The Cafe is owned and operated by Paul & Louise Byard, a pair of Pommy gypsies who have lived around the world before settling in Strayla in 2006. Before migrating (plane) we ran a country pub in Maiden Bradley (centre of the known universe) in the south west of England (enormous fun, even greater hard work, enough stories from a larger-than-life cast of customers to fill several books… how are you Downesy?).
Wherever we have lived our passion has always been for food and hospitality… we just love good food and sharing it with others!
We have lived in or near Ocean Reef for the past 11 years and always thought the premises on the corner of Beaumaris Shopping Centre had great potential, despite their chequered history, and at the beginning of 2017 finally had the opportunity to turn our hunch into reality.
We’ve lightened up the interior, installed Pasquale our wood-fired oven, Ruby, our coffee machine and thoroughly revamped the kitchen. We’ve lots more plans to continue progress over the coming months and years including installing bi-fold doors to directly link the inside and outside areas… watch this space!
Our team consists of a mix of experience (our chefs) and some younger members of staff who share our passion for serving with a smile. We are proud of our team and love their interaction with customers, old and young alike.