Have you heard about New South Wales' newest dog cafe? Maggie's Dog Cafe opened its doors in early April 2017 in Moonee Beach, a small town on the Mid North Coast. It's conveniently located near the newly upgraded Pacific Highway, and its close location to beautiful Coffs Harbour makes it well worth a trip out, should you not live in the local area. To put things into perspective, Maggie's Dog Cafe is approximately:
15 minutes from Coffs Harbour
4 hours from Brisbane
6 hours from Sydney
Having lived only as a dream of Lisa and Stephen's for many years, their vision has finally come to life in the form of this doggy paradise in front of your eyes. Maggie's was named, of course, after Lisa and Stephen's furbaby "Maggie", who you may see walking around the shop to welcome you and your pooch and ensure you are having a good time here. Maggie's was created to provide our beloved furbabies with a luxury location to have fun! You're talking off-leash play areas, doggy pampering, doggy boutique shopping... and of course, an extensive doggy menu to suit all canine taste buds! What are you waiting for, ladies and gentlemen, dogs and puppies? Quick, hop in the car, and let's get moving!
Maggie's Dog Cafe, Shop and Salon's business card.
There is both indoor and outdoor seating available at Maggie's Dog Cafe. Outdoor seating is located at the shop front, tiled with plenty of astroturf grass that will keep your pooch happy - beats lying on concrete ground any day, right?! There is "pet parking" available where you can attach your dog's leash to, to ensure that we have no runaway dogs on our hands. There are also tables inside the cafe, including group tables that are suitable for larger parties. Best of all, these larger tables also have hooks under the seats, again for the purposes of making sure your fun-loving pooch doesn't wander off and join a different party instead!
Open and spacious; plenty of room to have fun here at Maggie's Dog Cafe.
Needless to say, there is a wide range of choices in regards to food and drinks for your pooch. All meals at Maggie's are home-made and contain fresh, locally sourced human-grade ingredients; many of their ingredients are doggy superfoods which aid a healthy balanced diet for Fido. Looking for something to wash down your dog's hearty meal with? Look no further - opt for a Puppicino, Barkeraide, or a Paw Blonde Doggy Beer! All three choices are from L'Barkery, a Brisbane-based online bakery that was founded and fuelled by a love of animals, and born with a combined experience of over 40 years in the pet industry. And of course, no meal out is complete without dessert! All of Maggie's desserts are dairy free and full of nutritional seasonal vegetables. How does a frozen pupsicle sound? Or some doggie ice cream? Or perhaps some puppy treats, including an amazing selection from Miss Drew's Bakery?
Lucky for us pawrents, Maggie's caters for our stomachs too! Check out the fridge display for a selection of delicious cakes and pastries, supplied by k'pane, an artisan bakery that supports the ancient art of sourdough bread and artisan baking, which involves hand moulding and finishing of all products. There is also a wide range of drinks available, from hot drinks such as coffee (brewed using Penny Farthing Coffee Roasters, with beans roasted locally in Coffs Harbour) and tea (supplied by Red Sparrow Tea Company), to cold drinks such as a variety of milkshakes. There are also drinks specifically made for the little ones.
There are two separate, fully-fenced off-leash play areas inside the cafe - rain, hail, or shine, Maggie's is here to provide a space for dogs to have a fun off-leash romp during their visit. One of the play areas is specifically designated for small dogs 10kg or under, whereas the other welcomes dogs of all sizes to come and join in on the fun. With plenty of fun toys inside, your pooch is guaranteed to have the time of their lives - and might even meet the love of their life while they're there!
Combining the best of both worlds (namely food and shopping), having a boutique pet store within Maggie's is possibly the best idea ever. There's a lot of products packed into a relatively small space, so there's heaps to browse through. Go on, have a quick look - you know you want to!
In addition to being a dog cafe and a salon, Maggie's also serves as a luxury grooming salon for the extra spoilt pooches. You can even choose to have pawdicures done! For a full list of services, click here.
Doggos looking extra spiffy after a trip to Maggie's Dog Salon! Photos taken from Maggie's Dog Cafe, Shop & Salon's Facebook page, and compiled into a collage.
And if your dog's barkday or adoptversary is coming up soon, how about booking a doggie birthday pawty? Talk to one of Maggie's staff today about holding your dog's next birthday party here; pawty packages can be customised to suit your needs, so don't be afraid to ask!