Whether you’re after a puppachino or a meaty muffin, Miss Drew’s Doggie Cafe on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula has your four-legged friend covered.
A baker by trade, cafe owner Kim Anderson switched gears to create delicacies for dogs in 2016 when she opened the doggie cafe named for her petite pug, Miss Drew.
The venue quickly became a popular choice amongst local dog lovers and a tourist drawcard for the small town of Tyabb on the Peninsula.
Dog daze at the cafe
The canine kiosk combines Anderson’s love for baking with her passion for pooches. Tired of the low quality treats on offer for her beloved pet, Anderson was inspired to create bakery and cafe that specialises in made to order eats and treats.
Taking inspiration from human fare, the doggie dishes included hamburgers, muffins and doughnut cakes and pets can ever quaff a puppachino or specially brewed doggie beer. Planning a birthday party for your beloved fur-baby? Never fear, Anderson has you covered from cakes to paw-ty packs. Everything is made fresh – and the baker stresses you won’t find artificial flavours or preservatives or factory floor offcuts in any of her treats.
It’s this attention to quality and detail that makes Mis Drew’s stand out from the crowd. Best of all, pooches and their owners can drop by for a meal or take-home treats to enjoy later.
Despite being packed with good-for-you ingredients, Anderson says Miss Drew’s decorated treats aren’t a replacement for your furry friend’s dinner bowl.
“Treat them as snacks or as with any “snacks” give them in moderation like a special reward or a birthday treat. If you’re after everyday treats we also have fruit, veggie & meat-based treats too.”
To ensure the quality of her treats, Anderson sources all her ingredients locally – plus all the meats, seafood, seasonal fruits and vegetables and fresh eggs are human grade. Doggie cookies and cake decorations use faux icing and faux fondant for cookies and cake decorations and a combination of both natural food colour as well high-grade food colour that is dog suitable for special or occasional treats.
“Baking is something I really enjoy, and to combine it with making treats for dogs, is great.” Anderson says.
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