Mon July 16, 2012 5:03pm
He said prams nowadays were getting too big - and where the Hitchens family had wanted to sit would have blocked access to the toilet.
John Hart, CEO of Restaurants and Caterers Association, said cafe owners had to weigh up a number of obligations with prams.
"On the other side of the coin the business has an obligation to provide a safe workplace and a safe venue, obligations under public liability insurance and workers comp," he said.
"It's up to each individual business and that really depends on the constraints they have on their own business."
Caffe Panette patrons, who posted comments on a restaurant reviews website, were divided about the policy.
One said: "Our son may only be in a pram for a few years, but we will NEVER go back and may I suggest that other parents vote with their prams and boycott such a discriminating establishment."
But another patron said it was "not about prams it's more flavour and an amazing atmosphere. The babycinos are a hit with my little one".
Caffe Panette allows prams from Monday to Friday.
Should cafes have "no pram" policies?
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