Our favourite dog-friendly cafes around Australia
Aussies make the best coffee and we absolutely have some of the cutest puppers in the world – not biased at all, obviously!
Discover some of the best dog-friendly cafes across Australia and start planning your next coffee date with your furry bestie.
Jackies Cafe, Paddington
If your pup likes to run with the glamour pack, then Jackies is the ultimate place! Set just off Paddington’s bustling Oxford Street, this local institution has been churning out the lattes for years. The shaded courtyard is a great place for your pup to lounge around and be spoilt by the ultra-friendly, dog-obsessed staff.
Puppy Tail Cafe, Lane Cove
Your pupper will be front and centre at this cute little pit stop on Sydney’s North Shore. Owner, Naoko, is passionate about pups and the dog menu is almost as extensive as the human one. The best part? It’s just a stick’s throw away from one of Sydney’s best dog parks, Blackman Park, which even boasts a dedicated off-leash agility run.
The Scarborough, Scarborough
Located on the NSW South Coast, The Scarborough is the perfect place for an outing with your pupper. There are delicious lunch options and ample outdoor tables, and when you’re done, your can head down to the nearby beach and let your pupper run and explore.
Common Grounds, Gowrie
For our social puppers that love a get-together, Common Grounds is a firm favourite. Loved by the locals, there are always plenty of puppers to meet and play with thanks to the café’s dog-friendly seating, mountain views and great coffee. It fills up quickly on weekends, so grab your leash early and head down for a mingle and quality caffeine hit.
Millhouse Cafe, Queanbeyan
Just over the border in NSW, but considered by many to be in Canberra, this popular cafe is set in a beautiful heritage building. Grab a seat outdoors and take in the sunshine whilst enjoying the delicious selection of coffee and treats on offer.
A Minor Place, Brunswick
The dog-loving staff in this cool Melbourne cafe will have your pup feeling welcome in no time thanks to the many water bowls and treats on offer. Located just minutes from the hustle and bustle of trendy foodie haven Lygon Street, grab a seat at a table outside, sip on your latte and watch the world go by.
Brighton Schoolhouse, Brighton
If you’re looking to laze away a Sunday morning with your pupper, look no further than Brighton Schoolhouse. The cafe is set in a dog-friendly garden and is a lovely spot to meet like-minded dog lovers and chit chat all things pupper-related.
The Lilydale General, Lilydale
Just a little outside Melbourne, The Lilydale General feels a world away from the city. The dog-friendly outdoor seating is fenced and popular with four-legged locals and is the perfect place to fuel up on the way to the Yarra Valley!
Paddock Bakery, Burleigh Heads
In a picturesque timber cottage, Paddock Bakery has become a hit with owners and their puppers, who love to stop by for a bite to eat in the garden or rooftop area.
Barko and Co, Tenerife
It‘s all in the name for this super pup-friendly Brisbane eatery. The emphasis is on healthy, sustainable fare and the waterfront outdoor area is the perfect spot to kick back with your pupper, watching the ferries go by.
Wharf One Cafe, Cairns
Puppucino with a view? This tropical paradise tops the lot! Grab a coffee or breakfast at one of the many outdoor tables and take in the gorgeous ocean breeze with your pupper.
Union Kitchen, Mindarie
Pups are always welcome at Union Kitchen. There are doggy beds, water bowls and a complete dog-friendly menu that sits alongside the human menu. Your hungry pup can chow down on homemade treats whilst you take in the water at this popular foodie spot.
Holly Rayes, Bassenden
Holly Rayes boats some serious dog-loving credentials, which are clear to see from the giant dog mural that adorns the side wall. There are regular Instagram dress up competitions with dogs in front of the mural and they can even make a pup-friendly cake for your pupper’s birthday!
South Australia’s beautiful wine regions have plenty of eating spots that are dog-friendly, and Octeine is at the heart of it. Located within the stunning Seppetsfield winery, the coffee is top-notch, the menu is delicious and nutritious, and there’s plenty of space for your pupper to stretch their legs and enjoy the sunshine.
Fare and Square, Adelaide
The staff here are rightly proud of their dog-loving status and this Adelaide cafe puts dogs at the heart of their operation. There’s a human menu and also a pup menu, so whilst you are tucking into a delicious breakfast, your pupper can enjoy a famous furchino.
Eva’s Cafe, Botanic Gardens
The perfect spot to rehydrate after your and your pupper have explored Darwin’s historic gardens. There are water bowls for your pupper, tasty food for you – you can even organise a picnic to enjoy in the Botanic Gardens
Laneway Coffee, Parap
A great spot for your and your pupper to quench your thirst, this popular cafe boasts super friendly staff, a sustainable healthy menu and great coffee.
Room for a Pony, Hobart
Yes, there is room for a pony and for more than a few puppers, too. This trendy cafe has become one of North Hobart’s most popular spots and there’s no reason why your pup can’t join in the buzz! Pull up a pew at one of the alfresco tables or lounge on the comfy beanbags and chow down on one of the delicious plates on offer.
Cafe Mondello, Launceston
There’s a lot for you and your pupper to love in this pretty Launceston cafe. A great spot all year round, the outdoor tables are a great spot to enjoy the sunshine, or you can grab a blanket and snuggle up close to the heaters during the chilly winter months and enjoy cafe favourites and delicious baked-goods.
Lyka: tip-top food for tip-top health
Boasting a vet-formulated selection of recipes, each Lyka Bowl has been handcrafted with your pupper’s health in mind. Using an extensive selection of ingredients, you can be confident your pupper is receiving all the nutrients needed to live their healthiest, happiest life.