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Meet Craig & Mike

Craig Mosmen (left) and Michael Cassano (right) were college friends at the University of Delaware (2000 Alumni). They spent their college years working in the restaurant industry, watching and learning the ways of running a small business. They found themselves fascinated and excited at the prospect of one day owning their own restaurant.

The original Couch Tomato Cafe’ was born in September of 2003 in Manayunk, PA, two years after their college graduation. Thanks to the tremendous support of their customer base, The Couch Tomato was fortunate enough to expand their Manayunk concept by adding The Tomato Bistro (2011) above the cafe’ in Manayunk, offering additional seating, a bar, an expanded menu and table-side service. Then again in 2015 the Couch Tomato Cafe’ opened the doors to their West Chester branch. In 2022 their third branch of The Couch Tomato Cafe' opened in the historic Conshohocken train station.  Craig and Mike plan to continue expanding their concept in the coming years.

The company mission has been to source organic and local produce, hormone and anti-biotic free meats, and an overall “clean” product whenever possible. The pizza crust is made entirely with organic ingredients, all sauces/dressings/spreads are plant-based/gluten-free/nut free to appeal to the dietary and allergy conscious. The beverages range from organic to local and all-natural. To further extend the offerings, you will also find an award winning house-made gluten free pizza crust, local cookies, and much more!

The company is committed to an extraordinary emphasis on the quality and integrity of its product and takes great pride in its scratch kitchen. They go that extra mile, and look forward to continuing their healthy and environmentally friendly revolution.