Waf in English

Please note that The Waf will be closed from the 4th to the 14th of June, and every Monday in June. Thanks! 🙂

If you are not yet convinced that Lille is DEFINITELY the best place to be in France (if not the world), you probably haven’t come to The Waf yet. That’s because we’re the first dog café in Europe! That’s right – a café where not only you can have a tea, cookies, and awesome Sunday brunches, you can also pet our dogoes. Basically heaven on earth.

So how exactly does it work?

We have 7-8 dogs here -they all come from animal rescue centres. We adopted 5 of them: Wookie, Pyme, Muffy, Zazou and Marley. You’ll see, they’re super-cute.

Chiens du Waf

Then, we have 2 to 3 dogs that are for adoption. They are dogs that were previously abandoned, and we keep them with us time for them to find a new happy home!

Awesome! So can I come for a coffee?

Absolutely! The way it works is there is a 5€ entry fee -it includes unlimited tea, coffee and squash. If you’re feeling greedy, we also sell cakes and smoothies for 3 extra euros. If you’re thinking of coming on a week-end or with a big group, we advise you to make a reservation first, by e-mailing ophelie@lewaf.fr


Yey! Where can I find you?

In the “Vieux Lille” quarters, at 57 rue de la Barre.

Can I come with my dog ?

Unfortunately, no. Muffy is super-mean to dogs he doesn’t know, especially when they try to enter his territory. So if you try to come in with Fido, he may lose his ear. (Don’t worry, besides that Muffy is harmless -he mostly sleeps and eats all day).