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This Dublin Cafe Is Operating A Pay-What-You-Can System On Porridge

By fiodhna_hm

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am


And now for something completely different...

Pay-what-you-can-afford porridge; a menu item at Pupp Cafe on Clanbrassil Street that has no fixed price. 

Pupp offer organic porridge with a seasonal homemade compote, but they don't list the price anywhere on their menus. People are welcome to pay whatever they like, and if asked, the staff suggest €3-€4.

Paul from Pupp Cafe got in touch with us, to share the findings of how much people are willing to pay for a good product. Here's what they've found so far:

  • 1/3 of visitors pay €4, which is the upper limit of their suggested amount
  • 81% of visitors spend €4-€7
  • The average is €4.92

We also see a spike in people opting for €7, which is the same as a number of other items on the menu. This is far more than we expected people to pay, and it's interesting to see people value a tasty and filling meal at a uniform cost, regardless of ingredients or complexity.

Paul, Pupp Cafe

So, what do you reckon?

How much would you pay? And would you like to see more Dublin establishments adopting this payment method?

Let us know in the comments below!

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