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Le Waf

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Open Now: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Great place, friendly dogs even beans the barking beagle €5 entry including free coffee and cereal... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Cuddles with dogs and cookies

I had read about le Waf before coming to Lille and knew we had to visit. We went on a Wednesday... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deal, United Kingdom
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Le Waf is the first dog cafe in Europe -a place where you can have a cup of tea and a muffin surrounded with previously abandoned dogs.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
57 rue de la Barre, 59800, Lille, France
+33 9 83 74 60 21
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place, friendly dogs even beans the barking beagle €5 entry including free coffee and cereal €3 extra for a hot chocolate We came across this place completely by accident and I had to go back the next day for a visit Loved it even...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thegreen24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had read about le Waf before coming to Lille and knew we had to visit. We went on a Wednesday morning for around opening but I can tell it gets busy so booking is probably a good idea. We had some yummy cookies but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Virtualvic
Caroline L, Owner at Le Waf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for this great review! Beans and Cannelle sends you lots of kisses

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Had a really good time at the Waf! There is plenty of beautiful and happy dog to pet and love. I would recommend making a reservation because it is quite a popular café!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank U1172BTanneg
Caroline L, Owner at Le Waf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Merci beaucoup pour cet avis :) A très vite

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

I went here very excited because I wanted to see and be with dogs. I got to see dogs, yes, but the atmosphere there was very uncomfortable. One of the workers was fine, she spoke to me in French a bit more quickly than I'd...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Caroline L, Owner at Le Waf, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Hello We are sincerely sorry to know that your experience at the Waf did not convince you and obviously take your remarks into account in order to try to improve and receive you in better conditions next time. Regarding the visitors present we are certain...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

I loved my visit to Le Waf. it is a brillient concept. 5 euro gets you tea,coffee and syrups also time to visit with the dogs. 3 euro will buy you a muffin. it is a fabulous place that provides a home for rescue dogs(...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Diane B
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit. The dogs are relaxed and affectionate The food and drinks were good and the owners are very kind. It’s defenitely worth a visit when you’re in Lille!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Juliet K
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Well worth the 100Km drive for us, this is the 2nd time we visit and are definitly planning to come back here! The dogs are super well trained, you can play with them or just pet them when they are sleepy. The staff is super...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Arno L
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Dogs, ethical, vegan cake. Very welcoming in French and English. You can eat or drink as much coffee, tea and water as you like and pet the dogs. Some are up for adoption too so it’s such a good thing to support. There’s a 5...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sarah_trees
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Would recommend for dog lovers - for €5 you can play with the dogs and unlimited coffee / tea. The dogs are so cute! Friendly and English speaking staff. Great fun and would certainly visit again when in Lille.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank poiuytrewq823743
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Do you like dogs? Whatever answer popped in your mind, you must visit le Waf! This is the first dog coffee place in the world (as far as the owners know), so you'd be part of something historic! Or you can just go for the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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