About Page Feature Image

Holy Grounds is a café and gift store located in the heart of downtown Austin. Our full espresso bar serves fair-trade, organic coffee from Texas Coffee Traders. We support local artists, green products, and the fair-trade movement. We love being a part of St. David’s Hospitality Ministry and serving our community alongside Café Divine and The Space at St. David’s.

Our staff of trained baristas, and the Manager, Taylor, are devoted to representing our brand’s mission to be a haven in downtown Austin, where commuters and parishioners can feel warm, invited, and a part of a community. The Holy Grounds team provides the friendliest customer service in Austin. We care about our customers and strive to make them feel at home in our store. You’ll find nothing but smiles, kindness, and a delicious drink menu at Holy Grounds.  

We are opening our doors to the public again on Sunday, August 1st. Until then, Holy Grounds has an online shop for anyone who needs coffee or a special gift. You’ll find cards, books, and a variety of themed gifts like House and Home, Bath and Body, and all about Austin, Texas. If you would like to see a few Holy Grounds gifts in person, we have a curated selection at The Next-to-New Shop on Burnet Road. See our menu and order online today. We hope to serve you soon! Have questions? Visit our FAQ page for answers or contact us at holygrounds@stdave.org. 

We’re Hiring!

We’re hiring baristas for Holy Grounds and Event Staff for The Space. See the job description down below to learn more. Apply by emailing your resume to holygrounds@stdave.org. 

Job Title: Barista/Hospitality Staff

Department: Hospitality

Reports To: Coffee Shop Manager/Director of Events


You will be working in one department but for two businesses. As the Holy Grounds Barista, you must provide excellent customer service and produce high-quality coffee and other beverages; sandwiches, and other menu items, assist in selling books, cards, and gifts. As Café Divine and Event Staff, you will work in support to the Director of Events for any events that happen on site.


$15 per hour. Holy Grounds and The Space Staff receive tips on top of an hourly rate.


  1. Produces high quality menu items, including but not limited to espresso, coffee and tea-based drinks, food items including salads, sandwiches, and cold snacks. Must take initiative to monitor inventory and be sure menu items are well-stocked for rush periods. Takes initiative in staying ahead of prep work and in keeping shop clean.
  2. Provide excellent and consistently satisfactory customer service on a daily basis. Maintains positive attitude and calm demeanor even during intense service periods.
  3. Must be able to perform opening and closing tasks to get shop ready or close up at the end of day.
  4. Must be capable of learning and utilizing Point of Sale software as well as other financial software such as QuickBooks Pro.
  5. Must have a flexible schedule. Must be able to work Sundays, Christmas Eve and Easter.
  6. This position is approximately 16 hours a week as a Holy Grounds Barista and opportunity for additional hours as Event Staff.


  1. Coffee shop experience or restaurant experience preferred
  2. Must be current on City of Austin Food Handler’s certification or obtain within 2 weeks of being hired.
  3. Background check required.
  4. Safeguarding God’s Children Certification required 3 months after hired.


Although we work to maintain a friendly and relaxed work environment, there must always be a high level of professionalism in this workplace. Friendly and attentive customer service must always be the top priority. This professional attitude must always be present in how tasks are performed, how working relations are handled, and as we continually work to improve our overall operation. An overall positive attitude towards work and the task at hand is imperative. An understanding and emphasis on teamwork is a must. This position requires a person who is willing to be challenged; who seeks to make improvements and additions where they need to be made, who seeks to do much more than the minimum, which does not consider only themselves but considers what is good for the whole body of our organization and our mission.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to communicate verbally both in person and by phone.  Position may require sitting for long periods of time while working at a computer or talking on the phone.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and color vision. Ability to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time.  Ability to stoop, kneel, bend, reach overhead, climb stairs, and lift up to 25 lbs. Must be able to operate a vehicle and have access to reliable transportation.


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.  Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

We are located inside St. David’s Episcopal Church. 301 East 8th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Best Sellers

My Love Romance Card by Bloomwolf Studio
Basil Culinary Garden
Austin Abstract Coaster by Lantern Press