Two Auckland cafés have made an absolute dog’s breakfast of their latest publicity stunt, which will see green-lipped mussels and free-range meat being fed to mutts.
For four weekends, the Kohi Beach and Takapuna Beach Cafés will feature a special canine menu allowing patrons to indulge their four-legged friends with a healthy treat.
‘Bone Appetit’ is a collaboration between café consortium the Hipgroup and natural New Zealand dog food company K9 Natural.
“People get to pop in, we’ll have a degustation dine-in menu available, or for those dogs on the run, they can take a doggy bag away,” says Jo O’Sullivan of K9 Natural.
“This is a really good opportunity for us to get people thinking about what they feed their dogs in general and making healthy choices, like they make healthy choices for themselves.”
“It’s all a bit of fun. Sometimes you’ve got to throw a dog a bone as they put a smile on our faces every day of the week. Just like you and me, they deserve a treat from time to time,” says Andrew Brown of the Hipgroup.
“I’ve heard those cat cafés have gone off in England and other places around the world, so who knows – this might be the next big thing in Auckland.”
Bone Appetit starts on July 30 and runs all day Saturday and Sunday until August 20.