Chubby chops the dog Café.
I've never been to a dog café, some say that there are many such café’s in Brighton that are dog friendly, there is some but none except for the under cliff café between Brighton marina and Ovendean actually true dog lovers and give treats, but Chubby chops actually is a café for dogs with their own set menu and treats.
The front of the little cafe
The café is situated at in the Lanes nestled in the corner of the bright airy Brighton Square, full of brightly colored clothing shops and a bakery shop to add to the hustle and bustle of the place.
Dog gallery for a dog cafe
Having taken Obi for an early walk at 8 am I thought best to get him to clear his belly for the treat I planned to get him, I don’t know what I was thinking was I expecting 12 odd dogs to sit and just watch as one dog just wolfed down a meal?
Who said you cant have fun in cafe full of noisy critters and the dogs were just as bad lol
Come 12 am I decide to have a bath, I wanted to smell nice after the morning walk the humidity was really high and I was sweating like a politician at a free raffle, during the getting ready stage I gave Obi a comb, to take some knots out of his hair, and found a few matts as well.
The Hansom Obi Or Brisket thief
All going smoothly and on time, but to be on the safe side I decide to give Obi another walk, and get off the bus at the bottom of Arundel road to walk to Sussex Square its only just over a mile distant and would give him plenty of pee opportunity’s along the way.
The peeing post or door, favorite of all dogs!
I know Obi only too well and his leg lifting fun and games, it’s a lovely sunny day but a little on the Breezy side so I wear a tee shirt and long sleeve top to not only keep the chill but to stop me from burning or browning even more.
Pete with Obi and his dog Casey
Upon reaching the lanes there are several ways you can get into this tight knit area of Jewelers, cafes, pubs and it’s assorted of clothing, junk and solitary music & ticket shop.
X marks the shop
By the time we both got to the door of the café we saw that Pete was already there with his best pal Casey both of them had a bit of a too do with Obi trying to be over familiar with the poor dog, a bit of ruffing and snarling put the TT in his place.
Its filling up more bums on floor than on seats
other than that it was all a green lights all the way, lots of sniffing my god your never lived till you seen over 12 dogs sniff and greet each other, not once but many times, and if one of them decided to grace the front door of the café with pee, then a fair few had to go and inspect the wee.
Fancy a kiss love!
At times dogs will have a private discussion over who has the nicest smelling pee or who in the expanding crowd had treats hidden just asking to be begged or stolen.
Someone say treats?
As soon as the door was open, Obi was dragging me into the small area the tables and chairs lined up along one side giving freedom for dogs to walk about and meet and greet one another, with a fenced in play area, which was not used.
Having greeted Pete for the first time he one of the creators of “all shapes and sizes” a meet up group I found a few months ago, with in a short space of time the small café started to fill up not only with humans but our 4 legged buddies of all shapes and sizes, Obi made it his duty to sniff n greet as many as possible.
Within the short space of 20 minutes the other members of the ASAS entourage arrived with hounds in hand, all straining at the lead wanting off to go and greet old and new friends, mingle and chat and gossip and plan… The dogs just got on with it!
Look how good we are!
A couple of spilled coffee’s due to the bums of owners not dogs I might add, some brave souls actually having a meal, yes you Linzi & Bonnie (Obi’s new preferred Girlfriend) how could she resist those big brown eyes nearly dancing down her throat is a miracle.
Linzi with one of the four pawed scavengers treat hunting.
Some of us took it in turns to buy a treat from the waitress and brave the wagging, woofing and general hustle and bustle of wet noses and choppers looking for a treats, Bonnie the owners dog was a right little madam, who almost commandeered my lets and would net no one come up without getting a mouthful of this funny little pug.
Mollie and Obi sniff and greeting.
As quickly as it had begun, it was slowly winding down every one had to get buses or get back to car parks, parking in Brighton is so expensive even just for an hour.
all puffed out!
But one thing is for sure, that little café in the lanes was a very welcome sight, considering the mentality of some café owners, and the general disregard of man/woman’s best friend there is not excuse well in Brighton to leave your dog at home or in a hot car if there is a place that caters not only for you, but your best friend as well. TOP MARKS CC.
Me no me no me no me!
One last word on the cafe before you rush off to get your morning Starbucks, Nero's or Costa as you self are they as friendly as this?