Southbank cafés don't open early enough!

Southbank cafés don't open early enough!

Postby Sauce » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:16 pm

I took the opportunity this morning to ride into the city at 5am for the river loop. I ate a light breakfast before I left home (150g yoghurt + muesli). My plan was to catch a nice café brekky before heading back home as I knew I would be getting hungry on the way back.

I was pretty annoyed to find out that not a single café in Southbank was open at 7am. What's the deal? There were HEAPS of people out and about, surely it wouldn't hurt business to open a little earlier on weekends?
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by BNA » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:52 am

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Re: Southbank cafés don't open early enough!

Postby sumgy » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:52 am

Strange.
The ones at Little Stanley Street are usually open by then (Garage, Denim etc).
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Re: Southbank cafés don't open early enough!

Postby KonaCommuter » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:31 am

My view is that if your business isn’t open (online for those that can operate in that environment) then you can’t take paying business. I know that having your store open costs money but if you’re not open you can’t take my money
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Re: Southbank cafés don't open early enough!

Postby Dimma » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:35 pm

Denim is open from 6am everyday.
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Re: Southbank cafés don't open early enough!

Postby myforwik » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:31 am

You can thank fair work australia. Any hours outside of 9am to 5pm are now basically penalty periods and they have to pay time and a half. Plus if the person comes early enough (before 6:30am), they get time and a half for the entire shift, as they will be counted as night shift workers. So even though you have young people lining up looking for some extra $$$ you can't employ them or open with such a huge jump in operating costs. Its basically the difference between running the shop with 2 people and running it with 3 people.
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Re: Southbank cafés don't open early enough!

Postby uncle arthur » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:45 pm

Southbank is a tourist destination - the real cafes around in Little Stanley St generally cater for the early morning walkers/runners/swimmers/cyclists and are open earlier.
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Re: Southbank cafés don't open early enough!

Postby pentlandexile » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:41 pm

Tell me about it. I start work at 5am at South Bank. It's a long wait to get the first decent coffee.
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