Our Story

Launched in October 2017 by founder and business owner Katie McKee, Wally’s Dog Cafe is a mobile coffee van with a doggy twist. Katie is a Central Victorian dog lover with a passion to provide a dedicated cafe experience for pooches while also being "human friendly" and offering all of your coffee essentials.

Wally’s has both a human and K9 menu that features a range of yummy and specially designed foods for your pooch.

Some of our most popular dog menu item are pupcakes (cupcakes for dogs) and doggy donuts. A pupcake is a locally sourced and preservative free meat based cake decorated with a lactose free icing. Doggy donuts are a peanut butter donut shaped biscuit coated in yoghurt and carob. To see our full product range, click here.

The idea for Wally’s Dog Cafe started by combining Katie’s love for dogs, strong work ethic and ten years of retail management experience. Growing up surrounded by a family run small business has provided Katie with the knowledge and experience needed to pursue her dream and make her vision a reality (that, and lots of planning and research!).

Who is Wally?

While growing up, Katie was supplied with an endless amount of mischief, fun and smiles from a Golden Labrador, Wally, Wally’s Dog Cafe is dedicated to the loving memory of her childhood best friend.

The cafe name is in memory of Wally as well as the logo features a silhouette of Katie’s pooch, Benson the French Bulldog who sadly passed away at the end of 2018. Benson will always be remembered as her strongest inspiration and support to put Wally’s Dog cafe into action.