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Avocado or a house? Cafés offer discount to Millennials

Avocado on toast has become a controversial economic symbol. Photo: Getty
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Several Melbourne cafés have added tongue-in-cheek specials to their menus this week after a columnist with The Australian newspaper suggested Millennials would be closer to a house deposit if they spent less on breakfast.

In a weekend column, Bernard Salt argued if young people swapped their $22 avocado on “five grain” toast for a savings account, they would be in a better position to enter the increasingly difficult housing market.

After the article went viral among frustrated Millennials, four Melbourne establishments have added discounted options for young people who want to have their avocado and eat it, too.

In collaboration with publisher Broadsheet, the cafés have come up with meals such as “The Corn-tract” and “Avonomics”.

They include Abbotsford café Little Big Sugar Salt, which will offer “The Retirement Plan” (avocado, Vegemite and beefsteak tomato) for $10, and Hawthorn Common, which will serve up “The Baby Boomer” (half an avo with two slices of toast) for the same price.

The options will be available from Wednesday to Friday at selected cafés.

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