8 dog-friendly cafes in Melbourne

Dogs posing infront of Bellboy Cafe's dog check in area

8 dog-friendly cafes in Melbourne

Melbourne is well-known for aesthetic cafes with beautiful interiors and Instagram-worthy food but not all are dog-friendly. Here are 8 dog-friendly cafes in Melbourne we know you and your pup will love!

#1 Farm Cafe

Two dogs enjoying the vibe at a dog-friendly cafe in Melbourne

Visiting the Children’s Farm is bound to be a fun day out for the whole family (dogs included)! Enjoy a hearty meal at The Farm Cafe while your kids help out with the farm’s daily activities – letting the poultry out and meeting all different types of farm animals. With plenty of different scents to sniff and areas to explore, your pup will have a grand time.

Address
Children’s Farm, Main Yarra Trail Collingwood | 18 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067

Opening hours
Mon-Fri: 9 am – 3 pm
Sat & Sun: 9 am – 4 pm

#2 Bellboy Cafe

Dogs posing infront of Bellboy Cafe's dog check in area

Although Bellboy Cafe is the new kid on the street, it’s already become popular with the locals and the pups! Don’t forget to check in your pup and take a cute snap in front of their custom blue dog house. There’s a dedicated New York Style bagel menu – get the classic cream cheese smear or opt for their mouthwatering wood-smoked pastrami complete with swiss cheese, sauerkraut and pickles. Pups can order a frothy puppuccino and enjoy a hand-made doggy treat while they relax by your side.

Address
131 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East VIC 3057

Opening hours
Mon-Fri: 6:30 am – 4 pm
Sat: 7 am – 4 pm
Sun: 8 am – 4 pm

#3 Sweet Evelyn

Sweet Evelyn cafe's dog-friendly outdoor courtyard

Sweet Evelyn sources specialty coffee from Five Senses and high-quality baked goods from Dench Bakers that will leave you drooling. With an extensive menu that includes vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, you can relax knowing you’ll find something you like. 

Planning a party for your pup? This cafe is the perfect spot to host your pup’s birthday pawty! With a spacious outdoor courtyard that’s available for function hire, your pup will have the best time celebrating with furry friends.

Address
128 Union Street, Brunswick VIC 3056

Opening hours
Mon-Sun: 6:30 am – 3:30 pm

#4 Arcadia Cafe & Bar

Head to Arcadia Cafe and Bar with your pup and friends for the ultimate bottomless brunch. Purchase a main meal, and for just an extra $40, you’ll be able to enjoy 1.5 hours of bottomless cocktails, beer and wine! With a doggy menu that includes Rover of Easy Eggs and Water on the Rocks, your pup won’t feel left out.

Address
193 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Opening hours
Mon-Sun: 7 am – 3 pm

#5 The Peacock

Three dogs standing outside of The Peacock cafe in South Yarra

The Peacock is a beautiful dog-friendly cafe in the heart of South Yarra. Furry friends are allowed on the front deck and rear courtyard, so you can enjoy their delectable menu items without leaving your dog at home. Oh, and don’t forget to grab a peanut butter doggy biscuit for your pup, or you’ll have to share your food with them.

If you’re planning a boozy day out with your friends, The Peacock’s got you covered! With bottomless brunch available 7 days a week, you’ll be able to celebrate any occasion. Just make sure you book in advance.

Address
68 River Street, South Yarra VIC 3141

Opening hours
Mon-Sat: 7 am – 3 pm
Sun: 8 am – 3 pm

#6 Northern Perk Cafe

Northern Perk Cafe's famous food towers

Looking for an Instagram-worthy dog-friendly cafe? Northern Perk Cafe is the spot for you! With food towers that are loaded with pancakes, burgers, hashbrowns, eggs on toast, chips and more, you won’t be leaving this cafe hungry. Don’t forget to wash it all down with one of their famous freakshakes for your daily dose of sugar.

Address
710 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC 3056

Opening hours
Mon-Sun: 7 am – 3 pm

#7 The Stables of Como Cafe

The Stables of Como's Dog Bar in their dog-friendly courtyard

Como House is Melbourne’s most glamorous stately home that is deeply rooted in history. Only a 20-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD, the Stables of Como Cafe is a secluded cafe where you can easily spend the whole day relaxing. With a dedicated outdoor area for dogs, including a dog bar where you can purchase dog treats and snacks, this might just be your pup’s new favourite spot. If your pup wants more space to run around, book one of the cafe’s picnic hampers or opt for takeaway and head to Como Park’s off-leash dog area.

Address
Williams Road & Lechlade Avenue, South Yarra VIC 3141

Opening hours
Mon-Sat: 9 am – 5 pm
Sun: 10 am – 5 pm

#8 Lux Foundry

Dogs sitting outside at Lux Foundry - a dog-friendly cafe in Melbourne

Lux Foundry is a bustling local gem that’s housed in a heritage-listed building. With a spacious outdoor courtyard, it’s the perfect dog-friendly cafe in Melbourne to relax and catch up with friends. Check out their Instagram for their delicious weekly specials – once you try them, you’ll wish they were permanently on the menu!

Address
21 Hope Street, Brunswick VIC 3056

Opening hours
Mon-Fri: 7 am – 4 pm
Sat: 7 am – 4 pm
Sun: 8 am – 4 pm

Looking for another fun adventure in Melbourne? Check out the breathtaking Balcombe Estuary Boardwalk Circuit

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