Job Type: Part-time

Shifts: Evenings, weekends & fill-in for other shifts as needed

Duties & Expectations:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to take, and pass, the Safe Food Handlers class.
  • Follow all state, local, and private company protocols in regard to food safety and general health for the safety of everyone (this includes COVID protocols and vaccinations).
  • Follow opening and closing task lists to ensure the cafe operates smoothly.
  • Take customer orders as they arrive using Square (we will train).
  • Be comfortable around a hot oven. One of your duties will be to put frozen hand pies into a 400-degree oven and remove them when cooked.
  • Carry food and beverages to customers’ tables.
  • Ensure that tables, chairs, and public areas are promptly cleared of dishes and sanitized after use.
  • Receive and organize food and beverage deliveries.
  • Count the register before and/or after a shift.
  • Make sure equipment stays clean and fully operational.
  • Sweep, mop, and otherwise clean the store during/after a shift.
  • Assist with creating hot, iced, and blended beverages, and serve pre-prepared food.
  • Wash, rinse, sanitize, and properly dry dishes (we ALL do dishes, but this will be one of your main duties).
  • Assist with other duties as needed.


Job Details:

There and Back Cafe is a Downtown Sacramento board game, fantasy-themed cafe. Business is booming, so we’re looking for another cafe crew member to staff (mostly) our evening crew (Thurs, Fri, Sat). Our ideal candidate should also be able to work other shifts as necessary. Experience with coffee is not necessary, and we can train, but experience in a cafe environment will push you to the top of the candidate list.

If there is one thing to impress upon applicants is that you must be comfortable working Downtown. This is a city job for a city person. Driving and parking Downtown should not be an issue for you. There is a security-patrolled parking garage across the street, and we offer parking at only $3 per day. Alternatively, Light Rail lets off extremely close to the cafe.

There and Back Cafe is brought to Sacramento by the owners of Capital Books (next to the Crest Theater). This new space brings our community together for a safe place to enjoy fandom, cosplay, and exploration of new games (or finding people to play with).

What Makes Us Different:

For starters, we’re unique in that our environment is laid-back. Customers are typically coming to settle in with a multi-hour-long game, which makes food service less frenzied. We offer a positive and empowering space for you to thrive. 


  • Paid time off.
  • Select paid holidays for any shift you were scheduled for that falls on a holiday.
  • 30% off of any purchases at There and Back Cafe and Capital Books.
  • One complimentary meal and beverage per shift at There and Back Cafe.
  • $3/day parking in a security-patroled garage across the street.
  • Access to an ever-growing collection of tabletop games. (If you finish your duties, we encourage our employees to engage in exploring, and learning, our many types of gaming activities as a way to become more familiar with our offerings and, time-permitting, kick-start a customer’s game by giving them an overview of it or suggesting games you, personally, enjoy).


This is a tipped position. You’ll equally share shift tips with whomever else is working. Compensation starts at $16.00 per hour.


COVID-19 Requirements:

Must be fully vaccinated with current boosters. Please bring proof of vaccination to the interview.