It feels a little lonely in here.

Let's change that.

Our Greatest Asset - Merlo People

Merlo Coffee is built on a culture of hard work, good fun and great customer service.

We are always looking for people with a passion for these principles to join our crew.

Professional training and development is available for all of our staff and we identify potential and strongly support ongoing education.

Many of our valued staff members have been with the company since it began. The greatest example of this is our CEO, James Wilkinson.

Starting in the packing department in 1999, James has moved from filling orders through our Wholesale and Retail operations, climbing all the way to the top.

If you think you’d make a good addition to the Merlo family, please apply below!

The Perks

Free coffee on shift
While you’re working away, drink the coffee. We encourage you to try different blends, origins and brew methods.

Every Merlo staff member receives thorough coffee education and we provide ongoing training in the tools that you need to be successful in the coffee world.

Staff discount
You’ll get access to great pricing on our full range of products and a sweet deal on coffee for home.

Flexible shifts
We know there’s more to life than work. Many of our staff are students or have avid interests away from the coffee machine, so we can work with you to figure out something that suits.

Staff rewards
We love rewarding staff for a job well done, offering teams and individuals prizes for going above and beyond.

See our Merlo owned store locations.

Current Open Positions at Merlo

Retail Superstars – Brisbane

Retail Superstars – Southport Torrefaziones

Shift Managers and Baristas – Brisbane

Assistant Managers (2IC) – Brisbane

Kitchen Hand and Foodies - Brisbane and Toowoomba

Front of House Staff and Baristas - Toowoomba

Please see here for all current Head Office job vacancies at Merlo Coffee.


Don’t quite suit any of the above roles? That’s ok, we’re always on the lookout for superstars to join our team, whether that be for a role in the cafe or kitchen at any Merlo Coffee store or an office role at our Head Office.

Here’s the things Merlo staff have in common:

A great attitude – positive, warm and friendly
Love customers – we’re people people
Love coffee – for some of us, it’s the story behind single origins or the molecular structure of espresso, others just love the taste


Please apply below and mention what sort of position you would like to apply for and we’ll be in touch. We keep all applications for three (3) months and it’s the first place we look when we need to recruit. As positions become available, we’ll search those we have on file that are best suited to our vacant roles.

Please note, we only recruit for Merlo Coffee owned stores (Torrefaziones in Fortitude Valley, Bowen Hills, Southport, Springfield, Paddington, Coorparoo, Toowong, Victoria Point and Eagle Farm, and Bar Merlo cafes at UQ, QUT, George Street and Long Pocket).

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