Melbourne is a city full of amazing dog-friendly experiences.
If you’re looking for the top places to eat in Melbourne with a dog, this list of cafes and restaurants is a great place to start.
Whether you’re a large party, or a small group looking to relax over some drinks, Likety Split is perfect for you. They offer seating and standing room in their spacious beer garden, where your furry friend is also welcome to come and unwind. Or, go to the birdcage, a semi undercover area where you and your pup can escape the heat over a cool drink and have a bite to eat.
Vincent the Dog
An amazing cafe to satisfy any craving from breakfast to lunch to early morning coffee. Here, you can take a seat in their beautiful courtyard with your pooch. You may even meet the resident dog, Ruby, who is friendly and happy to welcome all guests. Vincent the Dog is passionate about coffee and food, while also bringing their own unique influence with Kombucha, and Turmeric and Chai Lattes.
Set in a converted schoolhouse from 1843, Brighton Schoolhouse is a great venue open seven days a week. Recently, they also partnered with local breweries to open the Brighton Beer Garden, the perfect place to unwind over a delicious drink. When sitting outside, there’s plenty of space for pets, as well as a children’s playground to entertain the kids, making it perfect for the whole family.
Chez Misty is a unique dog cafe and creperie, run by a passionate dog trainer. Nestled in St. Kilda, they offer both a human and dog menu of delicious crepes and drinks. The venue is also used for community events tailored to dog lovers, and provides space for dog birthday parties, including a crepe birthday cake.
The Tipsy Cow
A delicious cocktail and tapas bar, The Tipsy Cow is the ideal place to visit after a long day of work. The den is filled with comfy chairs, offering excellent drinks and an array of wholesome food. Plus, they have treats for your pup on arrival, so you and your dog can unwind in the relaxing atmosphere.
The Ascot Lot
The Ascot Lot is a food truck park and beer hall with plenty of outdoor seating. Their selection of food trucks is constantly rotating, meaning you can experience something new every time you visit. Dogs are very welcome, and even encouraged at certain events throughout the year, including Pooches and Prosecco, or Boxers and Beer. The Ascot Lot is also home to a variety of other events, such as themed trivia, and the gnocchi festival.
The Old Garage
A dog friendly cafe focused on coffee, food, and wonderful service, The Old Garage should be at the top of your list. All dishes on their menu can also be substituted for a plant based option, and their doggy menu includes daily treats, as well as fresh pupachinos for your pooch to feast on. They pride themselves on offering selected Lebanese classic dishes, with a modern twist. Need we say more?
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