Everyone knows that dogs are better than almost all humans. It’s a fact that’s not worth disputing. But if you’re still waiting for the pupper of your dreams to come into your life, we have a feeling you’ll feel right at home at these cafés in England. For starters, they have dogs—and lots of them—and secondly, you don’t actually require a dog to join in the fun (read: spending hours upon hours playing with stranger’s dogs).
Starting with small pop-up events in London, this legendary concept is quickly expanding to other major cities around the country, delivering a dog café for every doggo taste. We’re talking pugs galore, a bucket load of sausage dogs and arguably everyone’s favourite, French bulldogs.
We’re truly living in a golden age when you can basically summon your favourite dog breed right to your morning coffee run. Pug Café—the team behind it all—transform regular coffee houses and cafés into dog cafes for the day so that one and all can experience the joy of interacting with dogs, playing with dogs, rolling around with dogs (you get it).
The food, as you’d expect, involves dog-themed menus for both furry friends and humans alike. So while your good boy is feasting on dog-friendly treats, you’ll be sipping on a hot beverage while working your way through the food offerings.
Leading into Christmas, the Pug Café is upping the cute festive cheer ante with dogs sporting Christmas neckerchiefs and ugly sweaters. Yes, this is a safe place to satisfy your love of dogs—just look at the dogs you might meet while you’re there…
None of the cafes are permanent fixtures (yet!), but rather Pug Café is pop up that allow’s dog owners to bring their puppers out to play with those less fortunate (AKA non-dog owners). The events are organised regularly and have expanded outside London as demand for petting dogs grows. There are currently events scheduled in London, Nottingham, Manchester and Liverpool and you do need to register to attend. The best way to stay in the loop is to follow them on Facebook or Instagram. Happy puppy cuddles!