The CPGC Café has been a fixture of the Haverford community since its inception in May 2005, envisioned and realized as a space where "Students, faculty and staff who are concerned about global issues now have a place to gather...a social space where ideas can percolate into action... where people were able to meet and organize.” Since nearly the beginning, Marlen Lofaro’s welcoming presence has been synonymous with the space and her special attention to detail and personal touches helped to make the Café a community hub enjoyed by students, faculty, staff and visitors alike.
Now after 15 years, Haverford has made the difficult decision to retire the Café in order to increase classroom space to safeguard the health and well-being of the student populace in response to COVID-19. We thank Marlen for her years of hospitality and warmth, and look forward to when we can again gather with you in a space with the spirit of the CPGC Café.
The CPGC Café serves as a meeting place for students, faculty, and staff to discuss local and global concerns while enjoying freshly brewed organic fair trade coffee, a variety of herbal teas, and specialty confections baked by our own student bakers.
The Café offers a full range of audiovisual equipment and a lending library. During evening hours, the Café is frequently reserved by students, faculty, or staff for special events.
Interested in working at the Café? Server and baker positions become available on a routine basis. Stop by the main CPGC office in Stokes 107 to pick up an application. Applications are kept on file and reviewed as positions open up.
The CPGC has successfully participated in the Committee on Environmental Responsibility Green Office Program and has earned a “Green Squirrel” designation. This means that when you reserve the Café for an event, it is required that you use only recyclable, compostable or biodegradable products. The Café does not provide these products.
Please note: All events held in the Café which are catered by the Dining Center use environmentally responsible products at a small additional expense.
Stokes Hall #104
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Self-serve coffee, tea, and pre-packaged snacks.
Monday–Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.
Full-service hot and cold specialty beverages and fresh baked goods.
Evenings and weekends by reservation.