Utterly Paw-Fect. Visit A Dog Cafe!
- All Ages
By: Phoebe Ackland, ellaslist
Nov 13, 2018
Cat cafes are pretty common knowledge these days—we utterly adored our visit to Catmosphere for a cuppa and a cuddle. But why are pooches left out of the fun? I know plenty of dogs that wouldn't mind joining my mid-morning Saturday brunch dates. Well, finally, the Sydney cafe gods have listened to the pleas of the canine-obsessed.
We've uncovered Sydney's best dog cafes for an absolutely pawfect cup of coffee.
Naked Brew, Erskineville
It's a small menu, but a great one nonetheless. Naked Brew's doggie menu offers doggie donuts for pooches in need of a treat, alongside doggie chino's—served with frothy goats milk, liver sprinkles and carob dusting. A doggie smoothie is perfect for the health-conscious pups out there, which is goats milk blended with blueberries, unsalted and unsugared peanut butter, liver sprinkles and carob dusting. What more could a true pooch of the inner-west ask for?!
And for the pup's human counterparts; there's an all-day menu of dreams—serving burgers, sandwiches, breakfast and brunch. Tuck in peeps!
Cafe Bones, Leichhardt
They claim to be the "world's first dog-friendly cafe!" The coffee is organic and fair-trade, the menu is stocked with sandwiches and heaps of sweet treats, and even a dog menu to indulge your four-legged pal with a bone shaped cookie or Pupaccino™. Dog Whisperer Cesar Milan even stopped by during his trip to Oz. This is the number one meeting spot for locals who don't want to leave their pooches at home. Bone Appetit!!
Chew Chew Pet Restaurant, Wollstonecraft
Where pet nutrition comes first! Pet nutritionist and pet care adviser Naoko Okamoto has designed a Japanese style dog menu with a focus on nutritional content and taste. Organic meat and fish straight from the Sydney Fish Markets are served up to your pal- only the best! Some serious thought is put into every dish, which is always 50% meat, 25% grain and 25% veggies. You can order 3-course meals for your dog, including an entree of soup, a lamb omelette, and a cupcake and doggie cappuccino to top it off. In case this cafe couldn't get any more loveable, you can now host your pooches birthday party here!
Storehouse, Rushcutters Bay
Situated on a stunning terrace covered by huge Moreton Bay figs, Storehouse is the ultimate doggy dining destination in the Eastern suburbs and Sydney as a whole. Boasting a dedicated Dogustation menu (oh the puns, they get us every time) that serves up puppycinos, pawtein balls, and more, it really is a four-legged friendly cafe with clout. And it's not half bad for the doggo's humans either, serving all of the breakfast favourites you'd expect and a pretty damn good cup of coffee.
Check them out on Instagram (*warning*—expect a lot of cute pupper photos)
Maggie's Dog Cafe, Shop and Salon, Moonee Beach
This dog cafe destination is well worth a weekend family drive. This super brand new dog cafe can be found in a small town on the mid-north coast. There are indoor and outdoor seating options, and pooches can lie in the sun on astroturf whilst enjoying a treat off the special canine-friendly menu. Puppicinos are followed by puppy playtime in the enclosed dog pens, and extra special pooches will then be treated to luxurious spa treatments or some A-grade grooming.
Where Your Pooches Are Welcome
Although they're not specifically dog-themed cafes, increasing numbers of Sydney cafes are welcoming every member of the family during breakfast, brunch and lunch. Our favourites include the Queens Park Shed where diners and dogs can relax in the sunshine followed by a huge run around the park, The Boathouse Balmoral will never turn away a 4-legged friend in their outdoor seating area, and The Norfolk in Surry Hills welcomes pooches in the courtyard whilst you enjoy a real drink.
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