About Us

We Created Need a Barista…

after years of working in cafes across Melbourne, New York, London, Osaka….and wherever else we found ourselves. The one constant we recognized, was that cafes needed a way to quickly book high quality, pre-vetted staff at short notice.  The old agencies didn’t quite solve the headache that was rostering. They were super expensive, or more importantly, they just didn’t provide the quality of staff required. So, Need a Barista was born! We make sure every barista on our service is the kind of person we’d want walking into a cafe we own. Simple.  We started with a couple of laptops and a homemade website, with Alex driving Tom to the first shifts we booked (seriously). Since then, we’ve covered thousands of shifts at awesome cafes, with amazing baristas. We love that we get to spend our days connecting top local baristas with the cafes in their city that they love.

We’ll see you ’round,