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ICE COLD: Some cafes have been charging extra for ice in drinks

MORE expats have come forward complaining of bizarre charges at cafes and restaurants. 

We have had dozens of tourists and expats complain about strange charges for everything from tap water to salt and pepper and mayonnaise.

It comes after we ran a story in August about an ice charge at a restaurant in Sevilla, followed up by restaurants charging customers for salt in Alicante.

Now, expat Lilian Flesher has complained after she was charged for having an ice cube in her coffee at Gringos Bar, in Albir, near Benidorm.

“It didn’t make sense as I didn’t get charged when I had a glass of tap water with ice in it, but when I asked for ice in a coffee I got charged,” she said.

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