Gourmet hot dogs at Dogma Cronulla

Hot diggity dog: Located on Cronulla’s high street, Dogma combines a fun atmosphere with a love for casual lifestyle and a passion for good food. Picture: Parker Blain

Hot diggity dog: Located on Cronulla’s high street, Dogma combines a fun atmosphere with a love for casual lifestyle and a passion for good food. Picture: Parker Blain

A new dining experience has arrived in Cronulla with Dogma opening its doors to the public on October 14.

The new cafe and bar features a strong local vibe, street food flavours and quality hot dogs.

Gone are the days of the ‘‘mystery meat” hot dog with mustard on a preservative enhanced bread roll.

Dogma use preservative and gluten free sausages, freshly made toppings and accompaniments and locally baked bread rolls to make their signature Dogma Dogs.

Located on Cronulla’s high street, Dogma combines a fun atmosphere, a love for casual lifestyle, a passion for ethical, sustainable food and a strong sense of community.

Pioneering a new style of dog for the area, the menu has been developed in collaboration with head chef, Brendan Hill (ex Aria) and features gourmet reinventions of the classic Australian hot dog, as well as mouth-watering sides and salads. 

Draught beers, wines, award-winning coffee, cold-pressed juices, salads and house made desserts complete the dining experience.

Dogma is the brainchild of Cronulla residents Lindsay and Gayle Stratton and their son Jack, a local barista with a budding career in hospitality. 

The menu, created in collaboration with Hill, takes inspiration from Australia’s rich multicultural community with Japanese, French, South American, British and American style gourmet dogs.  

Business venture: Co-founder Lindsay Stratton, from Cronulla, takes a customer through the Dogma menu. Picture: Parker Blain

Business venture: Co-founder Lindsay Stratton, from Cronulla, takes a customer through the Dogma menu. Picture: Parker Blain

There is also a nod to Sydney’s favourite meal, brunch, with a Breakfast Dog available until 2pm. 

With dietary requirements in their own family that include gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian (as well as those who will eat anything!), the Strattons’ have ensured that Dogma will cater for those with dietary requirements and food allergies.

“I’ve worked in the corporate world for years’’, said co-founder Lindsay.

‘‘For me, Dogma is a chance to bring what I’ve learned from a career in business and apply it to what I most value: my family and my community. 

“Gayle and I are thrilled and proud to be collaborating with our son Jack, to create Dogma.  

‘‘Combining his energy, personality and knowledge of hospitality with our professional and life experience, we think, is the perfect recipe!’’

Having worked and travelled around the world, the Strattons knew they wanted to create something unique for Cronulla. 

Dogma combines what they love about dining and drinking with friends and family.  

‘‘Regardless of whether we are dining in an upmarket restaurant or in a local cafe, the most important thing is to enjoy the experience as a family or as a couple, ’’ Gayle said.

‘‘As a customer, you want to feel comfortable in the venue, enjoy great quality food that is value for money and for the service to be friendly and efficient.

“It all sounds simple, but combining these ideas to create Dogma has been a joy and a challenge.’’

  • Dogma is located at 98 Cronulla Street, Cronulla.
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