Dog Friendly Cafes in Canberra

Let’s face it, dining solo can be ruff!

So make your next adventure in the dog friendly cafes in Canberra a bark-tastic experience for both you and your pup! Local or a visitor to the area, there are a lot of dog friendly cafes in Canberra to grab a bite to eat or a cup of coffee. You and your dog are spoilt for choice with a variety of options, from cozy to bustling coffee shops and places for a hearty meal.

So, get ready to indulge in some human and dog-friendly dining as we explore the dog friendly cafes of Canberra together!

List of dog friendly cafes in Canberra to try with your dog

Preparing for a Cafe Visit with Your Dog

Visiting a dog-friendly cafe in Canberra with your dog can be a great bonding experience and just plain fun for you both, but it’s important to be prepared before you go. You don’t want any pawblems to arise!

We’ve put together some quick tips to pawfectly prepare for a visit in one of the dog friendly cafes in Canberra with your canine companion:

  • Train your dog. As part of your dog’s training and socialisation, teach them specific skills for the cafe scene, like drop, rest or stay. Nobody likes, and you’re not going to be able to relax and enjoy your outing with a pawblematic pooch causing a ruckus!
  • Double-check if the cafe is dog friendly 🐶. If you’ve not been there before or you’re not 100% sure, it can’t hurt to check that your chosen place welcomes four-legged customers to avoid any doggy disappointments.
  • Avoid busy times. Plan your visit to a dog friendly cafe in Canberra during quieter times. Especially if your dog doesn’t do well in crowded or noisy places, then it’s best to choose a time when the cafe is calmer for them.
  • Clean pup, happy cafe people! Have your doggo smelling like roses (that is, looking their best) before heading out to try those delicious snacks at the cafe. This guarantees there are no nose-wrinkling doggie odours to put anyone off their coffee and cake 😉 Plus, so often, your dog will be greeted with pats on arrival, or fellow cafe will want to meet them.
  • Feed your dog before heading off. A well-fed pup is not only a contented (often snoozy) pup but also less likely to beg you or others for scraps.
  • Watch the weather! Take a quick peek at the forecast and choose a day with suitable weather for your cafe visit. One that is not too hot for your dog to be lazy about at the venue or where it’s going to rain because there’s a high probability of being outdoors, and there won’t always be shelter.
  • Pack the essentials. From water & water bowls (just in case!), their leash and waste bags bring along everything you and your furry friend need for a stress-free outing is impawtant. And don’t forget to pack all the pawssible things your pup might need to feel at home in the cafe environment! This may include a comfy mat or rug to place on the ground.
  • Snacks for doggo. If the cafe doesn’t have a dog menu or offer doggie treats, you might wish to bring along some of your dog’s favourite snacks to enjoy.
  • Pre-Cafe exercise. A little exercise can go a long way in helping your pooch relax during your visit to a dog-friendly cafe. ALSO, the last-minute walk around when you arrive to relieve themselves means you won’t have to jump out the minute your bacon & eggs arrive to attend to that!

Looking After Your Dog at a Dog-Friendly Cafe

Don’t let your pup be a cafe catastrophe! With a little preparation, this assures everyone will have a good time. Before I list down the dog-friendly cafes in Canberra, here are some things to remember so you can keep your dog’s cafe visit furbulous:

  • Choose quiet seating. Opt for a quieter area of the cafe and avoid foot traffic paths where your pup could become a tripping hazard. Plus, staying away from other furry guests is key if your pup is prone to overexcitement or nervousness!
  • A short leash is key! Keep your pup close and secure with a short leash or even try tethering them to your waist or chair leg so you can dine hands-free.
  • Doggy behaviour. Mind your pup’s manners while at the cafe so everyone dining in the place can have a great time. There are a few common sense dont’s (in case you need them 🙂). Don’t
    • Let your dog up on the table
    • Let them eat or drink from your plate or glass
    • Put your plate on the ground for your pup to lick
  • Pick up the pup-tastrophy 💩! Keep the cafe area clean and hygienic by always picking up after your dog.
  • Be flexible. If your pup becomes restless or disruptive, be prepared to take your snack or coffee to go.
  • Mind doggo’s allergies. Before ordering delicious snacks for your four-legged companion, double-check the ingredients, especially keeping in mind any food allergies that your dog may have and any foods that are toxic to dogs if you’re ordering a very special treat for them from the human menu!
  • Reward for the good pup. Don’t let your pup’s good behaviour go unnoticed! Show them some extra love and appreciation with a well-deserved reward, whether through a treat, some good ol’ belly rubs or a play in the park when you’ve finished dining at the dog-friendly cafe.

 Inner North

Assembly – The People’s Pub

  • Address: 11 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, ACT 2612
  • Opening Hours: Open everyday breakfast, lunch & dinner; Weekdays 7:00 am – late and for weekends 7:30 am – late
  • Dog-Friendly Features: They offer a choice of seating for pups and their people; on the front covered veranda or the beer garden out the back. You can also ask for a regular/low table when booking to make things more comfortable for your pup.
  • Person-Pleasers: The menu is a who’s who of pub classics, including burgers, steaks, fish and chips and salads. There are gluten-free and vegetarian options and a kid’s menu too. The food here is tasty and generously served, like this rump steak with fries and salad. They have a front area, the bistro, a front terrace, booths, a beer garden and a sports bar.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram 

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Bentspoke Brewing Co

  • Address: 48/38 Mort Street, Braddon, ACT 2612
  • Opening Hours: Open 7 days 11:00 am – late
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Dogs are welcome in the outside area, which is both covered and heated (when necessary)
  • Person-Pleasers: This place is super popular and is one of our personal favourites – there’s a relaxed, friendly vibe, fabulous food and great beer are guaranteed.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram 

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Gelato Messina

  • Address:  Shop 4/21 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, ACT 2612
  • Opening Hours:  Monday to Thursday, 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm; Friday to Saturday, 12:00pm – 11:00 pm; and, Sunday, 12 pm -10:30 pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: There’s plenty of space and seating outside for you and your pup to chill out with some quality cold goods
  • Person-Pleasers: You can choose from 40 flavours of ice cream at Messina at any one time.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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 Teddy Picker’s

  • Address: 53/65 Constitution Ave, Campbell ACT 2612
  • Opening Hours:Monday to Friday from 6:30am – 2:00pm; Saturday to Sunday from 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Featuresincredibly welcoming to dogs, there’s always a perfect dog friendly table, either sunny in winter or shady in summer.
  • Person-Pleasers: Excellent food, Fabulous service, Relaxing Atmosphere, expert Baristas and the best coffee
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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The Front Cafe & Gallery

  • Address: 1 Wattle Place, Lyneham ACT, 2602
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:00am – 3:00pm, Dine in 8:00am – 2:30pm; Weekends  &  Public Holidays, 8:00am – 3:00pm, Dine in 8:00am – 2:30pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: super friendly for both two-legged and four-legged patrons. Your dog can sit and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with you.
  • Person-Pleasers:   Good coffee, Live music, an alternative neighbourhood vibe, and an adjoining gallery featuring local artists, the ambience was relaxing and peaceful, with the soundtrack of friendly chatter playing in the background. The indoor seating was especially relaxing, with the couches giving a ‘home vibe’. Plus, board games are provided!
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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The Old Canberra Inn

  • Address: 195 Mouat Street, Lyneham Canberra, ACT, Australia 2602
  • Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 12:00pm – 10:00pm; Friday and Saturday 12:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Has a  generous beer garden in which your pup can relax in a sunny spot while you enjoy your meal. Dogs of all sizes are welcome here and free water bowls are provided.
  • Person-Pleasers: A living piece of Australian history built in 1857, now a family friendly pub with great live music, fresh food sourced locally and rotating craft beer.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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 The Pedlar

  • Address: 65 Constitution Ave, Campbell ACT 2612
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 7:00am – 11:00pm, Saturday to Sunday from 8:00am – 11:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: incredibly welcoming to dogs, there’s always a perfect dog friendly table, either sunny in winter or shady in summer.
  • Person-Pleasers: Dining, Nightlife, Entertainment, Disability Access and Bar tab available
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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Tipsy Bull

  • Address: 2/5 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, ACT 2612
  • Opening Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 3:00pm – late; Friday – Sunday 12:00pm – late; Monday – Closed
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Pups are welcome in the beautiful beer garden and Teddy Roosevelt.
  • Person-Pleasers: The food here is fresh, delicious and designed to share with plenty of gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and some vegan options. The crispy spiced squid with lime mayo  and truffle fries – check out that Manchego cheese – go down a treat.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram 

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Tilley’s Devine Cafe Gallery

  • Address: Cnr Brigalow & Wattle Sts #1 Canberra, ACT, Australia 2602
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Tuesday 7:30am – 2:00pm; Wednesday to Friday 7:30am – 8:00pm; Saturday 8:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Give your puppy a taste of local history by taking it along to the iconic Tilley’s Devine Café for some Zucchini, Corn and Kale Fritters or a stack of their Organic Spelt Pancakes.
  • Person-Pleasers: Tilley’s has Cafe and restaurant, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Live Music, Jazz Bar
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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Inner South

Bittersweet Cafe Kingston

  • Address:  Cusack Centre, 27 Eyre St, Green Square Kingston ACT 2604
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 7:30am – 3:00pm, and Sunday 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Outdoor tables and spacious lawn area best for dogs while diners can enjoy their coffee.
  • Person-Pleasers: A place to go for big breakfasts.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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Capital Brewing Co

  • Address:  building 3/1 Dairy Rd, Fyshwick ACT 2609
  • Opening Hours: Monday, 11:30am – 8:00pm; Tuesday to Thursday, 11:30am – 9:00pm; Friday to Saturday,        11:30am – 11:00pm; and, Sunday 11:30am – 8:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Pups are welcome both inside and out.The outside area in particular is great for dogs.
  • Person-Pleasers: Great atmosphere, Broad selection of craft brews, great burgers, ample of parking space
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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KITA.cbr

  • Address: 59 Boolimba Cres Narrabundah Canberra, ACT, Australia
  • Opening Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 6:00pm – 6:00am; Friday & Saturday 6:00pm – 12noon
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Bring your furry friend and grab a spot in the sun.
  • Person-Pleasers: When they’re not being our favourite late night café, Kita also does a breakfast service until 12pm on Saturdays and Sundays!
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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Little Bird

  • Address: 48 Macquarie St, Barton ACT 2600
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:00am – 3:00pm; Saturday to Sunday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Generous outdoor area perfect for dogs that catches the morning sun but provides good shade midday and afternoon. There are no off leash areas nearby but beautiful on leash walks only a 5 minutes stroll away at Lake Burley Griffin and the National Gallery’s sculpture garden.
  • Person-Pleasers: large tables to sit at, perfectly spaced
  • Find them on Facebook & Instagram

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Local Press Cafe

  • Address: On the water, Cnr Eastlake Parade & Giles Street, Kingston Foreshore, ACT 2604
  • Opening Hours:  Tuesday to Friday 7:00am – 4:00pm; Saturday to Sunday 8:00am – 5:00pm, Closed Monday
  • Dog-Friendly FeaturesDog lovers are always welcome to bring their pups to enjoy the lake views and yummy food.
  • Person-Pleasers: Covered whether you’re looking for bulk foods, pantry staples, ready-to-eat meals or a wholesome lunch and their fabulous Catering service.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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On Lake Cafe

  • Address: Bowen Park, Bowen Dr, Barton ACT 2600
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 7:30am – 5:30pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: The area is perfect for dog lovers to enjoy a coffee with their best friends. And it’s not just people who enjoy visiting On Lake Cafe – dogs enjoy it, too.
  • Person-Pleasers: welcomes dine-in customers to enjoy coffee and Greek street food with lakeside views. Set in Bowen Park, not far from where Brodburger’s original food van once operated, On Lake Cafe’s deck looks out across Lake Burley Griffin and the mountains beyond. Sip your coffee and watch life on the lake unfold. The location is a great meeting point after a walk. There is plenty of parking, toilets are close by and pets are welcome!
  • Find them on Facebook

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Remedy on Kingston Foreshore

  • Address: 17 Eastlake Parade, Canberra
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 7:00am – 4:00pm; Saturday 8:00am – 2:00pm and Sunday 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: A delightful café on the corner of Kingston Foreshore, Remedy has previously played host to ‘doga’ (dog yoga) series Bend, Bark and Brunch.
  • Person-Pleasers: Perfectly cooked bacon will impress you at the first bite.
  • Find them on Instagram

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Trecento Restaurant

  • Address:  Unit 33/18 Flinders Way, Griffith ACT 2603
  • Opening Hours: Lunch : Thursday to Sunday 12:00pm – 2:30pm; Dinner : Tuesday to Thursday 5:00pm – 9:00pm; Friday to Saturday 5:00pm – 10:00pm; and, Sunday 5:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features:  Outdoor Seating welcomes dogs
  • Person-Pleasers:  Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Gift Cards Available and Canberra Pizzerias Serving Wood-fired Perfection. Trecento is offering contemporary takes on other traditional Italian food such as antipasti, desserts and, of course, pasta. The restaurant has been designed around this concept with the kitchen open and airy allowing diners to see in, connecting the diners and the chefs like in a true Italian home.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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North Canberra

Café Injoy

  • Address:  39 O’Hanlon Pl, Nicholls
  • Opening Hours:  Monday to Sunday 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Offers a family-friendly place with a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for your four pawed friends.
  • Person-Pleasers: Great food, great drinks, LARGE portions, very child friendly and great staff! Child-friendly, Outdoor dining, Casual, Great food, Daily specials, Good salad, Best brunch and Large portions.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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Early Doors Café

  • Address:  106 Gungahlin Square Gungahlin Place, Canberra 2912 Australia
  • Opening Hours:  Monday to Thursday 6:30am – 3:00pm; Friday: 6:30am – 3:00pm; Saturday 7:30am – 3:pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: A quiet atmosphere and yummy food for your pup to have peace and treats
  • Person-Pleasers: Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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Eat Me Drink Me

  • Address: Shop 1, Kaleen Plaza, Georgina Cres, Kaleen ACT 2617
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm; Saturday to Sunday, 7:30am – 3:30pm
  • Dog-friendly Features: The outdoor tables and couches welcome dogs.
  • Person-pleasers: A little cafe with friendly and enthusiastic staff, Eat Me Drink Me provides outdoor tables as well as comfy couches in a sheltered spot.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

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Frankies at Forde

  • Address: 1/26 Francis Forde Blvd, Forde ACT 2914
  • Opening Hours:  Monday: Close; Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00am – 9:00pm; and, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: A Dog-friendly place that we can bring our dogs along to enjoy the outdoor setting.
  • Person-Pleasers:Great food and coffee, has a nice bistro-type atmosphere.  There is seating available inside and out with an excellent selection of mostly local beers. Good atmosphere, with a lot of wooden features in design.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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Gang Gang Cafe

  • Address: Shop 4/2 Frencham Place, Downer Canberra, ACT, Australia 2602
  • Opening Hours:  Monday to Thursday 7:30am – 4:00pm, 6:30pm – late Thursday, 7:30am – late Friday to Sunday.
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Outside place for dogs, very spacious
  • Person-Pleasers: Great Coffee, easy parking, Outdoor dining, Child-friendly, Hip-atmosphere, Chic décor, casual, Cosy atmosphere, Comfort food
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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Little Oink

  • Address: Shops, 22 Cook Pl, Cook ACT 2614, Australia
  • Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday 7:00am – 3:00pm; Saturday to Sunday 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: The Staff entertains your furry while you wait for your meals.
  • Person-Pleasers: Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Parking Available, Full Bar
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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Pixie and Bear Café

  • Address:  15 Kingsland Parade, Casey, ACT 2913
  • Opening Hours:  Wednesday to Sunday 7:00am – 3:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Named after the owner’s childhood dogs, Pixie and Bear is a fantastic place to take your own beloved furry friend.
  • Person-Pleasers:  Exceptional service, great vibe, great dancing and singing barista, fabulous food. Coffee and chai are also fabulous.Free parking and takeaways are provided.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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Puddle

  • Address:  113/227 Flemington Rd, Franklin ACT 2914, Australia
  • Opening Hours:  Tuesday to Friday 7:00am – 2:30pm, Saturday to Sunday 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Kid and pet friendly. Room for prams and high chairs available
  • Person-Pleasers: Their speciality is delicious house-made crumpets, with six sweet and savoury options. They were super knowledgeable about their suppliers and passionate about their products – truly hospitality professionals.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram 

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Rocksalt Hawker

  • Address:  4/78 Hawker Pl, Canberra ACT 2614, Australia
  • Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday 7:00am – 4:30pm, Saturday to Sunday 7:00am – 3:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Outside place is very spacious for dogs
  • Person-Pleasers: Offering breakfast and lunch seven days a week, you can have a takeaway coffee or some hearty food. Free parking is available at Hawker place.
  • Find them on Facebook

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Ruby’s Café and Bar – Evatt

  • Address: 3/21 Heydon Place Evatt, ACT, Australia 2617
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 7:00am – 3:00pm and Saturday to Sunday 7:30am – 2:30pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Your pets are really welcome as you can see in the menu designs about dogs.There’s a light menu for breakfast that you can enjoy with your morning cuppa plusa dog-friendly environment for your pup.
  • Person-Pleasers: Locally roasted coffee, house-made cakes, biscuits and slices, fresh sandwiches and light meals set in a relaxed atmosphere at Evatt Shops.
  • Find them on Facebook

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Siren Bar

  • Address:  Cnr Anthony Rolfe Avenue and Gozzard Street, Gungahlin Gungahlin, ACT, Australia 2912
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 8:30am – late, Friday to Sunday 8:00am – late
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Welcoming all well-behaved hounds on leads, Siren Bar & Restaurant in Gungahlin also offers water bowls and pats from the staff.
  • Person-Pleasers: Featuring modern Australian cuisine, an inspiring wine list and a diverse cocktail menu, Siren Bar and Restaurant has established itself as a landmark venue in Gungahlin. Siren management and staff love to welcome old and new friends with a friendly smile and will cater to all your needs big or small.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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Stella’s by the lake

  • Address: 1 Beissel St, Belconnen ACT 2617
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 6:30am – 3:00pm; Saturday, 7:30am – 3:00 pm; and, Sunday, 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Has a dedicated pup menu. For the pooches, choose from either in-house-made specialties including a ‘puppacino’, bone broth, watermelon popsicle, or the most popular item: a peanut butter bacon doughnut. They also stock a selection of locally made Louie Loves ‘Em Homemade Dog Treats to enjoy at the cafe or to takeaway.
  • Person-Pleasers: Cafe classics have been faithfully refreshed and modernised with breakfast options including eggs benedict, smoked salmon bagels and smashed avo. For lunch, there is a good selection of burgers, salads and nourish bowls to tempt your taste buds.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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SV Coffee & Bakery

  • Address: 23b Swagman St Lawson, Canberra 2617 Australia
  • Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm; Saturday to Sunday 8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Everything is available for takeaway soyou take your dog down for a walk.
  • Person-Pleasers: SV Coffee and Bakery offers sweet treats and good drinks, all made at the front of Sovithyea ‘SV’ Sar’s home. The Cafe is located in the owner’s own backyard.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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The George Harcourt Inn – Nicholls

  • Address: 3 Gold Creek Road, Nicholls Canberra, ACT, Australia 2913
  • Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00am -10:00pm; Public Holiday hours may differ
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Dogs are welcome in the courtyard while on leash.
  • Person-Pleasers: We have a huge range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available, specialising in tap beers from the UK and elsewhere. They also have Indoor and outdoor seating , Beer garden and Hill, Marquee, Rear Courtyard, Disabled access and tables for baby
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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The Knox

  • Address:  Shop 1/13 Watson Pl, Watson ACT 2602
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday, 7:00am – 4:00pm; Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 7:00am – 8:30pm; Saturday, 7:30am – 8:30am; and Sunday, 7:30am – 3:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly FeaturesProvides dog friendly outdoor tables in a sheltered nook tucked against the local IGA.
  • Person-Pleasers: Lovely atmosphere, great food and tasty coffee
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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Two Before Ten

  • Address:  68 Bandjalong Cres, Aranda ACT 2614
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:00am – 2:00pm; and Saturday to Sunday, 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Offers water bowls, coffee-sack ground ‘dog-blankets’, and two options for outdoor dog friendly seating: a row of spacious outdoor tables under a south facing deep wave is a perfect spot in the heat of summer; and a courtyard around the side provides sunnier seating in cooler weather.
  • Person-Pleasers: Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, bar, roastery, yoga studio, mushroom growing rooms, beehives, fruit trees and an expansive vegetable garden.
  • Find them on Facebook & Instagram

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South Canberra

Beess & Co

  • Address:  5/29 Bentham St, Yarralumla ACT 2600
  • Opening Hours:Monday to Saturday 7:00am – 2:30pm , Sunday 8:00am – 2:30pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features:has a large outdoor area that is well shaded in summer where your Dog can play.
  • Person-Pleasers: Beautiful ambiance,the  cafe has a lovely setting beneath large plane trees. The food and coffee  was very good with a wide selection of cakes.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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Biginelli’s Espresso Café

  • Address:  3/48 Mannheim St, Kambah, ACT, 2902
  • Opening Hours:  Monday 7:30am – 3:30pm, Tuesday 7:30am – 3:30am; Wednesday 7:30am – 3:30pm, Thursday 7:30am – 3:30pm; Friday 7:30am – 3:30pm, Saturday 8:30am – 2:30pm, Sunday – Closed
  • Dog-Friendly Features: If you love great Italian food while on a walk with your pet, Biginelli is a great choice. There is a row of outdoor tables and a large tree so your pets can enjoy sun or shade.
  • Person-Pleasers: Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible. Cuisines include Italian, Cafe, Australian and Vegetarian Friendly.
  • Find them on Facebook

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Common Grounds Gowrie Cafe

  •  Address: 4/1 Jeffries St, Gowrie ACT 2904
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 2:00pm; Saturday to Sunday, 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Outdoor tables on the front and back end of the café where dogs are welcome to move around and hang out with their humans enjoying coffee.
  • Person-Pleasers: Outdoor set up First class coffee,  great food, nice atmosphere
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

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Doubleshot Deakin

  • Address: Shop/7 Hopetoun Cct, Deakin ACT 2600
  • Opening hours:  Monday to Sunday 6:00am – 2:00pm
  • Dog friendly Features: Vibrant attitude meets relaxed ambience, perfect for puppies.
  • Person-Pleasers: The vegan items on the menu were clearly labelled, and a description of the food was clearly set out.

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Fox & Bow

  • Address: 4 Farrer Pl, Farrer ACT 2607
  • Opening hours:  Monday to Sunday 6:00am – 2:00pm
  • Dog friendly Features: Fox & Bow has several outdoor seats in the shade and the sun so everyone and their dogs can enjoy the all-day menu
  • Person-Pleasers: Outdoor set up
  • Find them on Facebook  and  Instagram

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Home Ground Café – Hughes

  • Address: 18 Hughes Place Hughes, ACT, Australia 2605
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 7:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday 7:00am – 2:00pm; Kitchen Closes 2:30pm on Weekdays and 1:30pm on Saturday
  • Dog-Friendly Features: A great outdoor area for your pets to stay while you enjoy the excellent coffee & delicious food.
  • Person-Pleasers: A place of warmth, hospitality & community – your meeting place in Canberra. It was created by a local family with a passion for Hughes, excellent coffee & delicious food.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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Mannheim Cafe

  • Address: 48 Mannheim St, Kambah ACT 2902
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Tuesday, 7:00am – 2:00pm; Wednesday to Friday, 7:00am – 2:00pm & 5:30pm – 8:00pm; Saturday, 7:30pm – 2:00pm, 5:30pm – 8:00pm and, Sunday, 7:30pm – 2:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Offers a long row of sheltered outside dog friendly tables, plus extras under a large plane tree providing good shade in summer.
  • Person-Pleasers:Fabulous cafe Outdoor seating with some shady spots under trees makes it an ideal spot for refreshments after a cycle or run, great coffees,relaxing atmosphere with Free Parking
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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On the Grind

  • Address: 5/9 Jenke Cct, Kambah ACT 2902,
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 5:30am – 4:00pm; Saturday 7:00am – 1:00pm;  Sunday 8:30am – 1:00pm
  • Dog Friendly Features: Good for a quick or slow coffee, On the Grind is spacious and the staff are friendly

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Redbrick Coffee

  • Address:Curtin Pl Canberra
  • Opening HoursMonday to Friday 8:00am – 3:30pm; Saturday 7:30am – 3:00p; and,  Sunday 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly FeaturesWith plenty of outdoor tables your dog can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in a  large grassy outdoor space at the front while you grab a coffee
  • Person-Pleasers:  Great coffee, there’s a good choice of outdoor tables but milk crates provide for overflow customers which can be set up under shady trees or on a large grassy outdoor space at the front. Open every day with simple breakfast and lunch offerings.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

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The Oak Brasserie

  • Address: Cottage One, Weston Park Road Yarralumla, Canberra 2600 Australia
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm; Saturday to Sunday 8:30am – 4:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: There’s a specially-maintained dog garden where they can sniff to their heart’s content and a section of the menu dedicated to canine treats. Our pupsicles are the perfect frozen treat to cool your furry pal off as the weather warms up!
  • Person-Pleasers: Fabulous Venue for Garden weddings, Birthday parties and any other celebration.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram 

Photos provided by The Oak Brasserie


Central Canberra

Daughters at Hall

  • Address:  5 Victoria Street, Hall ACT 2618
  • Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday 6:30am – 4:00pm , Weekends 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Daughters at Hall has a beautiful outdoor area so you can sit with your dog taking in the old-style country atmosphere.
  • Person-Pleasers: Small family run cafe in Hall. They have gift packages, dessert packages, cakes and treats, Skincare and Beauty
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

Photos provided by Daughters At Hall


The Mill House Cafe

  • Address: 57 Collett St, Queanbeyan NSW 2620
  • Opening Hours:Tuesday toThursday 7:00am – 2:00pm;Friday to Saturday 7:00am – 7:00pm; Sunday 7:00am – 2:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: Most tables are located in the large garden area with plenty of space for lounging pooches. There’s a choice of tables on decking, on comfy astroturf, and even more tables around the corner on real grass under a huge shade tree where you and your buddy can relax.
  • Person-Pleasers:  Good food, best coffee, best service, family friendly,Lovely playground next to the river just across the road as well.
  • Find them on Facebook

Photos provided by The Mill House Cafe


Močan & Green Grout 

  • Address: No. 1, 19 Marcus Clarke Street Canberra, ACT, Australia 2601
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 7:00am – 5:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: A dog friendly café, when asked by a customer  their dog-friendly status, they gave a resounding “Certainly! Bring him in!”.
  • Person-Pleasers: Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

Photos provided by Močan & Green Grout


Red Baron

  • Address:  2 Faulding St, Symonston ACT 2609
  • Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday 6:30am – 4:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: With good coffee and friendly staff, take your dog to Red Baron during the week and sit outside to enjoy a warm beverage in the autumn air.
  • Person-Pleasers: Cafe, Coffee, Pantry, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Catering Services
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram

Photos provided by Red Baron

The Cupping Room

  • Address: 1/1-13 University Avenue, Canberra, ACT
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30am – 3:00pm, Weekends 8:00am – 3:00pm; Kitchen closes at 2:30pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: There is a dog-friendly waiting area to wait especially at the weekends when the lines can be lengthy!
  • Person-Pleasers: This is one of our favourite Canberra cafes – the coffee is always awesome, there’s a great vibe and the food is spot on. You can check out this Frickadellen Benedict with German pork sausage, poached eggs, sesame hollandaise and a rocket fennel salad on focaccia.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram 

Photos provided by The Cupping Room


U & CO Café – Kaleen

  • Address: 4-6 Gwydir Square Canberra, ACT, Australia 2617
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 5:00am to 4:00pm
  • Dog-Friendly Features: The brightly decorated cafe has a good amount of both indoor and outdoor space. Outside is great for sitting out on a sunny day with your dog.
  • Person-Pleasers:  This cute little cafe is the type of place you’re guaranteed the feel-good factor: where the staff genuinely seem to care and people enjoy catching up over brunch with friends or pop in just to have a coffee and chat to other locals.
  • Find them on Facebook and Instagram 

Photos provided by U & CO Café – Kaleen

Pups & Lattes

I hope you and your pup will have a pawsome time with all these great options of dog-friendly cafes in Canberra. From the tasty treats at “Stella’s by the lake” to the doggy menu at “The Oaks Brasserie”, even the most discerning of pups and their hoomans are bound to find something that tickles their fancy!

And if you and your dog live in Canberra and would love a pawsome photography experience together, be sure to check out the dates we’ll be visiting and offering our award-winning & pawsome photography sessions.


Looking for more pet-friendly places in Melbourne and Victoria? Check out our guide to the best dog-friendly cafes and eateries here!

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