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.

About The Backyard 

“omg, the cutest cafe in town with the most gorgeous happy staff”

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Reviews from our amazing customers

“Have finally found my go to cafe in Geelong - the food is to die for and the atmosphere and guys working there are so cruisy and friendly, can't recommend this place highly enough, I just want to try everything on the menu....oh and the green cleanse smoothie is heaven in a jar!”

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“Best coffee this side of Melbourne, fantastic food, customer service is great, vegan slices are so yum!!!! ”

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