A mum and her son were “screamed at” in a cafe row, after the vegetarian breakfast was scribbled off the menu.
Kate Fuller, 37, and her autistic, non-verbal son Conrad, 14, visited the Rest Bite cafe in Liverpool on July 25, when she questioned why the vegetarian breakfast was no longer available on the menu.
The mum claimed she was told “it’s not worth it” by the man behind the till, according to the Liverpool Echo.
The vegetarian, who had already decided to opt for a jacket potato herself, probed into why the option wasn’t available for others.
The local parish councillor claimed the man serving her decided to “bang the glass countertop three times” as he started to raise his voice, and he told her and her son Conrad to leave.
Kate decided to leave and visit another cafe nearby where she said she had a pleasant time with her son, who she was worried about during the altercation.
When the mum took to a local Facebook group to share her experience at the cafe, she described it as “vegetarianism discrimination”.
The cafe replied: “Hi Kate, sorry you feel this way, however, your attitude towards the staff was like nothing I’ve seen before you have caused alarm and distress to my staff as well as the minor you had with you.
“I kindly explained to you we didn’t have vegetarian sausages but we could do you other meat free things, you simply went off it and started shouting to the point you was shaking, at this point we kindly asked you to leave but you escalated further.
“After you left a shopkeeper who overheard your shouting even came in to ask if everyone was ok and assumed you were drunk!
“We kindly ask you don’t come back as we are a community cafe and very welcoming and we will not tolerate being spoke to or treated the way you treated us. Have a lovely day, Rest Bite.”
Kate said: “I’m not trying to call anyone out I’m just trying to raise awareness about different dietary requirements.
“To be a community cafe and not serve every dietary need is odd. My son is non-verbal and his behaviour changed but he can’t speak to me to tell me if he’s okay.
“I didn’t know if he was okay after we were shouted at.”