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Coffee and beagle: Animal-friendly cafes jazz up meal time for pet lovers

  • Budi Sutrisno

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, November 10, 2019   /  03:03 pm
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Visitors play with dogs at the Paws and Tails Dog Cafe in Gading Serpong, South Tangerang, Banten.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

White Samoyed Popeye and light gray Alaskan malamute Arran, both 18-months old, were jumping around in their playroom at Kelapa Gading Mall, North Jakarta, occasionally running up to guests visiting for an early dinner. The two pooches were among 15 variegated dogs at the Boogie and Doggie café, which customers can interact with during meal time. “As a pet lover, I always wanted to have quality time hanging out with my dogs, but I noticed there were not enough accessible spots that allow pets to visit, especially in the Kelapa Gading area, despite an abundance of dog lovers,” said co-owner Viony Lionardo recently. While spending time eating out with pets can be complicated in Jakarta, as many eateries do not allow visitors to bring their animals along, pet-friendly cafes are now blossoming in Greater Jakarta. Viony launched Boogie and Doggie in April this y...