Food & Drink

The Urban List’s Annual Barista, Waiter, Cocktail Maker Awards!

By Phil Swan
12th Nov 2013

We know you love searching The Urban List for the best new coffee haunts, latest cocktail bar offerings, and the best fine dining in Brisbane. But, let's face it, we all have that regular place we go back to week-in-week-out and hand over our hard-earned cash. Sometimes it's not even because the food is amazing, but because the service is impeccable. Nothing beats service with a smile; someone who knows you by name and treats you as if you are his or her first and last customer.

Which is why, at The Urban List, we've decided to make our Barista, Waiter, Cocktail Maker campaign an annual event!

We want to know, who is the best of the best? Who is your favourite barista? The one who remembers your coffee order, the waiter that knows to always keep your glass half full, or cocktail maker who knows you want fresh lime, not that lime cordial sh!t?

No one is off limits — male, female, young or "older", city or suburbs. Whoever the person is that keeps you coming back, that's the person we want.

Here's how it works:

You have two weeks to nominate (Yes, you can nominate more than once!). If you are a barista, waiter or cocktail-maker, make sure you nominate yourself and get all your pals to nominate you as well!

We will then announce all of the nominees for the 2013 Barista, Waiter, Cocktail Maker nominees Monday, November 26th. You will have another two weeks to vote for your favourites from the nominations list. From those votes we will announce the best barista, best waiter, and best cocktail-maker in Brisbane!


  • Just by nominating, and voting for your favourite barista, waiter, or cocktail maker, you will automatically go in a draw to win a one night mid-week escape to Spicers Hidden Vale. Prize includes one nights' accomodation, gourmet breakfast, and a 3-course dinner at Cotton's restaurant for two*.
  • For the barista, waiter, and cocktail maker who are voted the best in Brisbane, you will each win a Lavazza coffee machine.
  • For the business who's barista, waiter, or cocktail maker was voted the best in Brisbane, you will win a partnership package with The Urban List worth $2,000

What are you waiting for?

Click on the 'Nominate Now' button below! Not sure of names? Not to worry, just enter as much detail about the person as you can, and we'll work it out. Nominate as many people as you like, as many times as you like!

… Go nominate!

*Nominate and vote for as many people, as many times as you like, there is no limit. A "mid-week" escape at Spicers Hidden Vale is classified as staying any night between Sunday and Thursday. Where food is included, this does not include beverages. Offer is valid from 12 months of issued date. Winner of the Spicer's overnight package will be drawn from a barrel at random.

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