Our Story.

Brian Niles started House Cup in 2017 in Havertown, Pennsylvania in a backyard shed. Today the business is owned by local families. We hire all of our staff among our community, including parents, high school students, and recent graduates. We utilize local resources when possible to source food, maintenance and repairs. We support all local businesses where we can and provide donations, product and monetary support to our local schools, food banks and fire companies. We encourage other businesses to follow our example. We are proud of our township, our community and our fellow businesses. 

If you do not know us and why we do what we do, you simply need to read the sign inside our cafe's front door. A well-known speaker on mental health wrote it but fits exactly what we attempt to achieve with our business. The sign was ordered when we purchased the cafe and arrived in the mail 25 days later to hang - 1 day after we had to close the business due to COVID. We hung it anyway and when the owners were able to visit the cafe during the lockdown, it was a sign of hope that things would get back to normal - a belief of better things to come -  and customers would come back to join us. And they did.  Here’s what that sign says:

You'll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people, and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things.

- Jamie Tworkowski

  • The Niles Family

  • The Dent Family

  • The Manfre Family

  • The Desanto Family

  • Kelly Rizzo

    Manager, Café

  • Lisa Reno

    Manager, Fulfillment

  • Carly Cooper

    Catering Coordinator

  • Kate Honeyman

    Pastry Chef & Roaster

A friend lost.

On March 25, 2023, our world was rocked by the sudden loss of our partner and friend, Marc Dent. Marc embodied what we all strive to be in this world - a hardworking, compassionate, fun, dedicated human being. He pushed us to be better, to embrace our community at every turn, and to have fun doing it. And while we weap at the loss everyday, we raise our cups to you — may you rest in the peace that your legacy, values, and hard work will live on.