Take your dog to these great restaurants, cafes, and hubs in outdoorsy downtown Darwin.
The best places all around Darwin to experience a meal alongside your pup.
Eva’s Cafe is located in the George Brown Botanic Gardens, where you and your dog can both enjoy the beautiful nature with excellent food and a bowl of fresh water for your pooch. The sprawling nature preserve with native and tropical flora is the perfect venue for a great outing with your pet (entry is free!).
A quick walk with your dog from the park across the street will take you to Yogi’s Way. Yogi’s Way presents delicious Nepalese fusion cuisine open for a great morning pick-me-up coffee, a tasty lunch, or a dinner full of amazing flavours. They also offer delicious vegan dishes. With ample space for pets and a comfy interior, this restaurant is a good choice for those looking for a special dining experience.
Cafe Central Darwin
This dog-friendly neighbourhood cafe has a mean coffee and tasty breakfast and lunch options. Cafe Central Darwin prides themselves on high quality, locally sourced ingredients. With a cosy interior and outdoor seating, Cafe Central Darwin’s relaxed atmosphere and unbeatable ambience is great for a lovely morning or afternoon experience you can share with your dog.
The Precinct Tavern
Home of craft beer in Darwin and trendsetter for craft beer in the Northern Territory, The Precinct Tavern hosts a large venue with a spacious outdoor area, including a terrace and beer garden. They open all day late into the night. The Precinct Tavern is the ideal place to grab a refreshing drink and some grub to relax with your pooch any time of day.
Lucky Bat Cafe & Pizzeria
With their food centred around their handmade four-tonne masonry wood oven, Lucky Bat Cafe & Pizzeria boasts beautiful lattes and wood-fired pizzas. Step in at night to enjoy live music and events from local artists. Their leafy garden space with plenty of outdoor seating is perfect for bringing along your furry friend.
De La Plage
Located right by the Casuarina Dog Park and the beachfront, De La Plage is a dog-friendly establishment with terrific scenic views and a variety of sweet and savoury options. Their beanbags and hammock are the ideal place to sip a drink and watch your dog play on the open grassy space. Or, come to snap sunrise pictures with your pup and watch the sunrise together!
Laneway Specialty Coffee
The best coffee in Darwin is also dog-friendly! Laneway Coffee has carefully-crafted meals, amazing bowls, great bacon, and friendly staff. The best part: they have a puppy menu with puppycinos and more treats for your dog.
For even more dog-friendly dining around Australia, check out these sites in Brisbane, Hobart, and Melbourne!