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Barista - La Despensa Hollywood



1370 N St. Andrews Place
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
*Member hours differ
Parking: Daily and monthly valet

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Full or Part-time

Barista – La Despensa Hollywood
Salary Range: $17.00 per hour
Reports to: F&B Manager/Chef de Cuisine

About Second Home and La Despensa

Second Home is a certified B-Corp with a mission to support creativity, entrepreneurship and social change in cities around the world.

We have six critically acclaimed locations in London, Lisbon and Los Angeles and we have raised over $75 million from some of the world’s leading investors to help us scale our work around the world.

We use innovative biophilic design to transform spaces in the most sustainable way imaginable – creating magical workspaces, cultural venues, restaurants and bookshops that help spark new collaborations and breakthroughs. Our cultural program has featured speakers such as Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors, Mayor of LA Eric Garcetti and filmmaker David Lynch.

La Despensa serves as the “town square” in each of our locations. A place for members to connect, to host clients and hold meetings. It is a place where our members come for nourishment, a break in their busy day and fuel for their next important task. La Despensa acts as the beating heart of the campus and supports the Second Home mission of supporting creativity and entrepreneurship around the world.

Job Description

As the restaurant for Second Home, La Despensa should exemplify our commitment to biodiversity and social impact by selecting vendors and farmers who support the health of our planet and by hiring and treating employees equitably and with respect. This role offers a fantastic opportunity to make a real impact on the business as we expand.

Second Home is running a 3rd wave coffee program. The Barista is responsible for preparing and serving coffee, tea, and other beverages to the members of Second Home. The Barista’s job is to engage with customers in a personable and service-oriented manner.

What you’ll be doing

  • Greeting customers in a friendly manner and taking food and drink orders
  • Prepares and sells coffee drinks by following prescribed recipes and preparation techniques for coffee drinks, such as, espresso, espresso lungo, caffe latte, and cappuccino.
  • Preparing and serving food items such as soups, sandwiches, and pastries
  • Answering customers’ questions about menu choices
  • Promoting and recommending menu options to customers
  • Taking payment from customers
  • Keeping the work environment sanitary and organized
  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains a safe and healthy work environment by following organization standards and sanitation regulations.

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • At least 1 year of 3rd wave coffee experience
  • Strong communication skills with an emphasis on customer satisfaction
  • Excellent listening skills
  • People-oriented
  • Organization

Bonus if you have

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent preferred
  • Prior café or coffee shop experience a plus
  • Previous knowledge of dialing-in the espresso machines, weighing shots, and a proficiency at latte-art are excellent skills to have
  • Familiarity with telephone, office, and point-of-sale software


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans with employer contribution
  • Generous Paid Vacation allowance
  • 401K
  • Free parking
  • Shift Meal at in-house cafe


Second Home provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, or any protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Second Home complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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