6 dog-friendly cafés in Canberra

6 dog-friendly cafés in Canberra

The top dog cafes in our capital city, that make visiting with your pup a must!

Canberra is a great place to raise dogs. It’s the land of dog-friendly parks, restaurants, shopping centres and coffee shops – meaning you can get your caffeine fix and your dog can get its walking fix, all at once. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite dog-friendly cafés to get you started.

1. Little Bird – Broughton and Macquarie Streets in Barton

Little Bird is a beautiful cafe with plenty of outdoor space where your puppies can soak up some morning sunlight. It also provides a few shaded areas to protect pets from the afternoon heat. This cafe has amazing eggs benedict, sourdough toast, and refreshing chicken salads. If you’re looking for an excellent pet-friendly cafe in Canberra, Little Bird is a good option. Quick side note, this café is also super peaceful, so take a good book! You can settle in with a coffee and while your puppy enjoys the sun.

2. Red Brick Espresso – Carruthers and Theodore Streets in Curtin Shops

Red Brick Espresso is a trendy cafe with a lot of open space. It is always a hive of activity with several locals bringing their beloved pets. If you have a social or friendly dog, this is a good dog cafe Canberra. While there are several outdoor tables available, most guests love to sit in the grassy yard while being surrounded by doggos. Red Brick Espresso offers simple but delicious food with staples like baked eggs, apple waffles, avocado on toast, an assortment of beverages, etc. There are several dog-friendly playing fields, parks, and activities nearby.

3. Common Grounds – Jeffries Street at Gowrie Shops

Common Grounds is a local favourite pet cafe in Canberra, so you can expect it to be a bit busy. Several tables in the front and back provide ample space for humans as well as their four-legged companions. The outdoor seating in the backyard offers superb views of the Brindabella Mountains that you can enjoy while sipping on some great coffee. This cafe provides healthy gluten-free, and child-friendly food options, so there’s something for everyone on the Common Grounds menu.

4. Biginelli’s – Manheim Street in Kambah

If you love great Italian food while on a walk with your pet, Biginelli’s is a great choice. It offers a wide range of breakfast and lunch options ranging from breakfast bowls to wood-fired pizzas. All flavours are authentic, and their atmosphere is excellent, which makes Biginell’s a wonderful dog-friendly cafe in Canberra. You’ll find a row of outdoor tables as well as a large tree so your pets can enjoy sun or shade.

5. Millhouse Cafe – Morisset and Collett Streets at Queanbeyan

Millhouse is a very popular pet-friendly cafe in Canberra and is particularly well-loved by Queanbeyan locals. Most of the tables are situated outdoors with room for pets to roam about. There is astroturf in the open spaces which provides a comfortable surface for dogs. There’s also a large tree surrounded by real grass for particularly hot days. Millhouse Cafe offers excellent coffee and fantastic breakfast food while providing a comfortable atmosphere.

6. The Knox – Watson Place at Watson Shops

The Knox is for people looking for a pet-friendly bar/cafe in Canberra. It is open for breakfast and lunch every day as well as for dinner, three days a week. You can enjoy a wide range of alcoholic beverages ranging from locally-sourced beer to rose wines. There are several outdoor tables and sheltered spots where your pets can relax.

These are just some of the many dog-friendly cafes in Canberra. All of them offer excellent food, great coffee, and a comfortable atmosphere for pets. Got any more we need to know about?

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