Originally Posted July 19, 2012
Over the weekend my attention was drawn to an article about a Melbourne Cafe and the offense they caused some of their patrons by installing a ‘No Pram’ policy on weekends – read the article itself here.
The argument essentially goes that the Cafe owner has asked for no prams in the restaurant on the weekend due to the fact its a peak period and that, at capacity, perhaps there is little or no room to facilitate the use of prams without incurring potential risk to either the baby in the pram, the people around it, or god forbid the staff as well.
Caffe Panette (the name of the restaurant), whether you agree or disagree with the policy, has brought it to the forefront of hospitality issues and as you can probably expect, it’s time for me to contribute my thoughts on the matter whether you want them or not. Continue reading