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Jan 25, 2012

PR nightmare for new cafe as blogger bites back

A yet-to-be-opened Melbourne cafe has found itself in the middle of a PR nightmare after a stoush with a local blogger turned horribly wrong.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

A yet-to-be-opened Melbourne cafe has found itself in the middle of a PR nightmare after a stoush with a local blogger turned horribly wrong.

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  1. Sam G

    Too funny.

    If this is how they manage PR or generally deal with everyday locals (the easy part of running a business), then I’d hate to see how they successfully make drinkable coffee or balance the books.

  2. Steven McKiernan

    First world problem.

  3. HB

    actually, a first world Brunswick problem

  4. jankowski vicki

    They’re also touting for free art on Facebook, promising a coffee or possibly some free art materials for the privilege of decorating and branding the cafe for them. Funny stuff.

  5. paddy

    Perhaps the #qantasluxury crew have retired from flying high, and are about to take up a new career as “edgy artistic baristas”?

  6. Dikkii

    Stupidest post ever.

    Crikey, lift your game.

  7. LJG..............

    I’m thinking of moving to WA. Melbourne is starting to become a little embarrassing.

  8. Sancho

    I was pretty dismissive at the start of the article, but it turned into an interesting tale of skullduggery.

    No one likes it when retailers gouge and mislead their customers, so it’s nice to see one called out on a national platform.

    I wouldn’t want to see this sort of thing become a focus of Crikey’s but it’s worthwhile to keep dishonest businesses on their toes.

  9. Robin Cameron

    yuck yuck yuck.

    Maybe this is how civilisation ends. A devolution into to distanciated personal sniping.

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