Customer throws hot coffee at barista at western Sydney cafe Soul Bowl


Watch the disgraceful moment a rude man throws a hot COFFEE directly into a Sydney barista’s face: ‘Disgusted is an understatement’

  • Customer threw coffee at barista at Soul Bowl cafe in Rosehill on Thursday
  • He had tried to pay for another woman’s drink but she declined the offer
  • The man also called the staff member a ‘f**king Indian dog’ during the incident
  • Cafe owner said it was ‘disgusting’ and police are investigating the matter 

An ‘aggressive’ customer has been captured in shocking footage throwing two cups of hot coffee directly onto a barista.

The man had offered to pay for an unknown woman’s coffee at the Soul Bowl cafe in Rosehill in Sydney‘s west on Thursday morning when things suddenly turned ugly.

The woman declined the offer but the man persisted and tried to give the barista money for her drink.

When the barista said he wouldn’t charge the man for the extra coffee, he then ‘exploded’ and tossed the drinks straight onto his face, leaving the staff member with burn marks and a swollen eye.

The cafe’s owner, Lily, said the customer was very ‘aggressive’ and had earlier been shouting horrific racial slurs at the Nepalese worker including calling him a ‘f**king Indian dog’.

An 'aggressive' customer threw two cups of hot coffee at a barista at the Soul Bowl cafe in Sydney's west on Thursday morning

An ‘aggressive’ customer threw two cups of hot coffee at a barista at the Soul Bowl cafe in Sydney’s west on Thursday morning

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 'exploded' and 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 ‘exploded’ and doused him with coffee

‘The barista took the physical part of the incident like a man but the abuse, name calling and racial slurs really hurt him,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.

‘When I arrived he was on the verge of tears.’

The staff member, who was soaking wet, didn’t require medical treatment but did have red marks over his face from the hot liquid.

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. 

The cafe's owner said the staff member was on the 'verge of tears' after the incident

The cafe’s owner said the staff member was on the ‘verge of tears’ after the incident

Lily has spoken to police, who are investigating the incident. 

The horrifying footage of the incident was shared onto the cafe Instagram account by Lily, who said the man had already been identified by numerous locals.

‘Disgusted is an understatement. We feel sick. Furious!’ she wrote on an Instagram post.

‘To have someone just wake up on the wrong side of life and take it out on our staff making them feel unsafe is something we will absolutely NOT TOLERATE!!!’ 

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

The customer is seen talking on the phone before he threw the coffees at the employee

The customer is seen talking on the phone before he threw the coffees at the employee

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