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…