Rival Bros is a home grown business built on friendship, trust, and a commitment to serving the best coffee to those who need it. From the morning rush to the last shot served our growing team is always open to fresh faces and new ideas. Drop us a line, join the family.

Open Positions


Full Time is 4-5 shifts (30+ hours)  Part Time is 2-3 shifts (20+ hours)
Spring 2024
Rival Bros operates multiple cafes, a cocktail bar/restaurant and a robust wholesale program in the Philadelphia area, delivering excellent coffee and customer experience on each front. 
Rival Baristas serve as the frontline of all guests' experience and enable Rival Bros cafes to be places where people can come together and enjoy great food and beverages in an uplifting environment. Baristas act as guides to customers in finding the right options from cafe menus, create quality drinks and products, and provide any additional information that guests need. They are responsible for the daily upkeep of the cafe.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Attend scheduled shifts on time and in accordance with dress code and appearance guidelines

  • Keep the cafe clean, presentable, and organized inside and outside: this includes taking out trash, cleaning bathrooms and maintaining window clarity

  • Prepare high quality food and drinks 

  • Take and fulfill customer orders and requests

  • Contribute to an excellent experience for both employees and customers

  • Have a clear understanding of all cafe items

  • Process cash and card transactions (Basic counterfeit detection and end of day drawer reconciliation)

  • Restock and organize retail items, deliveries, and paper goods

  • Communicate with staff and managers to keep the work environment functioning smoothly

  • Assist in successful training of new hires by familiarizing them with day to day cafe operations while on shift including: coffee and food information, general flow of service, customer interaction, opening and closing procedures

  • Complete all side work before the end of a shift                         


We are looking for candidates who can embody a guest-first mentality; they are committed to maintaining a positive atmosphere during periods of high volume. 

Required Skills/Abilities

  • General appearance and up-keep of cafe

  • Customer satisfaction

  • Supervisor feedback

Ideal applicants: 

  • Have weekend availability

  • Are comfortable both giving and receiving feedback

  • Are self-motivated and able to complete responsibilities independently 

  • Enjoy working in a fast paced environment but find appropriate work to be completed in downtime

  • Have experience in one or more of the following areas: customer service (retail or restaurant), specialty coffee or bartending/serving.

 If you do not have experience in any of these areas but think you would be a good fit– Apply! Be sure to let us know how any of your transferable skills will relate to our cafés. We are prioritizing applicants who might be interested in growing with our organization and are eager to learn new skills!

Physical demands

  • This position will require the employee to periodically lift, push, pull or carry items up to 50 lbs in weight (putting away deliveries of boxes, cold brew kegs, outdoor furniture)

  • This position requires the employee to stand for extended periods of time 

  • This position will require the employee to periodically climb stairs, ramps or uneven surfaces

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive pay and excellent tips

  • Medical coverage for all full-time employees

  • 40 hours Paid Sick Leave (City) 

  • 40 hours Paid Time Off

  • 401(k) Savings Account (3% Matching)

  • Free bag of coffee every week!

  • Free personal drinks any time

We operate on an elevated level of hospitality and always expect to put our best foot forward.  The scope of this position is subject to change due to market conditions and you may be asked to perform additional duties outside of your job description from time to time in order for the cafe to operate smoothly.

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Equal Opportunity Policy

Rival Bros Coffee is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, religion, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic prohibited by law. Our management team is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to hiring, placement, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoffs, termination, recruitment, advertising, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and general treatment during employment.

Rival Bros Coffee will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitation of a qualified applicant or employee with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business or create a health or safety risk to the applicant, employee or others.