A full English for HIM and muffins and salmon for HER... Bristol cafe labelled sexist after offering separate breakfast menus

  • Caffe Be On, Bristol, offers sausage and bacon for men 
  • While women can choose from smoked salmon with a muffin
  • Charlotte Murray tweeted photo to Everyday Sexism's Twitter account
  • Twitter users up in arms for the cafe's gender biased offerings
  • Cafe has now removed the menu 

A cafe has come under fire for offering a breakfast menu with separate food suggestions for male and female diners.

Caffe Be On, in Clare Street, Bristol, has been accused of sexism on Twitter after a photo of its 'his' and 'her' breakfast went viral.

The restaurant's £7.95 meal deal offers a full English for men, while women get to enjoy a muffin, poached egg, and smoked salmon for the same price.

Bristol's Caffe Be On's menu has a 'For Him' and 'For Her' suggestion on its breakfast menu 

Bristol's Caffe Be On's menu has a 'For Him' and 'For Her' suggestion on its breakfast menu 

The menu has come under attack after a picture of it was posted by Charlotte Murray.

The charity administrator from St Werburgh's also tweeted the picture to Everyday Sexism, an organisation that addresses the discrimination women face on a daily basis.

On the menu, men are offered tortilla, bacon, sausage, tomato, mushroom, cheese, ham, bread and butter as part of the 'For Him' deal.

Charlotte Martin captioned her tweet: Not impressed with these gendered menu choices in a Bristol cafe. WTF

Charlotte Martin captioned her tweet: Not impressed with these gendered menu choices in a Bristol cafe. WTF

Twitter user Scott Jordan Harris wrote: 'Because God knows women and men can't eat the same food'

Twitter user Scott Jordan Harris wrote: 'Because God knows women and men can't eat the same food'

Female diners on the other hand can breakfast on an English muffin, smoked salmon, poached egg, salad leaves, cherry tomatoes, avocado, red onion, blueberry yoghurt and pumpkin seeds.

In her initial post, Ms Murray had said: 'Not impressed with these gendered menu choices in a Bristol Café. WTF.'

Speaking to FEMAIL, Ms Murray said: 'The positive responses have been great.

'I'm glad that people are recognising that it is lazy stereotyping and that there's no need for it.' 

On Twitter, Dr Ally Richards said: 'What? This lady wants a superfood salad AND bacon, less a side of gender stereotypes.

'This plays into lazy stereotypes about masculinity and femininity - that women are very diet and health conscious, men are grease-loving slobs. It feels patronising and old-fashioned,' she said to Bristol Post. 

Chris Owen tweeted:'Woahmygod. Yes, women and men eat different things.'

Scott Jordan Harris was also taken aback by the gender-biased meals.

He posted: 'Because God knows women and men can't eat the same food.'

Some users were bemused by the Caffe Be On's decision to offer separate meals for males and females.

Neil tweeted: 'I wonder if they ever tell men they can't have the women's food, and vice versa?'

Catherine Bray said: 'I'm a culinary transvestite.' Whilst Jess tweeted: 'I hate smoked salmon.'

Dr Ally Richards said: 'What? This lady wants a superfood salad AND bacon

Dr Ally Richards said: 'What? This lady wants a superfood salad AND bacon

Chris Owen tweeted:'Woahmygod. Yes, women and men eat different things'

Chris Owen tweeted:'Woahmygod. Yes, women and men eat different things'

Of some of the negative feedback, Ms Murray said: 'It hasn't put me off exposing any other instances of everyday sexism in future.

'The fact that this has caused such a furore is indicative that there is a real problem with gender stereotypes in society and that they start with seemingly unremarkable things like menu choices,' she said.

The offensive 'his' and 'her' options have since been removed from the menu.

A spokesman for the cafe told FEMAIL: 'This menu has been up for over two months.

'We never thought that this is going to be offensive to anyone.

'When we were creating the menu we chose these names because it was designed for couples and based on customer feedback from men and women, but we never thought it could be read as sexist.

'There were no complaints before this, nobody has spoken about this. The menu is now down.'