Outrageous! Australian cafe slaps diners with insane Rs 4000 tab for two rolls, coffees

The unexpected surge in the bill was attributed to a surcharge of seven Australian Dollars, applied because it was a Sunday. This additional fee pushed the total cost far beyond what Lee had anticipated.

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A recent incident at a beachside cafe in Darwin, Australia, has sparked widespread astonishment and debate after a diner received a bill totaling 77 Australian Dollars, equivalent to around 4,000 rupees, for a seemingly ordinary order of two rolls and two coffees.

The diner, known as Lee on Reddit, shared his experience online, revealing that he had ordered two bacon and egg rolls with avocado with two iced coffees topped with ice cream. However, what appeared to be a routine breakfast quickly turned into a costly affair when the bill arrived.

For the doubters: yes, I really paid $77 for two egg and bacon rolls and two iced coffees at a Darwin beachside cafe yesterday 🙃
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What is the reason behind price hike?

The unexpected surge in the bill was attributed to a surcharge of seven Australian Dollars, applied because it was a Sunday. This additional fee pushed the total cost far beyond what Lee had anticipated.

Breaking down the costs, each roll was priced at $19, with an additional $3 charged for the avocado on each roll. The iced coffees, initially priced at $10 each, incurred an extra $6 due to the ice cream toppings.

Despite the shock of the bill, Lee stated that the quality of the food was tough. However, Lee also admitted to a moment of regret, stating, "I tapped my card without looking at the price or viewing the menu."

Netizens reactions

The incident sparked a flurry of reactions online, with many users expressing surprise and sharing similar experiences of unexpectedly high bills at restaurants and cafes. Some questioned the justification for such steep prices, while others vowed to be more cautious when dining out in the future.

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A user commented, "Even without the Sunday surcharge that is one expensive breakfast. And $13 for an iced coffee too. Based on the menu, it seems like the cafe near Casuarina Beach."