A café worker takes a customer order while another makes coffee

Cafe Worker

Prepare, serve and sell food and drinks to customers at cafes and similar establishments.


Cafe workers prepare and sell food and beverages at cafes, canteens, delicatessens and other outlets. They also make sure the cafe is clean and tidy and ensure money and products are accounted for.

Cafe workers work onsite at the cafe or food and drink outlet.

Suits people who have good customer service and communication skills, are reliable and well presented.


  • take customer orders for food and drink
  • prepare and serve food and drinks for customers to enjoy on the premises or as take away
  • operate cash registers, take payments and give receipts
  • operate a coffee machine to make coffee
  • clear away used dishes and cutlery from tables; clean and prepare tables
  • wash dishes, cutlery and cooking utensils
  • clean cafe equipment such as coffee grinders and espresso machines
  • order food from suppliers and put away new stock
  • weigh, price and pack food.

Occupation snapshot
$1,030 / week
Very strong
Apprenticeships may be available

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