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July 9, 2023

Best Dog-Friendly Cafes in Cairns

Best Dog-Friendly Cafes in Cairns

Best Dog-Friendly Cafes in Cairns.

Cairns is a tropical doggie paradise with lots of off-leash beaches, fun dog-friendly cafes and pet-friendly accommodation to choose from, it’s definitely worth a visit.


Here are some of Cairns’ Best Dog-Friendly Cafes to visit while you’re in town.


Cairns CBD

Cairns’ Best Dog-Friendly Cafes

Some pet-friendly cafes to check out in the centre of Cairns are Crave with its own dog-friendly menu and Pantry 15, which supplies puppy punters with their own water station and has outdoor seating located opposite Rusty’s Market.


On the Esplanade, Muddy’s is a popular choice and Wharf One with great waterside views is located at Trinity Wharf, close to Hemingways Brewery (which also allows dogs – but call ahead).


Located in the heart of Cairns, Caffiend is a popular cafe that welcomes pets in their outdoor seating area. They serve breakfast, lunch, and a variety of coffee and tea options – and have canine customers who are Puppaccino regulars.



Machans Beach

Cairns’ Best Dog-Friendly Cafes

Heading north out of town on the Captain Cook Highway to Cairns Northern Beaches and beyond, you’ll first come to Machans Beach. Why not stop off at O’Sheas and enjoy water views with your pooch.


Clifton Beach

Coco Mojo’s serves an eclectic mix of global street food and is open for lunch and dinner. It’s a fun place to go for the great atmosphere, Alfresco dining, and just a stone’s throws away from the beach. Dogs are welcome at the outdoor tables.


Palm Cove

Perhaps the most touristy of all of Cairns northern beaches but with some of the best eateries, Palm Cove has pubs, cafes and restaurant that are dog friendly. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner O’Donnells is a Irish tavern is popular with the locals due to its laidback atmosphere. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor deck, and it’s located opposite the beach. The staff are very friendly and helpful.


Palm Cove Dog Friendly

Dine next to the beautiful paperbark tree at Expresso & Co Café Bar. Not only is the food and coffee delicious, dogs can join owners at the tables and water bowls are provided.




Ellis Beach

Last, but by no means least, we recommend stopping off at this cute laidback beachside café and bar. Ellis Beach Bar and Grill is open for lunch and dinner and welcomes pets, relax and enjoy the ocean views with your bestie.


Remember to double-check the pet policy and any restrictions before visiting these or any other cafes in Cairns with your pet – businesses may change their pet-friendly status. Additionally, it’s a good idea to ensure your pet is well-behaved and, on a leash, when visiting pet-friendly establishments.



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