Good food and a fun environment are the highpoints of these five places
‘No pets’ policies are passé. Most urban and alternative spaces in India are now warming up to dogs, cats and other pets for some ‘pawsome’ moment with their human friends. And that’s not all. There are bakeries and eateries that serve special eats, host birthday parties and are well-equipped to make sure that your four-legged pals have a gala time lounging, grooming and playing around in the open with other pets. These places are also doing their bit to raise awareness about adoption of strays.
We all love our pets. So, why not hang out with them sometimes, over a mug of coffee and some yummy snacks. We give you a quick virtual tour of five pet-friendly cafés in India’s different cities that you can bookmark for your next trip to these places…
1. Therpup - A Dog Cafe, Bengaluru
Grooming, swimming, training and some great food, Bengaluru Therpup - A Dog Cafe has all the reasons to be a pooch-lovers favourite. Tucked away in the Whitefield neighbourhood, this café provides a range of services for your four-legged friend, while you can enjoy some breakfast and munchies. Their popular picks are Bombay Sandwich, Chicken Tikka Sandwich, Peri Peri Fries, burgers, fruit juices and milkshakes.
Price for two people: ₹700 (approx.)
Open from 11.30 am to 9 pm
2. Puppychino, Delhi
Puppychino is primarily a dog bakery located at Shahpur Jat, New Delhi. They are popular for their dog birthday cakes, dog-friendly food (such as pizzas, waffles and cupcakes), while they also offer a dog-friendly beer called ‘Woozy Boozy’. Hoomans visiting the place with their pooches can try their pasta, pizza, sandwiches, fries, nachos, Cheesy Garlic Bread, Lasagne, Caramel/Chocolate Shake and Mocha. Although puppies and dogs are more pampered here, other pets are also welcome to the café.
Price for two people: ₹1,000 (approx.)
Open from 12 pm to 12 am
3. Cat Café Studio, Mumbai
Said to be the country’s first café dedicated exclusively to cats, Cat Café Studio is located in Andheri, Mumbai. Feline lovers and pet enthusiasts are often seen to hang out here, as their pets get pampered in many different ways - playing, lounging, eating and what not. The menu mostly comprises small eats and beverages, with an assortment of coffees, milkshakes, juices, iced teas and other coolers on offer. Their sandwiches, salads and omelettes are also good to eat.
Price for two people: ₹300 (approx.)
Open from 12 pm to 8 pm