37 Clan­bras­sil St Lr, Dublin 8 pupp.ie

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | EATING OUT - Daf­fodil McEl­wain-Byrne

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.

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