Man’s best friend isn’t always a café’s best friend; something to do with health and safety or something... It’s heartbreaking to say goodbye to your beloved pooch, especially when food is involved—we get it. That’s why we’ve done the hard yards putting together the next round of Brisbane’s best dog friendly cafes.
For all you friends of the four-legged, this one’s for you:
After your morning walkies, pop in to Coco Bliss in Bulimba and grab a protein shake, a cold-pressed juice or one of their infamous acai bowls. Your dog will be thankful to lie down on the cool cement while you gorge on healthy nutritious foods that’ll leave you glowing inside and out.
Miss Audrey Coffee
At the base of Mount Coot-tha, relax at Miss Audrey’s amidst timber tables and chairs, fresh flowers, hanging baskets and green plants. This nature loving café welcomes all walks of life, be it on two legs or four. Not to mention they have some pretty great cakes, perfect for sharing if you catch our drift.
As the name suggests, both you and your dog’s sweet tooth will not be left disappointed at Sweet Crumbs in Ashgrove. The owner bakes a range of pup-friendly cakes and dog biscuits, but hurry they’re snatched up pretty quickly, so make this your AM coffee stop. There’s also a serious array of human-friendly sweet treats, so you won’t go hungry either. Try the caramelized cheese strudel and you won’t look back.
Java Lounge Cafe
Much-loved Paddington café, Java Lounge will inject all the creativity you need to go about your day. Allow enough time to read their breakfast and brunch menu—there’s so much to choose from. Don’t forget to top up the water bowls provided on the footpath, so that your pooch can quench their thirst too. The Java brekky bagel is not to be missed, likewise with the pumpkin smash (think smashed avo, but better).
Lone Pine Riverside Cafe
Your pup is certain to make new friends at Lone Pine Riverside Cafe with a pup hang-out zone just for them! Don’t worry, they can’t run amuck while you’ve got your back turned, there are hitching posts to prevent mischief. Relax and enjoy the smell of eucalyptus, as well as a savory or sweet meal—or both, no judgement here.
King Arthur Cafe
Show off how well-mannered your pup is at King Arthur; a gorgeous two-story café which allows dogs to accompany their owners downstairs. Widely regarded as one of the best cafes in Brisbane’s, there are some real treats here for humans, but you’ll have to see for yourself, the menu is seasonal.
Bring the whole family to Wes’ Café in Brighton, there’s a sandpit for children to play in and water bowls for your pup to stay hydrated, so you can rest and regain energy for the rest of the day’s activities. With sprawling grass and a white picket fence, your pooch (and you!) will feel right at home.
The dog biscuit-shaped water bowls at Seven South in Yeronga are totally adorable and make for a picture perfect moment. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert are available here, depending on the day. You’ll find items on the menu you’ve never even dreamed of, like pumpkin bread with goat’s feta and spiced pepitas—yum. Plus, there’s a dog park right across the road in case your dog ain’t about the café life.
Alfresco café, Kith’n’Chow in Mt Gravatt sits on a patch of astro turf with the cutest art-deco style caravan kitchen. The breakfast platter for two comes highly recommended and includes a little bit of everything; two fried eggs, stacks of halloumi, all of the bacon and a whole heap of other breakfast goodness. It’s made for sharing but let’s real, it’s kind of a hungover dream come true.
Silky Oak Espresso
This dog-loving cafe includes a puppy pit stop station with water bowls so your pooch will be loving life. Snack on Silky Oak Espresso’s range of brownies, biscuits, donuts and toasties, then wash it down with a glorious cup of coffee or juice while your canine companion relaxes at your feet.
The Eva St Privateer
Famous for their smooth and perfectly brewed cups of coffee, you’ll leave Eva St Privateer with a caffeine-induced spring in your step, and man’s best friend by your side, naturally. Soak up some vitamin D on an astro turfed stump or at a communal table with friends, while your furry friend slurps down a bowl of fresh water.
The last but certainly not the least is Our Place in Victoria Point. Your dog will be on cloud nine, with doggie beds, toys and balls for them to play with. While you munch down on delicious vegan slices, your pup can enjoy a puppaccino and a dog biscuit. He’ll be sure to sleep like a log if you visit Our Place!
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