Eating out in Brisbane doesn’t mean leaving your best friend at home. Here are 10 cafés that show four-legged customers some serious puppy love!
Sassafrass is a haven for dog owners and dogs, complete with a treat for every pup at the door.
In the leafy courtyard garden out the back you can enjoy your meals, coffees, juices, smoothies, and milkshakes all week with your four-legged friend at your side.
Come Thursday to Sunday night, you’ve found one of Brisbane’s few dog friendly bars, too!
Priding themselves on a long history in Brisbane, Sassafrass tries to work exclusively with local produce, including only local craft beer. The meals range from hearty to light and refreshing, and there’s a variety of cakes and treats to curb that sweet tooth.
Sassafrass Canteen is located at 88 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, and open 7am to 3pm, Monday to Wednesday, and 7am to late, Thursday to Sunday.
Saabi on Manson
Built by people who love coffee and dogs, for people who love coffee and dogs. Saabi on Manson, named after their dog Saabi, is a café for all.
There’s a grassy area out the back and astro-turf in the front for your dogs to lap up the sunshine, or some water from one of the many bowls around for them.
There’s always plenty of other dogs to say hello to as well. There’s a cabinet full of house made cakes, pastries and baked goods and the menu is over-flowing with yummy breakfast choices and healthy lunch options.
If they’re lucky, your pooch might just become the dog of the day, too!
Saabi on Manson is located at 116 Manson Road, Hendra, and open 6am to 2pm, Monday to Friday, and 7am to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Tucked away in a bustling part of Yeronga, Seven South is not your average suburban café. While you can get great coffee, thyme blueberry and lemon hotcakes, you’re also going to get smoked bourbon glazed beef ribs and some Korean style chicken wings.
As for your fluffy companion, he’s able to sit beside you as you enjoy all these treats. With a dinner menu and wine list that wouldn’t look out of place in the city, Seven South will have you and your dog coming back again and again.
Seven South is located at 92 Hyde Road, Yeronga, and open 6:30am to 3:30pm, Monday to Wednesday; 6:30am to late, Thursday to Saturday; and 6:30am to 4pm on Sunday.
Paddington is home to Remy’s, a daytime café, and night time small bar. You can enjoy the lovely coffee or sample the to-die-for Snickers milkshake.
The food is fresh and simple, with burgers that will make you and your pooch salivate. The breakfasts are unforgettable, and a Sunday session with all your friends, four legged and otherwise, will be topped off with 2-4-1 burgers and craft beer, cider, cocktails and wine.
You and your pup can sit in the courtyard and enjoy the sunshine.
Remy’s is located at 106 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, and open 7am to 9pm, Monday to Wednesday; 7am to 10pm, Thursday to Saturday; and 8am to 8pm on Sunday.
Todd and Pup
With a name like Todd and Pup, being dog friendly is a no brainer. Dogs are more than encouraged, in fact, they’re made to feel very welcome.
This suburban café boasts an amazing breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, complete with arancini of the week.
To go with your coffee is a whole array of freshly baked in house treats, including a must taste salted caramel muffin. Your pup won’t miss out, as they can enjoy some barking biscuits, all homemade and preservative free.
Todd and Pup is located at 398 Tarragindi Road, Moorooka, and open 6am to 2pm, Monday to Thursday; 6am to 10pm on Friday; and 7am to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.
In a Pickle
In a Pickle will take you and your four legged friend back to the old days, complete with homemade treats and delicious milkshakes served in the aluminum cups.
There’s an ever changing menu of pies, frittatas and salads, to keep you well fed. There’s even holiday cooking classes to keep the kids entertained.
In a Pickle will have you and the whole family coming back, or getting take away to go and enjoy it in the park right next door.
In a Pickle is located at 2 Martha Street, Camp Hill, and open 7am to 4pm, Monday to Wednesday; 7am to 5pm on Thursday and Friday; and 7:30am to 4pm on Saturday.
Our Haus Café
Did someone say dog friendly ice-cream? Our Haus Cafe goes above and beyond for your little friend, providing ice cream flavours dogs would dream of — think Bacon and Peanut Butter, Salmon, and Strawberry.
Those who love their coffee as much as their pets will appreciate the seasonal coffee bean information Our Haus provides on each different blend. The food is fresh, innovative and always changing, so you and your dog can while away the hours there together, enjoying the peaceful surroundings.
Our Haus is located at 95 Riding Road, Hawthorne, and open 6am to 3pm, Monday to Sunday.
Appearing as if from nowhere is the beautiful Goodness Gracious cafe. These guys are ready for your pups, as they’re armed with water bowls, and leash hooks on each table in the courtyard to keep them happy.
You can’t ignore their trademark waffles, and you can wash them down with one of their delicious smoothies. Their breakfast and lunch menu is all about fresh produce and healthy options, maybe excluding the mouth-watering steak sandwich, which your dog will be more than happy to finish if you can’t!
Goodness Gracious is located at 250 Oxley Road, Graceville, and open 6am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, and 7am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Moose and Gibson
Seeing as this spot is named after the owner’s dogs, it’s no surprise that it’s dog friendly. Inspired by those laneway Melbourne cafes, Moose and Gibson is about that balance of industrial and quirky.
The menu is all about homey comfort foods with a delicious twist, including baked eggs and burgers. There’s the kind of coffee that could turn even the biggest coffee hater, and a rocky road smoothie that needs to be tried by all.
There’s water bowls for your dog and a chance for them to grab 15 minutes of fame on the Moose and Gibson Facebook page.
Moose and Gibson is located at 77 Jurgens Street, Woolloongabba, and open 6:30am to 2:30pm, Monday to Friday, and 6:30am to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Fitz & Potts
How does a suburban rooftop cocktail bar that’s dog friendly sound? Ideal? That’s what the brains behind Fitz and Potts thought, so that’s why they created it!
Fitz and Potts is all about being unique. It serves craft beer and cider from lessor known breweries, some boutique wines, and small distilleries are supplying the spirits. They offer a rotating list of jaffles (toasted sandwiches) full of gourmet ingredients, and varying meat and cheese boards.
As for your four-legged pal, you can enjoy the garden party vibes of the wrap-around balcony together, as you sip on a cocktail and share a jaffle.
Fitz & Potts is located upstairs at 1180 Sandgate Road, Nundah (entrance via Chapel Street) and open 3pm to 10pm on Thursday, 12pm to 12am on Friday, 11am to midnight on Saturday, and 11am to 10pm on Sunday.
Which Brisbane café is your dog’s favourite? Bark at us in the comments below!