Scott Hillyer & Cyril Peach - Owners/Operators

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Scott Hillyer - Owner/Operator

Scott Hillyer is a proud father, volunteer, and businessman who likes to give back to the community. Scott has worked in the food service community since the age of 15. During his time in the hospitality & restaurant industry, Scott has learned what matters most - great customer service, top-notch quality food & a clean and friendly environment. Scott loves people and likes to get to know his customers on a one on one basis. On any given day, you'll find Scott serving up coffee, making sandwiches, and clearing the odd table! He believes on a truly hands on approach. With 6 locations in and around St. John's, Scott has poured his heart and soul into Coffee Matters and enjoys taking a leadership role with both the Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador board and the Restaurant Association of Newfoundland and Labrador. Scott is the proud father of two sons and a daughter who keep him on his toes.

Scott Hillyer is a proud father, volunteer, and businessman who likes to give back to the community.

Scott has worked in the food service community since the age of 15. During his time in the hospitality & restaurant industry, Scott has learned what matters most - great customer service, top-notch quality food & a clean and friendly environment. Scott loves people and likes to get to know his customers on a one on one basis. On any given day, you'll find Scott serving up coffee, making sandwiches, and clearing the odd table! He believes on a truly hands on approach.
With 6 locations in and around St. John's, Scott has poured his heart and soul into Coffee Matters and enjoys taking a leadership role with both the Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador board and the Restaurant Association of Newfoundland and Labrador. Scott is the proud father of two sons and a daughter who keep him on his toes.


Cyril Peach - Owner/Operator

Co-owner Cyril Peach has been in customer service since he was a child. Growing up he would help his Mom and Dad with their vegetable harvest, going door to door selling them. He learned at an early age the importance of hard work. His first paid job was in the deli at Sobeys where he worked for many years over-seeing production of prepared meals. Presently Cyril also works at Costco - a 'Day 1' employee since they opened their doors in Newfoundland 20 years ago. From Costco, Cyril has learned the importance of fast, efficient and professional service. He had brought these values to Coffee Matters where he is also Operating Manager of Canteen Matters. Cyril is a proud father to 2 sons and co-parent to 3 of his partner's children - which leads to a busy but fulfilling life!

Co-owner Cyril Peach has been in customer service since he was a child. Growing up he would help his Mom and Dad with their vegetable harvest, going door to door selling them. He learned at an early age the importance of hard work. His first paid job was in the deli at Sobeys where he worked for many years over-seeing production of prepared meals. Presently Cyril also works at Costco - a 'Day 1' employee since they opened their doors in Newfoundland 20 years ago. From Costco, Cyril has learned the importance of fast, efficient and professional service. He had brought these values to Coffee Matters where he is also Operating Manager of Canteen Matters. Cyril is a proud father to 2 sons and co-parent to 3 of his partner's children - which leads to a busy but fulfilling life!


Boyde Warford - Director of Operations

If you look up customer service in the dictionary, you might find Boyde Warford in the definition. Boyde has a strong passion for excellence in service and comes from a background in managing cafés. In 1998-99, Boyde leased a coffee shop in downtown St. John’s, and after a successful year he moved to Vancouver where he helped open and design a new café. Boyde then moved into health care, where his customer service skills were greatly improved after working with management in the medical gas industry. When Scott and Cyril were acquiring Coffee Matters, Boyde was recommended to come on board to manage the coffee shops and continue to help expand the brand into what it has become today. Boyde is committed to providing the best possible customer experience on every visit to Coffee Matters. You might find Boyde running around at any of our locations making sure operations are running smoothly and using his eye for detail to provide consistency in all stores. 

If you look up customer service in the dictionary, you might find Boyde Warford in the definition. Boyde has a strong passion for excellence in service and comes from a background in managing cafés. In 1998-99, Boyde leased a coffee shop in downtown St. John’s, and after a successful year he moved to Vancouver where he helped open and design a new café. Boyde then moved into health care, where his customer service skills were greatly improved after working with management in the medical gas industry. When Scott and Cyril were acquiring Coffee Matters, Boyde was recommended to come on board to manage the coffee shops and continue to help expand the brand into what it has become today. Boyde is committed to providing the best possible customer experience on every visit to Coffee Matters. You might find Boyde running around at any of our locations making sure operations are running smoothly and using his eye for detail to provide consistency in all stores. 


Jacqueline Penney - Manager, CBS Manuels River

The CBS Manuels River Interpretation Center is the host of Coffee Matters on-site catering location. From weddings to conferences, this prime location right on the river makes for a scenic get-away from the city. Tourists and locals enjoy our “lunch on the rocks” special where they are able to enjoy a Coffee Matters picnic on the edge of the beautiful river bed. Jacqueline has been working hard since the opening in 2013, managing everything from catering to the front of house. Jacqueline is committed to Coffee Matters and you may find her at the CBS location or lending a hand whenever in need.

The CBS Manuels River Interpretation Center is the host of Coffee Matters on-site catering location. From weddings to conferences, this prime location right on the river makes for a scenic get-away from the city. Tourists and locals enjoy our “lunch on the rocks” special where they are able to enjoy a Coffee Matters picnic on the edge of the beautiful river bed. Jacqueline has been working hard since the opening in 2013, managing everything from catering to the front of house. Jacqueline is committed to Coffee Matters and you may find her at the CBS location or lending a hand whenever in need.


Yvonne Petten - Manager, Coffee Matters Paradise

Yvonne started working for Coffee Matters on Military Rd in 2012, and has since been happy to take on her new role as manager at our Paradise location. You can find Yvonne at the Paradise store always in good spirits and always up for a chat, She will be sure to brighten your day.

Yvonne started working for Coffee Matters on Military Rd in 2012, and has since been happy to take on her new role as manager at our Paradise location. You can find Yvonne at the Paradise store always in good spirits and always up for a chat, She will be sure to brighten your day.


Sheryl Donovan - Events Coordinator

Sheryl has been working with the public since she was a teenager. She has a strong background in human resources, fiscal management and great attention to detail. She has put together some of our most complex events and makes sure every detail is covered. When booking a wedding with Sheryl, she meets each client in person and provides a tasting menu to ensure your special day goes off without a hitch. You will see Sheryl at any of our many events, getting in there and serving up a fine dose of Newfoundland hospitality.

Sheryl has been working with the public since she was a teenager. She has a strong background in human resources, fiscal management and great attention to detail. She has put together some of our most complex events and makes sure every detail is covered. When booking a wedding with Sheryl, she meets each client in person and provides a tasting menu to ensure your special day goes off without a hitch. You will see Sheryl at any of our many events, getting in there and serving up a fine dose of Newfoundland hospitality.