The Best Baristas - On Demand

Vetted By Us - Perfect For You




Just tell us when and where you’ll be needing your barista and we’ll take it from there.

Relax while we match your shift request to one of our gun baristas in your area!

Your barista-partner arrives on the day to cover the shift, and makes amazing coffee for your customers.

Cover Barista Jobs in Melbourne & Sydney.

At Need A Barista, we’ve connected thousands of cafe owners to experienced baristas to cover casual shifts in their local city. Whether it’s an emergency situation and you need a shift covered quick-smart, or you have to cover staff on holiday – our highly qualified barista-partners are available, on-demand.

  • This service is a lifesaver! Alex and Tom do such a great job of providing amazing baristas, sometimes at super short notice! We've used them many times and have been really impressed, I have and will continue to highly recommend them to everyone I know in the coffee industry

    Rebecca, Entrecote Melbourne

  • "Thanks to Alex, Tom and the wonderful team of high-quality Baristas on their books. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the "Need a Barista" crew -  the Baristas who have supported the Koko Black stores have been professional, experienced and a great group of people."

    Claire, GM of Human Resources, Koko Black

  • "A unique and great service, highly professional across the board. We have used in our cafe on multiple occasions and would highly recommend."

    Astrid, Mr Burton Cafe

  • "Thanks Alex and team for providing such a great service. We run a high volume CBD cafe and your baristas were able to step in to ensure there was no interruption to our usual standards."

    Mark, Bourke and Wills

  • "Awesome service...and fabulous baristas every Time! So nice to have these guys on hand when you need them!!"

    Richard, Etto Italian

What makes us different? It’s our baristas!

We personally interview, check and vet all of the barista-partners on our service. 3 years minimum experience, reliable, friendly, and super professional. So when you book your next shift with us, you can rest assured that a gun barista will be supporting you on the day. It’s what we do. And, it’s what sets us apart from the rest.


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