Customer throws hot coffee at barista at western Sydney cafe Soul Bowl
Shocking moment when a rude customer throws a hot COFFEE in the face of a barista when the reason for his ‘explosion’ is revealed: ‘Disgust 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
An ‘aggressive’ customer is captured in shocking footage throwing two cups of hot coffee directly at 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 ask the man for extra coffee, he “exploded” and threw the drinks straight at his face, leaving the employee with burns and a swollen eye.
The cafe’s owner, Lily, said the customer was very “aggressive” and had previously shouted horrific racist comments at the Nepali 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
The man had tried to pay for another woman’s coffee, but when she refused and the barista didn’t take the money, he ‘exploded’ and doused him with coffee
“The barista took on the physical part of the incident like a man, but the abuse, name-calling and racist remarks really hurt him,” she told the Daily Mail Australia.
“When I arrived, he was on the verge of tears.”
The staff member, who was soaked, did not require medical treatment, but did have red marks on 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 some dry clothes to put on.
The cafe owner said the staff member was about to cry after the incident
Lily has spoken to police, who are investigating the incident.
The horrifying footage of the incident was shared on the cafe’s Instagram account by Lily, who said the man had already been identified by numerous local residents.
“Outraged is an understatement. We feel sick. furious!’ she wrote on an Instagram post.
‘Someone who just wakes up on the wrong side of life and takes it out on our employees making them feel unsafe is something we absolutely DO NOT TOlerate!!!’
The cafe owner said the staff member who was slammed with the coffee had been in the shop since it opened three years ago and was “loved and adored by all.”
The customer is seen on the phone before throwing the coffee at the employee