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To book a Barista, you'll need an account:

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Your cafe account gives you:

  • Save time booking shifts
  • Get access to special discounts



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First you'll need to register your cafe

Please choose a secure password for your account.

Make a secure password by having at least 8 characters.

Congrats, you're all signed up!

As it’s the first time you’ve booked with us, we just need a little more info about your cafe so we can match you with a gun barista!

You’ll only need to do this once and the info will be saved to your account!

This should be the address where the barista needs to go for their shift.

Please make sure this number can be reached by the barista on the day of the shift, ideally your cafes landline, or the mobile of a person that’ll be there on the day.

Book a barista for

Just tell us when you need an amazing barista, and we'll get your shifts covered!

Confirm your Barista Booking for

Please check the details and hit “Complete Payment” when you’re done.

Australia’s No. 1 ‘just-in time’ barista staffing solution.

  • "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 Tom and Alex 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 at 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 Need a Barista 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

  • "Tom and Alex provide a fantastic service. They are both always highly professional and excellent at keeping me informed and up to date with progress of bookings. They take a lot of care to ensure that baristas are a good fit for our cafe which is greatly appreciated as a small business." Amanda - Apothecary Coffee 

Tell us when and where you will need your barista.

We match your request to one of our accredited, experienced and professional baristas in your area.

Your barista arrives on time, ready to make amazing coffee for your customers.

Need a Barista has ensured that thousands of cafes, restaurants and venues continue to serve the highest quality coffee – even when their regular barista is unavailable.

Whether it’s an emergency, or just covering staff leave, our accredited, highly experienced and professional baristas are available on a moment’s notice.

Need A Barista Quality Accreditation

Through our Need a Barista Quality Accreditation, our team of coffee experts hand pick only the most qualified, experienced and professional baristas in your city. We interview, reference check, and personally vet every barista meaning that the person behind your machine always has years of high-volume barista experience and exceptional customer service.


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Barista Emergency? No sweat. Find a top quality barista for your cafe!

It’s coffee rush hour, you’re a barista down and you need to find cafe staff or a temporary barista quicker than you can say espresso! Good news, Need a Barista provides a qualified emergency barista to any cafe or restaurant in Sydney and Melbourne.

Need a Barista was created to provide a quality emergency barista community that is available to any cafe or restaurant owner. Finding temporary cafe staff or baristas is the last thing you want to be doing when you have hungry busy customers. Need a Barista looks after locating temporary baristas and cafe staff so you can get back to serving your customers coffee!

Here’s how it works.

Create an account with Need a Barista (it takes about 2 minutes). Quality baristas in your city do the same thing. Just log in and book to find a temporary barista or cafe staff in your area. Our coffee fuelled internet spiders connect your request to our pool of highly qualified, experienced and available baristas (this only takes a few minutes). We confirm your emergency barista, and that’s it! They show up, make the coffee and share the caffeine love.

But these are not just any baristas! They are highly skilled and experienced baristas! Not only can our baristas show off with their latte art skills and commitment to their craft, they all have a love of coffee and the industry as well. Baristas on the service are all highly qualified, friendly and available anytime.

We get that sometimes you need a barista, at the last minute, and we want to take the stress out of finding high-quality cafe staff.

Register you cafe today and see how easy, peasy double macchiato squeezy, it is to find and hire a top quality barista for your cafe!

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