We’ve all been in cafés, pubs or restaurants that are dog friendly, haven’t we? Taking it one step further, we now see cafés popping up solely dedicated to celebrating man’s best friend! Some even have a menu for our pooches now.How cute! *WOOF WOOF*
Here are some Northern dog cafés we’ve found…
Dog and Scone, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
After the success of a couple of cat cafés in Newcastle, the owner of Dog and Scone, Sean Shi, spied a gap in the market. He is a self-confessed dog lover; owning six dogs himself who take up residence in the café. Having taken over a year to find and decorate the café o that both owners and their dogs would be comfortable, Sean is immensely proud of his work.
There is an entrance fee of £5 per person per hour which includes the first drink. The fee goes towards the welfare cost of the resident dogs as well as the running of the café.
Doggie Diner, Sunderland
The Doggie Diner is a canine café for both humans and hounds, showcasing three different menus; a hound menu, a human menu and a drinks menu. They love dogs so much that the caféwas recently crowned the most dog-friendly eaterie in the UK in a national award.
Their USP is that they offer the perfect event for your dog’s birthday. How very Beverly Hills!
Wags & Whiskers Canine Café Stockton-upon-Tees
Wags & Whiskers Canine Café is Teesside’s very first café for dogs and their humans. They serve a dedicated menu for dogs as well as a wide offering for their human counterparts.
The inventive doggy menu features; Woofins, Doggy Doughnuts, Cupcakes, Woof Dog Beer and fresh breath herbal tea. All perfectly crafted with natural ingredients suitable for dogs with no sugars or salts!
Hessian Café, Leeds
During the festive season in 2017, Hessian Cafés a doggy launch event! It is hoped that the success of this event will lead (see what I did there?) to more pop up events within the city.
A social network, Doggy Café hosts and runs experience days for dog lovers that include events and workshops. On the day you get the opportunity to treat yourself to afternoon tea that also includes a dog-friendly menu with non-alcoholic dog beer and dog treats.
Central Bark, Manchester
Central Bark & The Beach Dog Café is a family run business offering the latest innovations for all of your dog care needs.
The centre offers a multitude of services in a uniquely designed 15,000 square foot building. The owners know how demanding the care of a dog can be so they’ve created a space to best meet the needs of dog owners. Services include doggy daycare, cage-free overnight boarding, professional grooming and an enjoyable dog café for owners to relax while visiting.
That’s our selection of some of the best Northern dog cafés you must try. What are your thoughts on these types of places? Do you think we’ve gone too far in expressing our love for man’s best friend or is it simply harmless fun? Let’s discuss in the comments.