Have the paw-fect day out with your dog at these cafés and bars.
When you have a dog, you have a best friend. And your best friend deserves the best. It’s hard to say no to their little faces, so give in and take them out on an adventure. Discover all the fun you can have on a day out with your four-legged friend by taking them to one of the many dog-friendly cafés and bars around Melbourne. We’ve rounded up a list to get you started.
1. Dog House Dog Café in Collingwood
This café is in the heart of Collingwood and it’s the perfect place to spoil your best friend. Your furry friend can drink a dogachino, sip on a beef-flavoured beer and eat some delicious treats. Dog House truly is a place where the dog is the star and their human is the supporting actor. On top of the café experience, you can also book birthday parties, puppy socialisation hang outs and general dog meet-ups, so that your dog can make some friends!
Find Dog House Dog Café at 195 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066.
2. The Dog Café in Boronia
Head to The Dog Café in Boronia to enjoy some human and doggie treats. While you sip on a coffee, your best friend can slurp up a puppacino and nom some donuts, bones or cake pops. Meet other furry friends and throw them a dog birthday party, or even a doggie wedding!
Discover The Dog Café at the rear of 120 Boronia Rd, Boronia VIC 3155.
3. Paw’s Up Café in Balwyn
Treat your dog to nothing but the best at Paw’s Up Café. They have a wide menu for pups, with different types of PawsUpCcino and beers on offer. They also have delicious treats like meatballs, hotdogs and pupcakes to spoil your pooch. There is also a menu for humans so that the two of you can eat together. In addition to the café, there is also a day care and grooming service on-site.
Have fun at Paw’s Up at 306 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn VIC 3103.
4. The Farm Café at the Collingwood Children’s Farm in Abbotsford
The Collingwood Children’s Farm aims to bring people in Melbourne closer to the land, animals, farm life and community. And, true to its ethos, they are very dog friendly. For you and your dog, you may feel as though you’ve escaped to the countryside as there are plenty of farm animals roaming about. While the Farm Café only has people food, the café’s shaded area is the perfect place to have a bit of brunch with your best friend.
Find the Farm Café at 18 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067.
5. The Tipsy Cow Malt & Vine Co. in Port Melbourne
The Tipsy Cow is a bar that treats your dogs like royalty. When you enter the space, you’ll be greeted with a welcoming sniff from their resident dog, Nisha, who is a qualified emotional support animal. Enjoy a drink in the courtyard or, if it’s too cold, you and your pup can huddle together indoors. On top of that, you can throw parties for dogs at The Tipsy Cow, so that you can celebrate your best friend in style.
Find The Tipsy Cow at 359 Bay St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207.
6. Great Northern Hotel in Carlton North
The Great Northern Hotel loves dogs so much they made their own Instagram for all the pooches that come by the pub. People and puppies can sit in their beer garden and have a good time. If you’re a big fan of Great Northern Hotel, you can buy a dog leash with a bottle opener from their merchandise store.
Visit Great Northern Hotel at 644 Rathdowne St, Carlton North VIC 3054.
7. Bean Kind in Toorak
Bean Kind is in the heart of Toorak Village. They live by their message of being kind, serving up famous puppuccinos for your dog to enjoy. Ask the staff about their dog treats and they’ll be happy to oblige.
Find Bean Kind at 434A Toorak Rd, Toorak VIC 3142.
8. West 48 in Footscray
Enjoy great coffee and good food at West 48 in Footscray. According to them, the more dogs, the better! Their love of dogs inspired them to support The Lost Dogs Home. Lounge outside the café and see if you can make any new furry friends.
Find them at 48 Essex St, Footscray VIC 3011.
9. Woven Café in Yarraville
Enjoy brunch at this café in Yarraville with your best friend. On top of their usual brunch fare, they sell pet treats that your dog will love. The team at Woven love dogs so much, they snap pictures of all the doggy visitors to feature in their Dog of the Day Instagram stories.
Say hi and find them at 175B Stephen St, Yarraville VIC 3013.
10. The Glass Den in Coburg
The Glass Den is a bright and socially inclusive café that brings light to what was once Pentridge Prison. They have a wide range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options to keep your tummy happy, and a courtyard to sit in with your pooch.
Discover The Glass Den at 15 Urquhart St, Coburg VIC 3058.
11. The Ascot Lot in Ascot Vale
The Ascot Lot is the biggest beer garden in Melbourne’s northwest. Open every Friday to Sunday, you and your dog are welcome to hang out and enjoy their rotating offerings of bars and food trucks. Keep an eye on their events page, as they’re known to throw events for you and your furry friend, like Beers & Boxers or Pooches & Prosecco.
Find them at 448-462 Mt Alexander Rd, Ascot Vale VIC 3032.
12. The Winey Cow in Mornington
This brunchy restaurant in Mornington hasn’t forgotten about your furry friend! In addition to their human menu, there is a special doggie menu too! Your friend can chow down on treats like lamb shank bone and kangaroo ribs while you enjoy brunch morning, noon or night.
Find The Winey Cow at 39A Main St, Mornington VIC 3931.