Melbourne cafes are adding some extra salt to the smashed-Avocado's-are-keeping-you-from-buying-a-house debate, offering the popular brunch at discounted prices.
Earlier this week an editorial by KPMG's Bernard Salt caused a small uproar when he suggested that if young people spend less on their brunches and put more towards a deposit for a house, there wouldn't be such a housing crisis.
"I have seen young people order smashed avocado with crumbled feta on five-grain toasted bread at $22 a pop and more," Salt said in his weekend newspaper column.
"But how can young people afford to eat like this? Twenty-two dollars several times a week could go towards a deposit on a house."
A handful of Melbourne cafes have responded by selling the popular brunch item at a discount.
Abbotsford's Little Big Sugar Salt, is offering 'The Retirement Plan' that loses some of the frills such as goat curd to bring customers a cut down $10 version of the meal.
There are several other versions being offered across Melbourne, aptly called Avonomics and the Corn-tract of Sale, which includes a corn salsa, the ABC reports.
Hawthorn Common are also offering their own version of avocado on toast called 'The Baby Boomer'.
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Many people have taken to social media showing some creativity when it comes to their breakfast, poking some fun at Salt's editorial.
Even Salt himself got on board.
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