Frenchie Cafe Manchester x The Secret Life of Pets 2 – coming soon!

FRENCHIE CAFE is woofing its way to Manchester again…

YES! A very special cafe dedicated to our Frenchie pals is opening so you can enjoy lunch with a seriously cute side of cuddles.

This exciting pop up is brought to you by the famous Pug Cafe and Universal Pictures UK to celebrate the release of The Secret Life of Pets 2, in cinemas May 24th.


The Secret Life of Pets 2 is the must-see movie for dog owners and lovers, and will follow summer 2016’s blockbuster about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

Frenchie Cafe will celebrate all things french bulldog and the brand new movie with a special menu dedicated to dogs including Pupcakes, Dognuts, Pupcorn, Pawsecco, Paw Star Martinis and more.

Have you ever wondered what your Frenchie gets up to at home? We’ll have lots of fun photo opportunities for you and your pug to recreate their secret life…

Plus, every Frenchie will receive a FREE Pupuccino and The Secret Life of Pets 2 surprise GIFT!

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Humans… you can also enjoy a menu of tasty dishes, delicious coffee, cocktails and more at The Refinery Spinningfields. You’ll also get a FREE Secret Life of Pets 2 CUPCAKE thanks to Universal!

This is the pawfect opportunity for you and your Frenchie to enjoy the best doggy day out, meet and make friends with other fabulous pugs, and enjoy some treats and special freebies…

Don’t have your own French Bulldog? Don’t worry, you can still enjoy Frenchie Cafe! Dog lovers can come and meet some new four-legged pals, and enjoy plenty of furry cuddles at this unique event.

It’s the doggy day out and dog lovers experience that everyone is talking about, Pug Cafe events have been seen and heard on ITV, Sky News, BBC, The Telegraph, LADbible, Metro and more!

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Tickets for this event is limited, and the event is organised into 70 minute time slots that start at 1.45pm and 6.45pm only.

Frenchie Owners £7.50
Frenchie Lovers £10

Booking opens & tickets available from 10am on Sunday 14th April 2019. Full Booking Instructions below:

We’ve answered some Frequently Asked Questions for Frenchie Cafe Manchester.

If you can’t find the answer to your question, please contact us via Direct Message!

When and where is this Secret Life of Pets 2 Frenchie Cafe?

Sunday 19th May 2019 at The Refinery Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Boulevard, XYZ Building, Manchester M3 3AQ

What is Secret Life of Pets 2 Frenchie Cafe?

Frenchie Cafe is a pop up cafe. It is a one day event that is hosted by events company Pug Cafe & Universal Pictures UK.

It is being held to celebrate the release of The Secret Life of Pets 2 – in cinemas May 24th – so you can expect lots of fun movie props and photo opportunities. There’ll also be some exciting freebies thanks to Universal Pictures!

Do I need a booking?

Yes! You need a confirmed booking to attend as all Pug Cafe events are strictly booking only and we do not allow walk-ins.

Is this event for all breeds?

We will be welcoming Pugs, Dachshunds, Pomeranians and French Bulldogs to this event as it is in collaboration with our sister pop up events.

However, all the time slots are BREED SPECIFIC so Frenchies will be in their own time slot with their fellow Frenchie friends.

The Frenchie time slots are 70 minutes long and start at 1.45pm and 6.45pm.

What can I expect at Frenchie Cafe?

Treat your furry best friend to a special cafe experience just for them! They’ll get to tuck into treats, meet lots of new friends, mingle and rub paws in a safe, off-lead space. The perfect doggy day out! You’ll also get to meet fellow Frenchie owners, and enjoy delicious food and drinks – a great paw-ty atmosphere.

Dog lovers who don’t have their own Frenchies are welcome to the pop up cafe, and can expect to meet lots of Frenchies, make new friends both furry and human, and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience perfect for any dog lover.

This event is in collaboration with Universal Pictures UK to celebrate the release of The Secret Life of Pets 2, in cinemas 24th May, so you can enjoy plenty of fab photo opportunities.

There will also be free Secret Life of Pets 2 cupcakes for humans, free pupuccinos for dogs, and a free doggy gift!

Is there a Facebook event for this?

Yes – please RSVP at our Event page to receive notifications about the event including when booking is open. Please note, by RSVP-ing as attending this does not mean you are booked for the event.

How do I book if I am a FRENCHIE OWNER?

Booking opens 10am on Sunday 14th April. All bookings are made over email.

We will release a booking email address at this time and you will need to email us with the following details:

1. Your Full Name
2. Number of French Bulldogs – include their names & photos (we will need this for your ticket)
3. Number of Humans – include ages of children 16 & under so we can calculate your discount
4. Your preferred time slot – either 1.45pm or 6.45pm If you are completely flexible please state but only if you are 100% flexible.

Our events are extremely popular so we strongly advise you send your booking request as soon as the booking email is released if you hope to be successful. It is worth preparing the email in advance and keeping it ready to send!

We take your details in order to make your booking, please see our Privacy Policy.

What are the time slots available?

Time slots are 70 minutes long and start at 1.45pm or 6.45pm.

How do I book if I am a FRENCHIE LOVER?

Booking opens 10am on Sunday 14th April. All bookings are made over email.

We will release a booking email address at this time and you will need to email us with the following details:

1. Your Full Name
2. Total Humans – please include ages of children 16 and under so we can calculate your discount
3. Contact Number
4. Your preferred time slot – either 1.45pm or 6.45pm. If you are completely flexible please state so but only if you are 100% flexible.

Where will the booking email addresses be published?

You will find the booking email addresses on, & Facebook Event Page.

What happens after I’ve sent you my booking request?

We will start processing the requests in the order we receive them, and you should start to hear back within 12 hours but it can take up to 3 days. If you have been successful we will reply to you offering you a time slot, and include the terms of your booking, if you agree you will need to make payment via PayPal.Me.

If we are already fully booked by the time we get to your booking email, we will email you to let you know and ask if you would like to join our waiting list. We will then contact you if and when space becomes available.

How do I pay if I have been successful with my request?

You will need to pay via the PayPal.Me link we send you so please ensure you have signed up for a PayPal account prior to booking. You must pay your booking fee within 48 hours. We will then send your confirmation email to you once we have received payment.

How much is it to attend?

£7.50 each for Frenchie Owners and £10 each for Frenchie Lovers. Children 16 and under receive a 20% discount.

Children 6 and under go FREE. All Frenchies go FREE.

What does this include?

Primarily, the fee covers your entry to the event. We charge a fee as it takes time and resources to organise events of this scale, and we have a team of staff who work hard to ensure this event is enjoyed by both dogs and humans.

Frenchie Owners will receive a complimentary pupuccino each for their dogs and Frenchie Lovers will receive a bag of dog treats so they can make friends with the French Bulldogs.

Humans will also enjoy a free The Secret Life of Pets 2 branded cupcake, and all dogs receive a free doggy gift!

Professional photos taken at the event are also available online post-event, free of charge.

Do I need to print off my booking confirmation?

You should print your booking confirmation email and bring it with you on the day. Alternatively, you can also show it to us on your phone if this is more convenient for you.

Can I swap my slot with someone else?

Please do not swap your slot with another guest or give away your time slot whether that be personally, via online giveaway or competition. It is forbidden to sell your booking on.

All changes must be made through Pug Cafe via the booking email. We only accept transfer requests if you are ill, your dog is unwell or has come into season, or you have extenuating circumstances, and it will always be at the discretion of the Pug Cafe team.

Do you have a refund policy?

We operate a strict refund policy and this will be outlined to you in your Booking Terms and Conditions.

Can I just turn up?

All Pug Cafe events are strictly booking only and you will not be able to come to the event without a confirmed booking.

In order to attend you must have read and agreed to our Booking Terms and Conditions prior to paying for your booking, and we must hold your contact details in the event of an altercation with another dog or human at the event that needs resolving.

Does my French Bulldog have to meet certain criteria to attend Frenchie Cafe?

Yes! If you are bringing your Frenchie, they must be:

  • Friendly and well socialised with other dogs
  • Up to to date with their vaccinations
  • Healthy and not showing any symptoms of contagious illness nor suffering (or recently suffered) from Kennel Cough.
  • NOT IN SEASON at the event

Will the venue be open as normal that day?

The Refinery Spinningfields will be closed to the public for the day

Will this event be safe?

We pride ourselves on putting on safe events – you can read our Pug Cafe Reviews on Facebook. Our main priority is to host a safe and fun event for both dogs and humans which is why we take manual bookings and adhere to a strict capacity limit.

This is a risk-assessed event, and we will do everything possible to ensure it is safe for all those attending. Unlike other dog events, Pug Cafe does not use a third party ticketing site and we will ensure your time slot has a happy mix of dogs, humans, families, children etc.

How many French Bulldogs can I bring?

Maximum four, but if you want to bring more please request in your booking email. It may not be fulfilled, but we will always try our best to fit in your party. Always ensure you are bringing enough people to help take care of all your dogs!

Please do not make large group bookings, if you wish to be in the same slot as your friends please let us know in your email and we will try to accommodate you.

Are French Bulldog crosses allowed?

Yes absolutely! Please be sure to tell us what mix they are in your booking email.

Are other breeds allowed to attend?

At Frenchie Cafe only French Bulldogs are able to attend.

Should I bring an anxious French Bulldog?

If your dog is slightly anxious or nervous then it is up to you as a responsible owner to decide whether the event is suitable for them. We do have ‘ANXIOUS’ bandanas you can borrow for your time slot. You can speak to us at time of booking to discuss any concerns prior to paying.

Do I need a French Bulldog to attend Frenchie Cafe?

Frenchie Cafe is primarily for French Bulldog owners, but we do have many allocates spaces per time slot for guests without dogs. We always welcome dog lovers to events – it’s a great opportunity to learn about the breed from owners, make friends, enjoy the company of the dogs and enjoy the unique experience.

Car Parking

Our personal recommendation for parking close to the event is:

NCP – £12 for 2 hours, 30 minutes / 1 min to destination /680 spaces Spinningfields New Quay Street Manchester M3 3BE


NCP – £7 for 2 hours, 30 minutes / 6 min to destination / 620 spaces New Bailey Street Manchester M3 5EN

Please check Parkopedia for several other parking options (including free parking) – just type in the venue address 1 Hardman Boulevard, XYZ Building, Manchester M3 3AQ and a list of nearby car parks will come up.

For cheaper car parking alternatives that can be pre-booked, please visit


The nearest station is Salford Central Station which is a 5 minute walk.

First Aid

Pug Cafe team members are trained in dog first aid so if you have any concerns please see James at the venue. If for any reason your pug requires urgent veterinary help, we will help you call VetsNow Greater Manchester – 0161 222 6101 – to arrange an emergency appointment at the nearest vet

How can I meet fellow guests?

Please join our group FRENCHIE CAFE to meet both your fellow four-legged and human guests. You can get to know guests in your time slot prior to the event, share your photos from the event and lots more. This group is open to dog owners and dog lovers!

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