Looking for a great place to eat, with your pet in tow? You will have no trouble finding just the right spot in this dog-friendly city. We have put together a list of great ‘pawesome’ restaurants to choose from, whether you’re in the mood for brunch, pizza, or something a little more exotic. And, of course, your pet is welcome to come along. Bone appetit!
This isn’t just a ‘dogs allowed’ brewery, it’s one of those genuine ‘dog friendly’ kinds of places. Dogs are greeted with a warm welcome by all of the staff. At any given time you’ll find at least one dog, or a puppy, chilling with its parents. The food remains the same – fish, fries with five types of dips, sandwiches, fajitas and more. There are board games and books too for entertainment. A large water bowl is available on request to keep dogs hydrated.
Where: Bandra, Andheri and Kemps corner
Pets of all shapes and sizes are warmly welcomed at this restrobar with a zoo theme. The paw print decorated bar and animal posters make for a great selfie spot. There are also pet brunches, events and the likes of it, all in the honour of your cute furry friends. If you are in the mood for a drink the cocktails are worth indulging in. Especially The Mandarin Melody a vodka-orange combination and Dancing Jacques a whisky drink. The food menu holds sandwiches, burgers, hotdogs, pizzas, pasta and curry bowls. There is a special menu for pets, in case you’re all about pampering them.
Where: 1st Floor, Liberty Lodge, DJ Road, Above McDonald's, Vile Parle West, Mumbai. Tel: +919769617773
Say hello (or woof!) to Leaping Windows a gorgeous café with great food, fun vibes and cute reading nooks. Rows of shelves run from the floor right up to the basement ceiling, full of graphic novels and comic books. From the dark horror of Doomed and 28 Days Later, to Gaiman’s psycho-fantastical Sandman, from the classic Tintin and Asterix to everything in between. Apart from the great coffee and potato wedges, do try the hearty non-vegetarian club sandwich stuffed with chicken, bacon, a layer of egg and slabs of cheese served with wafers and yummy coleslaw. End the evening with the yum lemon cheesecake. Pets are welcome at the outside space upstairs, and well cared for. Bowl of fresh water, pats and chat from the staff included.
Where: 2 & 3, Corner View, Opp. Bianca Towers, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai. Tel: +919769998972
Hounds of all sizes are welcomed at this small cafe that allows the pet parents to dine with their pets. Apart from their healthy and wholesome burgers they also make the best hummus in town. There is a dog menu too. All you need to do is inform them an hour before your visit with a pet, so they can make arrangements for your welcome. If you’re lucky, your four-legged friend might even get to meet Apple the Labrador.
Where: Ground Floor, Prabhat Kunj, 24th Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai. Tel: 022 6453 3359
Cat Café Studio
If you’re looking for a restaurant that not only allows cats, but also provides them with their own menu, then Cat Cafe Studio is the place for you. Lounge in the company of cats, while you sip on freshly brewed coffee or devour a slice of cake that’s come straight out of the oven. Add-ons include free WiFi, books and board games. This airy and bright place also serves sandwiches, teas, coffees and other beverages.
Where: Bungalow No. 63, Harminder Singh Rd, Aram Nagar Part 1, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai. Tel: +919920118771
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