New dog café in London serves doggy afternoon teas and has a ball pit

Dog owners looking for a new pet-friendly place might have just found the perfect destination.

Pawsitive Café in Notting Hill has food, drinks and activities – and that’s just for the dogs.

Designed to be ‘a positive and inspiring space for dogs and their owners alike’, there are plenty of stimulating play spots for dogs who want to let loose – as well as restful spots for those worn out.

It’s designed to be an oxytocin-boosting environment, which is the hormone that gets released when humans hang out with dogs.

The café owner designed the venue after struggling with her mental health and finding that being around dogs had an uplifting effect on her mood – and she has her own Dalmatian.


Interiors are designed with the concept of feng shui in mind, helping to promote feelings of calm and happiness.

For those looking for an extra ‘mindfulness’ hit, you can order activities such as painting by numbers and dried flower pressing.

Events will be hosted too, such as puppy yoga and panel talks.


Venue owner, Alicia, said: ‘My dog is not just my dog. My dog is my happiness, my inspiration, my sanity and my world.

‘Dogs are well known to be great for our mental health, but looking after mental health goes both ways and that’s why I created the café because it’s also down to the pet owner to look after the dog and treat the dog.’

As well as tasty food and drinks for people, the café has options for dogs – even an afternoon tea with sandwiches and a fruit tart.

Doggy ice cream, ‘pupcakes’ and plenty more can be found – along with a dog ball pit, swing and play area.

Even if you just love dogs and don’t own one, you can still go and enjoy the surrounding puppy love, with menu items from chicken burgers to pancakes, and traditional brunch options.

It’s worth the trip to Notting Hill.

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