Feminist restaurant that imposes 18% ‘gender surcharge’ on men will close for good

Handsome Her is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Brunswick, an inner-city suburb of Melbourne, Australia, which describes itself as “Community based cafe focussing on female empowerment, social responsibility and environmental justice. All vegan all day.”

Handsome Her is also a feminist restaurant that gives priority seating to female customers. In 2017, the restaurant attracted headlines for righting the alleged “gender pay gap” by charging men extra with an 18% “gender surcharge”. At the time, the cafe’s management claimed the attention left them “jam-packed with customers showing their support”.

Calling the restaurant “feminist” is actually a misnomer. Handsome Her more properly should be identified as a lesbian restaurant, as shown by a recent post on the restaurant’s Facebook page promoting a lesbian speed-dating event.

Alas, all good things must come to an end.

Paul Joseph Watson reports for Summit News, April 23, 2019, that Handsome Her, which only opened a few years ago, is closing for good on April 28.

Out of 52 reviews on Trip Advisor, Handsome Her received only 18 “excellent”, one “average”, 3 “poor”, and 30 “terrible” ratings. John P. from Sydney, Australia, who visited the restaurant in August 2017, gave it a one-star “terrible” rating. He wrote:

I was in Melbourne on business recently and a friend of mine recommended this cafe. What a shame I listened to her. It took 5 minutes to get the attention of a waitress who seemed to be more interested in chatting to her friends, rather than serving a customer who’d just walked through the door. I was eventually seated and chose the gnocchi paired with the suggested pinot noir. The gnocchi arrived and I was bitterly disappointed. The gnocchi was very undercooked and had a floury texture, the mushrooms were burnt and the dish lacked any real flavour. The only enjoyable part of the meal was the wine. I left most of my meal on the plate and finished my wine.

When I asked for the bill, the waitress asked if there was a problem with my meal, since I’d left most of it on my plate. When I told her of my dissatisfaction with the meal, she morphed into an aggressive and irate woman who then started dispatching some rather vile language. Not wanting to cause a scene, I subsequently left the requisite cash on the table, which included a 15% tip, and promptly walked out. As I was walking past the register on the way out, I could hear the same woman telling the other waitress working with her that I was a “vile beast” and that I “wasn’t welcome here again”.

I certainly won’t be coming back. One of the worst experiences I’ve had in quite some time.

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William
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William

If I happen to be in Melbourne in the next couple of days I’ll make it a point not to order their gnocchi. I don’t even know what that is, don’t think I want to. And they are probably wondering why they are going out of business. They’ll blame The Patriarchy

William
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William

Can we just call feminists lesbians from now on? I can’t see that there is any difference. Their only sexual attraction is to themselves

Alma
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Alma

Only in Aussie country, you find the “Rub a Dub Club”.

TrailDust
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Hoe stupid, and how predictable!

Jeff Wilson
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I saw the link at the bottom of the page, about Whatfinger, and I agree, it is better than Drudgereport. Drudge used to be my number one go to page, then they slowly ruined their website by posting mostly click bait, spam and pay links, and a confusing, faux Conservative agenda. Those who think that they’re going to charge me for telling me what they want me to know, is out of their mind.

Tannhauser
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Tannhauser

Go woke,go broke! Seriously, I have yet to meet a feminist or a vegan who is not a sanctimonious jack hole.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

But what if someone is feeling female? Do they get a discount? I suppose we’re supposed to add up the “intersections”. Colored? Check! Gay? Check! Insane? Double Points!

Welcome to Freak World. I’ll bet P.T. Barnum never realized he was the leader of the future.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Good! So glad that they are shutting their doors. For the life of me, I just do not understand why individuals think that the rest of us want any retailer, or service provider to beat us over the head with their personal sexual desires, their political leanings, etc. As far as a restaurant goes–for cryin’ out loud . . . just serve good food already!!!

Dr Eowyn . . . I love this new upgraded “reply form.” Good job!!!!

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

In the picture above, the person to the far right . . . not sure what gender she is. It could go either way . . . either a homely woman, or a less than handsome man.

Alej
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Alej

Most women today are so fvkd-up that if they didn’t have a vagina there’d be a bounty on ’em.

Kate
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Kate

This is funny, how stupid some women are to think they can conduct a thriving business this way, poor business planning on their part.

Lana
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Lana

They would have been just as well to name their cafe ‘ The Man Haters Restaurant” no penises allowed. Instead they obviously didn’t advertise their prejudice until they had a seated customer which was quite cowardly. No doubt they wanted to have men to bludgeon. So wrapped up in their own narcissistic little world, they would never once imagine there are plenty of men making less money than women these days. But nope it’s all about identity. What craven morons. Glad they went belly up.

Freeland_Dave
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Freeland_Dave

Her nose ring probably didn’t help her either.

Chuck C
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In a free market, the customer is always right or is never to be seen again.

Bye bye girls. (That should trigger a couple).

mlopez
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mlopez

The zucchini-lesbeanie alternative as a failed business model. This is what happens when they refuse to wear a bag over their heads.

Steven Broiles
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I’m sure MAD Magazine or National Lampoon could have a field day with this story!

Thinker Prime
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Thinker Prime

This could not happen to a more deserving group of zealots.

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

The sh!t hole restaurant in Charlottesville that threw Sarah Sanders out had to go to a reservations only policy due to the blowback from their action. BTW, homos tried to force a baker to make a disgusting cake. I believe the courts finally sided with the baker. As far as I know, at least in the US, charging people more or less based on demographics won’t fly for long if litigated. Is there somewhere we can exile these idiots to where we won’t have to put up with them?

Sir Padre
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Sir Padre

Hey, we could save this place! No, really. Look, we just get Gordon Ramsey to go trans (or claim it), go there, and show them how a “real” women runs things!

I know there are people out there that would pay good money to watch it go down! lol

Maryaha
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Maryaha

I wouldn’t eat anything these skanks prepared, even if they paid me to. Heaven only knows where their hands have been.? I wouldn’t even darken their doors.

Jackie Puppet
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I’d hate to think what the sushi tasted like! ??☠

DCG
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For all the “hate” that the left claim CFA promotes, you’ll always receive excellent customer service at their restaurants. And they don’t favor one guest over another.

These womyn coulda learned a thing or two from CFA.