Welcome to this week’s edition of the Toast Flat White!
We pride ourselves on having friendly and approachable staff so that when you pop down to The Cove for breakfast or lunch, you will feel taken care of. This week we are getting to know another Barista that has been a part of our team for many, many years. Most of our regulars already know her or you may recognise her, but I would like to introduce everyone to Nat!
Nat has been with us for over five years now and is an absolute superstar all rounder. When our customers come in, she is mostly behind the coffee machine these days whipping up amazing coffees with stunning latte art. Nat is always happy to chat and have a laugh with customers and provide excellent customer service on and off the coffee machine. As she has been at Toast for so long, she knows the ins and outs of our cafe so if you have any questions or queries, feel free to ask her and she will be happy to help.
Nat is also responsible for helping out with our marketing and social media side of things. She is a gun at running our Instagram and Facebook. If you see an Instagram story or Facebook post, Nat is most likely behind it. She also loves to post our beautiful sunrises over the Claisebrook Cove.
We have asked Nat a few questions.
- Can you tell us about what you’re doing at uni?
After graduating high school, I went into studying Marketing and Public Relations at Curtin University. I started in 2018 and I am graduating this semester. Not long to go now!
- What is your favorite menu item on the menu at the moment?
I really like our bruschetta from our new menu at the moment. It is a great size. It’s not too filling and is a light meal to enjoy on my break. Everyone should definitely try out our homemade pesto. Our bruschetta is also very popular with our customers.
- What menu item would you like to bring back?
I really loved the avo smash and pomegranate. I found it extremely delicious. Everyone here at Toast was proud that our avo smash made into the Urban Lists top avo smash! Unfortunately pomegranates are not in season at the moment.
- What is your go to coffee order at the moment?
At the moment, I typically go for an oat magic with chocolate powder on top. Magics are a very Melbourne style of coffee with two ristrettos shots, served in a small cup. Other than that, I like drinking anything with oat milk and I love experimenting. Most of our staff at Toast love our oat milk.
- Since you’re a star at latte art, what is your favourite design and what do you think is the easiest to do.
My favourite art to do is tulips. I find it very easy. I also like experimenting with other flowers and plant inspired art. When I was just beginning on the machine, I found it easy to start off with just doing hearts and working my way up.
- What sort of marketing do you help out with behind the scenes at Toast?
I do a lot of the marketing here at Toast. It is good to put my degree into action and get more experience. I do a lot of the social media side of things as well. If we are having any events or functions here, I help Charissa and Mark out with organising everything. At the moment we are having live music on Sunday afternoons so I will often post about that.
- What is your favourite thing about Instagram?
I like that I can stay connected to everyone, so easily.
- When you’re not on Instagram or whipping up coffees, what do you like doing in your spare time.
Since it is a very busy time at uni at the moment, I am often studying. I also have a marketing internship so I do that two days a week. When I have some down time I like seeing my friends and going to the beach.
- Can you please give me a random fact about yourself?
Not many people know this but I can speak Russian.
- And lastly, since a lot of people care about this, what is your star sign?
Next time you’re down in East Perth make sure you come on down and say hello to our Nat!