Now and Not Yet Community opened their community cafe in 2014 with the support of the BUV community grant and just recently they celebrated their five year anniversary. As a not-for-profit, social enterprise (with all profits going to the Warrandyte and wider community) – Now and Not Yet have been thriving and making remarkable achievements within their community. This funky-industrial café serves amazing coffee and fantastic food and is all about reinvesting their profits back into the community – so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of the business.
“Now and Not Yet is a missional community that lives out its faith in and through the community cafe. The community also houses and employs refugees, women escaping domestic violence and homelessness. The amazing staff and volunteer staff – the heroes, play such a vital role in our day to day. I am so excited by what Now and Not Yet is and is becoming. A vibrant and positive place where you can grab a coffee, do business on our wi-fi, listen to music, chat, eat, celebrate a special occasion, create or just relax. It has become a central meeting place for the Warrandyte community” said founder, Derek Bradshaw.
Click on the video below and be inspired by how Now and Not Yet is giving young people a go by equipping them with skills to work in hospitality.