The cafe's founder, Anushka told Eagle Radio, that she started a Pug Meet Up in Stoke Park about 6 months ago as a way to socialise with other pug lovers and owners in the area. The idea for the cafe came from there.
Due to a the power of social media, what started as a local event with 100 attendees soon grew to a viral hit and the Facebook event had over 2,000! In the end, they booked in 290 people and 130 pugs across the day.
The Pop Up Pug Cafe was held at Esquire's Cafe in Guildford where the team had produced an organic dog friendly menu including, 'woofins' and 'pug cakes'.