About The Chef

From Down Under

Matty is an Aussie who fell in love with Cornwall when he came over to work back in 2013 and has now made Falmouth his home. He is passionate about great food and high-quality service. His goal is to have an unpretentious café experience keeping the dishes simple but using the best quality Cornish produce.

Matty has worked in various places around the world and brings his love of Japanese and Mexican food to the Menu. 

Cafe Strand make almost everything that is served in house, the sauces, the mayonnaise, salsas, the broth, the noodles and the cakes and scones. 

Matty is part of the Falmouth community and he sources the ingredients locally.  He has developed a great local following since he took over the Restaurant in December 2018.

Café Strand is located in a very old “heritage protected” building. The building gives the exterior of the Café some very original old-world Cornish charm.

The interior has been modernised in a simple Café style also in keeping with Falmouth’s old Cornish town look.

You will find us opposite “The Spar” Supermarket and at the end of the Prince of Wales Pier.


Café Strand is located in Falmouth at the end of the wharf, across the road and to the right across from the Spar as you come off the Ferries that land at Prince of Wales Pier. Drop in for a full English breakfast, delicious lunch or a great coffee to start your tour of beautiful Falmouth.