Looking for a new place to take your pooch? Read our list of the best dog-friendly cafés in the Canberra region. File image.

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

Mon-Tues: 7.30am-3pm

Wed-Fri: 7.30am-4.30pm

Sat: 7am-3pm

Sun: 7am-4pm

Local Press Cafe

Dog lovers are always welcome to bring their pups to enjoy the lake views and yummy food.

Tue-Fri: 7am–4pm

Sat-Sun: 8am–5pm

On the water, Cnr Eastlake Parade & Giles Street, Kingston Foreshore

Photo from @localpresscafe.

Common Grounds

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

Mon-Fri: 7am-2pm

Sat-Sun: 8am-2pm

Double Shot Deakin

Vibrant attitude meets relaxed ambience, perfect for puppies.

Shop 7 Hopetoun Circuit, Deakin

Mon-Sun: 6am-2pm

 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

Mon: 7am-3pm

Tues-Fri: 7.30am-3pm

Sat-Sun: 8am-3pm

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

Mon-Fri: 5.30am-4pm

Sat: 7am-1pm

Sun: 8.30am-1pm

Red Baron

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

Mon-Fri: 6.30am-4pm

Photo from @redbaroncanberra.


Café Injoy

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

Mon-Sun: 8.30am-4.30pm

Early Doors Café

With yummy food and a quiet atmosphere, take your pup for some peace and treats. 

89 Gungahlin Pl, Gungahlin

Mon-Thurs 6.30am-3pm

Fri: 6.30am-3am

Sat: 7.30am-3pm

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

Tues: 8am-4pm
Wed-Sun: 8am-9pm

Photo from @frankiesatforde.

Gang Gang Café

The popular café at Downer shops is perfect for music lovers and dog lovers alike.

Shop 4/2 Frencham Pl, Downer

Little Oink

The staff at Little Oink love seeing your furry friends while you wait for one of their amazing meals.

22 Cook Place, Cook

Mon-Fri: 7am-3pm

Sat-Sun: 8am-2pm

Photo from @littleoink.

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

Tues-Sun: 7am-4pm


Specialising in crumpets and coffee, Puddle Café loves furry friends.

227 Flemington Rd, Franklin

Tues-Fri: 7am-2.30pm

Sat-Sun: 8am-2pm

Rocksalt Hawker

Offering breakfast and lunch seven days a week, you can have a takeaway coffee or some hearty food.

4/78 Hawker Place, Belconnen
Mon-Sat: 7am-4.30pm

Sun: 7am-3pm

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

Mon-Fri: 7am-3.30pm

Sat-Sun: 8am-3.30pm

Photo from @svcoffeebakery.

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

Mon-Fri: 6.30am-3pm

Sat: 7.30am-3pm

Sun: 8am-3pm

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

Teddy Pickers

Serving specialty food and coffee, Teddy Pickers is pawfect.

53/65 Constitution Avenue, Campbell

Mon-Fri: 6.30am-2pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-2pm


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

Mon-Fri: 6.30am-5.30pm

Sat-Sun: 8am-4pm

Photo from @daughtersathall

Millhouse Cafe

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

Tues-Sun: 7am-4pm

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