Barista Toad is a character in Paper Mario: Color Splash. He initially runs the Prisma Café in Ruddy Road, located in the middle of the long stretch of road between the red Mini Paint Star and the dead-end. The first time Mario passes by this stand, it is open and busting, with a line of Shy Guys ordering from the barista. It is held up due to the Shy Guy in front being unable to order. Once Mario has cornered the runaway Paint Guy, the line is gone and the Shy Guys are sitting at the tables with their coffee. However, the barista tells Mario he is fresh out of everything and unable to sell him anything.
Before Mario has a chance to clear the level, four of the Shy Guys who ordered at this café pull up the road, rolling it out. The barista, still in his stand, can be seen panicking as it moves around. The umbrellas as well as the large fork on display fall off, nearly striking Mario. Once the road has been completely folded up, the barista floats down, hanging onto an umbrella. He finds his café is now directly above him, and starts worrying about a gimmick and title for his stand.
After Mario has smoothed out the path, the barista becomes angry and runs toward the Shy Guys responsible for messing up his stand. He begins jumping on the piece of road they are holding up, trying to teach them a lesson. He asks Mario to help him out. Once Mario jumps in synchronization with the barista, the Shy Guys are squished into paint, satisfying the barista, who then returns to his stand. However, he regrets doing this due to no longer having any customers.
Once he has talked to the Port Prisma barista, Mario receives a letter in the post office from the Ruddy Road barista, informing him he still has no customers and is looking toward hanging out together. If Mario returns to his stand and speaks with Barista Toad, he becomes excited at the idea of a customer before realizing it is Mario. Just then, the depressed Port Prisma barista passes by, attracted by the decor of Barista Toad's shop. When asked to switch places, he becomes shocked and thrilled at the idea of becoming the barista of a highly successful café, and happily accepts. The Port Prisma barista then gives Mario an Ice Flower card before the Ruddy Road barista leaves to work at Port Prisma. Following this, Barista Toad runs the Prisma Café in Port Prisma, much to his content.