By Leigh O’Connor.
Prepare yourself for an overdose of cuteness…Wednesday, March 23 is National Puppy Day!
Her Royal Highness Queen Rosie of Hippo Lakes Cafe welcomes canine mates to join her at this WA eatery.
Established in 2006, this is the paw-fect day for us to celebrate the unconditional love that comes our way from our fur babies. These cute four-legged friends bring so much happiness to our lives and we like to take them everywhere with us.
Many cafés and restaurants welcome pets as regular customers, serving puppacinos and dog treats as part of their menus. Here are six venues to celebrate all things canine on Wednesday:
Nestled in the beauty of the Scenic Rim, good food and wine, magic views, peace and quiet await at Sarabah Estate on Rymera Road in Canungra. Set on 50 acres with just on 10 under grapes, this hidden gem boasts not only a cellar door, but also Chalet Bistro for dining among the lush vines and the Smoke & Vine Bar for pizza and a glass of estate organic Shiraz.
Experience a weekend adventure with family and furry friends - visit the alpacas and vegetable garden, before enjoying a glass of estate rosé in the vineyard with your dog and a bean bag, in the shade of a gumtree.
Enjoy outdoor dining with your fur babies at Ceylon Girl’s Café & Bar on Skye Road in Frankston. Drop by on Wednesday and relax in the outdoor dining area as your pets choose from a special doggy menu, serving up chicken puffs with fresh vegetables, fish bites with sardines, crunchy carrot chips and freshly brewed puppacinos.
Human diners can expect authentic Sri Lankan fare on the menu from breakfast to an intimate evening meal; perhaps linger over a coffee and bacon and egg toasted sandwich, or memorable mains like a range of curries so soft they melt in your mouth.
Celebrate puppy day at Earthy Eats in Launceston.
Did you know Fave on Howtree Place in Floreat Park has outdoor seating for 30, which is shaded and dog friendly? This trendy eatery’s balmy alfresco area is ideal for chilling out with your canine buddy, a coffee and all-day brunch bite, such as potato rosti, poached eggs, bacon, onion jam, Parmesan, greens and herb dressing.
Grab a puppacino for Fido and enjoy a Korean pork belly sandwich, with slaw, pickle and chilli, on a panini with a side of chips for lunch; or braised lamb ragu, fettuccine, sugo, celery, fennel and Parmesan, best washed down with an icy glass of wine.
Focusing on fresh and healthy food, new café on the Phillip Island block Mon Dieu brings a taste of the country to locals and visitors seeking farm-to-plate fare. Nestled in a cosy cottage-style building on Church Street, this eatery presents a family and pet-friendly vibe by day and a more romantic dining destination for special occasions in the evening.
Chow down on all-day dishes such as avocado nduja bruschetta, with whipped goats’ cheese, salsa verde, pickled fennel and arugula on cape seed bread; or pick up a slice of pizza, topped with prosciutto, buffalo cheese, tomato and arugula.
Bringing life, truth and happiness to Redfern locals, Bush on George Street embraces a tuck shop mentality and nurturing ethos. This eclectic eatery is a place where people and pets come together over food inspired by the Australian outback, in surrounds where foraged branches form the café's name and stuffed animals adorn the shelves.
A Little Somethin’ Co are offering a free cookie to your fur baby to celebrate!
A rear courtyard houses benches reminiscent of classrooms, ideal for soaking up the rays on warm days with your four-legged friend at your feet while delving into fried wild rabbit, bone gravy, wattle seed damper and hot honey.
Drop by Off the Rails on Railway Avenue in Wahroonga for a Danes coffee on Wednesday and your fur baby can enjoy a complimentary housemade pupcake, made with peanut butter, carrot, apple and lots of love.
Maintaining the proud local heritage of this three-decade-old café, the owners have created a meeting spot for friends and family among polished wood floors and walls adorned with vibrant murals of plants and dogs.
For more dog-friendly eateries near you for a barking good time on Wednesday, click here.