INDIA — Sometimes you just want to go have a meal with your best friend — who happens to be a dog. A new restaurant in New Delhi has solved the problem of saying goodbye to those sad faces when you go out to grab a bite to eat.
The Puppychino Cafe is new restaurant in Hauz Khas area of New Delhi that offers a menu for humans and their four-legged best friends.
The idea for the cafe was born when cafe-owner Mallika Tandon got her dog, Simba.
“Whenever I used to go out, I used to feel very guilty leaving [him] behind at home all alone. So then I thought of opening a cafe where dogs could go out to hang out with their [owners] and play with other dogs as well,” Tandon told ANI News.
Humans can feast on Italian, Tex-Mex and Israeli cuisine while their dogs chow down on a meal from a customized menu.
When you’re done with your meal, or if your dog needs their appetite stimulated first, there is a dedicated play-space for the pooches to run around and get to know each other.
The Puppychino Cafe had a fabulous opening day and patrons were excited to have the opportunity to dine with their best friends.
“We can spend some time [and] walk around the market,” Ms Ishita, a customer, told Reuters. “It’s more going to be like a playhouse for the dogs. So a cafe-cum-playhouse, which is great.”
The cafe also offers birthday packages, leashes, collars, grooming tools and treats.