Get Your Fur Kids Collared Up And Ready To Go To A Pet Friendly Café!

Whether you’re traveling with your pet or just looking for a local spot to enjoy some quality time together, a pet-friendly café is a great option to consider. Next time you want to go grab lunch with a coffee and croissant (or two), get your fur baby packed and ready to go with you! There are so many dog-friendly cafés around town where you can relax and enjoy a bite to eat with your pup by your side. We have listed a few below for you to explore, but don’t hesitate to go support your local pet friendly cafés too!

Furry Friendly Cafés in Kwa-Zulu Natal:

  • The Galley Beach Bar & Grill, Ballito
  • This laid-back seafront restaurant offers casual seafood dishes with stunning views. While you enjoy some classic fish ‘n chips on the deck, your furry friend can indulge in treats from the Canine Cuisine menu, including Paw-Some Snacks, Hound Dog Haven, Chicken à la Pooch, and more. There’s even a Hungry Pup Quarter Pounder and bowl of Milk Draught. Bowls of water are provided, so come enjoy a delicious meal with your pooch and take in the beautiful scenery.
  • Bike and Bean, Snell Parade
  • After a refreshing swim or walk on the beach, come and enjoy a daily coffee and tasty snack while taking in beautiful ocean views. Your pup will be greeted with a refreshing water bowl and can even indulge in a doggy cappuccino. So bring your pup along and enjoy a relaxing break by the ocean.
  • The Oyster Box Hotel, Umhlanga
  • Treat your furry friend to a luxurious stay at this stunning sea-facing hotel that warmly welcomes pets. The five-star garden villas provide a range of beds and menus to pamper your furry friend while indulging in the Dogs’ Delights menu, including delicious options such as Woof Waffles, toasted bread with cheese or scrambled egg, chunks of steak in gravy with rice, and even a full doggy breakfast with hash browns. As a guest, you can easily contact room service to learn about the available pet dish selections during your stay. Come and experience a memorable vacation with your pet at this pet-friendly hotel by the sea.
  • Oh My Soul Café, Durban North
  • This proudly vegan restaurant welcomes animals of all shapes and sizes. They not only encourage you to bring your furry friend along, but also offer a special doggy menu including Hound Dog Nice Cream and pumpkin-and-banana biscuits to pamper your pup. So why not bring your furry friend and indulge in some vegan goodness together at Oh My Soul?

Furry Friendly Cafés in Cape Town:

  • Café Frank, City Centre
  • Café Frank offers a menu featuring bone broth and gluten-free peanut butter biscuits (starters), free-range chicken, liver, and sweet potato potjie (main course), and Kefir berry ice pops (dessert). And don’t forget to bring your furry friend on Fridays when dogs are welcome! For a tasty treat anytime, be sure to grab one of their free-range bone broth biscuits made with three types of gluten-free flour, peanut butter, and flaxseeds.
  • Company Gardens, City Centre
  • Popular with families and dog lovers alike, this spot invites you to enjoy modern South African cuisine amidst lush trees with your furry friend by your side. The menu boasts generous sharing platters, hearty salads, and toasted sandwiches, perfect for a casual lunch or dinner.
  • Café Roux, Noordhoek
  • Café Roux welcomes your furry friend to join you for delicious no-frills fare. Relax outside with your well-behaved pup or keep them close on a leash if they’re a bit more rambunctious. Bowls of water are available for your furry companion while you indulge in freshly baked sweet treats or tasty pizza..
  • Clarke’s Bar and Dining Room, City Centre
  • You don’t want to miss out on the lively atmosphere at Clarke’s Bar & Dining Room, a beloved local hotspot that’s buzzing with activity day and night. Leashed dogs are more than welcome to join you as you enjoy delicious eats and drinks in this vibrant setting. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the company of your furry companion at this truly one-of-a-kind establishment.

Furry Friendly Cafés in Johannesburg:

  • Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream, Parkhurst
  • Are you on the hunt for a sweet escape from the blazing heat? Look no further than Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream in Parkhurst! Not only can you indulge in their delectable ice cream, but your furry companion can join in on the fun too with their Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt! Who says pups can’t have a lick of the good stuff?
  • Croft and Co, Parkview
  • This café has earned a loyal following among the dawn-patrolling joggers and cyclists of the neighborhood. And with its delectable yet laid-back brunch and lunch offerings–think shakshuka, homemade crumpets, juicy Prego rolls, and perfectly-toasted sandwiches–it’s easy to see why. From the crack of dawn at 6am, this spot is the perfect pitstop for those early risers who are out and about with their furry companions, particularly since it’s just a stone’s throw away from the lush greenery of Zoo Lake Park.
  • DC Coffee Co, Lonehill
  • DC Coffee in Lonehill serves good coffee with a side of kindness, offering a ‘pay it forward’ wall and a special menu just for dogs. The cozy café features unique decor and plenty of board games, making it a great spot to relax. And with profits from their doggy menu going towards Dogtown SA, a local dog rescue center, you can feel good about indulging your furry friend.
  • Ground Café, Muldersdrift
  • Escape the city and enjoy the great outdoors at Ground Café, located at the popular events venue Ground in Muldersdrift. Sip on Naked Coffee and indulge in a range of delicious breakfast and lunch options, all while taking in the scenic garden and terrace seating. And for an even more adventurous outing with your furry companion, be sure to book a hike across the property’s 3-9km trails.

So next time you’re in the area, be sure to book a table and experience the warm hospitality and delicious cuisine that they have to offer! Your pup will thank you ;)

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