After teasing the dog-loving populace with pictures of sleepy puppies in their Facebook page, Barkin' Blends, Manila's first dog cafe, finally opened its doors last September 6, 2014.
Barkin' Blends allows animal lovers to enjoy a cup of coffee in the company of cute puppies. The cafe is separated into two: the Dogs Zone and the Humans Only Zone. To stay in the dog zone for a maximum of two hours, one must pay an admission fee of P180 (fee is inclusive of one drink). Sanitation measures are required before mingling with Barkin' Blends' resident puppies: a Shih Tzu, Golden Retrievers, a pug, a Beagle, a Sharpei, and a Siberian Husky. Visitors are required to follow strict interaction rules for the benefit of both humans and puppies.
Regular "pupcakes", cake slices, and coffee blends can be consumed at the Humans Only Zone for around P250 per head.
Barkin Blends is at 91 Rosa Alvero Street, J&R Concon Centre, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines. The cafe is open from Monday to Sunday, 12:00 nn – 9:00 pm. For more info, check out their Facebook Page: Barkin' Blends Dog Cafe.