37 Clanbrassil St Lr, Dublin 8 pupp.ie
You know, sometimes being a dog ain’t easy. It’s a challenge to be laid-back about the lack of free will I have. When my humans, Aoife and Niall grab my lead, I literally have no idea where I’m going. we often end up in the local park but on a recent morning, Aoife got my lead and we headed into Pupp, a new café for dog lovers.
I can smell nice treats, of both the human and the dog kind. From the doggy menu, Aoife orders a Doggy Tea for me, a fresh breath herbal tea made from dill, lemongrass, ginger, fenugreek and sage (¤2.50), supplied to Pupp by the Cheeky Dog Bakery. It’s served in a large dog bowl, which I sniff for a while before I decide that I am not into it. Aoife gets it to go and I’m happier drinking it when I get home. I also get treated to a bag of Dog Treat Pick and Mix (¤3.50), also supplied by the Cheeky Dog Bakery. This Sandymount-based dog bakery makes their treats from scratch and by hand. If I had thumbs, I would have them raised firmly in the upwards direction.
Aoife is making good noises about the food menu, which includes Feta Eggs (¤7) and freshly made falafel burgers (¤9.50). The coffee is from Nick’s Coffee in Ranelagh, and the scones are made by Wallis and her team. Aoife gets a delicious looking strawberry custard Danish, supplied by a French baker at Project 12.
I enjoyed my first visit and I’ll be back for more of those Cheeky Dog treats.