Ten-Second Takeaway

If you’re looking for a day-long retreat and love dogs, good food, and classic Bangalore weather, then TherPup is a must visit! We took along one of our doggie pals to test the cafe out.

Chow Down

Burgers, sandwiches and nachos

Sip On

Coffee, fresh fruit juice

Winning For

A cafe full of doggies to hang out with, need we say more? But apart from that, the lovely open air location and the food are totally worth making the trip to Whitefield for.

Lowdown On The Ambience

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TherPup is done up with charming hand-painted dog murals. Their main attraction, however, are the dogs! Five of the more friendlier ones are in the main restaurant area, and two hyper indies are in a separate yard. Each time someone arrived at the cafe, the dogs would charge at the gate in a giant pack, greeting the newcomers with wagging tails and wet noses. The cafe is run by Vinayak, the head chef, and Ankur, a certified dog trainer, who are assisted by several volunteers. I decided to give the cafe a try  with a friend and her ten-year-old dog, Zia.

What’s On The Menu?

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I ordered a Big Mouth Chicken Burger {get ready for gigantic bites}, a plate of nachos and a fresh fruit juice. For my puppy pal, I got Sweet Potato Kisses {dried yak cheese and honey-dipped potatoes} — clearly, your pup will be spoilt for choice here. Honestly, the dog menu looked so good, I was on the verge of ordering from it myself until the waiter stopped me.

Zia loved her food, which was crafted not only to be tasty for dogs, but also healthy. My burger was delicious {the accompanying fries were stale}, but messy. I ended up reaching for the tissues every few seconds to maintain some semblance of normality! The nachos, however, were perfection and were doused in salsa and beans — they even altered the dish to suit my vegan friend!

So, We’re Thinking…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Zia was initially afraid of the other dogs, but Ankur was able to guide her and calm her down, and before we all knew it, she was resting peacefully alongside her canine companions. If you want to bring your dog, or you yourself are afraid of dogs but want to go, take a chance. The people that run the cafe are extremely well versed on how to deal with these situations. It’s a win on all sides!

LBBTip

Google Maps stops mid-way to the cafe — just continue straight down the dirt road and turn into White Rose Layout.

Photos: Abheet Anand/LBB