How many times have you popped in for a quick coffee while taking your dog for a walk, when really you would’ve preferred to stay, take a seat, and enjoy both a drink and a bite to eat while your pup is safely beside you? Although the list of cafes that allow your furry friend to accompany you is growing day by day, it can sometimes be tricky to find these places by anything other than word of mouth. Let’s have a look at some of the best places you and your dog can enjoy together!
Power Plant - Templestowe
This vegan café offers coffee, cakes, and brunch food either to go or to dine in. The service and atmosphere are friendly, and this extends to your furry friend, as pets are allowed onto the outside deck area. The cafe even has an Instagram page where they post regular pictures of their animal patrons, so if you like your dog could be featured!
The Farm Café – Abbotsford
Set amongst the Collingwood Children’s farm this café is a dream for outdoor lovers. Due to the fantastic location there is plenty of fresh air for both you and your dog to enjoy and the grounds of the Abbotsford convent are not too far away if you’re wanting to take a bit of a walk or play a game of fetch with your dog afterwards.
Dog House – Collingwood
As the name suggests, this café truly is dedicated to dogs! Serving dog versions of human favourites such as pupcakes, dogachinos even puptails, this is a place that covers all your dog’s needs. They even have seasonal events such as a pop-up Christmas photoshoot area and can host birthday parties for your dog and it’s furry friends! You can also purchase products for your pooch to take home such as toys, treats, and other dog related accessories. You won’t miss out either, as they as they sell sandwich’s and coffee for the furparents!
Dish & Spoon – Camberwell
The perfect spot for brunch lovers, this café serves Instagram worthy drinks and dishes with some favourites being creamy risotto hash, orange brioche French toast, pikelets with strawberry and maple syrup and various smoothies and coffee options. Your dog will not be left out at Dish & Spoon as there is a fantastic outdoor courtyard area for pooches to hang out, complete with a special doggy door.
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