Over the weekend The Australian columnist Bernard Salt decried that if millennials cut back on fancy breakfast toppings they might finally be able to break into the increasingly
inflated competitive property market.
“I have seen young people order smashed avocado with crumbled feta on five-grain toasted bread at $22 a pop and more,” he astutely observed. “Twenty-two dollars several times a week could go towards a deposit on a house.”
Bernard, now rubbing Salt in the wound in Brisbane:
Suffice to say Salt’s advice was largely met with derision by the youth of Australia, many of whom observed that even a lifetime of avocado abstinence is unlikely to fix a market (negatively) geared against them.
Thankfully, several Melbourne cafes have now collaborated with Broadsheet to offer a real solution to the housing affordability crisis by offering a range of discounted “home saver” meal deals to the city’s brunching youth.
Until Friday, Little Big Sugar Salt in Abbotsford is selling a stripped-back take on their usual avo on toast menu item with The Retirement Plan at a reasonable 10 bucks a pop.
Out east at Hawthorn Common you can grab The Baby Boomer — comprised of a half avocado with toast — for the same price.
For the marginally more affluent, Mammoth in Armadale has an $11 dish called Avonomics, which comes with fermented chilli, green tomatoes and charcoal-coconut toast.
While Left Field in Carnegie is selling the Corn-tract of Sale, which is smashed avo on toast with charred corn, chilli salsa and lime for a very reasonable tenner.
The news will offer little comfort to Sydney’s youth who are still f*cked, basically.
Luckily The Thousands have offered a killer recipe for economising Gen Y’s eating at home for the rest of their young lives.
Feature image: Facebook/Little Big Sugar Salt