Barista Jobs for Backpackers

Baristas Wait Staff Front & Back Of House Cleaners

The Island Accommodation - Phillip Island YHA Cowes & Newhaven Phillip Isaland, Victoria

Published: 25th November 2020

Live the dream on this Magical Island ParadiseYour Job search is OVER....We are excited to offer and multiple... Read more

New

Combine Work And Play In Beautiful Jervis Bay

The Woodsfarm Tomerong, New South Wales

Published: 24th November 2020

Imagine being on the farm in the morning then soaking in the sun by the beach in the afternoon on beautiful Jervis... Read more

New

Food And Beverage Wait Staff

restaurant and bar Seventeen seventy, Bundaberg

Published: 23rd November 2020

Food and beverage wait staff and general all roundersBeachfront seaside location town of 1770 Queensland... Read more

New

Roadhouse All Rounder

Gingin Roadhouse and Tourist Park GINGIN, Western Australia

Published: 23rd November 2020

**New Owners looking for staff**Backpackers required for kitchen and restaurant.Good English essential for... Read more

New

Chef/cook?farm Hand

Williams Hotel Williams, Western Australia

Published: 20th November 2020

We are looking for a qualified chef or someone with cooking experience to join our team at the Williams Hotel and our... Read more

2nd Year

Coffee Barista

Coffee cart/ food contianer outlet Homebush, Sydney

Published: 19th November 2020

Looking for a coffee barista, with experience. Able to make smoothies and fresh juice and prep serve breakfast... Read more

2nd Year

Hospitality Staff X 2 - Guest Services (front Desk Reception And...

Best Western Ascot Lodge Motor Inn and Cascades Restaurant Goondiwindi, Queensland

Published: 17th November 2020

Best Western Ascot Lodge Motor Inn and Cascades Restaurant, located in Goondiwindi (Queensland) has two positions... Read more

Barista / Cafe All-rounder

Kembali Cafe Blueys Beach, New South Wales

Published: 17th November 2020

Kembali Cafe is looking for one or two experienced barista / cafe all-rounders, who are highly qualified and... Read more

Barista

Jayley Hatings, Melbourne

Published: 16th November 2020

Operate coffe van from sited location, make and sell coffee for public. Read more

Kitchen Hand/console Operator

Minilya Bridge Roadhouse Minilya, Western Australia

Published: 16th November 2020

If you have experience working in a kitchen or customer service then we want you! Minilya Bridge Roadhouse is a very... Read more

Barista?front Of House

Bay Leaf Cafe Apollo Bay, Geelong

Published: 15th November 2020

The BayLeaf Cafe is located on the iconic Great Ocean Road 2 hours south of Melbourne.We have great beaches for... Read more

Hotel Allrounder/ Barista/ Farm Hand

Williams Hotel Williams, Western Australia

Published: 15th November 2020

We are looking for either a couple or 2-3 an individual to join our team here at the Williams Hotel, located 1.5... Read more

2nd Year

Hospitality/chef/cook

Gipsy Point lodge Gipsy Point, East Gippsland, Vic., Victoria

Published: 13th November 2020

Live in one of the most beautiful parts of East Gippsland, Victoria, just a 15 minute drive to beaches and... Read more

Hospitality Positions Available! - Bartenders, Baristas, Waitstaff, & Chefs

Onyx on Sharpe Karratha, Western Australia

Published: 12th November 2020

Multiple full-time & casual positions available to be part of our growing company. We currently have 3 thriving... Read more

Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort - Live On Site - Food And Beverage Staff

RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort Monkey Mia, Western Australia

Published: 10th November 2020

Approved ManagersBaristasFOH staff(MUST HAVE RSA AND HYGIENE COURSE)Live and work onsite on the beautiful... Read more

2nd Year

Barista

Dome Coffees Australia Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

Published: 10th November 2020

Dome Kalgoorlie is looking for an experienced barista to join their fast paced team. You will have barista... Read more

Hospitality Allrounders

The Bunyas Bunya Mountians, Queensland

Published: 9th November 2020

Seeking hospitality allrounders.Live in positionAward wage and penalty ratesMust have RSA and visa rightsBar... Read more

Food And Beverage Attendants

SBCC Shoal Bay, Newcastle

Published: 9th November 2020

Job DescriptionWe are seeking summer casuals to work alongside our current teams at Shoal Bay Country Club in the... Read more

Café Allrounder

Scorchers on Prosser Orford, Tasmania

Published: 5th November 2020

*NOW HIRING*We are looking for motivated, outgoing and experienced staff to join our friendly team on a casual... Read more

Motel Guest Services / House Keeper

blue mountain motel WENTWORTH FALLS, Sydney

Published: 1st November 2020

Job DescriptionWork with accommodation and foods if needed or just work on its own ?.Are you self-motivated,... Read more

2nd Year

Roadhouse Staff

Condamine Roadhouse Condamine, Brisbane

Published: 27th October 2020

roadhouse house staff required. barista, kitchen cooking ,customer service would be advantageAll rounder... Read more

2nd Year

Experienced Bar And Bistro Staff

CQ Hotel Groiup Dysart, Queensland

Published: 26th October 2020

Central Queensland - Bar, Bistro and Bottle shop staff needed -Some of our backpackers are going travelling -... Read more

2nd Year

Cooks/ Short Order Cooks / Customer Service

BP Goondiwindi Goondiwindi, Queensland

Published: 19th October 2020

We are a 24 Truck Stop and Cafe Located in Goondiwindi Queensland.We are looking for people who are able to work... Read more

Barista/kitchen Hand/farm Hand/handyman

Williams Hotel Williams, Western Australia

Published: 16th October 2020

We are looking for either a couple or 2-3 people to join our team here at the Williams Hotel, located 1.5 hours South... Read more

2nd Year

Work For Accomodation In Beautiful Jervis Bay

The Woodsfarm Tomerong, New South Wales

Published: 15th October 2020

We are looking for motivated couples and singles to join our fun and energetic team!!! Must be willing to get your... Read more

Food And Beverage Wait Staff

1770 Beach Hotel seventeen seventy, Bundaberg

Published: 12th October 2020

seek experienced wait staffwith proven ability and experience to do:- barista- customer service-... Read more

Breakfast Food & Beverage Attendant

Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Cape Naturaliste, Western Australia

Published: 12th October 2020

Who We Are:Pullman Bunker Bay Resort is looking for experienced Breakfast Food & Beverage Attendants on a casual... Read more

2nd Year

Counted Hand - Northern Territory

Barkly Homestead Tablelands, Northern Territory

Published: 2nd October 2020

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

Front Of House Waitperson

Secrets on the Lake Montville, Sunshine Coast

Published: 1st October 2020

Iconic Secrets ”Dining on the Deck” daytime rainforest restaurant in Montville requires a well presented front of... Read more

Waitperson

Salt Dish Geraldton, Western Australia

Published: 29th September 2020

Team Member Wanted for Front of House DutiesWe are looking for an individual to join our front of house team. Some... Read more

Newest Venue Yallingup

Lagoon Yallingup Yallingup, Western Australia

Published: 28th September 2020

Do you want to work in one of the most idyllic beachside locations in the southwest? Well, we want to hear from you.... Read more

Cafe Workers With Hospitality Experience

Karumba Supermarket & Cafe karumba, Cairns

Published: 26th September 2020

Karumba Supermarket and Cafe and the Wildfish Cafe in Karumba have two positions available for a couple or two... Read more

2nd Year

Food & Beverage Attendants/chefs/cooks - Summer Casual Opportunities

SBCC Shoal Bay, Newcastle

Published: 23rd September 2020

We are seeking summer casuals to work alongside our current teams at the Shoal Bay Country Club in the idyllic Port... Read more

Wait Staff / Bar/ All Rounder

Sardo Sorrento SORRENTO, Victoria

Published: 23rd September 2020

Family Owned Italian Restaurant in Sorrento, Mornington is looking for All -rounder, Barista & Wait staff. Part-time,... Read more

Experienced Wait Staff

Alexandra Hotel Leura, New South Wales

Published: 20th September 2020

The Alexandra Hotel is looking for experienced wait staff to join our team at our pub and fine dining bistro in... Read more

Barista / Customer Service Attendant

Nimmitabel Bakery NIMMITABEL, New South Wales

Published: 17th September 2020

We are looking for an experienced Barista / Customer Service agent to come and work in our busy Bakery in Nimmitabel,... Read more

2nd Year

Barista And Gelato Scoopers

Merciers Coffee Huskisson, New South Wales

Published: 16th September 2020

Looking for someone with coffee skills to make coffee and scoop gelato from our vintage caravan set up. Weekend work... Read more

Waitstaff

The Telegraph Bremer Bay, Western Australia

Published: 13th September 2020

Looking for waitstaff for our busy cafe in Bremer Bay! Accomodation can be provided.Barista experience is a plus... Read more

Barista

The Mossy Cafe Mossy Point, New South Wales

Published: 24th August 2020

We are looking for someone awesome to join our busy cafe. You will be able to make great coffee, ensuring... Read more

Experienced Cafe All Rounder

Sweet Three by the Lake Forbes, New South Wales

Published: 19th August 2020

Do you want to be part of an amazing team where you can enjoy a friendly, fun-loving environment within our Sweet... Read more

Chefs, Waitresses, Kitchenhands

Starfish Batemans Bay, New South Wales

Published: 17th August 2020

Starfish in Batemans Bay on the beautiful South Coast has reopened and we are hiring!We are seeking a chef/or cook,... Read more

Calling All Hospitality Superstars!!!

Spinifex hotel Derby, Western Australia

Published: 12th August 2020

Spinifex Hotel is an iconic hotel/ pub 2 hours from broomewe are seeking experienced hospitality All rounders ANY... Read more

2nd Year

Foh Supervisor And Barista

Frankies on Rotto Rottnest island, Perth

Published: 8th August 2020

Frankie’s on Rotto is a vibrant venue on Rottnest island and we are looking for a range of foh positions:... Read more

Farm Hand / Barista

The Studio Trangie, New South Wales

Published: 14th July 2020

We are seeking a Farm Hand/ Barista to help out on our busy farm and in our Cafe.We are located in Trangie NSW,... Read more

2nd Year

Barista/kitchenhand

Ripedale Pty Ltd Cloncurry, Queensland

Published: 19th June 2020

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

Roadhouse All Rounder

Beard Wilcannia, New South Wales

Published: 13th June 2020

Emmdale Roadhouse All RounderExperience the out back in a small standalone (no town) Roadhouse. Wild life at the... Read more

Casual All-rounder

Monto Coffee Lounge Monto, Bundaberg

Published: 13th June 2020

Casual position for an All-rounder in our cafe/coffee lounge in Monto, Queensland,4630.Duties to include but not... Read more

Thredbo Winter 2020.....calling All...

Central Road 2625 Thredbo, New South Wales

Published: 11th June 2020

NOW HIRING..... CHEFS/COOKS/WAITSTAFF/BARISTAS/KITCHENHANDSFor the upcoming Winter Season in the Snowy Mountains... Read more

Head Barista

Zirkys Mt Hotham, Victoria

Published: 7th May 2020

Zirkys is a Resort Hotel located in the heart of the Mt Hotham Ski Resort. We operate a busy café on the slopes. We... Read more

Front Of House

Farmers Arms Beeac, Geelong

Published: 1st March 2020

We are looking for experienced, hard working individuals to join our team. We are an hour from Geelong and Ballarat... Read more

Roadhouse Allrounder

Cataby liberty Roadhouse cataby, Perth

Published: 24th February 2020

Liberty Cataby Roadhouse, located 160kms north of Perth requires an all rounder to join our team.Duties include... Read more

Barista

Radley's Sydney, Sydney

Published: 18th February 2020

Radlesy Cafe and Bar are looking for experienced Barista staff to work Monday to Friday fulltime and casual from 7am... Read more

Front Of House And Kitchen

Farmers Arms Beeac, Geelong

Published: 11th February 2020

We are looking for hard-working, experienced individuals for both front of house and kitchen. Must have RSA and... Read more

Barista

Colonial Leisure Group Perth, Perth

Published: 20th January 2020

Looking for a shit hot barista, that knows how to punch out good quality coffee and volumePay above award for the... Read more

Barista/au Pair Help

Ripedale Pty Ltd CLONCURRY, Queensland

Published: 18th December 2019

I am looking for an au pair as well as help in the cafe. Duties include cooking, cleaning, console operations, food... Read more

2nd Year

Barista, Casual & Permanent Part Time

Union cafe. Jack & Tayla Robe, South Australia

Published: 14th December 2019

We are currently seeking Permanent Part Time & Casual Baristas at Union Cafe , Robe SAGorgeous coastal town 3.5... Read more

Cafe All Rounders

Dome Coffees Australia Newman, Western Australia

Published: 27th November 2019

Are you looking for your next adventure while you travel in Australia? Are you passionate about hospitality and... Read more

2nd Year

Bar/counter Hand - Busy Roadhouse, Nt

Barkly Homestead Tablelands, Northern Territory

Published: 23rd November 2019

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

Competent Cook/chef & Front Of House

Kiki's In The Grove Collector, New South Wales

Published: 17th November 2019

Kiki's In The Grove are looking for a couple of people to help us out in our Cafe/ Pantry and with boutique... Read more

Bar Tender

Opal Ridge Motel Collinsville, Queensland

Published: 15th November 2019

The Opal has recently undergone a multi-million renovation including a brand new premium-appointed bar, bistro,... Read more

2nd Year

Chef

Rutherglen Provedore Rutherglen, Victoria

Published: 13th November 2019

Chef/Short order cook wanted for busy country cafe located in NE VICTORIA! Applicants must have hospitality... Read more

2nd Year

Baristas. Cafe Manager Cooks/chefs (easy 489 Visa)

Imperial Brew House Tamworth, New South Wales

Published: 8th November 2019

Imperial Brew House Tamworth is seeking short and long term Chefs, Cooks, Sommollier, Bar Tender, Cafe Manager and... Read more

2nd Year

General Store Cafe Jobs

Birregurra General Store & Cafe Birregurra, Geelong

Published: 27th October 2019

Café workers required for a Country General Store - All rounders Front of house serving - Customer service skills ,... Read more

Waitstaff/ Retailer Assistant

Williams woolshed Williams, Western Australia

Published: 18th October 2019

The Williams Woolshed is a business located 2 hours south of Perth, Halfway between Perth and Albany. The business... Read more

Roadhouse Allrounder

Pink Roadhouse Cadney, South Australia

Published: 15th October 2019

An opportunity to work in an outback Roadhouse. The Cadney Park Roadhouse located on the Stuart highway (Outback... Read more

Barista , Wait Staff

Monkey Tree Restaurant Tamborine Mountain, Gold Coast

Published: 29th September 2019

Barista with experienceWait on tablesGeneral house keeping in the restaurant and bar.On beautiful... Read more

2nd Year

Bar/counter Hand - Busy Roadhouse, Nt

Barkly Homestead Tablelands, Northern Territory

Published: 25th September 2019

462 REGIONAL WORK APPROVEDStart date: URGENT STARTENGLISH FLUENCY REQUIRED.MUST HAVE RSA.The Barkly... Read more

Barista And Kitchen Hand Wanted On Farm

Pilliga Pottery and Barkala Farm Coonabarabran, New South Wales

Published: 23rd September 2019

Busy little cafe and tourism enterprise in the middle of the Australian bush is looking for someone experienced in... Read more

2nd Year

462 Visa Hospitality People

Tropicoast p/l Cardwell, Cairns

Published: 11th August 2019

We are seeking EXPERIENCED hospitality 462 workers seeking second year visa .The position is live on site with... Read more

2nd Year

Barista / All Rounder

Chocolab Crows nest, New South Wales

Published: 22nd July 2019

READ FULL APPLICATION AS INCORRECT APPLICATIONS WON'T BE CONSIDEREDJoin our team at our new Chocolate Cafe in Crows... Read more

Food And Beverage Attendant

Wildman Wilderness Lodge Point Stuart, Darwin

Published: 2nd July 2019

Eco Lodge seeks an experienced Food & Beverage Attendant for busy restaurant.Wildman Wilderness Lodge is... Read more

New Restaurant - Immediate Start

AxT Sydney, New South Wales

Published: 25th June 2019

There is an exciting new restaurant opening in the heart of Sydney and we want you to be part of it.This Mexican... Read more

Barista/farm Hand

The Studio Trangie, New South Wales

Published: 30th May 2019

We are looking for a highly motivated, responsible farm hand/barista.We are a family of three (2yr old son, Ted)... Read more

2nd Year

Job Opportunities - Hospitality

Clipboard Hospitality Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 28th May 2019

Nationwide opportunities for –Chefs – HeadChef de PartieChef- SousCooksBartendersBar Managers... Read more

Shop Manger

Live Canvas Crows Nest, New South Wales

Published: 7th May 2019

Shop Manager required for Cafe/Barber/Tattoo Studio on Sydney’s North Side.This is a full service role. Take... Read more

Cafe Staff

Star Cafe mansfield Mansfield, Victoria

Published: 2nd May 2019

Cafe Staff Wanted! For summer season!ASAP start.Cafe hospitality experience preferred.Duties include serving... Read more

Couple Required - All Rounder Hospitality Workers Foh, Housekeeping, Landscaping

Sojourn Properties Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 30th April 2019

Island work for energetic, reliable, honest, hardworking people (22-36 year olds) needed to work on an island retreat... Read more

2nd Year

Wait Staff Barista

Coppersmith Hotel South Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 26th April 2019

Hello the Coppersmith is looking for a talented waitperson/barista for our breakfast shifts. Approx 30 hours per week... Read more

Barista Waiter

Monkey Tree Restaurant Tamborine Mtn, Queensland

Published: 15th April 2019

Looking for casual staff in Barista and wait staff. For the right person accomodation might be availableBusy... Read more

Bar/counter Hand - Nt

Barkly Homestead Tablelands, Northern Territory

Published: 9th April 2019

462 REGIONAL WORK APPROVEDStart date: Urgent StartENGLISH FLUENCY REQUIRED.MUST HAVE RSA.The Barkly... Read more

2nd Year

Volunteer Hospitality Opportunities Available! Great Work Experience

Lentil As Anything Abbotsford, Melbourne

Published: 9th April 2019

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Lentil As Anything. From kitchen hands, wait staff, baristas, musicians and... Read more

Front Of House

The CrossingCafe DeniliquinNsw Deniliquin, New South Wales

Published: 22nd March 2019

WE HAVE POSITIONS FOR CASUAL STAFF UP TO 20 HOURS PER WEEK ..HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCE A MUSTBARISTA SKILLS... Read more

Foh/barista. Plus Kitchen Hand

FRANKIE'S ON ROTTO Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Published: 22nd March 2019

Frankie's on Rotto is a Pizza, Pasta and Salad Restaurant on the beautiful island of Rottnest.I am looking for... Read more

Barista Oppurtunity. Be Your Own Boss.

Ride N Grind Pty Ltd Parramatta, Sydney

Published: 20th March 2019

Ride N Grind Pty Ltd Parramatta site is currently looking for the right Barista to join us and take on the initiative... Read more

Barista

The Coffee Code Young, New South Wales

Published: 17th March 2019

An opportunity exist for a highly motivated applicant with a passion for Coffee, we are seeking a Barista to operate... Read more

Waitstaff Part Time And Full Time

Ocean and Pasture Manly, New South Wales

Published: 5th March 2019

We are a busy beachfront restaurant in Manly looking for both full time and part time servers and baristas for our... Read more

Bar/counter Hand - Nt

Barkly Homestead Tennant Creek, Northern Territory

Published: 27th February 2019

462 REGIONAL WORK APPROVEDStart date: URGENTLY - Start of AprilENGLISH FLUENCY REQUIRED.MUST HAVE RSA.... Read more

2nd Year

Cafe Barista

Over the Edge Melrose Melrose, South Australia

Published: 23rd December 2018

Start April 2019. At Over the Edge - we aim to improve our community economically, socially and environmentally... Read more

Head Chef, Bar, Waiters, Barista, Chefs, Kitchen Hands

Newberry Sorrento, Melbourne

Published: 19th December 2018

Looking for a variety of roles for immediate start. Some share accommodation provided. New Brewhouse, roles for the... Read more

Part Time And Full Time Waitstaff

Ocean and Pasture Manly, New South Wales

Published: 28th November 2018

We are a busy beachfront restaurant in Manly looking for both full time and part time servers and baristas for our... Read more

Cafe / Barista / Hospitality Experience Wanted!

Resonance Group Milton, Brisbane

Published: 27th November 2018

Looking for something different?Want more opportunity and room to grow?Love working in a vibrant,... Read more

Wait Staff/bartender

Loco Madre Manly, Sydney

Published: 4th November 2018

Come join the busy and expanding team at Jellyfish Cafe Manly.We are currently hiring part-time/full-time... Read more

Barista

The Ruffy Store Ruffy, Victoria

Published: 2nd November 2018

The Ruffy Store is looking for staff for the summer season. starting now til around Easter 2019.Hours are Friday... Read more

Barista

Foodco Group Pty Limited moore park, Sydney

Published: 23rd October 2018

Barista and Cafe All RoundersDo you have passion for the hospitality industry and an interest in the coffee... Read more

Barista / Server

Pearl Beach General Store & Cafe Pearl Beach, Central Coast

Published: 19th October 2018

Spend your summer at the beach in a prime tourist location!The Pearl Beach General Store & Cafe is seeking... Read more

Barista

Lavandula pty Ltd hepburn shire, Victoria

Published: 23rd September 2018

Experienced Barista for a busy Cafe in a Lavender Farm. Day shift only. We help with accomodation. Read more

2nd Year

Casual Food And Beverage Staff

Perth Racing Ascot, Perth

Published: 15th August 2018

2018 Spring Carnival Recruitment – Ascot Racecourse• Saturday day shifts available• A great way to... Read more

Hotel All Rounder

Forbes farms / post office hotel Forbes, New South Wales

Published: 14th August 2018

Looking for an energetic, motivated outgoing bubbly hospitality allrounder.Country Nsw hotel.35-40hrs / week.... Read more

Barista, Sommelier, Waiter, Bar

Imperial Brew House Tamworth, Newcastle

Published: 8th August 2018

TAMWORTH NSW - EQUINE & COUNTRY MUSIC CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA.NEW Italian Restaurant, Cafe and Gelato Bar located... Read more

Food & Beverage Attendants

Staffing Solution Cairns, Queensland

Published: 24th July 2018

FOOD & BEVERAGE ATTENDANTSStaffing Solution is recruiting experienced highly motivated Food and Beverage... Read more

2nd Year

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!