A dad has been left “exhausted” after his toddler was mistakenly given coffee in his babycino.
Now, as most parents will know, getting kids to bed has never been an easy task…
But this dad and his partner had the day from hell when his toddler was given coffee, quickly turning a cute outing to a local cafe into a nightmare.
Conor Stapleton from the UK, took his 18-month-old son to a cafe where he odered him a “babycino,” a sweet treat consisting of frothed milk and chocolate sprinkles…
But it wasn’t long before the outraged dad discovered the £4 ($5.33) ‘milk’ drink actually contained coffee, resulting in his toddler staying awake until eleven o’clock that evening.
And people are shocked by the cafe’s nonchalant response…
“I went back to Riverstation to speak to the barman and I asked if there was coffee in the babycino- to which the guy said ‘Well should there not be?'” Stapleton said, as per the Mirror.
He added: “I spoke to one of the other managers or supervisors who asked me if I was alright and I told him about the coffee in the babycino. He said that that’s how they do it here.
“The bloke even told me that they’ve made five other ones the same way.”
He continued: “It got me thinking that if they made five that day, how many more of those have they served before?
“I was even more shocked when he turned around to say to me, “What do you want me to do, top up with more milk?”
Stapleton has since informed the Food Standards Agency about the cafe, admitting: “My son didn’t even go to bed until 11 pm, and my partner and I were exhausted as parents.”
He later berated the response he got from the establishment after making a complaint…
Saying: “You gave my son one and a half shots of coffee and all I got back was thank you for your constructive feedback, I hope the rest of your visit was fine.”
After the whole ordeal, Stapleton and his partner have decided to steer clear of asking for babycinos in the future.
“A part of me feels I should have tried it as soon as I made the order, but every so often when I’ve ordered a babycino such as Costa or my local deli, they all know what it is anyway,” he added.
“Next time, we’ve just decided if we’re ever going to a café, we will just ask for warm milk instead of a babycino because it’s making us wary if every place will know what that is now,” the dad concluded.
A spokesperson for Riverstation cafe has said: “We are taking the matter extremely seriously and have taken action to ensure that all staff fully understand what customers are requesting when they order a babycino.
“The safety and wellbeing of all our guests is our top priority and we have apologized directly to the customer and thanked them for making us aware of the incident.”
What do you think?