Calling all dog lovers, looking for a new place to take your pooch? There’s nothing like a good coffee but if you can take your dog, the day is guaranteed to become a whole lot better.
Treat yourself and your pup to something yummy at 21 of the best dog-friendly cafés in the Canberra region – southside, northside and a couple just out of town. If your favourite didn’t make the list, please let us know in the comments (keep it friendly).
With plenty of outdoor tables and an overflow lawn area at Kingston’s iconic Green Square, your dog can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere while you grab a coffee.
48-78 Jardine St, Kingston
Local Press Cafe
Dog lovers are always welcome to bring their pups to enjoy the lake views and yummy food.
On the water, Cnr Eastlake Parade & Giles Street, Kingston Foreshore
A Southside favourite, Common Grounds in Gowrie has plenty of outdoor tables so you can enjoy the sun, food and the atmosphere together.
4/1 Jeffries St, Gowrie
Double Shot Deakin
Vibrant attitude meets relaxed ambience, perfect for puppies.
Shop 7 Hopetoun Circuit, Deakin
Fox & Bow
Fox & Bow has several outdoor seats in the shade and the sun so everyone and their dogs can enjoy the all-day menu.
4 Farrer Pl, Farrer
On the Grind
Good for a quick or slow coffee, On the Grind is spacious and the staff are friendly.
Shop 5, 9 Jenke Circuit, Kambah
With good coffee and friendly staff, take your dog to Red Baron during the week and sit outside to enjoy a warm beverage in the autumn air.
2 Faulding Street, Symonston
In the heart of Gold Creek, Café Injoy is a family-friendly place with a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for your four pawed friends.
39 O’Hanlon Pl, Nicholls
Early Doors Café
With yummy food and a quiet atmosphere, take your pup for some peace and treats.
89 Gungahlin Pl, Gungahlin
Frankies at Forde
As one of Canberra’s best suburban venues, Frankies is always worth a visit. They also have a second menu for dogs and a canine hydration station!
1/26 Francis Forde Boulevard, Forde
Gang Gang Café
The popular café at Downer shops is perfect for music lovers and dog lovers alike.
Shop 4/2 Frencham Pl, Downer
The staff at Little Oink love seeing your furry friends while you wait for one of their amazing meals.
22 Cook Place, Cook
Pixie and Bear Café
Named after the owner’s childhood dogs, Pixie and Bear is a fantastic place to take your own beloved furry friend.
Casey Market Town
Specialising in crumpets and coffee, Puddle Café loves furry friends.
227 Flemington Rd, Franklin
Offering breakfast and lunch seven days a week, you can have a takeaway coffee or some hearty food.
4/78 Hawker Place, Belconnen
SV Coffee & Bakery
Once one of Lawson’s best kept secrets, SV Coffee and Bakery offers sweet treats and good drinks, all made at the front of Sovithyea ‘SV’ Sar’s home. Everything is available for takeaway so why not take your dog down to the little community café to support local?
23b Swagman Street, Lawson
Stella’s by the lake
The relaxed lakeside café loves dogs and even has a diverse menu for your four-legged friend!
1 Beissel St, Belconnen
Siren Bar & Restaurant
Welcoming all well-behaved hounds on leads, Siren Bar & Restaurant in Gungahlin offers water bowls and pats from the staff.
85 Anthony Rolfe Ave, Gungahlin
Mon-Thurs: 8.30am till late
Fri-Sun: 8am till late
Serving specialty food and coffee, Teddy Pickers is pawfect.
53/65 Constitution Avenue, Campbell
OUT OF TOWN
Daughters at Hall
Located in the north of the ACT, Daughters at Hall has a beautiful outdoor area so you can sit with your dog taking in the old-style country atmosphere.
5 Victoria St, Hall
Over the border in Queanbeyan in the historic mill house built in 1883, the staff at Millhouse Café will go out of their way to make your pooch feel welcome.
57 Collett St, Queanbeyan
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