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Coffee, cake and cuddling canines on the menu at Newcastle cafe

The Dog and Scone, in Newcastle, has eight resident dogs

Bethan Shufflebotham

Posted 2 months ago

A Newcastle upon Tyne cafe is a dog-lovers dream, with eight resident dogs who are on hand for cuddles and selfies. 

The aptly named Dog and Scone, which opened in 2017, offers customers the opportunity to enjoy a slice of cake (or a scone) whilst their poodles, pomeranians and teacup terriers lap up all the attention.

Entry costs £6, which includes a £2 deposit which you’ll get back - your first drink is also included in the price, so really, you’re only paying about £2 to cuddle puppies.

The idea behind dog cafes serves to allow people who can’t have pets due to renting, working long hours, or simply can’t afford, the chance to find company in canines - with petting dogs also proven to reduce anxiety and depression.

A spokesperson for the Dog and Scone said: “We know in this busy world it’s not easy for every dog lover to own a dog, so we want to provide a place where you can have a nice cup of tea and relax with our cute pooches.”

Residents at the garden themed cafe include:

  • Momo - a toy poodle, and the oldest of the bunch
  • Mallow - a teacup maltese
  • Yuki - a teacup Yorkshire terrier, the most shy of the dogs
  • Peach - a mini dachshund who loves to cuddle
  • Sugar - a teacup pomeranian
  • Noodle - a longhaired mini dachshund
  • Teddy - a pomeranian, and the youngest pup in the cafe
  • Shadow - a long haired chihuahua who’s best friend is Teddy

Tiktok user @jasmineizzy said it was ‘a great place to go if you miss your doggy’.

In a video showing her trip to the cafe - which has been viewed over 450,000 times - she showed herself cuddling some of the adorable puppies, including Peach, Shadow and Yuki.

The comments section was filled with people desperate to visit - so here are some things you’ll need to know if you’re planning a trip.

There are a number of house rules to bear in mind, such as no dogs on the tables, and let sleeping dogs lie!

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Children over 135cm are allowed to visit, but must be fully supervised. People should, naturally, be careful with the dogs - so no pulling ears and tails.

Guests are also asked not to feed the dogs, and not to let them pinch food off the table.

Speaking of food, there’s a fab menu to choose from, including hot toasties and wraps, as well as cakes and obviously, scones!

If cuddling tiny puppies with a caramel shortbread doesn’t sound like the perfect way to spend the afternoon, then I don’t know what does!

 

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