If the sight of your pup’s droopy ears and sad face every time you are heading out and leaving them back home tugs at your heart strings, perhaps it is time they started accompanying you on your culinary adventures. Thanks to a rising number of pet-friendly restaurants in the city, you can now go on special date nights with your furry friends.
Copa Cabana in Wakad has a patio with a spacious lawn next to it where your pets can gambol around on the sun-bathed grass to their heart’s content. The leafy, laid-back courtyard of the German eatery Mahlzeit in Koregaon Park has an über-cute exclusive ‘dog parking’ area, with an adorable little puppy illustration that is sure to warm the cockles of any pet owner who has had reservations about taking their canine and feline buddies along to any restaurant.
Prem’s and next-door neighbour Swig have been welcoming pets into their premises with open arms for nearly six years now. The Flour Works also has their own resident Labrador, as well as a couple of friendly strays who freely share social space with people and keep them enthralled with their antics. The cosy Café Joshua in Aundh not only hosts your animal companions with much fanfare – the entire place is adorned with doggie pictures and pet toys – but the establishment is also actually named after the owner’s own dog.
Pets are often seen frolicking about in your friendly neighbourhood bar, High Spirits, especially at their Sunday brunches. At the bright and chilled out Where Else Café, pets can enjoy a healthy breeze in the outdoor section. The owner encourages guests to socialise with her two fluffy kittens and it is highly enjoyable to watch these furballs interact with other puppies visiting the place. In fact, the philosophy here is so pet-inclusive that they even have a separate menu with chew sticks in different flavours and bowls of meat broth and rice so your little munchkins do not feel left out when you are devouring delicious food. Like the menu says, your pets need treats too!
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We at Eazydiner feel privileged to have worked with someone like Mrunmayi who was an independent writer with over five years of experience in arts and lifestyle journalism. She had worked with several print and online publications based out of Pune and Goa. In the realm of food, she had contributed reviews, topical stories and long features primarily to Pune Mirror, The Goan, Planet-Goa, and the website goa.me. A foodie with an eclectic taste, she enjoyed a well-prepared spread of English Breakfast as much as some fiery Kolhapuri mutton curry.