The best dog-friendly cafes in Brisbane City
Whether you’ve been working from home or escaping outside for a daily walk, our dogs have been our constant companions the ast 12 months. To say thanks to your best WFH mate, here’s a list of our favourite dog-friendly cafes and pubs where you can treat your furry friends in Brisbane City.
If you’re keen to wander around Brisbane City after your meal, dogs can be walked on-leash on the streets, but are not allowed in the Queen Street Mall and City Botanic Gardens.
With a shaded beer garden, the US-themed Buffalo Bar on Mary Street welcomes pups on a leash to hang with their owners in the outdoors. Book online to reserve your table and enjoy cold brews and American classic bites with water bowls on hand for your canine companion.
Cafe 63 Ann Street is also pet-friendly with a large covered outdoor area in a convenient City location near Central Station. Make a booking via the website to dine in on popular items from the extensive all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.
Tuck into a big slice of steak with your canine friend by your side at this Eagle Street Pier surf 'n' turf restaurant. Surely those puppy eyes will melt your heart and make your share some of the beef? Dogs are allowed at any outside tables, and best of al there is a 150-strong whiskey list.
The Croft House Town Kitchen & Bar on Charlotte Street is beloved by patrons and pups for its dog-friendly amenities. Take a seat at the shaded outdoor seating section where your dog will receive a water bowl and you can tuck into the likes of smashed avo and feta, homemade granola, or spinach and ricotta ravioli from the all-day breakfast and lunch menu.
Have your pooch join you riverside at this Latin-inspired bar and restaurant. Dogs can join their owners under the mint-and-white umbrellas outside, where you can enjoy cocktails in the sunshine with freshly shucked oysters (six ways), tapas like lamb ribs and grilled prawns, or a big plates to share.
Roma Street Parklands offers 16 hectares of lush lawns for dogs on a leash to wander at leisure with waste bags available at all main entrances. Head to The Garden Room, a railway pavilion-style cafe that offers outside dining or takeaway options for a picnic in the park with your pet. Order breakfast or lunch to go, or pop your name on the waitlist for a table.
And if you want to really treat your furry friends...
Both you and your furbaby can enjoy five-star luxury as part of the W Brisbane hotel’s P.A.W (Pets Are Welcome) program, which includes lots of dog-friendly amenities. As part of the room rate, your canine companion (up to 18kg) receives a custom pet bed, clean-up bags, toys and treats, food and water bowls, wee pads and a ‘Pet in Room’ door sign to make your pup feel extra-special. The W Hotel team also has plenty of info about dog parks and specialty pet stores nearby so you and your pooch can make the most of your City stay.
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