Keep everyone in the family happy at Brisbane’s pet friendly cafes where fur children are welcome and greeted with special treats!

I asked my cockalier (cross between a cocker spaniel and a king Charles cavalier) Bella about which of Brisbane’s pet friendly cafes she would perfer to go for her morning coffee. Bella is an experienced café diner and knows what she likes.   Her pat me-now-eyes regularly win the hearts of wait staff and she often stops outside her favourite spots hoping she can change the direction of our walk.

Bella’s top tips for dog-friendly cafes 

  1. It’s good to have a walk before I arrive as sitting a long time can be soooo boring!
  2. I want to sit close to you or at least within sight.
  3. A drink of water would be nice.
  4. You can slip me a few treats under the table when no one is looking.
  5. Please take me a blanket to lie on if the floor is hard and cold.

Once you’ve got basics covered, you need to make sure dogs are welcome.  There’s nothing more discouraging than being turned away at the door.  Some places only have a few tables suitable for fur children, so it pays to call ahead and reserve your dog friendly cafe spot.

Keep reading for Bella’s top 10 pet-friendly places in Brisbane where everyone can enjoy delicious food and great vibes.


Top 10 pet-friendly cafes in Brisbane

My favourite dog-friendly cafes are Milk Bar at Ashgrove where they always make me welcome with a bowl of water and Bula Vinaka at Red Hill where they have bone-shapped treats behind the counter.

Here are a few others to try when you are out and about.

  1. Isles Lane Bar & Kitchen, CBD

Right in the heart of the CBD, this is where the cool city dogs hang out. They even serve doggy biscuits! Definitely a top Brisbane pet friendly cafe.

  1. Sassafrass Canteen, Paddington

This dog-friendly café has a rear garden courtyard with a bar. It’s not like I’m asking for a sip of beer, but if you happen to knock it over by mistake, I will definitely help out.

  1. Atticus Finch Café, Paddington

Plenty of footpath space for doggies here.

  1. Nana and Da’s, Kedron

It’s so pet friendly here, you will definitely stop for a paws moment.

  1. Remy’s Paddington

I do like the burgers that they serve in their outdoor courtyard at the front and sometimes I get to eat a little bit of the leftovers.

  1. Brown Dog Café, Woolloongabba

You can soak up the sun with me here anytime.

  1. Todd & Pup, Moorooka

The word is out about this place at the dog park. It’s a great Brisbane pet-friendly cafe.

  1. Watt Restaurant, New Farm

What’s not to like about a river view?

  1. Seven South, Yeronga

Lots of doggy love for this place.

  1. Barko & Co, Teneriffe

First a puppicinos then you can take me for a walk along the river.

And there’s more

Keep reading to discover cafes highly recommended by Friends of Eat drink and be Kerry

Top dog-friendly cafes

Snag & Brown, Annerly

Karen says there is a good grassy area for pups and the hash browns are to die for too!! (a different flavour every day).


Le Vintage, Worongary, Gold Coast

A very dog friendly cafe with the best coffee on the Gold Coast says Karen.


Doggy day trips

If you want to go on a day trip, try Emeraude at Hampton, near Toowoomba or head to the Granite Belt for a dog-friendly weekend.

Disclaimer: OpenTable supplied some information for this post.