Cafe Manager

at Brunswick East

Date Posted:
26 Apr
London, GB
Café Manager
Job Type:
32000.0 - 35000.0
Salary Type:

Brunswick East is a much loved neighbourhood cafe, in the heart of Dalston. Founded by two Australian sisters, we’re a women lead business with a reputation for excellence.

The Brunswick East name began almost 9 years ago with our cafe in the heart of Dalston. 5 years ago we proudly set up our Hackney Downs bakery where we work with regenerative flours, and produce all our own sourdoughs, pastries and baked good from scratch.

We are well known for our high standards regarding all things brunch, coffee and baked goods. With the addition of our urban allotment Sky Farm, our 3500 sq ft rooftop allotment at Dalston. Working closely with our head grower we grow our produce from seed, cultivating and harvesting our own seasonal product all year round.

Our reputation for creative and delicious food, is built from our desire to produce outstanding dishes from top quality seasonal produce, delivered with a vibe more in tune with the Melbourne brunch scene, from where we hail.

We are passionate about hand crafting our menu from scratch and proudly make everything we serve in house. This ranges from sauces, to pickles & ferments, to house cured & smoked bacon, meats & fish, homemade cheeses (feta, halloumi etc), homemade yoghurt, miso’s and vegetable charcuterie.

Sustainability and reducing waste is very important to us too, and influences our seasonal menu, using local farms employing regenerative practices. Sustainability also plays a huge part of the choices we make within the day to day operation of the shop, and we are always striving for new ways we can reduce our waste, and impact.

We are passionate about creating an open and atmospheric environment, whilst delivering exceptional food, coffee and all things sourdough and baked goods.

Working with a wonderful team this is a great opportunity for the right person to lead a committed and forward thinking team.


  • Being a speciality coffee enthusiast, passionate about sustainable food culture and zero waste ideals
  • Providing leadership, reliability and a genuine enthusiasm towards our industry
  • Working in line with our zero waste initiatives and goals
  • Overseeing shop operations, budgets, ordering and smooth daily operation
  • Ensuring excellent customer service at all times
  • Maintain & Promote Health & Safety, and our workplace values
  • Forge relationships with our regulars (new & old!)
  • Leading our front of house team, FOH rotas, providing mentorship, FOH HR duties: including reviews, recruitment, managing team bonuses
  • Co-ordinate and oversea seasonal events and private bookings


  • 28 day’s holiday pay
  • Pension scheme
  • Day time hours (except for a few very special Sky Farm supper club evenings and private bookings)
  • Monthly rotas, including one weekend off a month
  • Staff meals/ free coffees all day long
  • Progressive and fun atmosphere


  • A passion for quality coffee, seasonal and sustainable food culture
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a similar role across hospitality including speciality coffee & front of house
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Willingness to always go the extra mile for our customers
  • Ability to lead, coach and develop a team
  • A desire to work in a progressive workplace where environmental impact and staff welfare are central

If this sounds like the right next step for you, we’d love to hear from you.