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Dad left furious after café accidentally adds COFFEE to his toddler’s ‘babycino’


A DAD was left furious after a café accidentally added COFFEE to his toddler’s “babycino.”

Conor Stapleton visited the Riverstation café in Bristol with his 18-month-old son with some friends when the tot was allegedly handed one and a half shots of caffeine.


Dad Conor was horrified to find coffee in his 18-month-old son’s ‘babycino’ from the café[/caption]

The dad ordered his son a babycino for takeaway – but he was horrified after he discovered they had put coffee into the drink.

He said that the tot was awake until 11pm that evening – and after telling staff the issue, they didn’t seem “bothered.”

Conor took a swig his son’s £4 drink – and said he was horrified to find it was more bitter than sweet.

He also claims he discovered fragments of coffee beans inside the babycino.

The dad said he was expecting a cup of steamed frothy milk, despite paying £4 for it.

Mr Stapleton told BristolLive: “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?’”

“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.

“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?””

Mr Stapleton has since emailed the café so that staff can learn what a babycino is – or not serve the drink at all.

He has also reported the eatery to the Food Standards Agency.

He said: “[The emails] really annoyed me more because the manager I spoke to was not even bothered to care whether my son was alright.

“My son didn’t even go to bed until 11 pm and my partner and I were exhausted as parents.

“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.

“All I want is Riverstation to be a better place, and it worries me about who else has ordered the babycino for their child.


“Has a family gone home wondering why their child is behaving differently, not realising what’s in the drink? I don’t want any parent to go through what we went through or even worse.

“Yes they could have just given me a refund and I could call it a day. But it could have been a serious consequence, especially if they offered it to another baby with a medical issue.”

The dad added that when he goes to his local Costa or my local deli, they all serve him steamed milk in the babycino for his son – not with the added coffee.

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.”

A spokesperson for Riverstation 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 apologised directly to the customer and thanked them for making us aware of the incident.”


The café said they were taking the matter ‘extremely seriously’[/caption]

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