Get to know Brazil Cafe’s Pedro and 3 other store owners

You’re used to buying a mango smoothie at Brazil Cafe, picking up your groceries from Sam’s Market, grabbing your morning coffee from Cafe Milano and getting your. .. glass figurines …  from Whelan’s Smoke Shop. But how much do you actually appreciate the workers who serve you at these locations? The Clog wanted to get to know our local workers better, so we stopped by these four locations and asked our favorite employee to fill out an interview sheet all about himself.

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Name: “Pedro Robin”

Hometown: “Berkeley, CA; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil”

Business: “Brazil Cafe”

I’ve been working here since: “2000”

My favorite thing we sell is: “Pedro’s Favorite Sandwich”

It makes my day when a customer: “love my sandwich, music, customer service”

It ruins my day when a customer: “is no happy and I always try to fix”

When I’m not working I am: “w/ family or travel”

One thing you don’t know about me is: “I love my job”

UC Berkeley students are cool because: “they are from everywhere and they like my place, my culture and food music”

Next time you see me you should: “ask for a sample”

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Name: “Ramy Anyad”

Hometown: “Berkeley/El Cerrito”

Business: “groceries/deli” (Sam’s Market)

I’ve been working here since: “2000”

My favorite thing we sell is: “food”

It makes my day when a customer: “is happy”

It ruins my day when a customer: “is right”

When I’m not working I am: “working out”

One think you don’t know about me is: “I like to cook”

UC Berkeley students are cool because: “they are not plain”

Next time you see me you should: “say hi”

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Name: “Martin Perez”

Hometown: “Iramuco, Guanajuato, Mexico”

Business: “Cafe Milano”

I’ve been working here since: “1989”

My favorite thing we sell is: “expresso drinks”

It makes my day when a customer: “enjoys their coffee”

It ruins my day when a customer: “is rude”

When I’m not working I am: “spending time with my family”

One thing you don’t know about me is: “that I have been working here since I was 11 years old”

UC Berkeley students are cool because: “they are easy to get along with and the majority are very chill”

Next time you see me you should: “be enjoying your coffee”

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Name: “Ray” (chose to not be photographed)

Hometown: “Berkeley”

Business: “cigar shop manager” (Whelan’s Smoke Shop)

I’ve been working here since: “2008”

My favorite thing we sell is: “cigars, absolutely”

It makes my day when a customer: “is happy with my service”

It ruins my day when a customer: “leaves unhappy”

When I’m not working I am: “enjoying life”

One thing you don’t know about me is: “I’m a good guy”

UC Berkeley students are cool because: “they come from different backgrounds and they are more knowledgeable than most people”

Next time you see me you should: “smile and greet me nicely!”

 

Image Sources: Daniela Grinblatt

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