Pucci Cafe, luxury dog ​​restaurant and boutique opens in Katy

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When it comes to dog-friendly restaurants, Houston has no shortage of restaurants, bars, and cafes to explore. The opening of a fancy new restaurant and a luxury dog ​​shop in Katy sets the bar high among them.

The Pucci Cafe opened September 19 in LaCenterra’s upscale development at Cinco Ranch. Born out of an online store of the same name, which owners Bobby and Maria Davidson launched in 2019, the concept combines gourmet dog and human offerings with impressive pet retail.

The husband and wife team was inspired by the dog-friendly culture in European cities, where pets are commonplace on restaurant patios. Their experience in merchandising, design and business, as well as their love for animals, helped make this dual concept a reality.

One striking difference from other dog-friendly outposts in town is that Pucci places as much importance on his dog supplies as he does on the food of the human who accompanies him. An all-day menu includes pastries, sweet and savory baked goods, and charcuterie boards, while a dedicated dog-friendly bakery is stocked with human-grade treats. For thirsty humans, the menu is complemented by a robust beverage program of third-wave coffees, a full espresso bar, teas, cider, wine, and specialty beers.

Between eating and drinking, human customers can browse the on-site boutique, which offers designer canine accessories imported from around the world, like jewelry, jeweled collars, high-end clothing, and baby carriers. Pucci’s retail offerings extend to bath and beauty, with an exclusive collection of dog spa products free of genetically modified organisms and harsh chemicals.

Pucci Cafe has its own dog bakery with human-grade treats.

Julie Sofer

While pets may pass by, human visitors are sure to notice the restaurant’s attractive construction, with interiors designed by Houston-based Gin Design Group. The space combines gray concrete plaster and cherry red mosaic tiles with curvaceous millwork, moody accent lighting and cascading greenery, providing an aesthetic backdrop for humans and animals.

Plush furnishings and textiles in rich jewel tones with houndstooth accents extend to the sprawling 2,500-square-foot tiered, dog-friendly patio that overlooks Lake Cinco Ranch. Since dogs are not permitted inside the restaurant or shop in order to comply with Fort Bend County health regulations, the patio more than makes up for it with a fully enclosed Bark Park.

Pucci Cafe's patio overlooks Cinco Ranch Lake.

Pucci Cafe’s patio overlooks Cinco Ranch Lake.

Julie Sofer

The fenced play area is supervised at all times by a Pucci staff member and equipped with numerous water and waste stations, so guests can be free to eat and shop. Alternatively, pets can join their owners at a patio table, as long as they are on a leash.

Although dogs are warmly welcomed at the Pucci Cafe, they are not required to visit. LaCenterra’s scenic waterfront location is likely to appeal to Houstonians, whether they own dogs or not. As part of the Davidsons’ mission to provide an inclusive place for pets and their parents, they donate 5% of sales from all online and in-store purchases to dog rescue organizations.

Pucci

Find it: 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd Suite N200, Katy, TX 77494; (713) 391-8500
Hours: Every day 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.



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