The Hideaway Cafe in Southsea opens doors and welcomes dogs and owners alike

A brand new cafe in Southsea has gone down a treat with locals because it is a community venue that welcomes dogs in particular.

The cafe is owned by Chloe Wheeler and her family who all have involvement in the business venture which offers a breakfast and lunch menu as well as puppuccino’s for dogs.

The business has high hopes for the future and Chloe is hoping to offer a grooming salon and a photography studio at the venue.

Chloe Wheeler, owner of The Hideaway Cafe, said: “We are focusing on catering for humans, kids but also, in particular dogs so we will end up having a dog grooming salon, a photography studio as well and then people can sit and have a coffee, they can have their dog groomed and they can always go into the photography studio as welll for a little photoshoot.

"I have another little dog business where I make natural handmade treats, I’ve got a harness selection so ever since I started doing that, my family and I always thought it would be a good idea to branch out a bit more. We never thought it would actually happen and it has happened so it is just the progression from that really.

"It’s very much a family business so there’s a few of us involved – we are very accessible and we have loads of space so we very warmly welcome pushchairs, wheelchairs, walkers, many many dogs – so we are very open and accessible so do pop by.”

The cafe also offers numerous community events including wine tasting, wreath making and bauble making workshops.

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