Our Story

Located at the Chancellors Way Medical Arts Centre (CWMAC) on the University of Guelph’s main campus, Cafe NOW is serving healthy and delicious food since…well…NOW! 

Offering healthy comfort food prepared from scratch daily by our friendly team that really care about warm customer service and preparing great food with bold flavour. We offer true Italian Panini made with artisan breads and a nod to infusing the traditional with new flavours and ideas. Also available are soups, salads, pastries, made-to-order gourmet sandwiches and wraps unlike anywhere else in the city!

In house-made hummus, exotic dips and sauces are also available by the jar along with plenty of other take away options for the dorm or home. Oh, did we mention our impressive selection of boutique ‘Tea Squared’ teas and coffees made with locally roasted Planet Bean coffee??? 

Launched by professional Artist/Musician and world travelled foodie Paul David (aka Bandaloni) and his life partner, muse and former corporate data specialist, Patricia Shabaga, both own and operate this wonderful little nook of comfort. “We try to delight our customers by giving of ourselves fully to each person we come in contact with, customers and co-workers alike”. We endeavour to consistently make a difference in the work environment and university community every day by providing quality food and beverages prepared with love, using fresh ingredients from local, environmentally sustainable suppliers whenever possible. We want to be a good neighbor and provide a respite for all!

Our Team

Patricia Shabaga (Owner/Operator), Paul David (Owner/Operator)