‘I don’t know how we’ll survive’: city cafes, still deserted, brace for the end of jobkeeper

‘I don’t know how we’ll survive’: city cafes, still deserted, brace for the end of jobkeeper

The Guardian

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The treasurer says the next few weeks might be ‘bumpy’. For small businesses reliant on office workers, that’s an understatement

Amanda Ward is pottering about behind a glass cabinet filled with the most eye-watering hunks of slow-cooked meats, which are ready to be sliced and folded into crusty fresh bread.

It’s just before midday, and you might expect a pulse of activity ahead of the lunch rush for a cafe at the base of a 22-storey tower in central Melbourne. But things are quiet, and Ward and her staff know it.

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