Café prices? Vote with your feet...

PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 April 2014

Can someone please explain to me why café owners seem to think that annual price rises of 10 per cent or more are perfectly OK?

This is a trend I have witnessed for some years now and it’s quite depressing.

Yesterday we went for drinks at our preferred café on the seafront, to discover the bill for two drinks had gone up by 20 per cent – and no, it wasn’t a mistake!

In line with many, I would imagine, my wife’s salary rose by one per cent last year and my income (I’m self employed) has in fact dropped by 66 per cent since the recession took hold back in 2008.

If we don’t all vote with our feet, this problem is just going to get worse. Just coughing up gives the wrong message and, of course, is exactly what is fuelling this phenomenon.

Jim Ferris


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