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Anti-vax rant backfires and brings customers to café

An anti-vaxxer who shared a video rant to Twitter under the fake name Teresa, has had the rant backfire on him after he promised to make a Sydney café “famous” for enforcing heath regulations. 

On Monday, the anonymous man entered Cafe Dzajko in Tempe, which displays a sign informing patrons that staff would be checking for vaccine certificates.

The man started filming and was ranting about segregation.

“What makes you think I’m going to hand over my private medical information of whether I’m vaccinated or unvaccinated to buy a cup of coffee? 

“Do you see how insanely hypocritical that sounds? 

“That you’re actually going to be walking explicitly into segregation?

“Do you realise how dangerous that territory is as a business owner madam?”

As he left the café, he vowed to return claiming he is “very powerful”. 

The rant had the opposite effect than the man expected, leading to an outpouring of support for the café.

Kristina, the daughter of the shop’s owner told the support had been “overwhelming”.

“I’ve had people call me from Canberra, Queensland, Melbourne, all morning, just wanting to buy coffees for us to give away,” she said. 

“When we first saw the video we were like, ‘What the hell? Everyone is going to hate us’.

“But then we see it’s really the loud minority of people who are like this.”

The cafes Facebook and Google reviews also reflect the amount of support they are receiving. 

“Coffee tastes great! It actually makes having that vaccine passport all the more worthwhile,” says one Google review.

“Great coffee and hospitality. Thank you for doing all you do to keep the community safe,” another read.





Irit Jackson, 14th October 2021