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Edinburgh, UK

Job Type

Part Time



Café Assistant/Barista

About the Role

Key Responsibilities:

• Exceptional Customer Service: Create a warm and inviting environment for guests, ensuring they feel valued and appreciated during their visit to Little Plaza.

• Barista Expertise: Prepare a variety of beverages with skill and precision, delivering delicious and visually appealing drinks that exceed customer expectations.

• Engage and Interact: Interact with children and families in a positive and friendly manner, creating moments of joy and laughter through engaging conversations and activities.

• Maintain Cleanliness: Uphold impeccable cleanliness and organization standards in the café area, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests.

• Assist in Events: Contribute to the planning and execution of special events and activities designed to enhance the Little Plaza experience.

• Sales and Upselling: Effectively communicate product offerings and promotions, contributing to sales goals and enhancing the overall guest experience.

• Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively with fellow team members to ensure smooth operations, assisting in tasks such as food preparation, restocking, and cleaning.

• Embrace Little Plaza Values: Uphold Little Plaza's values of creating a joyful, imaginative, and inclusive environment for all visitors.

What You Can Expect:

• Comprehensive Training: Our comprehensive training program ensures that all team members, regardless of experience, receive the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their roles.

• Long-term Career Development: Little Plaza is committed to nurturing your personal and professional growth, offering you a fulfilling and rewarding journey.

• Competitive Pay: Join us as a Café Assistant, with a pay rate ranging from £10.75 to £12.50, depending on your experience and expertise.

• Flexible Hours: Enjoy the benefits of flexible working hours, with weekly shifts ranging from 10 hours to 20 hours.

• Sales Commission Scheme: Your hard work will be recognized with a rewarding sales commission scheme.

• Family Portrait Session: Capture beautiful memories with a yearly family portrait session, featuring one canvas artwork.

• 50% Off All Handmade Drinks: Savor your favorite beverages even when you're off-shift with a generous discount of 50%.

• Recommend A Friend Scheme: Share the Little Plaza magic with your friends and earn up to £50 when they successfully join our exceptional team.

Why Choose Us?

When you become a part of the Little Plaza team, you're joining a family. Your coworkers, regular café patrons, and the local community will all become part of your Little Plaza experience. While providing exceptional service, you'll also have loads of fun along the way, with community events, celebrations, and more.

To Apply:

If you have a great attitude, bags of energy, and love interacting with children and families, we'd love to hear from you! Join Little Plaza's dynamic team as a Part-Time Café Assistant and be yourself with us.

To apply for this position, you can either send your CV and a brief cover letter to by click Apply Now here or visit our store in person to hand in your CV. We're excited to welcome a new Café Assistant who shares our passion for exceptional service and creating memorable experiences.

Little Plaza is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Passion for Children: A genuine love for interacting with children and creating a warm, welcoming environment where families feel at home.

Barista Expertise: While barista experience is a plus, a willingness to learn and a genuine interest in crafting exceptional beverages are essential.

Positive Attitude: Bring positivity and enthusiasm to every interaction, making every visit to Little Plaza a joyful experience.

Team Player: Embrace collaboration and work harmoniously with fellow team members to ensure seamless operations and a happy workplace.

Customer-Focused: Dedication to providing exceptional customer service, making every guest feel valued and appreciated.

Creativity: Embrace your creative side to engage children through activities and events that inspire imagination and play.

Flexibility: Adaptability to handle the dynamic nature of a café environment, ensuring that every child's visit is delightful.

Attention to Detail: From crafting beverages to preparing snacks, meticulous attention to detail ensures that every item meets our high standards.

Strong Work Ethic: A commitment to going the extra mile to create a welcoming atmosphere and deliver outstanding service.

About the Company

About Little Plaza:

Little Plaza is not just a café; it's a whimsical hub where imagination takes center stage, and children and families come together to create treasured memories. Our enchanting destination is designed to spark joy in the hearts of all who enter, offering a vibrant space for play, learning, and togetherness.

As a magical hub, we curate delightful experiences that go beyond the ordinary. From crafting delectable beverages to curating enchanting events, we are dream-weavers, joy-bringers, and memory-makers, all united by a shared passion for creating moments that last a lifetime.

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