Millers Cafe in Borrowdale Makes Me Feel Uncomfortable
Millers Cafe in Borrowdale opened a few months ago and I didn’t bother going. No idea why but I just never did.
Then last week with a few friends we decided to see if it was the sort of place we could leave some money in exchange for some food. In reality one of our friends said they served good food and he was willing to let them have some money in exchange for edibles and drinkables.
So we got there and the place was about 40 percent full and we made out way towards a vacant table and we were told that the table was booked. Fair game. And then he said the place was fully booked. My friend was having none of it. The dude then asked us to walk with him to some station to find out if there we free tables which we declined.
The friend who was throwing money at them for service caused a bit of a scene and lo and behold there was a free table.
The waiter was reluctant and short with us. He was in essence unpleasant and grumpy. Noone likes a grumpy waiter.
We were there for 3 hours and the place probably got to about 70% capacity.
The table we had initially gone for was not occupied throughout that period.
I am not going back there. The place just made me feel uncomfortable. It felt like South Africa.
I am not saying that they are racist. That would be unfair. But the way we were treated compared to the courtesy that people who are not of colour makes you wonder.
It really does…