Coffee fix, movie tix; rediscover the Main Line

By Michelle Costa
March 25, 2010

Cabrini College sits comfortably along a stretch of King of Prussia Rd., nestled among the the trees that line its winding driveway. It may seem as though the college is a secluded one, but there is a town full of entertainment and satisfying eats only minutes away from Cabrini’s scenic campus. Exploring the vibrant and historic town of Wayne is something every student should experience during their time at Cabrini.

The Gryphon Café, owned by Rich Mattis, is located at 105 West Lancaster Ave.  It is situated in the center of the quaint town and is also known as the backyard social gathering for locals and college students.  The Gryphon Café offers an array of selections when it comes to food, coffee and entertainment.

The free Wi-Fi hot spot is a comfortable place to relax.  The menu has options for everyone, from traditional salads and soups to healthy selections like grilled chicken and hummus. Besides satisfying dining choices, the café also provides international types of coffee to put any caffeine addict in their glory.  To add to the fun environment, there is often musical entertainment.  Most recently The Gryphon held the very popular “Main Line Old-Time Jam.”

Saxby’s Coffee, also located on Lancaster Avenue in Wayne, provides quality coffee selections and inviting aromas.  Saxby’s also offers entertainment many days of the week during day and evening hours. The goal of this famous coffee house that started in 1993 is to provide and serve customers with a smile.  Each coffee shop is individually owned is to create a close-knit community feel that will welcome regulars, and extend services to newbies.  The perfect escape for relaxation and entertainment is just around the corner.

Just down the road in Bryn Mawr, you can find the Bryn Mawr Film Institute that offers more than a typical movie theater. Here, one can see international and independent films that are exclusively shown at select theaters.  The institute also holds popular film discussions on scheduled dates. There is also genre series provided, along with film and directing courses during each semester.  Visit for more information and show times.

Color Me Mine is a childhood favorite that never seems to get old.  Located in the heart of Wayne, customers can kick back with a paintbrush and pottery and reminisce on the birthday parties they used to have. Color Me Mine has an array of pottery selections that will suit everyone’s personality and interest.  It’s the perfect way to relax and have fun.

No matter what artistic niche you are craving, Cabrini’s surroundings are sure to deliver in big ways.  Philadelphia is only about a 30-minute train ride away, where the possibilities of creative outings are surely unlimited.

Michelle Costa

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