Meet Mat and Laura. Mat, a local footballer, who has worked in construction and alternative teaching, opened the doors to Ryrie Street Melbourne-Inspired cafe The Backyard in December '15, with partner Laura Ballantyne by his side. Laura, is a qualified nutritionist and studying Master of Dietetics.
"The friendly nature of the pair has already won over customers" -Geelong Advertiser
Mat always wanted to own a business in the hospitality industry. With a love for engaging with the community and a passion for healthy food, Mat found a niche in Geelong's market.
"We lead active lifestyles, so we were always looking for cafes in Geelong with fresh, healthy food" -Mathew Dyer
The Backyard is a laidback, social and upbeat café. The atmosphere is refreshing and inviting, with a rustic yet vibrant décor. Featuring bright white walls, distressed timber furnishings and a statement horizontal plant wall.