Cafe Owner Kicks Family Out Because of Child’s Tantrum, Internet Rips Him Apart

By: Ben Campbell | Published: Jan 26, 2024

A cafe owner in Australia has been slammed online after a video posted to social media shows him kicking a family out of his buissness.

While the owner argues the removal was warranted, online viewers have mixed reactions about his decision.

Cafe Owner Forced to Ask Family to Leave

Adrian Dall’oste owns the popular Adele’s Cafe, which is located in Horseshoe Bay on Magnetic Island in Australia.

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Adele’s Cafe owner Adrian Dall’oste poses for a photograph alongside his wife, Michelle

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Recently, he has come under fire after he was forced to ask a family to leave the cafe after their children became disruptive.

First Time for Everything

Dall’oste is a co-owner of the business, alongside his partner, and claims it’s the first time in just under a decade he was forced to ask a customer to leave.

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Photograph of the outside seating area at Adele’s Cafe in Australia

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The request came after the family started to argue amongst themselves inside the cafe, famed for its cold drinks and gelato.

Father Breaks News to Children

When speaking with the Australian news, Townsville Bulletin, Dall’oste revealed precisely what started the argument.

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Photograph of the gelato served at Adele’s Cafe

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He claims the children, aged two and three, started acting up after their parents forced them to share a gelato dessert instead of having their own. 

Young Child Begins to Wreak Havoc

According to Dall’oste, one of the young children was so upset with the news that they began to damage parts of his cafe.

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A young child stands up on a seat and prepares to throw his toy

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He claims the older of the two kids attacked several decorations before launching a metal flask onto the floor.

No Sign of Calming Down

The Australian cafe owner claims the child continued on his rampage for over 15 minutes.

A young child dressed in a blue shirt screams as he holds his head with his hands

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At this point, the child was “absolutely screeching,” and so Dall’oste, who had had enough of the behavior, decided to intervene and asked the family to leave.

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Cafe Owner Receives Backlash

The tail end of the situation was later posted online by a customer who had been seated in the cafe.

Adrian Dall’oste poses for a photograph holding chocolate-flavored gelato

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After the video was uploaded to social media, Dall’oste began to receive backlash for his handling of the situation.

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Woman Angered with Dall’oste’s Actions

Laura Edwards was the face behind the camera. She went on to post about the cafe owner, claiming he was in the wrong for asking the family to leave.

A woman with red hair reacts to a situation she just observed at a cafe where she’s seated

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“It wasn’t a meltdown or tantrum; my kids make more noise than these kids do. It was just a grizzly kid needing some help to sort through his emotions at the time,” she said

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Sticking Up for the Parents

Dall’oste was confused about why Edwards had commented on the situation in the first place, claiming she’d only entered the cafe seconds earlier. 

Two young parents sit down at a cafe to enjoy coffee with their young child

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However, Edwards later confirmed she felt within her rights to stand up for the family because she has children of her own.

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Situation Not as Bad as Dall’oste Claims

Edwards hinted that the situation wasn’t as bad as Dall’oste had made it out to be, and he could have refrained from asking the family to leave.

A woman enjoys a coffee at her local cafe along with her child, who is seated on her lap

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“The parents were sitting down with them; they weren’t running riot,” she said.

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The Children Were Vandelizing the Cafe

After receiving backlash on social media for kicking the family out of the cafe, Dall’oste stood firm in his decision. 

A young child is visibility upset as she sits at a wooden table inside a local cafe

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According to the owner, “I only intervened because the children were vandalizing the shop and disrupting other customers.”

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Respect for Those Around

Not everyone disagrees with the owner’s actions, however. Various members of the public went on to back Dall’oste’s decision to ask the family to leave. 

A young woman is pictured working on her laptop at a cafe

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“Good on the business owner; I would have done the exact same thing. He has a duty to make sure everyone has an enjoyable experience,” wrote one online user.

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