Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Cafe Under New Management

By Devin Wachs, Public Relations Manager, BMFI

Last Thursday, March 1, the cafe located at Bryn Mawr Film Institute officially changed hands.

In a letter posted in the cafe, MilkBoy owners Tommy Joyner and Jamie Lokoff thanked their customers for their patronage over the last five years. The pair stated that the change was "due to our expansion in Philadelphia and the relocation of our recording studio, also in Philadelphia." They added, "It was very important to us and BMFI that we hand off this business to the right operators. We feel that we have done that with the new owners. They are very excited and we encourage you to get to know them and embrace the new energy."

Natalia Carignan, the cafe's new owner, poses with cafe manager Mike O'Malley. 
Under the new ownership of Natalia Carignan, patrons can expect changes to the space and menu down the line, but regulars will recognize the same friendly faces behind the counter and the cafe will continue to provide Counter Culture Coffee.

"We'll have the same great coffee and employees, but with a new feel," Natalia said. "We look forward to serving BMFI's members and filmgoers."

According to the article about the transition, the new cafe will still offer discounts to BMFI patrons and students. If you have money left on your MilkBoy gift cards or reloadable swipe cards, you can still use them at MilkBoy Coffee's Ardmore location.

We appreciate all that MilkBoy Coffee has brought to our table (pun intended) and wish them the best for the future. It has been a pleasure having them here at Bryn Mawr Film Institute.


  1. Will the cafe still have live music and other events?

  2. According to the new owner, the cafe will continue all regularly scheduled events at least until its renovation.