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AIBU or is the owner of this cafe absolutely raving mad? Sick note if requesting gluten free food

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TFletchersWife Mon 05-Sep-16 12:48:08

I stumbled upon this facebook page yesterday.

Owner has had enough of people on "faddy diets" and now wants proof of coeliac condition before hw will serve you gluten free food.

His posts are outrageous and really close, if not over the line!

He also demands 5 euro corkage fee for breastfeeding in his cafe. At forst I thought it was a parody account but no.

Read through the page!

RunningLulu Mon 05-Sep-16 12:51:57

I don't know the reasons behind the gf ban, but aren't there people who aren't coeliacs who need gf? For instance asd and UC/Chroans people being treated with gf diets?

I think this is prob all a bit tongue in cheek. The 5 euro corkage fee is so ridiculous it must be a joke.

imnotapotato Mon 05-Sep-16 12:53:14

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SoupDragon Mon 05-Sep-16 12:53:27

He also demands 5 euro corkage fee for breastfeeding in his cafe.

Surely that would be a Norkage fee.

I think they are joking...

Clickclickclick Mon 05-Sep-16 12:56:27

Hahaha I wanna go there now.

gonerogue Mon 05-Sep-16 12:56:48

I've been in that cafe loads. The owner is known for this and has had several "bans" like this

He's joking about it but getting a lot of traction and notice for his business out of it.

dustarr73 Mon 05-Sep-16 12:57:09

Its a joke,its a lovely cafe but he takes no shit.Really follow his page he loves causing offence its gas.

witsender Mon 05-Sep-16 12:57:23

Pmsl at norkage fee!

It is a pisstake. As is blatantly obvious when he talks about valium for babies and shooting vegans.

YelloDraw Mon 05-Sep-16 12:58:48

Surely that would be a Norkage fee.


TFletchersWife Mon 05-Sep-16 12:59:23

What about the pictures of jesus though? That is offensive to some people?

I am now following with interest!

QueenofallIsee Mon 05-Sep-16 13:00:48

He is the Frankie Boyle type, promoting his business with fake controversy and its working for him, apparently the place is always heaving...i have to say, i enjoyed reading Vegangate though, i made me chuckle

PepsiPenguin Mon 05-Sep-16 13:01:50

Norkage fee now that is funny grin

It's obvious it's a joke, I don't personally think it's that funny but not something to get upset about.

Farmmummy Mon 05-Sep-16 13:03:12

Ugh I'm in the north but if dd2 doesn't sleep soon I'll travel down for the Valium (either for her or me!). Just his fubious sense of humour but I bet it gets his business noticed

Rachel0Greep Mon 05-Sep-16 13:03:38

Yes, he is well known for this kind of thing to gain publicity.

Farmmummy Mon 05-Sep-16 13:03:51

*excuse the typos I'm more sleep deprived than when she was newborn

witsender Mon 05-Sep-16 13:04:47

I can't believe how many commenters on his page have fallen for is incredibly blatant.

Hmmnotkeen Mon 05-Sep-16 13:04:58

Oh I bet he is exceptionally tedious. But yeah, obvious joke.

dustarr73 Mon 05-Sep-16 13:05:06

Smartleatherbag Mon 05-Sep-16 13:05:27

He sounds about as funny as Ricky Gervais. What a fucking cock. I'd avoid any place like that.

purplefox Mon 05-Sep-16 13:07:41

He's constantly doing this type of stuff for publicity, yawn.

nellypledge16 Mon 05-Sep-16 13:07:52

I've just had a look through that page, I think it's hilarious and that he is a marketing genius!

Utterlyshitmum Mon 05-Sep-16 13:14:25

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StillDrSethHazlittMD Mon 05-Sep-16 13:16:06

He is absolutely a marketing genius. I've followed that page since he started this whole sort of reverse marketing thing and the amount of shares and likes and comments the cafe has got is enormous - and remember, it doesn't cost a penny to post anything on Facebook. He has not got over 65,000 people following that page for a relatively small cafe in Dublin. People have called in from all over the world due to the stuff he has posted.

I thought the corkage for breastfeeding was hilarious, ditto Vegangate. If you don't like it, don't follow. It won't be to everyone's taste or sense of humour, but in terms of business for the cafe, it has been an absolutely huge success. Astonishes me every time someone thinks it's serious.

bodenboyssocks Mon 05-Sep-16 13:16:19

This is the relevant post - it is so obviously a joke (made me snort with laughter anyway):

This morning a girl asked us if we did gluten-free pancakes and when we asked her if she was a coeliac, she didn’t even know what the word meant and then proceeded to order regular, gluten-rich pancakes anyway. From now on, guests who demand gluten-free food are required to produce a doctor’s note which states that you suffer from coeliac disease. Guests following a gluten-free fad, who don’t even know what gluten is, can cop the fuck on and eat regular food like everybody else.

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