Paws for Coffee The Dog-Friendly Cafe
This new cafe and coffee shop is the brainchild of my daughter Louise Rawlinson.
Louise already has a very successful dog sitting, walking, dog home boarding and a daily dog crèche set in 48 acres of park and woodland.
The crèche is located near Chessington in rolling parkland on the borders of Surrey and Middlesex. Her company is called Sociable Canines.
She is also an accomplished puppy and adult dog trainer. This new venture has been on her mind for some time. Up until recently the premises and location were not available.
Paws for Coffee is in Hampton Hill, opposite one of the main exits to Bushy Park. The second largest Royal Park in Greater London.
Paws for Coffee even has doggy menus that include puppychinos (goats milk lightly warmed with black pudding pieces in the bottom) plus a selection of home-made dog treats and Calves hooves etc. Plus specialised dog accessories.
All dogs are all welcome to sit at the tables with you. Each table has dog lead hooks that have been specially made to be robust as are the tables that are totally unique.
Since opening In March 2016 it has been spectacularly busy and very well received. It is the place to come for discerning dog owners, the coffee and food has been voted best in Hampton Hill. All the dogs get a free treat
One of the things I found strange is that very few customers coming into the cafe use their mobile phones except to take pictures. They talk to the other customers. I think that is because they have something in common. I think that could be Dogs.
Having said that, the shop is attracting lots of people and children that do not own a dog. There are kiddies menus and free doggy handmade balloons and colouring in pages. Therefore Paws for Coffee is open to all, however, do expect to see dogs in there when you arrive.
Free Wifi and a very wide and varied menu and of course absolutely great coffee. Have a look on Trip Advisor and see what people are saying about it.
I hope to see you there? Though I am extremely busy as a full-time behaviourist, I still pop in on an almost daily basis. If I am there, it may be possible to get some advice and tips, if you are having behavioural or training problems with your dogs.
Below are some pictures and a dog's eye view video clip courtesy of John Royle who owns the little terrier. Though it plays on my computer, it does not appear to work on my phone. Paws for Coffee has been awarded the highest rating by the food standards agency. Well done Louise.
The Address is:
41 High Street
Phone 0208 979 8010