Goodbye Pupp Cafe, Hello The Thursday Cafe!

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Ella Wallace | 0 comments

As mentioned towards the end of 2017, the team at Pupp decided to close the cafe side of the business to spend more time on other projects (more on that below!). Today we're delighted to introduce you to the new occupants of 37 Clanbrassil St Lower - The Thursday Cafe!

What Is The Thursday Cafe?

The Thursday Cafe is a delightful local restaurant focused on honest, hearty food with organic Irish Ingredients. Featuring a tasty menu with lots of options for vegetarians, vegans, and everybody else, the cafe is open now in the spot where the Pupp Cafe used to be. You can find more details about The Thursday Cafe on their Facebook page, and we wish them the best of luck!

 The Thursday Cafe

We're delighted to say The Thursday Cafe is also dog-friendly, so you're welcome to bring your pup with you!

The Thursday Cafe

The cafe has been open and serving delicious food and coffee for the last few weeks (7 days a week).

So What's Going On With Pupp?

While the cafe is now closed, Pupp is still selling a great range of fun and exclusive dog accessories through Later in 2018 we'll also be examining some new and exciting business ideas so stay tuned on that front!

In the meantime, we're not the type to sit on our hands :) Since closing the cafe Paul has been working hard on a very different project - creating Dublin's newest video game studio! Their first game has just been released for Android phones, with more details below.

Introducing Zombles (Game For Android)

Zombles is a free puzzle game for Android phones featuring a cast of shambling undead as they try to turn the last remaining survivors and reclaim the planet from humanity's grasp. Download it for free from the Google Play Store today!

Get it on Google Play


An eclectic update this time, but lots of exciting things happening at the moment! Be sure to pop into The Thursday Cafe next time you're in the area, and give Zombles a go if you have an Android phone.

Thanks again to everyone who has been part of the journey, we'll be taking a bit of time off over the next few months but will be back with more news on Pupp later this year!

Until then,

Ella & Paul

Posted in Coffee, Dogs, Food, Puppdates

Puppdate #7 - Evenings Are Coming!

Posted on May 01, 2017 by Paul Froggatt | 1 comment

On Wednesday we announced the biggest change to Pupp since our launch last year - evening meals! Starting Thursday May 18th, Pupp will offer a delicious, wholesome menu four nights a week (Wed-Sat). We're incredibly excited, and have been working hard on a brand new menu, expanding our team, renovating the restaurant, and lots of celebratory goings-on! Read on for more...

What's happening?

Preview evening


On 13th May we're thinking of hosting an exclusive friends and family preview night. Be the first to test the new menu, input your suggestions before launch, and enjoy a cozy and casual night with Pupp friends! Enter your details here if you'd be interested in attending.

Dog portrait competition


This weekend we've partnered with to give away three(!) doggy photoshoots - head over to Facebook to enter. Winners get an A5 photoblock of their favourite photo, and a spot on the new Pupp art wall! Be quick, competition closes on 2nd May!

Book table

Evenings officially start on 18th May, and you can email, drop us a message on Facebook, or phone 01445 45 42 to book a table today!

Pupp garden

Just in time for the summer days (both of them), the Pupp Garden is now open! Chill with a coffee or enjoy your brunch in the sun.

It has been a busy few months, and the news doesn't stop there! On the Pupp blog we (being the geeks that we are) dug into the data behind customer reviews, plus we chatted to the founder of the innovative Irish startup K9 Connectables about developing the next generation of dog toys.

Pupp was also featured in the news, taking the top spot in both's best dog-friendly restaurants and Lovin Dublin's updated list, and chatting to about the cafe.

If you're interested please do follow Pupp on your social media site of choice, or come in and chat to us in person! We love a good natter :) We'll be closed on Monday for the bank holiday, but otherwise open as usual. Hopefully see you soon!

Posted in Events, Food, Puppdates

Christmas Parties At Pupp

Posted on November 07, 2016 by Ella Wallace | 0 comments

The days are getting colder, the festive ads are on TV, and Christmas is just around the corner! Looking for a cozy spot to host a special shindig? We'll be cooking up full 3-course meals for small or large groups.

Private parties at pupp

Join us for a festive Christmas lunch any day of the week from €25 per person, available for groups of 5 or more. If you'd like to book a table you can call us on 01445 45 42, or email us at A fantastic way to celebrate the season with friends or colleagues!

We'll also be offering Christmas dinners in the evenings - book the whole venue for up to 40 people and enjoy a delicious themed meal, BYOB, and Pupp's trademark homemade cakes. Ideal for office parties or just get-togethers, dinners are priced at €35 per person - simply drop a note to to reserve a date.

As ever, your canine companion is more than welcome to join the party! We're working hard to make every event extra special, so let us know if you have any special requirements or requests. Happy Christmas!

Posted in Events, Food

The Pupp 2016 Halloween Feast

Posted on October 07, 2016 by Ella Wallace | 0 comments

Pupp's first Pupper Night was a roaring success, with dog tickets selling out within an hour. We're delighted to announce that this month Pupper Club is back, bigger and even better! Our next event will be a dog-friendly Halloween feast, complete with spooky decorations, a themed meal, and of course... dog costumes!

We'll be hosting sittings on 27th and 28th October, just before Halloween weekend. Due to the incredible demand last month we'll be running two Halloween nights back-to-back so that more people have a chance to get hold of a ticket. 

Guests are welcome to join with our without a dog, and dog spots are limited so be sure to keep an eye on your emails! It promises to be an amazing night for everyone - where else can you enjoy a delicious 3-course meal while admiring some of the cutest, funniest, most adorably dressed dogs in Dublin?!

Sound good? Subscribe to the Pupp mailing list below for a chance to receive an invite!


Halloween banner

P.S. As part of the night we'll be giving out prizes for the best dressed dog, so if you're in need of an outfit head over to our dog costume section for some classic canine clothing.

Posted in Events, Food

The Very First 'Pupper Night' Is Coming!

Posted on September 06, 2016 by Ella Wallace | 2 comments

We're delighted to announce our very first 'Pupper Night' - an exclusive event for lucky ticket holders - will be taking place in late September. With a 3-course meal and lots of special treats (to be announced soon), now is you're chance to register your interest prior to tickets going on sale!

We'll be releasing more details closer to the time, but in the meantime you can look forward to:

  • A 3-course meal from a guest chef
  • A special selection of cakes, cookies, treats, and other deliciousness
  • Bring-your-own booze
  • Super exclusive dog tickets for the best dressed entrants
  • Freebies and prizes
  • ...and much more!

Sound good? Enter your email address below for a chance to receive an invite for the most fun, exclusive, dog-friendly event of the season!

Pupper Nights Banner

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How Much Do People Spend On Pay-What-You-Can-Afford Porridge?

Posted on May 23, 2016 by Paul Froggatt | 0 comments

Contributing to the community - whether it be local businesses, charities, or people/animals in need - has always been a critical part of the Pupp mission statement.

One element of that mission is ensuring there's something on the menu for everyone. Our pay-what-you-can-afford porridge has been a steadfast menu item since first opening, and we thought it might be interesting to chat about the business implications of selling something with no fixed price.

Pay what you can afford porridgeOur pay-what-you-can-afford porridge with a mixed berry compote

How does it work?

By "pay what you can afford", we mean that the amount you pay for your meal is entirely up to you. Any contribution is welcome, whether it be a few cents or a few Euros. While we cover the cost of the ingredients and production, we hope that the generosity of some visitors will allow others to eat at a fraction of the price.

Having a pay-what-you-can option was something of an experiment - we weren't too concerned about making profit from it, but worried that it wouldn't be able to pay for itself if a lot of people opted for a minimal contribution.

We didn't want to compromise on quality and taste, so tested a number of different options before settling on porridge made with organic oats and a seasonal homemade compote. It was important to make the pay-what-you-can dish just as appealing as the rest of our menu, and it has since become a popular selection for regulars (particularly on weekend mornings).

How much do people spend?

People who have ordered the porridge often ask "how much do people usually pay?", to which we suggest €3-€4. Invariably they then opt for €4, which is by far the most common amount paid for the dish (approx 1/3 of all porridge orders). While we initially thought the average spend would fall between our €3-€4 suggestion, our estimate has actually proven to be the lower end of the spectrum. 

Pupp Porridge OrdersDistribution of customer payments for porridge

81% of visitors spend €4-€7 on the porridge, with a few contributing as much as €10. The average sits at €4.92, which is more than 1.5X what we initially predicted (and 1.25X the upper limit of what we suggest to those who ask).

Only 14% of porridge purchases fall below €4, including those to whom we provide the porridge for a nominal fee (e.g. a few cents).

We also see a spike in people opting for €7, which is the same as a number of other items on the menu. This is far more than we expected people to pay, and it's interesting to see people value a tasty and filling meal at a uniform cost, regardless of ingredients or complexity.

With these results we can comfortably continue to offer a pay-what-you-can option, and encourage other restaurants to think about something similar. The generosity and support of our visitors has far exceeded our expectations, and any concerns about people taking advantage have proved completed unwarranted. To those who've ordered the porridge - we hope you enjoyed it, and thank you for contributing to the success of the experiment!

Have you tried the porridge yet? Let us know your feedback in the comments below, or come in and say hello! For more news on our menu and community efforts be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and The Pupp Blog.

Posted in Food

Win Free Coffee & Treat - The Pupp Grand Canal Treasure Hunt

Posted on March 15, 2016 by Ella Wallace | 1 comment

Welcome to the Pupp treasure hunt! With Paddy's Day and Easter falling so close together, we thought we'd celebrate the two with a riddle-filled treasure hunt along Grand Canal.

It's a lovely walk whether you have a dog or not, so see if you can find the answers as you stroll from the first loch of Grand Canal all the way to Pupp. Come in with the answers to all 9 clues and enjoy a coffee on the house! Bring your pooch in with you for a free dog treat as well :)


Print this page (printer friendly version here) or play on your phone - write down your answers then just show us when you come in. If you'd prefer to track your progress with Google Maps you can access the clues map here.

Pupp Treasure Map

START - Make your way to Grand Canal Loch C1 on the corner of Grand Canal St Lower and Clanwilliam Place.


1. Where grand canal and basin meet, we start our tour by the three sided sign pointing to its feet.

Which company is building landmark office space?


2. Stare across the water, clad all in black, a boy and an animal are staring back.

What is the animal?


3. A man on a bench, sitting quietly and serene. At one with the reeds, watching the stream.

Who is the man?


4. The bridge overhead, painted all in red, plays host to the thing that fills commuters with dread.

What passes over the bridge?


5. A boat that never moves, a raft that never strays, on your right a place to wash your sorrows away.

What's the name of the bar?


6. Some contemporary art, just over the stream, an important message to all:

"Only the river runs _____________".


7. Cyclists rejoice, for just on the right, is the final stop to pick up a bike.

What is the stop number?


At the bridge, take a right by Ken Lawford Motors onto Clanbrassil St.


8. A pint with your canine friend, down the ramp on the left, enjoy a beer or a cocktail as you near journey's end.

What is the name of the pub?


9. A brand new restaurant, coloured all in blue, to the right by an post, the perfect dinner for two!

What is the name of the restaurant?


10. Right ahead, just opposite MACE, you're finally there, your destination awaits!

Welcome to Pupp!


More details

Competition is open 17th - 27th March 2016

We're open 8am-4pm on weekdays (closed Tuesdays) and 10-5pm on weekends. Be sure we're open before you set off!

Distance: 3.2km

Time to complete: Approx 45 minutes

Start: Corner of Grand Canal St Lower and Clanwilliam Place

End: Pupp, 37 Clanbrassil St Lower

Posted in Coffee, Dogs, Food

Sizing Guide

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and we want whatever you buy to be comfortable and well fitted for your pooch. Sizing can often be confusing, with manufacturers using different standards and metrics. At Pupp we list all our sizes in cm's so you can find the perfect fit.

How to measure your dog:


Neck: Measure right around the neck, allowing enough room to slide 2 fingers in for comfort


Chest: Measure right around the body around the deepest part of your dog's chest, usually just behind the dog's front legs.

Neck: Measure right around the neck, allowing enough room to slide 2 fingers in for comfort

Sizing Guide By Breed:

AIREDALE 40.6-55.9cm
AKITA 50.8-55.9cm
BASSET HOUND 40.6-55.9cm
BEAGLE 30.5-45.7cm
BICHON FRISE 35.6-45.7cm
BORDER COLLIE 35.6-45.7cm
BOSTON TERRIER 30.5-45.7cm
BOXER 40.6-55.9cm
BRITTANY 35.6-40.6cm
BULL TERRIER 30.5-45.7cm
BULLDOG FRENCH 30.5-40.6cm
CAIRN TERRIER 25.4-40.6cm
CHIHUAHUA 20.3-35.6cm
CHOW CHOW 45.7-61.0cm
COCKER SPANIEL 30.5-45.7cm
COLLIE 45.7-55.9cm
CORGI 35.6-40.6cm
DACHSHUND MINI 20.3-43.0cm
DALMATIAN 35.6-50.8cm
DOBERMAN 45.7-55.9cm
ENGLISH SETTER 45.7-61.0cm
FOX TERRIER 25.4-40.6cm
GREAT DANE 50.8-66.0cm
GREAT PYRENEES 61.0-76.2cm
IRISH SETTER 40.6-55.9cm
LABRADOR 45.7-61.0cm
MALTESE 25.4-35.6cm
MASTIFF 63.5-81.3cm
NEWFOUNDLAND 40.6-81.3cm
PEKINGESE 30.5-40.6cm
POMERANIAN 25.4-35.6cm
POODLE MINI 25.4-40.6cm
POODLE TOY 20.3-35.6cm
PUG 30.5-40.6cm
SCHNAUZER MINI 25.4-40.6cm
SHAR PEI 40.6-50.8cm
SHIH TZU 25.4-35.6cm
WEIMARANER 40.6-55.9cm