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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rotten eggs

Posted on Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 3:29 PM

A rainy Sunday morning after a late night out, breakfast in a Halifax diner seems a good idea to stave off a hangover. Cheap, fast and delicious is what we expected but not at all what we received. After ordering the two egg special that comes with toast and asking to substitute a bagel for the toast, a cup of coffee and a yogurt cup, I didn't expect my bill of $16.73. My friend ordered two eggs and a pancake instead of the toast, yogurt cup, coffee and small juice and her bill came to $19.49. Both of us assumed we would be charged extra for substitutions but were quite surprised to find out we were charged for a completely separate menu item. I decided to inquire about this to the owner at the cash (who made a joke about not minding taking my money) only to be told it says on the menu there are no substitutions and that the costs of bagels and pancakes are more than toast. Ok, so I understand paying an extra dollar for the request, not an extra meal charge altogether, we are at a DINER after all. And it's not the waitress's fault, she doesn't make the "rules" so don't get mad at her! After not budging on our complaint and insisting we didn't read the menu right so in fact it was our fault, we both paid but will never step foot into a place whose eggs aren't even done properly. The fact that we need to be tricked into paying a high bill when we could've gotten much more food at any other breakfast establishment for that price left us with a bad taste in our mouths. —Dissatisfied Bluenoser

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