We know how crucial the time you spend with your pet is - what with their hectic schedule filled with naps and mealtimes, and more naps. I mean, where do you even fit in? Well, we’ve found a whole bunch of reasons for your furry friend to include you in their plans and there’s something in it for you as well. Gone are the days where they had to worry about how you would cope with the big scary world without them. Here’s a list of places they can take you to, finally allowing for that much-needed quality time with your favourite four-legged furries, if only to survive this big bad world.
Home ground of golden Labrador Apple, Gostana offers up healthy burgers and sandwiches to the humans, while giving the real guest in question plenty of space to wander and hang about. If you haven’t planned a meal in advance, give them an hour’s notice and they can get some chicken and rice ready for your dog. Word on the street is that their hummus is legendary, so make sure you give it a try. They are not open to pets until the monsoon ends, so just make sure you check in with them before you plan a visit.
Where: Ground Floor, Prabhat Kunj, 24th Road, Bandra (West)
II. Mutt Hutt Cafe
When the motto is ‘Even Humans Are Allowed’ we know they’re the ones we’ve been looking for. Mutt Hutt Cafe is a pop-up cafe, currently only catering to dogs and their humans, that floats around to a different location in Mumbai every few months. The two sisters who own Mutt Hutt, Trupti Zaveri and Bhakti Bhukhanwala are using this model to test the waters before they set up a permanent cafe with the same target audience. The Pop Up has snacks and treats for dogs that consider nutrition very seriously, as well as grooming stations, training sessions and a chance to have your dog photographed by a professional. They even do concept based events such as christmas, sunday brunch, and holi. The idea is to spend quality time with your dog, and allow them to be sociable. Their events last about 2-3 hours so be sure to make the most of it. Follow their Facebook page to know when their next event will be.
Where: Since they are a pop up, follow their Facebook page to know when to expect the next one.
III. The Bagel Shop
We all know that breakfast is basically code for Bagel, and no one does it better than these guys. While we tell you what to eat when you visit next over here, just know that these guys roll out the red carpet for your pet. There is plenty of space for your pet at The Bagel Shop to feel right at home as you enjoy one of the most delicious breakfast foods known to man.
Where: No.30, Pali Mala Road, Pali Hill
“There are so many pet parents in Mumbai who don’t leave their homes because they don’t want to leave their pet alone. Now, they feel very comfortable to bring their pets over to our taprooms in Bandra and Andheri. The pets are always well-behaved (sometimes more than the owners!), and seem to enjoy hanging out, making friends with other dogs and people,” Tresha Guha, Brand Manager at Doolally, stated in a release. They even do weekend morning sessions on first aid for your pet, cooking for your best friend, and behavior sessions with certified canine therapists. They also host a ton of adoption drives, and a photo booth session with pets in the pipeline, so stay tuned!
Where: Shop No. 5 & 6, Geleki, ONGC colony, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (West)
An old favourite, Moshe’s is known for their amazing fondue and dessert. What’s better is that the next time you’re headed there, know who can sneak a bite from under the table!
Where: 7, Minoo Manor Building, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai
VI. Leaping Windows Cafe and Comic Store
Want some down time outside of home with your fuzzy friend? We reckon you head straight to Leaping Windows Cafe in Versova, where a library fully stocked with comic books and graphic novels are waiting to be devoured. Their patio is the perfect space for your pet to chill without you having to worry about a thing.
Where: 3 Corner View, Dr. Ashok Chopra Marg, Off Yari Road, Opp. Bianca Towers, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai
VII. Revival Restaurant
This SoBo vegetarian restaurant serves up unlimited vegetarian thali’s to humans, while offering boiled vegetables and pasta to your dogs. If you’ve got a vegetarian at the end of that leash, this is where you want to go! Check out their Facebook page.
Where: 39-B, Chowpatty Seaface, Mumbai
VIII. Zoo Bar
This spot seems to have gone all out for pets! Your pet is allowed at any time on the al fresco section of the bar which has a full seating arrangement for you to enjoy their selection of over 13 types of beer, and 6 specially crafted brews. They have a special menu for dogs where vegetarian dogs can get veggies and rice, and meat eaters can get chicken with stock and rice. They even have ‘dog’s beer’ which is really just buttermilk, and Marie biscuits to go with that should your dog feel like a snack. But that’s not all — you can book this space out for your pets birthday celebrations and a special pet-friendly cake will be baked just for your pet. What’s better is that they wholly and fully support adoption - and have left a board where people can pin up announcements about the same. This is what we’re talking about! For more information, follow them on Facebook.
Where: 1st Floor, Liberty Lodge, Dashrathlal Joshi Rd, Vile Parle West, Mumbai
IX. Cat Cafe
This cafe, that is also an adoption centre, houses as many as 30 cats that you will find napping, playing or just running about at any given time. This is a cafe that organises a ton of offline events such as art exhibitions, open mic nights, theatre and bake sales where people can play with cats and enjoy the show. It is styled after the famous Japanese cat cafes. Click here to read more about this unique cafe.
Where: Bungalow No. 68, First Floor, Aram Nagar Part 1, Harminder Singh Road, Versova, Mumbai
X. Loca Loca
While this bar does not allow pets on their premises, they can arrange for full-fledged pooch parties for anyone interested! If you’re heart smiles with joy when you hear the word Karaoke, this is the spot for you. Follow them here to be in the know.
Where: 8, Vora Building, 3rd Road, Opp. Khar Education Society, Khar West, Mumbai
XI. Harley’s Corner
Harley’s Corner is your one-stop shop for doggie treats. They bake savoury delights that are sugar and fat free. Their menu features sponge cake with chicken liver pate filling and chicken mousse icing, liver cupcakes, homemade doggie treats, sausages and ice creams that are yogurt-based for your dog to beat the Mumbai heat. They also do vegetarian and gluten-free cakes for those whose dogs are particularly health conscious. Check out their website here for their complete menu for you to order from.
Researched by Krishna Wadhar