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post order etiquette


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post order etiquette

foodie59 | | Aug 2, 2008 07:54 AM

I recently visited a small cafe on Broad Street in Red Bank for lunch and blithely ordered an omelette, bacon and juice to go. It was bad enough that the omelette was overcooked and undersized and the bacon limp and dripping with grease but imagine my shock when I was handed a check for $17! I've eaten breakfast/brunch omelettes (which also included fruit, home fries and a bloody mary or mimosa) in fine establishments across the country for half this price! OK...I may be guilty of not establishing the price up front, but as the omelette special of the day was less than $10 (not the particular one I ordered...don't like broccoli!) I assumed it would be in the same price range. My question is this...aside from bellowing "$17 dollars for an omelette!" what should I have done? Maybe the fact that there were only 4 patrons in the cafe at high noon should have told me something! Avoid this place...they are desperate for business and, in order to make up for such a small clientle will overcharge the ones they have.

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