Part-Time Barista


Our mission is to be memorable in a class above our competitors by providing personalized service, exceptional coffee and treats, and excellent experiences in our sophisticated spaces.

We are a locally owned company founded in Spokane WA in 2017 by Deborah DiBernardo. We are locally owned and operated. All of the coffee we serve is locally roasted by our partners at The Roast House. We have won numerous awards for our commitment to excellence.

We are intensely focused on providing the most memorable experiences over a cup of coffee. For that, we take extra care in our Customer Service, Organic Coffee, Specialty Beverage, and Bakery experiences throughout our diverse company platform and world-class Flagship Cafè and Bakery in Spokane.

We invite you to be a part of a team that prides itself on three core principles:


Position Overview:

Baristas are the foundation and the brand of First Avenue Coffee. Baristas are friendly, and personable and can engage with customers by providing outstanding service. Ability to work with cross-functional teams, participate in team meetings, always eager to learn, and have the ability to multitask with efficiency and speed at all times.

Essential Functions:

  • Always provide exceptional customer service, resolve all customer complaints, and ensure the customer leaves satisfied
  • Complies with all First Avenue Coffee’s policies and procedures with integrity
  • Attend all staff and company meetings
  • Maintain a calm demeanor during periods of high volume and unusual events
  • Ensure requested beverages are made to First Avenue Coffee’ standard and delivered in the expected amount of time
  • Knowledge of general business operations, drive sales, and reduce costs
  • Report any equipment issues as soon as they occur to management
  • Maintain location cleanliness and adhere to all food safety and sanitation standards
  • Ability to effectively problem solve and escalate issues to management
  • Can distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate behavior to inform management
  • Willingness to perform any additional tasks as assigned by management
  • Execute opening, closing, shift change procedures including cash/deposit handling



High School Diploma or GED
At least 18 years of age
Have or ability to obtain food handler’s permit by time of hire
Must have weekend availability

Core Competencies:

Technical Skills
Enthusiastic and Friendly Personality
Great Communication Skills
High-level Attention-to-detail

First Avenue Coffee Core Values

We hope that we can help people discover how delicious coffee can be with a little time, attention, and love. So, our coffee beans will only be sourced from roasting partners that care about our world, Fair Trade, support women-owned farms, and are all organic. We love Roast House for all of these things and it is this partnership that makes us better all around.

Our team of baristas, bakers, and makers are founded on truth even if it is not impressive. First Avenue customers trust us for our integrity. Honest people produce the best results!
“Honesty is an expensive gift, don’t expect it from cheap people.” – Warren Buffet

Kindness is our gift to our community. Our craft is for people by people. We honor our patrons with unrivaled enthusiasm. We believe kindness has everything to do with both coffee and life. We strive to build kindness into every part of our business because we know that good vibes can really go a long way toward positive outcomes.

Our dedication to crafting exceptional coffee and treats is unwavering. We exist to offer deep and memorable experiences in a sophisticated way. Our love for hospitality, coffee, and culinary arts drives us. With every cup brewed and every treat prepared, we infuse our creations with the passion that fuels our commitment to excellence.

Embracing change and creativity, we continually explore new horizons. Our commitment to innovation allows us to offer unique seasonal flavors and unexpected twists that surprise and delight our customers.

Quality is the cornerstone of our offerings. We uphold the highest standards in every aspect of our creations, from the selection of premium ingredients to the meticulous roasting and preparation processes. From our carefully selected coffees to our house-made syrups and baked goods, we refuse to compromise on delivering a consistently exceptional experience.

We believe in the power of connections. Our coffee shop is a gathering place where diverse individuals come together to share stories, ideas, and experiences. We actively contribute to the vibrancy of our region by fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Just as our menu caters to a range of tastes, our inclusive mindset welcomes all. We celebrate diversity in our team, our offerings, and our patrons, fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and respected.

We are committed to a sustainable future, sourcing our coffees and ingredients with a conscience. By prioritizing Earth-friendly practices we reduce our footprint and contribute to a healthier planet for generations to come.

First Avenue Coffee offers a competitive benefits package:

Training and Development
Flexible Schedule
Sick Days
Industry Leading Tips
Employee Discount

First Avenue Coffee is an equal opportunity employer to all employees and applicants.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: from $16.00 per hour *minimum wage +tips

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