Your pampered pooch might not enjoy a latte on a Sunday morning, but he'd probably appreciate accompanying you for one. There are plenty of pet-friendly cafes and restaurants in Australia.
Here's where to go when leaving your beloved pet at home simply won't do.
Extra Virgin Tapas & Wine Bar
17 Alexander St, Crows Nest
This dog-friendly tapas and wine bar in Crows Nest makes a great pit stop on your walkies. Tuck into some paella de marisco, morrish spiced squid with minted yoghurt and a cous cous salad, or even just a frothy latte as your dog is free to drink perfectly chilled water from a bowl.
Jekyll & Hyde
332 Victoria St, Darlinghurst
Your pooch will feel spoilt rotten at this gorgeous little restaurant in Darlinghurst, which serves a mean breakfast and brunch. Tuck into your chilli and coriander lime-cured kingfish with prawn crackers and know that your pet is welcomed and admired by serious pet-loving staff.
Classic Car Cafe
6 Thompson St, Frankston
This café in Melbourne serves a delicious all-day breakfast, scrumptious homemade soups and some yummy continental desserts that your dog will be begging to try, unless he’s well-trained. Tuck into a generous Croatian-style peka clay pot grill and admire the artwork. You and your pooch will love the Classic Car Café.
83-85 Warren Rd, Parkdale
This pet-friendly hotspot in Parkdale will make your pooch feel right at home. Lulu’s Café is a great spot for brunch with friends. Try the hash stack, avocado on toast or Lulu's Delight and give your dog a treat for being the perfect dining companion.
161 Latrobe Tce, Paddington
This bright and always bustling café in front of the Paddington Antique Centre offers special dog bowls on the footpath for when your four-legged friend gets thirty. There are also poles to tie him to for when you feel like chatting and tucking into your banana bread, poached eggs or sensational lemon meringue.
93-97 Riding Rd, Hawthorne
This super cute little café in Hawthorne has a dedicated pavilion outside that provides the perfect patch of shade for your dog to rest while he’s waiting for his puppycino, complete with yummy treats sprinkled on top. Owners will love their breakfast and lunch menu just as much.
157 Melbourne St, North Adelaide
This great little dog-friendly café in Adelaide offers plenty of outdoor seating, and even better it’s surrounded by off-leash parks so your happy pet can play and then rest with his own bowl of water as you tuck into your buttermilk pancakes with cream, maple syrup and fresh strawberries.
Café de Bones
Fullarton Rd, Eastern Adelaide
The first real dog-friendly cafe in Adelaide, Café de Bones provides a regular and reliable service for dog lovers and their pampered pooches in the Fullarton Road car park at Victoria Park Racecourse. Order yourself a salad and keep your dog just as healthy with some liver or lamb treats from the menu.
Burns Beach Café
35 Ocean Pde, Burns Beach
The northern suburb of Burns Beach plays host to a very pet-friendly Burns Beach Café, just 30 minutes from central Perth and close to the azure waters and white sand of Burns Beach. The Doggy Num Nums menu is popular and your spoilt pet can sip iced water alongside you as you enjoy your coffee. If you’re really in the mood to spoil him, order him a K9 protein shake.
Bennys Bar & Café
10 South Tce, Fremantle
Bennys Café in Fremantle serves up traditional Italian flare with some truly awesome café-style dishes and contemporary fusion cuisine. What’s even better is that they welcome in your pets with open arms. Get your dog a bowl of chilled water and escape the heat together with coffee, any way you like it.
There's no reason to leave your pooch at home when there are options like this.
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