The ArgusIt’s a dogs’ dinner at new cafe for pooches (From The Argus)

Get involved: Send your news, views, pictures and video by texting SUPIC to 80360 or email us.

It’s a dogs’ dinner at new Brighton cafe for pooches

The Argus: Joel Ariaman and Alex Ziembinska are to open a dog cafe in Brighton Square this week. Their French bulldog Bonnie tucks into some celebratory treats Joel Ariaman and Alex Ziembinska are to open a dog cafe in Brighton Square this week. Their French bulldog Bonnie tucks into some celebratory treats

A CAFE opening next month will serve up a real dog’s dinner.

The Chubby Chops dog cafe will start trading on Wednesday in Brighton Square, in the heart of The Lanes, Brighton.

While there are dog-friendly cafes and restaurants in the city this is thought to be the first cafe catering exclusively for dog lovers and their pets.

Joel Ariaman, joint owner and manager with his partner Alex Ziembinska, said: “When we first told people about the idea some of them thought we were crazy. But now we’re actually doing it the response has been that it’s a brilliant idea.

“After all Brighton is a very dog friendly city.”

Mr Ariaman, 29, and Miss Ziembinska, 24, who live above the shop in Brighton Square, got the idea for the venture when they found that many cafes would not allow their French bulldog puppy Bonnie inside.

Mr Ariaman said: “With other cafes dogs are allowed in if they sit still and don’t move.

“At Chubby Chops they can roam around the cafe, play with toys and sleep in beds.

“Dog lovers can come to our cafe to have brilliant coffees and amazing deserts and food, while the dogs can play with other dogs and have their own treats and snacks.”

The doggy menu includes Bonnie’s Banana Biscuits, Apple and Carrot Dumplings and Woody Woof Woof Brownies.

There is also yoghurt-based ice cream available in chicken flavour or banana and apple.

All the food for both dogs and humans is made on the premises by Miss Ziembinska.

The kitchen and the coffee preparation area are separate from the dog area.

Mr Ariaman said: “People who don’t have a dog but love them can come in and play with ours.

“You’re more than welcome to come in, have a coffee and get to know us.

“The only restriction is no cats. That’s definitely our next venture.

“Watch out for a cat cafe in Brighton from the owners of Chubby Chops.”

Follow the cafe on Twitter at @doggycaffe.

Comments (10)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:17pm Mon 9 Jun 14

south1919 says...

Only in Brighton, was is wrong with these people
Only in Brighton, was is wrong with these people south1919
  • Score: -6

1:06pm Mon 9 Jun 14

tykemison says...

Fleas around the world rejoice! Theres a reason food and drink outlets tend not to let dog's in!!
Fleas around the world rejoice! Theres a reason food and drink outlets tend not to let dog's in!! tykemison
  • Score: -9

3:20pm Mon 9 Jun 14

David523 says...

Too many rich shallow idiots in Brighton
Too many rich shallow idiots in Brighton David523
  • Score: -4

7:11pm Mon 9 Jun 14

clubrob6 says...

A French BULLDOG? never heard of that before unless its just an English bulldog that barks in French?
A French BULLDOG? never heard of that before unless its just an English bulldog that barks in French? clubrob6
  • Score: -4

11:26am Tue 10 Jun 14

Roundbill says...

clubrob6 wrote:
A French BULLDOG? never heard of that before unless its just an English bulldog that barks in French?
Yes, that's right Rob: the bulldog did, of course, originate in Britain, where Saint George bred his dog with a b!tch owned by King Arthur, back in the Olden Days.
[quote][p][bold]clubrob6[/bold] wrote: A French BULLDOG? never heard of that before unless its just an English bulldog that barks in French?[/p][/quote]Yes, that's right Rob: the bulldog did, of course, originate in Britain, where Saint George bred his dog with a b!tch owned by King Arthur, back in the Olden Days. Roundbill
  • Score: 3

2:06pm Wed 11 Jun 14

jenniferthered says...

I think this is a brilliant idea! Any good dog owners make sure their dogs are flea treated! God knows how many people in Brighton have fleas and go knows what else tykemison!

There are so many snobby dog owners that don't let their dogs socialise - it will be nice to be abel to go out for a cuppa and bring the dogs with me.
I think this is a brilliant idea! Any good dog owners make sure their dogs are flea treated! God knows how many people in Brighton have fleas and go knows what else tykemison! There are so many snobby dog owners that don't let their dogs socialise - it will be nice to be abel to go out for a cuppa and bring the dogs with me. jenniferthered
  • Score: 1

8:45pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Kate234 says...

A great idea! Only in Brighton. Good luck to them and I will be popping in for lunch.
A great idea! Only in Brighton. Good luck to them and I will be popping in for lunch. Kate234
  • Score: 0

5:55pm Thu 12 Jun 14

nuff said says...

The cake looks like it has already been through Bonnie once and is no doubt indicative of what we'll all be stepping over in Brighton Square in the unlikely event that this enterprise takes off.
The cake looks like it has already been through Bonnie once and is no doubt indicative of what we'll all be stepping over in Brighton Square in the unlikely event that this enterprise takes off. nuff said
  • Score: 0

11:09pm Fri 13 Jun 14

John Steed says...

be intresting to see how the enviromental health score this one on the star scale
be intresting to see how the enviromental health score this one on the star scale John Steed
  • Score: 2

11:45pm Fri 13 Jun 14

MasonStorm says...

This is absolutley disgusting. I'll be sure to stay clear of the area for fear of catching something from these vermin.
This is absolutley disgusting. I'll be sure to stay clear of the area for fear of catching something from these vermin. MasonStorm
  • Score: -1

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree