Humans aren’t the only ones having delicious meals, however. Eco-conscious Edgar offers organic pet snacks, and dogs are welcome inside the shop. Wagyu, Walnut and Dooby are regulars, say Cheung and Tobari, and the pooches are often tasked with taste testing new products, a job they take on eagerly. Although she only moved into the neighbourhood a few months ago, “Dooby already recognises the shop,” says Tobari with a laugh. “She knows it’s where they give her treats.” To which Cheung quickly adds, “They eat better than we do!”
Kapok, a long-time retail fixture in Star Street Precinct, also allows well-behaved dogs, so you can get a second opinion from your four-legged friend before you commit to some of the shop’s famously design-led products.
Tranquil and highly walkable, it’s little wonder that the area is a favourite among dogs and their owners. Add a crop of entrepreneurs with both four- and two-legged customers in mind, and a dog’s life in Starstreet Precinct seems downright dandy.