Chew Chew Cafe

Saturday Harley had a doggie play date with Rino & Jiro.

I met Jeff & Ben at their place in St Leonards and we walked with our pooches (I don’t know if their dogs could be classified as ‘pooch’ as they are a lot more masculine than Harley!) to Chew Chew Cafe which is situated at Wollstonecraft train station.

Chew Chew is a cute little pet restaurant & shop that specializes in healthy, nutritious meals and treats for dogs. It’s run by a lovely Japanese couple fronted by Naoko who is a animal nutritionist.


It’s such a kitsch idea I know. And if you don’t have a dog, or you don’t humanise your dog like I do (Cesar would freak!), you’ll think it’s pretty nuts that there is a cafe dedicated to animals with menus and even doggiechinos! But it’s a fun way to socialize your pet and of course I know that it’s more for the owner than the dog!

Naoko loves Rino and Jiro as they are regulars to her shop. They are an old breed called Shiba Inu, which are the smallest of the six original and distinct breeds of dog from Japan. They are direct descendents from the original canine, the wolf and is one of the few ancient dog breeds still in existence in the world today (unlike Harley who is a cavoodle and about 10 years old as a breed).

Harley had a great time being humped by Rino (all while Jeff, Ben & Naoko were running cross country after Jiro who did a runner at the first possible opportunity), meeting a tiny little Chihuahua with an inferiority complex and rolling with a chubby Pug called Pepper!

Chew Chew Cafe | Wollstonecraft Station, Shop 3, Railway Walk | 02 9460 7111
Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday  9:00 – 4:00
Saturday – 10:00 – 3:00
Sunday – 10:00 – 3:00

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Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

2 thoughts on “Chew Chew Cafe

  1. ha-ha! there are a few places in the States that are similar. I think it’s quite acceptable to love your dog like a human! then again, I have Angel, my gorgeous Malamute!

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