If you’ve ever drunk from the Mother tap at Three Wise Monkeys, knocked back a $3 spirit at Bar Century (rest its beautiful soul) or partied at Star Bar, chances are you’ve drunk-scoffed a sausage roll or quiche from Cafe de la France, the 24-hour joint on the corner of George and Liverpool Sts.
“It has been really hard for us… You used to be able to sit out there with a coffee an watch a sea of people go past. Now there’s nothing happening.”
De la France used to be so popular that delivery men used to complain about the logistics of dropping off produce in the early hours of the morning, so packed was it people who spilt over onto the pavement, but only a handful of people were about to witness its final 24-hour shift last Monday.
Source: Daily Telegraph.