Kasus bule menolak bayar tagihan makanan saat mengunjungi sebuah kafe di Ubud, Bali, menemui titik terang. Pihak Aletheia Coffee and Gallery mengeluarkan sebuah klarifikasi bahwa telah terjadi kesalahpahaman saat pengunjung bernama Kalee Hawleet menyambangi cafe mereka.
Awal pekan lalu, Senin 22 Juli 2019, akun Twitter @coriabali sempat membagikan sebuah foto tentang kronologi kasus tersebut. Dalam keterangan foto, Kalee diduga menolak membayar tagihan makanan saat mengunjungi Aletheia Backhouse, sebuah coffee shop & gallery di daerah Sanggingan, Ubud, Bali.
Pada saat itu, Okezone telah mencoba melakukan konfirmasi melalui pesan pribadi (DM) Instagram kepada pihak Aletheia Coffee and Gallery. Namun kemudian dibalas dengan pesan singkat bahwa, sang pemilik cafe Priskila Soraya telah memberikan pernyataan di sebuah grup Facebook dengan nama 'Ubud Community' yang kemudian dihapus. Begini pernyataannya:
"The details as below:
First time on 19th July she came to our cafe and order some foods and 2 coffee, the food she didn’t want to pay is Sate Ayam, the price is IDR 45K Nett, her reason the sate was too dry based on her comment, she already ate it but refuse to pay. At that time my staff asking to me about this matter. And based on her comment and as our good will to our guest, we did agree to cancel her bill for Sate Ayam.
The next 2 days on Sunday, she came again and was order for Toast Bread Style with sunny side up egg well done and the sourdough should be crispy. Our staff tried to make it as her request. When she ate the egg, she said the egg should be soft and not like these. The staff make it the eggs again. And also she ask to change the melted cheese with the butter (which is this toast bread style with melted cheese instead of the butter). And ask if we have fresh fruit, yogurt or etc, which we have no what she requested on our menu. And after she ate, though it just small portion for bread egg n butter, she already ate it and mentioned to our staff that she didn’t want to eat it, because she don’t like it, seeing she wanna leave without intention to pay, our staff said to her please wait a moment. My staff approach me and told me about the issue. But when I would like to talk with her directly, she already gone without paying. And her order that day is only toast bread style IDR 50K with free mineral water. So that we didn’t receive any payment from her."