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August 2, 2017

Dog-Friendly Cafes in New South Wales

Dog-Friendly Cafes in NSW

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Dog-Friendly Cafes in New South Wales

From Byron Bay to the Blue Mountains, Sydney and everywhere in between, these dog-friendly cafes in New South Wales are sure to keep bellies full and tails wagging. Some even have dog-friendly menus…


Treetops on Belongil

Bring along your dog to this welcoming Byron Bay restaurant and live music venue, which is open Fridays to Sundays for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and tasty snacks in the hours between). What better way to end a frolicking session on the beach with your pooch than by pulling up a perch by the shore and having a bit to eat? Treetops has live music regularly and a long drinks list that includes cocktails.

25 Childe Street, Byron Bay, NSW

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Maggie’s Dog Café

This is one of the newest dog-friendly cafés on the block and it’s sure to delight you and your four-legged friend. There are two off-leash play areas – including one section that exclusively for little dogs that are under 10 kilos. There’s also a gift store and a menu that will bring a dribble to any dog’s mouth – everything is locally sourced and of ‘human grade’ quality. The doggy drinks include the Puppicino, Barkeraide, or a Paw Blonde Doggy Beer (which needless to say is alcohol-free but a lot of fun).

Shop BG06/2B Moonee Beach Rd, Moonee Beach NSW 2450


Beantree Café

As the name suggests, Beantree Café in Port Macquarie takes good coffee seriously – it’s rumoured to have the best beans in town and makes some seriously beautiful coffee art. Dogs are welcome at the outdoor section of this laid back café that serves up filling and healthy fare. It has a classic range of breakfast menu items and serves wine and beer, making it a perfect spot for a long, relaxing lunch on a balmy afternoon with your four-legged friend.

1/124 Horton St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444


Café Inu

This breezy open air café serves up tasty grub and Japanese beers (plus a range of the familiar Aussie ones). Its owners converted a huge tin shed with high ceilings into a work and dining space that can also seat groups – plus it has a half dozen comfy sofas to chill out on. Dogs are well and truly welcome here at the ample outdoor seating areas: ‘Inu’ means ‘dog’ in Japanese and they have their own café pooch called Bear.

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43 Denison St, Carrington NSW 2294


Oma’s Kitchen


This family-run German cafe in Newcastle welcomes customers with pets, and promote themselves as being a pet-friendly restaurant. Tables in the outdoor dining area are for four-legged friends. The café has been featured in season 1 and 2 of Channel 9’s Travel Guides show and serves up authentic German cuisine. Please note that the café will reopen for business on 15 November 2017 as nearby roadworks have been too disruptive to continue trading.

16 Watt Street Newcastle, New South Wales


Chew Chew Restaurant

At Chew Chew Restaurant in 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, NSW 2065

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Victory Café Blackheath

This is a café with an attached jewelry and antique store that’s set in a beautiful 1920s cinema hall. Dogs are welcome in the outside areas. The produce is locally sourced and varies with the seasons. The antique store has more than 50,000 items, but wagging dog tails aren’t encouraged near the antiques, so perhaps saving the browsing for another visit!

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17 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath NSW 2785


Boardwalk Café

This place serves up what some believe is the best bacon and egg roll in Shoalhaven. Grab a seat at the harbour side café and read the newspaper while your dog has a sleep at your feet. It has stunning harvour views and is kid friendly too, with heaps of outdoor space and a lot of lawn.

1/92 Princes Hwy, Ulladulla, Shoalhaven, New South Wales

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Hyams Beach Store and Café

This laid-back beach café near Jervis Bay has all the ingredients for a perfect dining experience: an expansive menu, a gorgeous setting, great customer service and a very welcoming attitude to pets. No sooner than you sit down will a staff member bring out some water for your dog. The menu at this family-owned cafe has all the classic breakfast and brunch items, and a substantial lunch offering.

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78 Cyrus St, Hyams Beach, Sydney NSW 2539


San Churro Chocalateria

Those with a sweet tooth and a furry friend should make a beeline for this franchise in Wollongong. Dogs are welcomed but owners ask that they be tied safely to one of the outdoor seats or tables. This Spanish-styled eatery has savoury options too, but why go for that when you can have a shot of liquid chocolate?!

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Globe Lane Wollongong, Wollongong NSW


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