While there’s plenty of cafes in Sydney that will allow you to dine at outdoor tables with your dog by your side, there’s also some cafes in Sydney that go the extra mile to be dog-friendly. If you’re looking for somewhere your dog is treated as an important guest, head to one of these extra dog-friendly cafes in Sydney.
Naked Brew, Erskineville
The Naked Brew is a popular brunch spot in the Inner West suburb Erskineville, thanks to it’s colourful meals. It’s also very dog-friendly, with dogs welcome to join you at the cafe’s outdoor tables and a menu just for dogs.
Options on the dog menu include waffles, donuts, doggie ice-cream and of course doggie-chinos, with a sprinkling of liver treats. On our first visit, our dog lapped up his doggie-chino as soon as it arrived. On our next visit we ordered a doggie donut for him, which he also loved, particularly the yoghurt frosting.
The dog menu is also available on the handy QR code menu, meaning you don’t need to leave your table. It’s the perfect spot for a dog-friendly brunch in Sydney. Afterwards, head across to the road to the off-leash Harry Noble Reserve or walk a little further to the fabulous dog-friendly Sydney Park.
Cafe Lost and Found, North Sydney
The botanically inspired Cafe Lost and Found is a hidden gem tucked away on Miller Street in North Sydney. This dog-friendly cafe in Sydney offers up dog treat platters and puppuccinos every day of the week, but for something special head there on Sunday afternoons.
Every weekend the cafe offers delicious high teas, and your pup is invited to join you on Sunday afternoons between 2pm and 4pm for their own high tea, the perfect outing for a birthday treat or other special occasion with your pup.
Your pup will be treated to their own multi-tier stand of treats, from mini-burgers and sandwiches to sweet treats. Their accompanying human guests should also order high tea, with advance bookings of 48 hours essential.
The PAWFECT Cafe, Mascot
The PAWFECT Cafe in Mascot is renown for its Japanese fusion brunch menu, in particular their “Choushoku” Japanese breakfast, which often sells out on busy days. But it’s also a delightful spot to head with your pup, one of the best dog-friendly cafes in Sydney.
While you feast on your own breakfast or the Moccchi Waffles, your pup can choose between Beef Meatloaf or Salmon and Celery Puffs, perhaps washed down with a Pupuccino topped with carob. Schnitzel devoured his Puffs immediately! There’s also a range of takeaway treats from Pawfect Gourmet.
Pets are welcome to join you in the pet-friendly outside area, with mats provided for pampered pets, or there is a fenced area inside. You can also contact the cafe about organising a birthday party for your pup.
Dachshund Coffee, Hunters Hill
Dachshund Coffee doesn’t just roll out the welcome mat to Dachshunds, but all breeds of dogs are welcome to join you in the outside area of this small cafe in Hunters Hill.
When it comes to the brunch menu for humans, the focus is on a whole foods ethos, with plenty of plant-based options. Choose between classic breakfast staples, plus bowls, sandwiches and burgers, alongside a diverse range of drinks, including freshly brewed health drinks.
Your pup is of course not overlooked. They have their own section of the menu, including healthy peanut butter carob bars, dog gelato in multiple flavours and classic puppycinos. Visitors with Dachshunds also receive a discount on the bill!
Cafe Bones, Leichhardt
Cafe Bones in Leichhardt has long been a favourite with dog lovers in Sydney, established all the way back in 2000.
The kiosk-style dog cafe is located in the Hawthorne Canal Dog Park on the western side of Leichhardt, with dogs allowed off-leash in the surrounding park. There’s a variety of human options on the menu, including organic fair trade coffee, plus breakfast staples and toasted sandwiches.
The cafe claims to be home to the first cafe-style dog beverage, their famous Pupaccinos. Low-fat Dogaccinos are also offered for health-conscious pups, plus a range of treats and even pupffins.
Take a seat at one of the tables and seats in the surrounding park, before or after some fun off-leash play.
Puppy Tail Cafe, Lane Cove West
Another kiosk-style dog-friendly cafe in Sydney is Puppy Tail Cafe. The new outlet from the previous owner of Chew Chew in Wollstonecraft, this kiosk is conveniently located next to the fenced dog park at Blackman Park in Lane Cove West, plus close to some great dog-friendly bush walks.
Human coffees are particularly popular at the cafe, to enjoy while watching your pup have some off-leash fun in the dog park. There’s also a small food menu, with toasted sandwiches and croissants plus a Tonkatsu sandwich on offer.
For your dog, choose between doggie lattes and doggie waffles, plus a range of other treats. There’s some handy hooks to attach your dog while you order at the counter on busy days. Note that the cafe is closed on Wednesdays.
Organica Cafe is a neighbourhood cafe and patisserie located on Majors Bay Road in Concord, with a menu influenced by the Mediterranean. Open early to late each day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner or just a coffee, the cafe offers a mix of Greek, Cypriot and Italian dishes.
Your pup hasn’t been overlooked, with their very own menu. One of the most popular dishes is the Doggie Greek Mix, with lamb and sweet potatoes topped with warm oats and a dollop of dog yoghurt. Or for something smaller, order the Paws Bites miniature treats.
Dogs are welcome at the outdoor tables at their Concord location. Their two newer locations in Leichhardt and St Leonards are also dog-friendly, with the same fabulous menu for dogs.
Coffee at Co, Rouse Hill
Generally dogs aren’t allowed to join you inside cafes, which can pose an issue when the weather is cold and wet. That’s no issue at Coffee at Co in Rouse Hill, thanks to the cafe being located inside the dog-friendly HomeCo shopping complex, behind The Fiddler.
It’s possible to dine inside with your dog, at long as they are well-behaved and kept on a leash close to you, and off any chair and benches. There’s also outdoor seating, plus pooch parking stations at the front entrance of the centre.
Serving up an award-winning blend of coffee, the cafe is open daily for breakfast and lunch (although the kitchen is closed on Sundays). There’s a wide variety of food options, including all-day breakfast. Also ask about their dog menu with puppacinos and dog biscuits for your pup.
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About the Author
Shandos Cleaver is the founder of Travelnuity: Dog-Friendly Travel. She has travelled extensively with her Miniature Dachshund, Schnitzel, including to 33 countries across Europe, every state and territory of Australia except Tasmania, and 10 of the United States. She’s passionate about providing inspiration and information to others wanting to travel with their dogs, whether close to home or internationally.