Blackpool’s only heated dog café named after owner’s French Bulldog

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Doggy quarter pounders, scrambled eggs and sausages are among the many canine treats available at Caffe Chicco


Sign for Bubba's @ Caffe Chico, Blackpool
Sign for Bubba’s @ Caffe Chico, Blackpool (Image: LancsLive)

For those who haven’t noticed the giant puppy dog eyes staring out at them as they walk along Blackpool Promenade South, you may do now after we tell you that the dog pictured is a real dog and is often in there as ambassador of his owner’s business.

“Bubba”‘, as he is known, is the inspiration for the doggy café that is now housed within Caffe Chicco on South Shore.

Described as “Blackpool’s only heated dog café”, in Bubba’s café your four legged friends can not only come in with you but they can also eat from their own menu.

The specials include quarter pounder ‘n’ peas, chicken pieces ‘n’ carrots, two sausages, scrambled eggs, a bowl of biscuits and biscuits and milk.

Sweet treats include doggy muffins, cupcakes, popcorn and donuts.

The "Doggy" specials board
The “Doggy” specials board (Image: LancsLive)

Owner Lee Griffin told LancsLive: “The treats are actually made by my friend and are sold all over the country. We decided to introduce the dog café around 5 years ago but Caffe Chicco started around 14 years ago.

“As soon as we started the dog café we got about 20 dogs in at once and it’s taken off really well.

“They’re always well behaved, sometimes you get the odd little naughty boy but apart from that, they’re really good.

“You get some people who might think ‘oh I don’t want a dog in here, it might smell’ but they don’t and people without dogs love coming and seeing them.