Outsider Tart, Chiswick review…

Outsider Tart is a dog friendly American bakery that specialises in cakes, pies, tarts, customs orders and most importantly, dog treats.

As I’m a notoriously fussy eater (you can’t even tempt me with liver), Chloe struggles to find many treats that amuse me. But these are definitely my favourite, I spent a whole hour sniffing around and charming the staff into bring me more over.

Anyway, moving quickly onto the human bits. In addition to being a bakery, there is a rather large seating area for a Chiswick High Road shop front and plenty of room for me to curl up between tables, where you get table service with American comfort food.

Chloe ordered an coffee that came in a take away cup instead of the usual dine in crockery one would come to expect, but as the coffee was good and feelings about that quickly washed over her.

For food, Chloe got the first vegetarian thing she spotted on the menu – although the name of the dish escaped her, it was two fried eggs on a bed of vegetable chilli, cheese and quinoa. Taking into account it was comfort food in a cafe, she rates it as a 7/10.

As for the cakes, we took a peanut butter marshmallow concoction home, which I wasn’t allowed to share with Chloe, but she said it was excellent.

Good points:

I was fussed over by everyone, even the chef came out from the kitchen.

The dog treats were amazing and were offered to take some home

Big seating space for cafe


Bad points:

Chloe didn’t feel particularly welcome when entering, staff cold initially – but warmed up v quickly

It was very quiet, although perhaps time – it was 3pm on Thursday after lunchtime



Today I’m wearing the Mungo & Maud Byzantine Collar in Grey (£95) and Bandana in Blue (£26.95)

My bestie, Yoda.

Although we as Boxer’s have a reputation as notorious cat chasers, my cat friend Yoda and I live together in perfect harmony. We are approximately the same age, however Yoda was with Chloe from 12 weeks and I’ve just been recently adopted.

Yoda wasn’t particularly happy for the first few hours of my being in the house, but it didn’t take me long to turn things around.

Yoda is a very rare breed called the ‘Dwelf’. He is very similar to a Sphynx as he is hairless, and also is comparable to the Munchkin variety as he is drawf-like and has incredibly short legs.

I think the reason we get along so well is because Dwelf cats are extremely sociable and interactive, with many of their owners describing them as being dog-like.

Chloe has to devote a large proportion of her time to him as he can be quite needy and does get jealous when I get more attention. He likes to sit on her shoulder as she works on the laptop similar to a parrot.

About Fidel and his human…


Hello, my name is Fidel (yes like Fidel Castro).

I am a 15 month old male German Boxer, imported from the Czech Republic for the purpose of being a guard dog. My current human, Chloe, has adopted me recently so I can lead a more chilled out life as a domestic princess.

I currently reside in West London, and am getting used to the busy streets and all the swan’s my human won’t let me play with in Hyde Park.

Chloe, the human gets to spend all day with me as she is currently studying for her Masters in Psychotherapy and spends most of her time working from home. She often refers to me as her therapy dog, because I like to comfort her when her when she has panic attacks and suffers with anxiety.

As well as keeping my human company, I also live with a Sphynx cat called Yoda and we’re the best of friends.

The world would be a much nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog. — M.K. Clinton