Something that’s recently come to my attention is that despite personally working in Cheltenham I perhaps don’t know every dog friendly place that my home town has to offer. This is something I’m now on a mission to discover so a few days ago Coops & I popped into Cheltenham for a photo shoot in Pitville Park and to find a spot of lunch somewhere afterwards to.
Strolling through town we came across a little Cafe called The Wellness & Co which I must admit I didn’t know was there. From the outside it looks so bright, fresh & clean and thus was so surprised when a lovely lady inside asked if Coops wanted a dog biscuit and then proceeded to inform me they were in fact dog friendly. Needless to say I was straight in there to try it out.
You pay upstairs and then seating is all downstairs but yet so light, bright and nicely decorated. (Very Instagramable!) As you may have guessed from the name of the cafe everything on the menu is freshly made and they believe that diet and nutrition are key to optimum health.
They carefully source seasonal natural ingredients which means their menu changes on a regular basis. You can choose from vibrant bowls of salads and mains as well as some seriously amazing looking cakes, muffins, fresh smoothies, coffees and ethically sourced teas. There also seemed to be good options for Vegetarians & Vegans to.
One thing that really stuck out to me about the place was their whole Company Ethos especially their “pay it forward” scheme. Every time you buy a coffee there, they provide a meal and a days education for a street child in Ethiopia. Just an amazing thing for a small business to do.
What I really liked though was just how dog friendly they were. Every member of staff fussed over Coops and offered him biscuits and water. There is no doubt, I will definitely be going back for sure as I would very much like to eat my way through the ever changing menu as it all looked so yummy.
Have you got any favourite local cafes where you live? Let us know in the comments and you never know we might pop and visit.
Fi & Coops xXx