Dragons’ Den 2023: Cafe featured on BBC show where dogs can meet up and socialise is coming to Edinburgh

Pair seen on Dragons’ Den are bringing their dog-friendly event to the Capital

An Edinburgh bar is set to be transformed into a cafe where dogs of similar breeds can meet up and socialise – and it all sounds barking!

Hot off their recent appearance on BBC’s Dragons’ Den, Anushka Fernando and James Morgan of POP+BARK dog events are bringing their popular Cockapoo Café, to Revolution bar on Chambers Street on March 26.

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The day will be split into breed-specific time-slots for owners of certain breeds to bring their dogs in at different times.

Anushka and James of POP+BARK dog events will be bringing Cockapoo Café to Edinburgh. Photo: Raven Imagery

The Dachshund Cafe will run between 11.20am and 12.40pm, the Cockapoo Cafe between 12.40pm and 2pm, the Frenchie Cafe between 2pm and 3.30pm and the Pug Cafe from 3.20pm.

On the day, there will be plenty of dog-friendly treats and experiences available – including the Pupuccino bar and the Pupcorn bar at which drinks and food is served for the canines. There'll also be a bath-tub ballpit, a doggy bakery and a pop-up boutique.

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In addition, the event is 90s-themed, with music from the decade photo opportunities. Nineties-style fancy dress is also encouraged.

During their appearance on Dragons’ Den, POP+BARK’s venture caught the interest of businessmen Steven Bartlett and Toukar Suleman, both of whom offered investment to the ambitious couple. Although the negotiations fizzled out and the pair left without investment, they got a big stamp of approval from the Dragons for their innovative business.

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Anushka says: “Dragons’ Den was an amazing experience and we feel honoured to have been chosen to pitch our business to the investors.

“We certainly had fun convincing them how much fun our events are, and although we didn’t get investment, they loved the concept.

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“Bring your dachshund, pug, frenchie or cockapoo for a fantastic socialisation experience, lots of fun photo opportunities, treats and the chance to meet fellow dog owners in the local area.

“We have been to Scotland before with our events. We love how friendly and dog-mad everyone is, and we can’t wait to bring Cockapoo Café here for the first time.”

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The day is organised into breed specific time slots:

11:20am – Dachshund Cafe

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12:40pm – Cockapoo Café

2pm – Frenchie Café

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3:20pm – Pug Cafe

Tickets are on sale now at POPANDBARK.COM

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