A traveller has detailed the moment she lost her appetite when she spotted the ridiculous price on the “saddest-looking” croissant at a cafe inside an airport.
The woman, from Sydney, was waiting for her flight home from a New Zealand airport on Friday when she decided to go for a walk in the hope of grabbing a quick bite.
But she was outraged when she was greeted with an “unappealing” ham and cheese croissant – served on a cardboard tray – costing $14.80 ($A13.67).
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The traveller said she would rather sit at the gate hungry than waste her money.
“I am shocked and appalled. It’s the saddest croissant I’ve ever seen,” she tells 7Life.
“I was horrified when I saw the price. And there’s no other options but I’d rather starve than eat that.”
A traveller lost her appetite over the ridiculous price of the ‘saddest-looking’ croissant. Credit: 7NEWS.com.au
Last month, a diner was stunned after being charged $22 for an “unappetising” plate of toast, topped with what appeared to be half of a piece of sliced ham, two poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
The diner was looking forward to enjoying a vibrant plate of eggs benedict at a Melbourne café.
Instead, their breakfast menu item took up less than half the plate, prompting the diner to point out they were served many more ingredients when they ordered the same dish during their last visit.
“$22 eggs benedict. Three months ago it used to have a lot more for the same price,” the customer said in a Reddit thread.
“This is the whole meal.”
Many were outraged over the breakfast, with some asking whether the diner purchased the expensive meal at an airport.
“This is at a café — not in an airport,” they responded.
A diner was stunned after being charged $22 for an ‘unappetising’ eggs benedict. Credit: Reddit
Many weighed in on the menu item — as others revealed how they had noticed cafes and restaurants around the world feeling the pinch amid the cost of living.
“Eating out is just feeling more and more unappetising these days. Either the portions are poor or the food itself is subpar at best,” one said.
Another suggested: “I would pay to not have to eat that.”
One shared: “They couldn’t even add some greens and a little squirt of sauce or something? Ugh.”
Another revealed: “I knew immediately that this was either Melbourne or Sydney.”
One Queensland resident jokingly replied: “Don’t you dare leave Brisbane out of this when I’m up here paying $18 for one slice of avocado toast with some crumbled goats’ cheese.”
While another added: “That’s the saddest, most unappetising eggs benedict I have ever seen.”
Earlier this year, Hannah Bowman detailed how she was ‘shook to the core’ after she was charged a ‘wild’ amount of money for a bagel at a café. Credit: Hannah Bowman
Earlier this year, Hannah Bowman, a podcast producer from Sydney, said she was “shook to the core” after being charged a “wild” amount of money for a bagel at a café amid the rising cost of living.
She was going for a walk at lunchtime when she spotted a “delicious” smoked salmon bagel in the window.
As she pulled her card out to pay, she was lost for words when an employee told her, “That’ll be $25 please”.
‘Is this a mistake?’
“Guys, I’ve been the victim of a heinous crime,” Hannah said.
“I just went (to) buy a coffee and I walked past a little bakery and I saw this bagel and I thought, I’m gonna just buy my lunch now. That looks delicious, cool I’ve not tried this café before.
“When I went to tap they said, ‘That’ll be $25 please’. For one smoked salmon bagel? $25 — is this a mistake? Can that be real?”
She couldn’t believe the “wild” price – but she ended up paying for the bagel before walking out in disbelief.
“I feel sick,” she said.
“Honestly I think I was in shock and didn’t realise what had happened until I walked out.”
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