafe menus.
“Since when did we think it was acceptable to charge $14 for half an avocado a cook has smashed up with a spoon, served over a few slices of bread?’ he asked Ninemsn.
The days of $2 avo on toast or $1.50 raisin toast are O-V-E-R courtesy of avocados being “smashed” and raisin toast that is as thick as all hell. Seriously, I can’t even open my mouth that wide and FYI butter isn’t meant to look like pâté.
Ooooh, you sprinkled the porridge with chia seeds. Now I’m happy to pay one hundred million dollars for it. No problem. Just take my car while you’re at it.
May as well eat my money instead.
My cafe-loving-colleagues share my outrage because we friggin’ love our food here at Mamamia – free food often causes shrieks of sheer delight – however most of us are choking on our food purchases these days.
Honestly, coffee and avo on toast/croissant combos are now in the league of $8-9. What even is that?
TOAST – look, I know I should just make it, but it went from $3 to $12 overnight. Just plain Vegemite and butter, 12 effing dollars.
$4 for an avocado in the supermarket… I mean come on!
I got a coffee, and avo with tomato and feta on toast when I was living in Bondi….$20. 20. dollars!
Poached eggs and toast all all their add ons. $4 extra for a roast tomato? WHAT THE HELL?