Utterly Paw-Fect. Visit A Dog Cafe In Sydney
- All Ages
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. The doggie menu at Naked Brew offers doggie doughnuts 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!
Honkas Bar + Eats, Potts Point
An Asian street food hotspot in the backstreets of trendy Potts Point, Honkas Bar + Eats has a mouth-watering menu of Korea, Japan and Vietnam cuisine. They also have a spacious, central courtyard where furry friends are not just welcome, they are offered free dog meals when their owners dine in! The healthy, gluten-free canine treats include a sweet potato tart with peanut butter.
Cafe Bones, Leichhardt
They claim to be the "world's first dog-friendly cafe!" The coffee at Cafe Bones 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
At Chew Chew Pet Restaurant 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 Storehouse on Instagram for a lot of cute puppy photos!
Maggie's Dog Cafe, Moonee Beach
Voted Australia’s #1 Dog-Friendly Cafe 2020, Maggie's Dog Cafe is well worth a weekend family drive. This super cool 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.
Bartolo, Surry Hills
This all-day Italian restaurant in Surry Hills is also all-day pup-friendly! Your doggies get primo outdoor seating and free organic treats (and free cuddles by passers-by no doubt). Bartolo is owned by Jared Merlino, the man behind Big Poppas, Kittyhawk and Lobo Plantation, so expect good food and cocktails too.
Please Note: Bartolo is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 related restrictions.
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 and Shelly Beach 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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