Rude café customer who allegedly threw hot coffee into a barista’s face is charged


Rude café customer who allegedly threw hot coffee into a barista’s face when he refused to accept $5 to pay for a female patron’s order hands himself in to police and is charged

  • Customer allegedly threw coffee at a barista at the Soul Bowl café in Rosehill 
  • Accused had tried to pay for another woman’s drink – but she declined the offer
  • Man, 31, was later charged with assault after attending Granville Police Station

An irate café customer who allegedly threw hot coffee into a barista’s face has been charged with assault.

The man, 31, attended Granville Police Station in Sydney’s west on Friday after a public appeal via social media following the alleged incident.

He was later issued a court attendance notice for common assault and will face Parramatta Local Court on July 26.

On Thursday, police were called to the café in the carpark of a supermarket on Oak Street in Rosehill.

A customer allegedly threw hot coffee at a barista at the Soul Bowl café in Sydney’s west on Thursday morning – he has since been charged with assault

Store owner Lilly (pictured) said her staff member was on the verge of tears when she arrived at the scene after the alleged incident on Thursday

Store owner Lilly (pictured) said her staff member was on the verge of tears when she arrived at the scene after the alleged incident on Thursday

The accused had offered to pay for an unknown woman’s coffee but when she declined the offer, he persisted and tried to give the barista money for her drink.

When the barista, 27, said he wouldn’t charge the man for the extra coffee, the man allegedly tossed the drinks straight onto his face.

The staff member, who was soaking wet, didn’t require medical treatment.

He was told to go home but instead chose to stay and finish his shift after his wife brought him a pair of dry clothes to change into. 

Horrifying footage of the alleged assault was shared onto the café’s Instagram account by owner Lilly.

She said the staff member who was allegedly hit with the coffee had been at the store since opening three years ago and was ‘loved and adored by everyone.’

The man had tried to pay for the coffee of another woman but when she declined and the barista didn't take the money, he allegedly doused him with coffee

The man had tried to pay for the coffee of another woman but when she declined and the barista didn’t take the money, he allegedly doused him with coffee

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