Guest Information – Cardiff Dachshund Cafe 9th June

Dachshund Cafe Cardiff on 9th June is a strictly booking only event.

If you have a confirmed booking and are attending, please have a read of the following information prior to your visit! If you have any questions please Contact Us.

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What to Expect

This will be the perfect chance to meet lots of friends – both furry and human – and as always it  will be off-lead so you’ll be able to give your dog the chance to socialise in a safe space.

Inside our beautiful venue – Revolucion de Cuba – you’ll find a menu dedicated to dogs that will include pupcakes, pupcorn, dognuts and lots more. Plus, free pupuccinos!

There will also be a human menu with a selection of delicious food and drinks including fruity cocktails, Cuban dishes, burgers and more – whatever tickles your fancy.

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Dog Etiquette & Care

While we make every effort to ensure the venue is safe for your dog, please do keep a watch over them at the event as we cannot take responsibility of their care.

Please ensure your dog has peed and pooped prior to your time slot. But don’t worry, if they have an accident and toilet inside the venue, we will have cleaning supplies and dog poo bags on hand for you to clean up after them.

We understand it may take a while for your dog to settle into this new environment, but if you feel your dog is really not enjoying the cafe experience then you are able to leave at any time – please just ask a member of staff to help you leave safely.

The cafe is a great chance to spoil your dog – this day is all about them! There will be lots of treats flying about, if your dog has food intolerances or you’d rather they didn’t get fed by anyone please borrow a ‘DO NOT FEED’ bandana from us upon arrival.

We also have ‘ANXIOUS’ bandanas that you can borrow if your dog is a little bit anxious infront of strangers – this will let them know your dog may need a little space.

Weather & Temperature

It is expected to partially cloudy with bursts of rain this Sunday with highs of 16 degrees, but in any case take care when travelling to and from this event with your dog.

The venue has suitable temperature control (full air conditioning and heating) and additional floor fans, but please do bring any cooling aids that will help keep your dog cool if needed.

We will have plenty of fresh water for the dogs, and will keep cooling mats and blankets on hand should your dog need it.

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Dog Lovers

Dog lovers really make our events super special and we really want you to enjoy this experience as much as possible! From past events we have found dog lovers really have a great time when they get as close to the action as possible so please don’t be afraid to sit on the floor and get involved – get down to their level and enjoy friends.

Every dog attending is there with their owner so don’t be afraid to chat to people, it’s a great opportunity to get to know the breed first hand. If you’d like a stroke or a cuddle with their dog then just ask – most people love if you give their dog attention.

Due to the unique nature of the event, if there are no-shows from owners there won’t be as many dogs as we had planned so please understand this is beyond our control.

Arrival at Our Event

You will enter the venue from the main entrance at Revolucion de Cuba. You will be directed upon arrival as to where to queue so please get in line!

We ask you do not arrive too early for your time slot as the time slot prior to yours will still be in action – we suggest 10 minutes arrival before your slot will be just fine!

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Confirmation Email & Entering

The team will sign you in prior to the time slot starting so please wait in line and get your booking confirmation ready to present either on your phone or printed off.

If you arrive late or need to leave early, please ask a team member to help you enter and leave safely. As there are dogs off lead inside, you should not open the doors alone.

Inside the Venue

We do not allocate tables to bookings as we find guests prefer selecting their own table that suits their party best – just tell the seater on arrival how many is in your party and we’ll guide you to an appropriate table or seat.

Revolucion de Cuba is a spacious, modern venue with a mix of high tables and standard tables so please do select a seat that suits you and get comfy!

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Food & Ordering

You can order food and drinks at the main bar. There will be a condensed menu specially picked for this event that will include breakfast options, lunch, desserts and more. Plus, delicious cocktails!

This event will see many people attending per time slot so there may be a small queue to order at the bar, but don’t worry, we have extra staff who will be working hard to make sure you are served as quickly as possible.

Safety at Dachshund Cafe

Dachshund Cafe is an off-lead event which means there will be dogs off lead inside. This is what makes our event truly special and enjoyable for the dogs – they get to enjoy socialising with other dogs in a safe area!

We do everything possible to secure the venue and keeping the main door closed is very important. Please do not open the door once inside, there will be a member of staff on hand by both exit doors to help you leave safely should you need to.

There will be doggy barriers infront of the main doors to ensure it is extra safe – please do not attempt to remove this barrier by yourself if wish to leave the venue early.

Doggy Food & Drink

Pupuccinos are free and will be served by the dog treat stand. The pupuccino consists of a paper espresso cup with a small amount of light whipped cream. This is only meant as a one-off treat and you are not obliged to take it if you do not want to.

There will be a doggy menu brought to you by Rudi’s The Doggy Bakery which includes pupcakes, cookies, dognuts and more. All items on this menu include dog-friendly ingredients, and an ingredients list will be available for you to look at. Please note all items are chargeable and range in price from £1 – £2.50.

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Please be aware we can only accept cash for dog purchases so make sure you bring cash with you if you would like to buy any dog treats.

As Revolucion de Cuba will be serving their human menu too please be careful when eating foods such as chocolate around the dogs – we cannot take responsibility if they accidentally ingests food that they cannot eat.

Social Sharing

We would love for you to share photos of your experience at our event. Please upload your photos and videos and tag us in so we can see and share them.

Our social channels are as follows:

Dachshund Cafe

facebook.com/DachshundCafeUK / instagram.com/thedachshundcafe

Revolucion de Cuba Cardiff

facebook.com/deCuba.Cardiff/ instagram.com/revdecubacardiff

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Car Parking 

Our recommendation for parking close to the event is:

NCP – Greyfriars Road, Cardiff CF10 3AD – 244 spaces – £8 for 2 hours

NCP -Westgate Street, Quay Street, Cardiff CF10 1DZ – 334 spaces – £7.70 for 2 hours

Capitol Shopping Centre, Queen Street, Cardiff CF10 2HQ – 388 spaces – £2 for 2 hours

Please check Parkopedia for several other parking options (including free parking) – just type in the venue address The Friary, Cardiff CF10 3FA and a list of nearby car parks will come up.

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

Trains

The nearest station is Cardiff Queen Street which is a 9 minute walk away, and Cardiff Central is a 15 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 to arrange an emergency appointment at the nearest vet.

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