MAIR STREET bakery-cafe Pickleberry Sourdough owner Oskar Janczewski said he was not bothered if a protest blocked the street.
Proposed new laws will allow police to disperse gatherings if restricting access to a premises.
The business, which opened seven months ago, often sees gatherings at the controversial Civic Hall site across the road.
“Protests don’t bother me. If there is a protest out my front door, my business is busy from the protestors,” Mr Janczewski said.
“They have to eat so they come and eat our food.”
He said police should only move on protestors if there was violence, but not if they were just gathering in the streets.
“It hasn’t been a problem for us at all.
“If it’s a peaceful protest there’s nothing wrong with it.”