‘Everyone has time to sit down and have a coffee’: Fitzroy cafe bans takeaway coffees

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Fitzroy cafe Napier Quarter is banning takeaway coffee in a bid to get its customers to slow down.

  • Cara Waters
  • The Age

“Our customers are all locals and they enjoy the ritual and part of their day is sitting down and having a coffee or pastry,” owner Daniel Lewis says.

“There is a conglomerate of people standing around with backpacks, on their phones, and it takes away from the experience.

It’s turning into a takeaway generation, it’s not what we are about.”

Napier Quarter’s move to “phase out” takeaway coffee at the cafe was initially prompted by environmental concerns.

“Our takeaway cups…

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