Restraint on the menu at Illawarra cafes beset by rising costs, falling income

Angela Thompson
Updated September 28 2023 - 11:23pm, first published September 15 2023 - 4:00pm
Blackbird cafe owner Chris Henry outside the Thirroul premises. Picture by Sylvia Liber
Blackbird cafe owner Chris Henry outside the Thirroul premises. Picture by Sylvia Liber

Restraint is on the menu at a growing number of Illawarra nosheries as the industry eschews the bonkers, Insta-worthy dishes of old in favour of belt-tightening.

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Angela Thompson

Angela Thompson

Journalist

Proudly Illawarra Mercury since 2008; these days covering crime and justice issues. UOW alum. Thrilled by the chase and sobered by some of the things I see and hear when I stand still - sometimes in the same day. ang.thompson@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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