Page Middleton Olson
Co-Owner
I’m a Savannah girl. Growing up, all of our spare time was spent on Tybee Island sand off the coast of Georgia. The smell of the salty air and the sound of the waves crashing the shore still reminds me of those special days.

My first “real” job was under the summer sun with the National Junior Tennis League: the brainchild of legendary Hall of Fame tennis player, Arthur Ashe. There, I taught tennis to children who had never before held a racquet. It was through that experience that I first realized how much I loved working with and mentoring others.
After graduating from St. Vincent’s Academy and then beginning my college career at Armstrong State University, I moved to Atlanta, where I graduated with a BA in Business Administration from Georgia State.
Between college tests and homework assignments, I began working in Georgia’s fledgling film industry. It wasn’t long before I found myself driving cross-country to California where I would work for actor Harrison Ford and his wife, screenwriter Melissa Mathison (most well-known for her work on ET.) I then returned to the South a couple of years later to represent a talented commercial filmmaker in Nashville.
I met Brian, my husband and Café Intermezzo founder, at the location on Peachtree Street soon after it opened in 1988. He loves to tell the story that he jumped over the counter to take my order for a cappuccino …. and the rest is history.
Together, we raised three children - Grace, Christian and Jonathan - who literally grew up in the cafés. As youngsters, they spent time searching through items never claimed from the lost and found and playing throughout the cafés when we weren’t open. As our kids grew, they began rolling up their sleeves to work alongside their father, doing every job from bussing dishes to slicing pastries, pulling espressos, and managing our teams.
In addition to partnering with Brian in the operation and ownership of our cafés, I’ve spent many years doing exactly what I realized I loved as a young girl on the tennis court: helping, teaching, and leading others. I’ve advocated for students in the DeKalb County School System, held parental leadership positions in our local public schools, volunteered at the Georgia General Assembly, served as a court-appointed advocate for foster children, advocated for and helped establish the City of Dunwoody in its transition to a city, mentored young men as they earned the Eagle Scout rank, and volunteered for many other community initiatives, including the establishment and maintenance of the Dunwoody Community Garden.
Now, in addition to working with Brian in steering our cafes, I oversee Café Intermezzo’s pastry program while administering our community outreach efforts and charitable giving initiatives.
I want to thank you for allowing our café family to serve you, whether your first visit is still yet to come or if you’ve already spent precious time over the years within our walls. We recognize that many of you have grown up enjoying and cherishing the cafés just as our family has, and that patronage will forever mean so much to us.

Brian Olson

Founder~President

Joy David

Joy David

Director of Management

Step foot into Café Intermezzo at Avalon, and you’re likely to be greeted with a huge smile from General Manager Joy David. She’s brought an infectious energy and upbeat, can-do attitude since Avalon’s very first day, in December 2015.

But long before joining our team, she spent her youth in Bangkok, Thailand: her homeland. There, she was inspired by the bustling street life, and enjoyed the culture and spices found in the open-air markets. After moving to the United States and then graduating college, Joy gained quality, hands-on coffee shop experience in the Midwest. She was part of a team that opened and operated coffee shops in the Chicago region -- an experience in which she says she learned to love the “Windy City.”

Joy escaped the gusts and freezing winters for southern heat and humidity, when an opportunity arose to manage a top-volume store for a major national chain in Buckhead.

There she remained for several years, earning multiple awards along the way. And that is where Café Intermezzo entered the picture.

“I joined Café Intermezzo because I believe it is truly a unique coffeehouse with an emphasis on generous hospitality and an inviting European atmosphere. I am focused on making certain that our guests have an enjoyable visit each and every time.”

That mission, Joy certainly accomplishes. In her spare time, she gardens, does yoga, goes shopping, and spends time with her husband and two children.

Favorite quote: "Love what you do and do what you love!"

Michael Santiago

Director of Operations

Sooi-Kit Cheng

Controller

“The best part of my job is that I don’t know what kind of challenge will be waiting every morning until I arrive to work!”

The optimistic Sooi-Kit Cheng, or “Cheng” as we call him, is Café Intermezzo’s Controller. Though payroll, financial statements, and sales tax filings are a few of his primary duties, he’s always willing to pitch in with other tasks when needed. He’s even stepped in to handle with cheesecake deliveries!

Though originally from Malaysia, Cheng received his college education in Georgia, at both UGA and Georgia Southern. While a Bulldog, he gained unique perspective on the food industry as an employee with the UGA Food and Science lab.

“We were doing things in the lab to replicate the possible extreme circumstances that could happen in the food system. One example is that we inoculated Salmonella in the chickens and eggs and incubated the samples in the fairly warn incubator to see how the bacteria grew.”

While later living in Statesboro, Cheng worked in food service for the university, and then at Braswell’s Food Company, where he was the 'Food Technologist.' While in that post, he managed quality control, research and development, food safety, and government regulations.

He says that he originally became intrigued by the Café Intermezzo concept because it's "a romantic place to be."

When he isn't crunching the numbers at our corporate office, Cheng enjoys staying abreast of current affairs through reading the news.


Cartier Moultrie 

Admin Assistant

Cartier is a task-driven, detail-oriented Administrative Assistant with 8+ years of experience. She brings her big smile, enthusiasm, and love of coffee into her role of assistant.

Originally from New York, she moved to Atlanta in pursuit of her dream. While in school at South University, studying to get her Business Degree, she discovered her love for helping others and enjoyed the customer service field. During this time she learned skills such as leadership, active listening, and the effect good customer service can have on the customer.

 This opened up her to more possibilities and eventually lead her into the world of teaching. As an infant teacher, she learned compassion, patience, and the importance of communication. She often volunteered to help out in the office at the schools she taught in which exercised her love of organization.

While teaching in the Midtown area Cartier discovered Cafe Intermezzo and would frequently go there to complete her evaluations and lesson plans. She fell in love with the atmosphere and cake.

When Cartier is not working she enjoys her time at home with her two little girls, Amari and Averi; 2 bunnies, Lola and Harley, and her soon-to-be husband, Will. She loves crafting, singing, painting, writing, and all things pink.