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Relationship status: Widower
Spouse: Rosa (deceased)
Children: Carmensita
Voice actor: Chris P. Bacon

Mat "Cool Dad" Sella is one of the date able dads in Dream Daddy. He owns the local coffee shop, the Coffee Spoon. Mat has a daughter named Carmensita. Mat's favourite pastime includes hanging around the Coffee Spoon, perfecting his coffee brewing techniques, testing new recipes for the shop, record shopping, and going to live concerts.

Mat has anxiety and is not really a person's person. He used to tour in a band "Stillness the Dancing" with his wife Rosa, whom he says takes the edge off of him, but after they stopped touring and settled in Maple Bay, Rosa soon passed away. Mat's anxiety made him incapable of performing live music anymore without the support of Rosa, so he is often unwilling to exert his talents of being able to play multiple instruments.

Mat is also sort of a rambler, when he gets uncomfortable with the situation, he'll catch himself droning on.

Because of Mat's supportive nature, his daughter has a nice relationship with him; your daughter Amanda might become friends with Carmensita if you chose to date Mat.

To quote himself, "I'm like a small animal. Loud noises and large groups of people frighten me."

Mat also appears in the Dream Daddy Comics published by Oni Press. He plays a major role in the issue called "Dream Daddy #3: "Dream Ad-y", where Mat's coffee shop is in trouble.

Likes / Dislikes[ | ]


  • Daddy/daughter concerts
  • Putting foam hearts in people's lattes
  • Making mix-tapes


  • Weak coffee
  • People who don't handle records carefully
  • Feeling uncomfortable in most social settings

DadBook profile[ | ]

Avid music enthusiast, passionate coffee drinker. You can find me most days selling bean juice over at the Coffee Spoon or hanging out at the park with my amazing daughter. Hit me up about 80s No-wave music.

On a Friday Night you are most likely to....
Perfect my cold brew setup. One drip at a time, baby

If you had one thing to take with you onto a desert island, what would it be?
fine tunes to pass the days away

What are your turn-ons?

What did you want to be when you grew up?
a barista, weirdly enough

What's your favourite movie genre?
shit with subtitles

What's your ideal date?
we go to the animal shelter and seriously consider adopting a cat

What do you never leave home without?
my headphones. Both in-ear and over-ear, just in case

I spend a lot of time thinking about:
Where did writing commas into song titles come from and where did it go? Did we all just agree that it's a bad idea?

Conversation options[ | ]

Drink choice[ | ]

  • Godspeed You! Black Coffee - Like
  • Iced Teagan and Sara - Like
  • Chai Antwoord - Like

Banana bread[ | ]

  • Banana Bread Kennedy's - Like
  • Grateful (Banana) Bread - Dislike
  • Right Said Banana Bread - Like

First Date[ | ]

Hey you made it! Ready for tonight?[ | ]

  • Well it's been awhile - Neutral
  • Yes of course I definitely know what I'm talking about - Like
  • Ready? I was born ready - Dislike


  • uh... - Neutral
  • Tally ho, good sir - Like
  • Please stop yelling at me - Like

WHAT?[ | ]

  • ASK AGAIN - Neutral
  • Drop It - Neutral

WHAT? (second time)[ | ]

  • ASK AGAIN - Likes
  • Drop It - Neutral

Crowd Mini game[ | ]

  • Finish - Loves
  • Fail- Neutral

And I mean, anyone who tears it up that hard on their first time back to a concert deserves a reward.[ | ]

(Only if you Finish the Crowd Mini game)

  • The youths will finally accept me - Likes
  • Amanda will love this - Dislikes
  • I'm never taking this off - Neutral

Like what?[ | ]

  • Fashion - Likes
  • Consumerism - Neutral
  • Big budget remakes of foreign films - Neutral

Second Date[ | ]

Ordering[ | ]

  • Americano Football - Neutral
  • Decaf for Cutie - Neutral
  • Father John Misto - Likes

Drugs[ | ]

  • Yeah. Why not? - Going to buy legal drugs.
  • Say no to drugs. - Directly to his place.

Buying drugs[ | ]

(Only if you agreed to buy drugs)

  • Show him you're not wearing a wire -Likes
  • Impress him with your extensive knowledge of current drug lingo - Dislikes
  • Cite mutually assured destruction - Likes

Doing drugs[ | ]

(Only if you agreed to buy drugs)

  • Open up the nug - Dislikes
  • Smoke some of the gateway drug - Neutral
  • Rip that golf fairway - Likes

Playing piano[ | ]

  • Go with a classic - Likes
  • Stick to your ska roots - See next
  • Anyway, here's Wonder wall - Dislikes

Stick to your ska roots[ | ]

  • Never too late to get back into it. - Loves
  • Drop it. - Neutral

Third Date[ | ]

  • I'LL DO IT. - Like
  • Mat, you should play! - Dislikes

Hey, are you doing OK?[ | ]

  • I'M TOTALLY FINE. - Neutral
  • NOTHING IS WRONG. - Neutral

But you can call me by my stage name...[ | ]

  • Frankie Two-Tone. - Likes
  • Five Iron Freddy - Likes
  • Tomas Kalnoky - Loves

Date Responses[ | ]

"You know what? I'm down for an encore."

"You know if you wanna, uh, come inside, Daft Punk is playing at my house tonight."

"Never underestimate the power of a Dream Daddy!"

”You really are the King of Carrot Flowers.”

Trivia[ | ]

  • Mat loves to own records but doesn't necessarily think they sound better or are truer to an artist's intent, he simply appreciates the sense of ownership. He has a wall dedicated to the records he owns.
  • Mat is named after Mat Uychich and Brian Sella of The Front Bottoms, an indie folk-punk band from New Jersey.
  • Mat is friends with the local music sleaze, Pablo, and the real-life Canadian punk band, PUP, as well as the worker at the local record shop, Molly.
  • If you don't meet Mat initially at the Coffee Spoon, he will name his banana bread recipe The Talking (Banana) Breads, a reference to the New York rock band Talking Heads
  • Mat is alleged to smell like coffee cake.
  • Mat plays the piano, guitar, drums, trumpet.
  • His daughter Carmensita, is named after a song of the same name from the album "Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon" by Devendra Banhart. This is the same album Mat suggests for the player on the second date.
  • He is said to taste like vanilla.

Minigames[ | ]

Mat's route has 2 mini games in total, on date one at the PUP concert you encounter the first, Find That Dad, and on date three you play the second, Tickle That Ivory.

Related achievements[ | ]

Icon Name Description
Achievement Dreamiest Daddy Go on every date with every dad.
Achievement King of Carrot Flowers Go on all Mat dates.

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