The Platform Cafe is recruiting – Front of House/Barista


Front of House / Barista    

The Platform Cafe is a community kitchen and event space in the heart of Loughborough Junction. We prepare healthy vegetarian meals using surplus produce and vegetables grown at our neighbouring community garden, the Loughborough Farm. We’ll be serving speciality coffee from local roastery and social enterprise Old Spike.


As the café reopens after a four-month closure, we are looking for someone with hospitality experience to join our welcoming and friendly team. We’d love to work with someone with a high level of customer service, warmth, enthusiasm, a strong work ethic and a love of good food and good coffee.


If this sounds like you, please send a short cover letter and a copy of your CV to [email protected] and feel free to ask if you have any questions about the role.


Responsible to: Cafe Manager

Approximate working hours: 2-3 days a week – can be flexible

Location: The Platform Cafe, 2 Ridgway Road, Loughborough Junction, SW9 7AH

Pay: London Living Wage £11.05


Duties includes:

  • Preparing coffee and other barista-made drinks
  • Assist with daily operations of the café
  • Following Health and Safety procedures
  • Supporting head chef with daily food preparation
  • Processing food surplus and deliveries
  • Setting up the cafe for opening
  • Closing the café
  • Clearing, cleaning and washing up
  • Preparing drinks and plating up meals
  • Managing the phone to take lunch orders via Whatsapp

Distributing meals around the neighbourhood by cargo bike (not essential!)

  • Customer service
  • Operating the till
  • Reporting any issues to the Cafe Manager
  • Promoting the café, its ethos and values


Instagram: @platformcafe.lj