People love their dogs! We all know that one person who considers his dog his child; he has a special spot in his car for his furry child, brings his dog along while running errands, and cannot stomach the thought of leaving his dog home alone for more than an hour. What if he loves food just as much? Now what? Where will he be able to go?
Restaurant owners who welcome dogs with open arms will be likely to build a loyal customer base faster. When a pet owner sees someone else recognizing and admiring their pet’s delightful disposition, they feel appreciated and more connected to that person. Restaurant owners can use that to their advantage to win over more human and canine customers by turning their restaurant into a dog-friendly establishment.
A dog-friendly restaurant allows dogs to hang out with their owners as they dine in an outside seating area – usually on the sidewalk, on a deck, or a patio. However, the canines are not allowed inside, because of health code reasons. Most pet friendly restaurants will even offer water and treats for your furry children.
Here are some of our favourite pet friendly restaurants in Bloubergstrand.
The ever popular Ons Huisie is part of the Seascape Collection and boasts spectacular views, delicious, traditional West Coast cuisine, dog friendly facilities and picture perfect views of the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island. It is recognised as one of the tourist destinations in the Cape Peninsula. Visitors come from across the world and experience their exquisite West Coast cuisine. They always come back for the traditional fish and chips, calamari and mussel pots which are signature dishes. Ons Huisie has a large children’s playground. Parents have total peace of mind here in that they can enjoy a light lunch with friends while the kids are entertained in a safe, playful area with child-minders during peak hours.
Set in a restored fishing cottage, this heritage building by the sea is just the place for fish and chips, for both generations—your children may just want to eat theirs in the free-standing fishing boat! Make a day of it; after lunch hit the nearby beach and let your furry child explore the wonders of the water!
Petits Fours Delicatessen
A visit to the Bloubergstrand beachfront is such a pleasure. The coastline with its magnificent view of Table Mountain and the City is so rich and striking. Previously called Cafe Blouberg, at Petit Fours Deli, dogs are allowed to share a table with their owners provided you sit outside on the ; your dogs are on leashes and are kept under strict control. Petits Fours is an aesthetic experience offering the senses attractive gifts, mouth-watering unique food and delicacies baked for each ones delight.
Try the Baked spinach, bacon & parmesan cheesecake for an unusual experience. The outdoor seating on the edge of the ocean makes it a perfect spot for relaxing on a warm summer day, with your barking baby!