Barista Jobs for Backpackers

New

Cafe All Rounder

Hullabaloo Dampier, Western Australia

Published: 28th June 2022

We are a busy cafe located in the beautiful seaside town of Dampier.Looking for an all rounder to support the... Read more

2nd Year

New

Barista - Corporate Head Office

Recruitment Edge Mascot, New South Wales

Published: 28th June 2022

Mascot Corporate OfficeCommencement - Early July 2022Close to public transport or onsite parkingOngoing... Read more

New

Cafe / General Store All Rounder

Kafe Koala General Store KENNETT RIVER, Victoria

Published: 27th June 2022

Starting early July (around the 8th), Front of House/Barista/All rounder position is available.On site shared... Read more

 

New

Waiting Staff / Barista's / Bartenders

Lake House Daylesford, Ballarat

Published: 26th June 2022

Lake House is looking for experienced staff who are passionate about Restaurants and have experience in a Michelin... Read more

2nd Year

Barista

Toast Port Douglas, Queensland

Published: 24th June 2022

Toast Sandwich Bar in sunny Port Douglas is seeking an experienced barista to join our vibrant energetic team in... Read more

2nd Year

 

Barista Foh

The Telegraph Bremer Bay, Western Australia

Published: 24th June 2022

We are looking for a fulltime Barista FOH for our busy cafe in Bremer Bay! Accomodation can be provided ☀️ Read more

Bar Staff, Barista, Housekeeping, Kitchen - Kambalda Wa

Kambalda Hotel & The Nickel Bar KAMBALDA WEST, Western Australia

Published: 21st June 2022

A hotel & bar/restaurant in the Goldfields in Western Australia is looking for BAR STAFF.A friendly family owned... Read more

Barista - Also Bar, Housekeeping, Kitchen Work

Kambalda Hotel & The Nickel Bar KAMBALDA WEST, Western Australia

Published: 21st June 2022

A hotel & bar/restaurant in the Goldfields is looking for a Barista- we also have a Drive Thru coffee shop every day... Read more

 

Barista’s, Brew Up Your Next Career - Backpackers Welcome

VIVA Solutions Surry Hills, Sydney

Published: 21st June 2022

Full time availability!!$50-60k+ Uncapped commissionsLooking for something different to manning the coffee... Read more

Counter Staff/barista - Glendambo Ampol Roadhouse

Northern Interests Pty Ltd Glendambo, South Australia

Published: 14th June 2022

- 88 day sign off- Friendly team- Immediate startGlendambo Roadhouse is located approximately 600kms north... Read more

2nd Year

 

Barista

The Studio TRANGIE, New South Wales

Published: 12th June 2022

⭐⭐ BARISTA IMMEDIATE START ⭐⭐417 Visa Sign OFFGet your applications in fast - this is a first served... Read more

2nd Year

Experienced Barista/ F+b Allrounder

Tangalooma Island Resort Moreton Island, Brisbane

Published: 8th June 2022

Tangalooma Island Resort, located on Moreton Island, is approximately 1 hour by ferry from Brisbane. The Resort is... Read more

Barista

The Studio TRANGIE, New South Wales

Published: 7th June 2022

If you’re looking for a tree change in a position that allows you to grow with the business and explore your... Read more

Cafe All Rounder And Shop Assistant

ascend college pty ltd corrigin, Western Australia

Published: 6th June 2022

Job DescriptionJob Descriptionwe run corrigin IGA and corrigin windmill cafe and restaurant in Corrigin,western... Read more

2nd Year

Restaurant Manager / Sommelier

Usui Cremorne, New South Wales

Published: 31st May 2022

Restaurant PLAGE looking for Restaurant manager / SommelierWe have position opened up and looking for an... Read more

Barista

Temptations Cafe Mossman, Cairns

Published: 31st May 2022

Full time Barista required.Must have experience in making coffees in a fast environment.Some weekends off, 38... Read more

 

Sales Consultant

Growth Rocket Brisbane CBD, Brisbane

Published: 30th May 2022

Due to our industry success and client demand we are currently looking for people just like you who have excelled in... Read more

 

Bar Staff

Seaview Norfolk Island Norfolk Island

Published: 26th May 2022

Bar StaffNorfolk Island should be on every travelers bucket list. It is a unique Island with amazing history and... Read more

2nd Year

Cafe & General Store Manager

Kafe Koala General Store KENNETT RIVER, Victoria

Published: 26th May 2022

CAFÉ/GENERAL STORE MANAGER (FULL TIME)We are seeking to employ a personable, friendly, energetic and... Read more

Tangalooma Island Resort - Food & Beverage Attendants

Tangalooma Island Resort MORETON ISLAND, Brisbane

Published: 25th May 2022

Food and Beverage AttendantsTangalooma Island Resort, located on Moreton Island, is approximately 1 hour by ferry... Read more

Barista / Cafe All-rounder

Kembali Cafe Blueys Beach, New South Wales

Published: 21st May 2022

Kembali Cafe is looking for a barista / Cafe all-rounder.We are located on the mid north coast of NSW, a few... Read more

 

Hospitality Workers

Mt Seaview Resort Mt Seaview, New South Wales

Published: 18th May 2022

Mt Seaview is located west of Port Macquarie in NSW .(between Sydney and Gold Coast)If you have experience as... Read more

 

Barista/front Of House

Fresh Denman Denman, New South Wales

Published: 16th May 2022

Fresh Denman is a busy Cafe/Florist/Giftware store, with a great team of staff looking to add an additional member.... Read more

Barista

Goody's on the Beach Toogoom, Bundaberg

Published: 14th May 2022

Everything coffee, alcoholic drinks, fill the fridges, washing up load dishwasher.Customer Service.RSA can be... Read more

Barista All-rounder

Leaf Cafe & Co Macquarie Park, Sydney

Published: 12th May 2022

Part time or Full time: Leaf Cafe Macquarie Park is looking for a passionate and experienced Barista All-rounder to... Read more

*brand New Customer Service Roles Available!* - Apply Now!

VIVA Solutions SYDNEY, Sydney

Published: 10th May 2022

EXCITING BRAND NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE ROLES AVAILABLE NOW!Worked previously in Hospo/ Retail industry ? Keep... Read more

Dome Café Team Members - Port Hedland

Dome Coffees Group Port Hedland, Broome

Published: 5th May 2022

We are seeking Team Members with warm and friendly personalities who want to join our team at the Dome Café in Port... Read more

2nd Year

Fraser Island - Enthusiastic, Exciting Staff Wanted - Multiple Positions

Orchid Beach Trading Post Fraser Island - Orchid Beach, Sunshine Coast

Published: 5th May 2022

Hospitality and Tourism - Bar and Beverage Staff - Chefs - Housekeeping - General Maintenance - Multiple Positions... Read more

2nd Year

Barista/kitchenhand

Ripedale Pty Ltd Cloncurry, Queensland

Published: 4th May 2022

We are looking for a motivated person, who has very good english to work in our busy kitchen.Job includes cooking,... Read more

2nd Year

Waitstaff/barista

Williams woolshed Williams, Western Australia

Published: 3rd May 2022

The Williams Woolshed is a busy café/ restaurant located on the Albany hwy 2 1/2 hours from Perth. We have a 150+... Read more

2nd Year

Barista

Bakehouse on Cranford Mount pleasant, Perth

Published: 2nd May 2022

Bakehouse on Cranford is looking for a fun, reliable barista to join our busy Bakery!- Barista certificate not... Read more

Head Barista

LILLIAN TOORAK, Melbourne

Published: 2nd May 2022

LILLIAN - Majik GroupLILLIAN is looking for Superstar Lead Barista with a passion for speciality coffee to join... Read more

2nd Year

Food & Beverage Attendants

Sofitel Adelaide Adelaide CBD, Adelaide

Published: 30th April 2022

Casual Loaded pay rates starting from $27.15 per hour on weekdays and up to $38.00 per hour on Sundays! Positions... Read more

2nd Year

Counter Hand

Barkly Homestead Tennant Creek, Northern Territory

Published: 29th April 2022

Start date: ASAPThe Barkly Homestead is a busy roadhouse, bar and grill in the heart of the NT, 200km east of... Read more

2nd Year

 

Hospitality All - Rounder ( Housekeeping, Restaurant, Kitchen Hand /...

Best Western Ascot Lodge Motor Inn and Cascades Restaurant Goondiwindi, South West QLD

Published: 28th April 2022

FREE ACCOMMODATION. CONSISTENT WORK. NO TRANSPORT REQUIRED.Best Western Ascot Lodge Motor Inn and Cascades... Read more

 

Thredbo Winter Season 2022, Seeking Hospitality Professionals

Central Road 2625 Thredbo, New South Wales

Published: 28th April 2022

NOW HIRING..... CHEFS/COOKS/WAITSTAFF/BARISTAS/KITCHENHANDS in the Snowy Mountains.Central Road 2625 restaurant... Read more

Café Manager

Integrity HR Tweed Heads, New South Wales

Published: 26th April 2022

Café ManagerLooking for your next challenge?Desire work/life balance?Seeking a positive working environment... Read more

 

Waitstaff

Perons Cafe Double Bay, Sydney

Published: 18th April 2022

Busy, fun Double Bay cafe looking for experienced enthusiastic wait staff and sandwich hand/ cook/ barista for the... Read more

Food And Beverage Supervisor- Parkville

Melbourne Sports Centre Parkville, Victoria

Published: 8th April 2022

About usMelbourne Sports Centres are the premier multi-sport facilities in Victoria. We are here to serve sport,... Read more

Events, Food And Beverage Attendant

Melbourne Sports Centre Parkville, Melbourne

Published: 8th April 2022

About UsMelbourne Sports Centres are the premier multi-sport facilities in Victoria. We are here to serve sport,... Read more

 

Casual Food And Beverage Staff - $28.05 Per Hour

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Melbourne

Published: 6th April 2022

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is the home of unconventional. At MCEC we do things a little... Read more

 

Allrounder - Cook Front Office Staff And Barista

Mungo Lodge ARUMPO, New South Wales

Published: 5th April 2022

With the price of fuel these days, it may pay to sit and save for a while.Great people, geat hotel, with camping... Read more

 

Cook

Wildlife Wonders Apollo Bay, Victoria

Published: 2nd April 2022

Cook, cafe supervisor. Our cafe at Wildlife Wonders wildlife sanctuary, Emu Cafe, requires an experienced cook to... Read more

Restaurant Staff

Mercure Townsvile Currajong, Townsville

Published: 1st April 2022

Australia's largest hotel operator is hiring!Looking for a career in hospitality? Or maybe looking for a position... Read more

Food And Beverage Attendant

LAKE ST CLAIR LODGE Lake St Clair TAS, Tasmania

Published: 31st March 2022

We are currently calling for 'expressions of interest' from people with a positive attitude, proven work ethic and a... Read more

 

Hospitality Person

Wooramel Pastoral Co Wooramel, Western Australia

Published: 31st March 2022

Hi all,Wooramel River Retreat is looking for great enthusiastic, hard working people to join our team for the 2022... Read more

2nd Year

Dome Café Team Members Port Hedland

Dome Coffees Group Port Hedland, Broome

Published: 25th March 2022

We are seeking Team Members with warm and friendly personalities who want to join our team at the Dome Café in Port... Read more

2nd Year

Hospitality Staff Required For Trendy Pizzeria In South Yarra & Docklands

Labour hire and recruitment Pty ltd South Yarra, Melbourne

Published: 20th March 2022

Night ManagerDay ManagerBarista’sWaitstaffKitchen handsDishwashersPizza chefsRequired on a... Read more

 

Front Of House Staff In Lorne

Raas leela Lorne, Geelong

Published: 20th March 2022

Raas Leela/ Karma Bar is looking for Front of House Staff in Lorne. Great Ocean RoadWe are after long term and... Read more

Food And Beverage Attendant

Brisbane Airport Hotels Group Brisbane

Published: 16th March 2022

The Brisbane Airport Hotels Group encompasses the Pullman, Novotel and ibis Brisbane Airport Hotels, as well as the... Read more

Bartender

Baia The Italian Darling Harbour, Sydney

Published: 16th March 2022

Baia the Italian is looking for an enthusiastic Bartender and Bar Supervisor to join the team.Provide excellent... Read more

Egg Farm (shop Assistant / Farm All Rounder)

Tamarix Poultry Farm Dandenong, Melbourne

Published: 9th March 2022

White & Yolk is a family run delicatessen and farmgate store offering direct to public eggs. We are located in... Read more

☕roadhouse Position ☕

Condamine Roadhouse CONDAMINE, Brisbane

Published: 9th March 2022

We require our new team member. - fun personality ,have good vibes and eager to learnIf you enjoy lots of... Read more

2nd Year

Barista All Rounder

The Grumpy Baker Waverton, Sydney

Published: 7th March 2022

The Grumpy Baker is an established cafe and bakery operating for over 10 years in various locations.We are... Read more

Barista All Rounder

The Grumpy Baker Bellevue Hill, Sydney

Published: 7th March 2022

The Grumpy Baker is an established cafe and bakery operating for over 10 years in various locations.We are... Read more

Cook, Barista, Farm Hand

Cocos Artisans Collective cocos keeling islands, Perth

Published: 7th March 2022

Looking for a tropical island experience?We are a small family business operating 2 cafe restaurants and 1 farm... Read more

2nd Year

Hospitality Worker

Maricho Sydney, New South Wales

Published: 6th March 2022

Maricho is an on demand staffing platform connecting staff who are looking for casual work in the hospitality... Read more

Waitstaff / Barista / Cook

Kates Place Albany, Western Australia

Published: 27th February 2022

Kate’s Place cafe in beautiful Albany is looking waitstaff, baristas and cooks. Experience not necessary as long as... Read more

Cafe Workers

Made with love cafe Katoomba, Sydney

Published: 21st February 2022

At made with love cafe we are looking for workers to do kitchen ,barista,waiter,cleaning and serving .We are located... Read more

Cook/chef

Cafe Scrumptious Kingscote, South Australia

Published: 20th February 2022

Cafe Scrumptious is looking for a dedicated, experienced, highly motivated & organised chef to join our small family... Read more

 

**hospitality Experience Wanted For Sales! - Apply Now**

VIVA Solutions Sydney

Published: 19th February 2022

Full time availability!!$50-60k+ Uncapped commissionsLooking for something different to hospo?Want more... Read more

Hospitality All Rounders

Cobbold Gorge Tours and Accommodation Forsayth, Queensland

Published: 17th February 2022

Cobbold Gorge is looking for Hospitality All Rounders to join our team to assist with providing the true "Outback... Read more

Restaurant

ferntree rainforest lodge Cape Tribulation, Cairns

Published: 15th February 2022

We are looking for experienced food and beverage staff as we gear up for the busy season ahead. Sound knowledge of... Read more

Counter Hand

Barkly Homestead Tennant Creek, Northern Territory

Published: 12th February 2022

Start date: ASAPThe Barkly Homestead is a busy roadhouse, bar and grill in the heart of the NT, 200km east of... Read more

Food And Beverage Manager

Outback Pioneers Longreach, South West QLD

Published: 10th February 2022

At Outback Pioneers you will help create the Outback Pioneers experience.You will need to be hands-on and... Read more

2nd Year

Hotel All-rounder

Vikas Motel Jindabyne, New South Wales

Published: 9th February 2022

The team at Vikas is hiring!We have a great opportunity for four people to join our team for the winter season in... Read more

Barista/café All-rounder

Cafe Sydney Sydney

Published: 9th February 2022

We are looking for Cafe All-rounders to join our fun and energetic team. You must be fast on your feet, able to... Read more

Cooks, Barista's, Waitstaff, Housekeeping And Kitchenhands

Outback Pioneers Longreach, South West QLD

Published: 4th February 2022

Wow, Have we got the outback experience for you!Do you have a lively disposition and enthusiastic personality? If... Read more

 

Work Here In 2022! Bartenders, Baristas & Waitstaff Wanted For Events & Sales!

BBA Group Surry Hills, Sydney

Published: 3rd February 2022

If you're heading to the land down under then don’t hesitate on work opportunities…because you might miss out on... Read more

Bartender And All Rounder

Airport Bar & Cafe Port Hedland, Western Australia

Published: 28th January 2022

The Port Hedland Airport Bar and Cafe are hiring staff to start immediately.Work indoors in a safe,... Read more

 

Barista/all Rounder

Cocos Artisans Collective Cocos Keeling Islands, Western Australia

Published: 19th January 2022

Cook/Chef/Barista/FoH· Remote location· 30+ hours per week· Small team environment... Read more

2nd Year

Barista / All Rounder

The Grumpy Baker Bellevue Hill, Sydney

Published: 11th January 2022

We are looking for baristas to join our team in Bellevue Hill.Both full-time and part-time positions available.... Read more

Barista/cafe All-rounder Needed In Local Maroubra Cafe

Herb n Sprout co Maroubra, New South Wales

Published: 10th January 2022

We are looking for a new barista to join our small team in Maroubra. The days are Tuesday to Saturday, 5 days a week.... Read more

2nd Year

Roadhouse Allrounder. - Immediate Start. Jan 2022 Good Hours, Long Term...

Condamine Roadhouse CONDAMINE, Queensland

Published: 9th January 2022

immediate start.Roadhouse allrounder, barista ,hospitality kitchen allrounder.2 -3months work or longer if... Read more

2nd Year

 

Waitstaff/chefs/baristas

Bent on Food Wingham, New South Wales

Published: 21st December 2021

We are seeking some friendly staff to join our team. Our business is expanding and we need to fill some important... Read more

 

Chefs, Baristas, Barstaff, Waitstaff, Cooks, Kitchen And Dishhands

Starfish Batemans Bay, New South Wales

Published: 6th December 2021

Starfish is a stunning waterfront restaurant located in Batemans Bay on the NSW south coast. We are close to beaches... Read more

Cafe Supervisor / Barista

Hit cafe North narrabeen, New South Wales

Published: 2nd December 2021

Urgent call for staff:If you have cafe experience much preferred …. However we are great with training new staff.... Read more

Baristas

Fangerz Surf + Coffee East Corrimal, New South Wales

Published: 21st November 2021

We are a surf shop and coffee bar with a thriving community vibe by the beach in East Corrimal. We have amazing... Read more

Counter Sales Person

Emerald Springs Pub and Campground Pine Creek, Darwin

Published: 11th November 2021

Exciting opportunity to join the team at Emerald Spring Pub and Campground. Enjoy the outback lifestyle at an iconic... Read more

Bar Attendant

Gem Hotel & Bull & Bell Steakhouse Griffith, New South Wales

Published: 5th November 2021

Role Requirements/Duties:- Must Hold a Current RSA and/or RCG Certification- Available to work nights,... Read more

Wait Staff

restaurant and bar Agnes Water, Bundaberg

Published: 3rd November 2021

Seeking experiencedfood and beverage, staff.- bar- barista- waiterMust have RSAMust have covid... Read more

Cafe Allrounder

Portside Cafe Huskisson, New South Wales

Published: 1st November 2021

The Portside Cafe situated in a unique waterfront location is looking for cafe allrounders for the busy season.You... Read more

 

Food And Beverage Attendants At Kingfisher Bay Resort And Eurong Beach Resort

Kingfisher Bay Resort Group Fraser Island, Queensland

Published: 28th October 2021

We are looking for motivated professional's to join our dynamic team as a Food & Beverage Attendant, working across... Read more

 

Hospitality Staff Wanted To Join Our Fun Team In Busy County Cafe!

Long Track Pantry Jugiong, New South Wales

Published: 16th October 2021

We are looking for baristas and Front of House Staff to join our growing business!2 x cafes1 x jam factory... Read more

2nd Year

Barista - Brand New Cool Venue In Sydney

The People Sydney

Published: 14th October 2021

New creative hospitality group, great opportunity to get involved with the launch of some newlyrepurposed venues,... Read more

 

Barista & Mechanic/parts Interpreter

The Studio Trangie, New South Wales

Published: 13th October 2021

We are a family partnership running two businesses in a small country town in NSW called Trangie.We own a Cafe &... Read more

Counter Hand

Barkly Homestead Tennant Creek, Northern Territory

Published: 13th October 2021

Start date: ASAPThe Barkly Homestead is a busy roadhouse, bar and grill in the heart of the NT, 200km east of... Read more

2nd Year

 

Chefs, Baristas, Barstaff, Waitstaff, Cooks, Kitchen And Dishhands

Starfish Batemans Bay, New South Wales

Published: 10th October 2021

Starfish is a stunning waterfront restaurant located in Batemans Bay on the NSW south coast. We are close to beaches... Read more

Cook/barista

Lewos Capella Qld, Queensland

Published: 19th September 2021

Position available long term for Kitchen cooksExperience preferred in a busy cafeAlso long term position... Read more

Counter Hand

Barkly Homestead Tennant Creek, Northern Territory

Published: 10th September 2021

Start date: ASAPThe Barkly Homestead is a busy roadhouse, bar and grill in the heart of the NT, 200km east of... Read more

Food And Beverage Attendants

O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat Canungra, Queensland

Published: 9th September 2021

We seek Food and Beverage staff who would like to join a dynamic environment where professionalism and exceptional... Read more

Roadhouse Attendant

Riverside Roadhouse Bannister, Perth

Published: 30th July 2021

Riverside Roadhouse is hiring!We are looking for an allrounder to assist with a variety of duties including:-... Read more

Chef/cook/barista

Saltwood Cafe & Lifestyle Kioloa, New South Wales

Published: 26th July 2021

We are a busy cafe on the south coast of NSW. We are looking for a couple/partners to join us for our busy summer... Read more

Volunteer

Chenrezig Institute Eudlo, Sunshine Coast

Published: 22nd July 2021

Live-in Volunteer position available. Single room accommodation in share house with kitchen facilities, small weekly... Read more

Cafe Cook And Kitchen All Rounder

Karumba Supermarket & Cafe Karumba, Cairns

Published: 22nd July 2021

Karumba Supermarket and Cafe Karumba we have positions available for someone who is happy to spend 3 months in our... Read more

2nd Year

Barista Required For Busy Swansea Cafe

Artifakt Cafe Swansea, Tasmania

Published: 12th July 2021

Artifakt Swansea is looking for an experienced barista to join our busy team. The position is casual with approx... Read more

Wait Staff/front Of House Team Member

GBS Recruitment Willung South, Victoria

Published: 30th June 2021

Our client operates a boutique vineyard surrounded by the forests of the Strzelecki Ranges, the ninety-mile beach at... Read more

2nd Year

Barista/front Of House

Secrets on the Lake Montville, Sunshine Coast

Published: 13th June 2021

About the businessSecrets Dining on the Deck is a truly special dining experience and winner of the 2019 AGFG... Read more

Counter Hand

Barkly Homestead Tennant Creek, Northern Territory

Published: 13th June 2021

Start date: ASAPThe Barkly Homestead is a busy roadhouse, bar and grill in the heart of the NT, 200km east of... Read more

2nd Year

Cafe All Rounder/barista

Flour Bomb Cafe Carlton, Sydney

Published: 16th May 2021

We are looking for an energetic and experienced Barista / cafe all rounder to join our team! This role would suit... Read more

Barista Jobs in Australia

Barista Jobs Australia
Barista Jobs

Australia is world-famous for its independent coffee shops, with Sydney and Melbourne in particular renowned for the wealth of choice on offer. The coffee industry in Australia grew to around $8.2 billion in 2016/17, with cafes and restaurants leading the charge. Considering the sheer variety of establishments in the country, a barista job can be the perfect choice for working holidaymakers in Australia. Here's a few reasons why:

In Australia, as in many other parts of the world, barista work is seen as casual, often being fulfilled by students or other young working holidaymakers needing to save significant amounts of money in a short amount of time.

Most barista jobs involve short shifts of between three and seven hours, but cafes are open from early in the morning to fairly late in the evening, so you should be able to choose the hours that best suit you.

Casual employees will work for an hourly rate, which can actually be higher paid than full-time work. Hospitality jobs in Australia pay a decent base wage, with hourly rates tending to be between $15 and $20 per hour. If you have the opportunity to work late nights, weekends of public holidays, this may be paid extra – 'double time' or 'time and a half'.

You'll also have the opportunity to earn extra through tips. Although Australia has no compulsory service charge, good service is usually rewarded with a tip of around 10% of the bill. Tips tend to be pooled among staff, but you could still earn a significant amount.

Australia is a nation of coffee buffs – Melbourne alone contains around 1,600 cafes and restaurants and traditional, ubiquitous coffee chains found across the rest of the world – such as Starbucks, Costa and Caffe Nero – are conspicious by their absence.

Even smaller, more remote towns will have at least one cafe, so wherever you want to travel in the vast country, you should be able to find a place to show off your barista skills.

By its very nature, barista work involves meeting and interacting with new people – whether staff or customers - on a daily basis. Travelling can be a lonely experience, particularly if you've arrived in Australia on your own, but working as a barista can give you the opportunity to team up with like-minded people you could eventually become friends with – while you never know which colourful characters could come in and order a soy chai latte!