Pawsitive Cafe in west London is just what this city needed: a welcoming, dog-friendly space with great coffee, good food, and a genuine focus on mental wellbeing. It’s a place for dogs and their owners to hang out, take part in wholesome activities, and/or tuck into delicious brunch dishes (yes of course dogs have their own menu, what do you think this is?).
A gorgeous place designed to boost oxytocin, Pawsitive Cafe is the product of owner Alicia’s spectacular imagination. Everything just radiates positivity: from the pastel walls promoting peace and happiness to the dotty bathrooms and exterior playing homage to Alicia’s beloved dalmatian, Domino. Not to mention the positive affirmations dotted around the space. There’s no chance you’re leaving this place in a bad mood, and that’s before we’ve even delved into the food.
Fusing typical English brunch classics with traditional Malaysian food, Pawsitive Cafe is a foodie destination in its own right. We’re talking katsu chicken club sarnies, piles of strawberry cheesecake fluffy pancakes, and the Burgerdict – a patty served between two English muffins, with poached eggs and hollandaise. I am there.
And your dog’s there, too! Once they’ve caught wind of the dedicated doggy afternoon tea and the ‘pupcakes’ made with yoghurt and potato frosting, there’ll be no stopping them. You can even celebrate your dog’s birthday here. They pull out all the stops with decorations and a special doggy birthday cake, and the staff will even sing ‘happy birthday’ to your furry friend!
And of course, they’ll have to stick around for a play in the doggy play area, featuring a ball pit, a swing, and a custom-built slide. Goals.
As well as choosing from a wonderful array of Malaysian x British dishes, you can also order therapeutic activities to your table. So, as you enjoy your brunch, why not order a side of paint by numbers, or press some dried flowers while you wait for your puppaccino? The cafe also plays host to a range of events, so keep an eye on their socials to keep up to date!
Anyone working from home is welcome to WFPC (Work From Pawsitive Cafe) if they’re after a change of scenery. Unlike many coffee shops, laptops are encouraged. There are plenty of plugs, and little cubby holes underneath seats to store your things while you set yourself up for the day. The coffee will keep you going, and the dogs will make sure you never work too hard…
Also published on Medium.