Hood Famous Cafe + Bar (Chinatown-International District) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced full-time and part-time Barista/Counter Staff members to join our team. This position staffs the counter in our Chinatown-International District retail location and is responsible for providing great service and good vibes during every shift. They will ring up customers, take orders, provide information about our desserts and company, make coffee and other specialized drinks, support food prep and baking, and most importantly provide exceptional hospitality. 

Our ideal candidate is reliable, possesses strong verbal/written communication skills and works well in a busy environment alongside a small team. As our company continues to grow, we are seeking creative, passionate, and loyal individuals to be a part of our team. Familiarity with the Chinatown-International District neighborhood and/or Filipino flavors is a plus.  

To be considered for this position you must: 

  • Have a genuine desire to help people

  • Listen and communicate effectively 

  • Have a flexible schedule and must be able to work weekends


  • Must be 18+ years or older

  • Must hold valid food handler’s permit

  • Must obtain your MAST Permit 

  • Barista and/or previous food service experience required

  • Time-management, prioritization and organization in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent teamwork ethic, problem-solving skills, and strong attention to detail

  • Flexible schedule and must be able to work weekends

  • Ability to lift 30lbs on a regular basis

  • Ability to stand on your feet for 5+ hours


  • Hospitality 

    • Deliver exceptional service 

    • Possess strong communication skills to be able to:  

    • Make appropriate menu suggestions

    • Take customer orders and operate Point Of Sale and cash handling procedures accurately

    • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant products and services

  • Drinks, Baking, and Food Prep 

    • Prepare hot and cold drinks in accordance with customers needs

    • Stock and take inventory of ingredients 

    • Light baking (cookies)

    • Help prep, plate, and serve cooked foods (i.e. waffles, re-heat quiches, etc)

  • Bakery and Cafe Maintenance

    • Keep retail displays stocked and stylized with goods and merchandise

    • Wash trays and other dishes throughout shift

    • Maintain a clean and safe environment: wipe down surfaces, sweep, etc

    • Follow health, safety, and sanitation guidelines

    • Follow opening and closing procedures

    • Other duties as assigned

  • Brand Ambassadorship

    • Share Hood Famous Bakeshop’s history and recent/upcoming news

    • Educate customers on ingredients and flavor profiles

    • Direct customers to the different services we offer and how to reach us


  • Hourly; base pay $12-$15 per hour (DOE) + tips. Average pay $18-$20 per hour with tips. 

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance for full-time employees (32 hours per week)

  • Monthly in-store food and beverage credit and discounts on merchandise


We pride ourselves on being a fun and easy-going workplace, but at times this job, like any in a growing small business, can be unpredictable and sometimes stressful. We are looking for someone who can adapt well to different situations. Good time management skills and positive attitudes, while working independently and alongside a team, are a must.




Hood Famous Cafe + Bar
504 5th Avenue S, Suite 107A
Seattle, WA 98104


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Hood Famous Bakeshop is a small Seattle bakery with a big heart and a big appetite! We specialize in desserts featuring Filipino and Asian-Pacific flavors and are best known for our cheesecakes including our flagship ube cheesecake. We sell our desserts in our bakeshop, wholesale in grocery stores, and cater events.

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Hood Famous Bakeshop is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.