May 31, 2019
Trying to find dog-friendly cafes can be a challenge. Besides scouting the local area for places that have water bowls outside, it’s not always clear if a cafe will welcome your pooch.
To save you the time and effort, we’ve put together a list of our top dog-friendly cafes around Sydney where you can enjoy a chai latte while Fifi enjoys her puppachino.
This café is one of the few that actually encourages you to bring your dog with you. Enjoy fantastic food, friendly people serving vegan and gluten-free options. Dogs are welcome both outside and on the back deck.
Photo credit: @sweet_marshmallowwwwww
36 St Paul’s Street, Randwick
Ministry of Coffee
This is Cleo and Pearl’s favourite dog-friendly café, located in Sydney’s Rose Bay.
Ministry of Coffee is their first choice because not only does it sell great coffee, it’s also right near their favourite park. Photo credit: @cleoandpearlcocker
Lyne Park, New South Head Road, Rose Bay
Good One Cafe
Enjoy delicious food in this café which is very dog-friendly.
Shops D&E, 132 Warners Ave, Bondi Beach 2026
Sea Salt Clovelly
This is Charlie, a regular at this laid-back café with a breezy beachfront terrace, offering eclectic breakfast and lunch menus.
Cnr Clovelly Road &, Victory St, Clovelly 2031
Watsons Bay Milk Bar
Great coffee and staff with outdoor seating. Caters for dogs as well as their owners.
10 Military Road, Watsons Bay 2030
Enjoy the café with your four-legged friends in the sunny courtyard.
79 Bondi Road, Bondi 2026
The ultimate doggy dining experience on the outdoor terrace serving dog-friendly treats your pooch will love.
100 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay 2011
Set in a great location, this cafe is popular with the locals and has a good variety of food for everyone. The staff are helpful and friendly but it gets very busy at weekends – so plan ahead.
126 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi 2026
Located on the corner of George Street and Angus Lane, Meraki Merchants is a dog-friendly cafe with outdoor seating. Serving middle eastern inspired food, and great coffee.
5/111 George Street, Parramatta 2150
Percy Plunkett Penrith
This hidden gem in Penrith serves delicious food and has a great atmosphere. Dogs allowed in courtyard – doggie treats available.
146 Station Street, Penrith 2750
The Grounds Keeper Cafe
Located in Ryde Park, this café offers a variety of dishes accompanied by great coffee—enjoy with your pooch at the outdoor seating and soak up the sunshine and relaxing atmosphere.
Corner of George Street and, O’Connell St, Parramatta 2150
West Juliett Cafe
This busy cafe serves specialty coffee, inventive muffins, and rustic dishes, in a light, open space. Stroll down for brunch with your favourite companion at West Juliett.
30 Llewellyn Street, Marrickville 2204
Located at the Tramsheds, this is a great place to refuel after a brisk stroll around Glebe Foreshore Walk. There’s outdoor seating where dogs are welcome. It gets very busy at weekends so plan ahead.
Tramsheds, 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge 2037
Located next to Hawthorn Canal makes it a perfect place to kick back on a sunny afternoon. The relaxed cafe has a friendly, animal loving vibe where dog owners can get together, relax in the sun and swap doggie stories. Read more…
Hawthorne Canal Reserve, Leichhardt 2040
Located at the back of the popular second-hand bookshop are a courtyard cafe and wine bar. Take your pooch to enjoy brunch or a cocktail at nighttime.
51 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037
This cafe is popular with the locals and for good reason.
Enjoy great quality food and plenty of vegan choices at this cafe in Glebe. Dogs welcome at the outdoor tables.
166 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037
Lentil As Anything
This busy restaurant offers pay-as-you-feel prices and allows dogs on their outdoor tables.
391 King Street, Newtown 2042
The Shack Market Café
Take your dog to this super healthy eatery serving organic, gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian, pescatarian and vegan meals, desserts, smoothies, and great coffees!
83 Barton Street, Sydney 2217
Cook at Kurnell
Located south of Sydney, this fun vintage airstream food truck is close to the dog beach and has puppy biscuits on sale. Opening and closing times are dependent upon weather.
310 Prince Charles Parade, Kurnell 2231
Located over an hour south of Sydney in Thirroul, you’ll find Honest Don’s which serves puppychinos for your best mate.
2a McCauley Street, Thirroul 2515
The Bird & Bear Group
These two harbourside cafes The sandy bear in Clontarf and The flying bear in Kirribilli make pooches very welcome.
the flying bear, Sydney flying squadron, 76 McDougall St, Kirribilli 2063
the sandy bear, Clontarf Marina, Sandy Bay Rd, Clontarf 2093
The Incinerator, Willoughby
Enjoy lunch with your dogs at this stunning licensed café with friendly and efficient service.
2a Small Street, Willoughby 2068
Chew Chew Restaurant
Located on the North Shore suburb of Wollstonecraft, doggies can either dine in or take away. The organic meals here are hand-made and free of chemicals and hormones.
The menu reflects the restaurant’s ambition to serve top quality meals for dogs – select from items such as chicken risotto, salmon pasta, liver and eggs, sausage with sauerkraut or beef Bolognese.
Chew Chew’s owner is a Japanese pet nutritionist called Naoko Okamoto, who creates meals that improve the shine and texture of dogs’ coats, as well as staving off ill health.
Shirley Road and Telopea Street, Wollstonecraft 2065
Gusto on the Beach, South Curl Curl
Located close to the beach, this café is super dog friendly, they even feature their canine customers on their website. eat in or take away, with an off-leash exercise area nearby. Treat your pup to Canine Café Chewys, which are sold here.
Carrington Parade, Curl Curl 2096