Melbourne café mercilessly mocked for grassy tables

A café in Melbourne (where else?) has been ripped to shreds on social media for covering its table tops with grass in an apparent attempt at sustainability. The Chapel Street location of the Grill’d burger restaurant chain has covered its tables with grass, drawing ire on social media.

Instagram user posted an image of the tables to the image-sharing site describing Melbourne as “the brains-trust capital of Australia for self-gratifying, capitalist ethics,” and requesting that the city “please stop trying to one-up yourselves”.

"When does it become the sustainability Olympics? Will Melbourne get the bronze, silver and gold for useless burger shop fit-outs? We get it! Organic is good, buy local.”

Comments on the image were largely negative, with users calling out the restaurant for being too ‘hipster’, and some even threatening to drop by with some herbicide. Others questioned the practicality of the table, and asked how easy it would be to balance a drink on the surface.

Grill’d saw the funny side of the attention, offering the original poster a free burger if they came down and “mowed the lawn” for them.