Man's tweet about expensive trip to a London Cafe goes viral for the best reason
On first glance, the tweet looks as though it is going to be a thread complaining about the price of food in London.
After all, London recently climbed eight places in the world's most expensive cities list. Paying £20 for a breakfast isn't unexpected amongst Londoners.
However, on closer inspection this is a different type of story.
£20 for a boiled egg, one piece of toast and a mug of tea?— Steve Parks (@steveparks) June 13, 2019
The story of a modern London cafe...
(Read to end of thread before commenting!) pic.twitter.com/h4Zz0xihHc
Steve Parks encourages people to "read to the end of the thread before commenting".
We quickly learn that the the cafe where he had his breakfast, simply named Eggs And Bread, in Walthamstow, North London, encourages people to pay what they can afford for breakfast.
One of the threads of Mr Parks' tweet reads: "There are brilliant charities and volunteers that provide food handouts, soup kitchens, food banks and so on. And this cafe is actually a new (to me at least) approach to that. It is open to *everyone*, and is "Free - pay what you like, if you like"."
There are brilliant charities and volunteers that provide food handouts, soup kitchens, food banks and so on.— Steve Parks (@steveparks) June 13, 2019
And this cafe is actually a new (to me at least) approach to that.
It is open to *everyone*, and is "Free - pay what you like, if you like" pic.twitter.com/TBBiX963I0
The cafe, located near Wood Street Station, has a very simple menu consisting of eggs, toast, with jam and honey, porridge and coffee or tea.
It works on a self-service basis so customers boil their own eggs, pour their own tea and toast their own bread.
Although it's self-service, Eggs and Bread has a supervisor on hand at all times to help anybody who needs it and to restock the supplies.
Over 100,000 people have shared Mr Parks' tweet, many of whom have thanked him for bringing establishments like this to their attention.
- This article first appeared on Yahoo