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Download the application below and email your completed form to apply@espressoroyalecu.com or drop off in person at ANY Espresso Royale location.

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Experienced Bakery Manager

The Sunflour Bakehouse is a wholesale bakery and commissary that supplies baked goods and meal ingredients to the Espresso Royale and Cafe Kopi cafes in the Champaign Urbana area. Sunflour Bakehouse underwent a change in branding and vision in 2020, and we are looking for a new Bakehouse Manager to continue our mission of providing fresh, high-quality items to our cafes while maintaining an efficient, positive atmosphere.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing and leading a small staff through production, including training, coaching, and feedback, with a focus on employee retention and a positive atmosphere
  • Bakery production and delivery
  • Managerial administrative duties, such as ordering and inventory, sales invoices, and payroll
  • Ensuring space is compliant with Espresso policies and local health codes in maintenance and cleaning procedures
  • Maintaining productive working relationships with cafe managers, vendors, and staff
  • Encouraging a collaborative atmosphere with creativity and efficiency concerning production and process evaluation

An ideal candidate will have:

  • The ability to lift 50- 100 lbs on a regular basis, and work on your feet for 6-8 hours a day
  • 1-2 years of managerial experience in the service industry
  • A strong baking background or familiarity
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Managerial skills that encourage independent and self-sufficient employees
  • Communication skills for positive peer relationships and advocacy for the Bakehouse and its’ staff
  • The ability for self-assessment and ideas for growth

Please submit a cover letter and resume to operations@espressoroyalecu.com!
We look forward to hearing from you!

Experienced Baristas, Team Leaders

Do you approach each drink and each plate like a work of art? Are you passionate about creating the best taste experience, and wowing your guests?

We are seeking the very best and talented Baristas to join our team. Our cafes are communities within communities that come alive with the people that work, play, visit, and love them. Each one is different, and unique, and we want to have the most passionate people leading the charge.

Join our team and become part of a thriving daily coffee shop community. Hundreds come through our cafes every day, and our challenge is to craft a tailored and personal experience for each one of them.

We are hiring for ALL positions and all experience levels, but if you are a career barista and are looking for an outlet to show off your talents and skills, we want to hear from you!

Please fill out an online application and submit, or turn in to any store location. Please be specific on hours desired and availability.

Send to: apply@espressoroyalecu.com or operations@espressoroyalecu.com


Store Manager Positions

We seek candidates who possess excellent customer service and communication skills who can lead the team and the store towards the goal of being THE BEST COFFEE SHOPS in the area! For the café to provide the best experience, it takes a commitment from everyone working in and around the café, and that comes from great leadership.

Applicants for Store Manager need to be interested in all aspects of the daily operations of a food service establishment, including scheduling, ordering, banking, hiring, training, supervising crew, promoting sales growth and providing excellent customer service. Attention to detail and problem solving are key skills to be successful. The ideal candidates will have demonstrated initiative and a proactive work ethic with an ability to learn, grow and excel. Candidates must have former Cafe Experience.

Please submit a letter stating your interests and goals and a brief description of your relevant work history, and why you would be the ideal candidate. Please include your future plans in your letter.

Email your resume and cover letter to operations@espressoroyalecu.com