Dog Friendly Spots in Melbourne

Dog Friendly Spots in Melbourne

Paw-fect match: dog-friendly spots in Melbourne.

Weekends are for friends family and fluffy four-legged buddies.

Next time you're venturing out and can't say no to those wide puppy eyes head to a spot where your tail-wagging friend will be welcomed with open pats.

Never leave a pup behind with Melbourne's best dog-friendly cafes and bars.

Dog-friendly spots

Vertue Coffee Roasters
8 Raffa Place Carlton VIC 3053 |

One of Melbourne's best-looking cafes also happens to love creatures of all sizes because they're obviously over-achievers. Next time your furry best friend is having a ruff day grab the leash and head towards Vertue Coffee Roasters. Tucked behind unassuming red timber doors the cosy outdoor alleyway is perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch complete with espresso French toast quality coffee and your eager four-legged friend who is guaranteed to beg for a bite. Remember real friends always share.

Vincent The Dog
348 Drummond Street
Carlton VIC 3053 | More

When a caf© is named after your favourite creature on four legs you know you've come to the right place. Along with excellent coffee and an innovative brunch menu the Vincent The Dog team take their pup patting seriously. Friendly and impeccably hospitable order the Chinese Donut filled with melted cheese and topped with shredded pork floss and pickled veggies. Extra bacon is a necessity for you and your sniffy friend. Enter via the back lane for the grassy dog-friendly outdoor seating.

Arbory Bar and Eatery
1 Flinders Walk Melbourne VIC 3000 | More

Kick back at Melbourne's longest bar with a double cheeseburger and a pet that's determined to grab a bite. Layered with bacon pickles tomato relish and served with salty crinkle cut chips you can pretty much assume that some will need to be sacrificed to those sad eyes and drooping ears. If you're looking for something a little fancier (perhaps you're on a double doggy date?) Arbory's trademark dishes like the prawn and preserved lemon risotto pair perfectly with a glass of wine.

Madame Brussels
Level 3 59-63 Bourke Street Melbourne VIC 3000 | More

The staff at Madame Brussels love a happy pooch assuming they're well behaved and you're happy to visit during the day. Nothing beats high tea with a side of puppy patting. From chocolate fondue to giant cheese plates Madame Brussels' outdoor terrace is ideal for a lazy gossip.

Drinks are available all day (because they know what we need on Sunday morning) including Bloody Marys Espresso Martinis and Sangria. Don't let your excited wet nosed companion sneak a sip.

City Wine Shop
159 Spring Street Melbourne VIC 3000 |

Ideal for a 10 out of 10 first date impression expect the compliments to keep coming when you rock up with your favourite four-legged wing-man. Between chatting about the best puppy preschools order a glass from one of Melbourne's best wine lists at City Wine Shop. Classic Parisian breakfast options tapas and counter meals are also on offer in case you and your paw-ful friend are feeling peckish.

Fawkner Park
24-88 Commercial Road South Yarra VIC 3141 | More

Let your four-legged friend off leash at Fawkner Park. This laid-back doggy hot spot is the perfect place to relax while your companion enjoys a run around. If you'd prefer to stay active the paths are lined with Moreton Bag figs and oak trees and are the perfect place for an inner-city stroll. Enter from Commercial Rd or St Kilda Rd for the off-leash area.

Princes Park
200-590 Royal Parade
Carlton North VIC 3054 | More

Take your pooch out to stretch their legs in one of Melbourne's iconic inner-city parks. Chasing tennis balls play-fighting with other dogs and running through the grass are just some of the fun-filled activities happening down at Princes Park. Mingle with other dog lovers and enjoy the city skyline from this prime doggy location in Melbourne.

Pilgrim Bar
Vault 15-19 Princes Walk Melbourne VIC 3000 | More

Some dogs may not like water but they're bound to enjoy sitting by the Yarra at Pilgrim Bar. Offering an impressive range of Australian cold meats and cheeses this waterfront bar will have you and your pooch's mouths watering. Their cocktail list boasts an Australian twist on the classics like the Australian botanical spiced Bloody Mary.

Punting on the Lake
Royal Botanic Gardens | Punting on the Lake

Cruise around Melbourne's Royal Botanical Gardens with your furry friend. Punting on the Lake offer tours through the garden and professional punters that share history and information on surrounding flora and fauna. With such a stunning backdrop it's the ultimate photo opportunity for you and your pup.

105 Merchant Street Docklands VIC 3008 | Picnic Boat Hire

If you've ever wanted to take your four-legged friend out on the high seas this could be the next best thing. Hire a boat with Goboat Melbourne and cruise along the Yarra with up to eight friends. No boat license or experience required and it's BYO food drink and puppy.

Source: Paw-fect match: Dog-friendly spots in Melbourne
Posted 12 March 2019 in Food Places |

More Dog-friendly spots in Melbourne

Pawsome pubs bars cafes and breweries that will welcome the dog in your life.

Lickety Split
38-40 Moreland Street Footscray |

Open for both walk-ins and walkies this outdoor container bar has an undercover patio and umbrellashielded tables on faux grass. It's strung with festoon lights and is so dog-friendly it's part of a local puppy pub crawl. Ask about their " puppy bowls' ' and " pugronis'' and don't forget to use the #dogsoflicketysplit hashtag.

The Great Northern
644 Rathdowne Street Carlton North |

The Great Northern's dog Instagram offshoot has twice as many followers as the actual venue (more than 6000 see @dogs_of_ gnh). That's because the sizeable beer garden here is locally famous for being dog-inclusive . Merch is printed with its signature sunglasses-wearing pooch and there's even a branded lead with an attached bottle opener for your best friend.

Ciao Cucina
115 Bay Street Port Melbourne |

At the rear of the 1860s heritage courthouse that houses Ciao Cielo is its more casual sibling Ciao Cucina. It adjoins a huge courtyard down the side of the building where dogs are welcome as humans eat wood-fired pizzas and oxtail ragu on saffron casarecce. In cooler months the courtyard is covered with a heated transparent marquee strung with plants and fairy lights.

The Stables of Como
Corner Williams Road and Lechlade Avenue South Yarra |

There's no better place for a garden party than this cafe formerly the horse stables at the 160-year-old Como property. Bring your furry friend while you sit down to brunch lunch or high tea made with local produce or pre-order a champagne picnic to enjoy anywhere in the manicured gardens (they'll lend you a rug too).

Jamsheed Wines
4 Albert Street Preston |

Dogs might not be able to get in among the action in the main dining and winemaking hall of this urban winery but they're welcome in the dive bar complete with pool table and comfy couches as well as in the courtyard which is warmed by fires in winter. The fizzy pink Candy Flip pet-nat is a favourite among those with two legs.

Brighton Schoolhouse
15 St Andrews Street Brighton |

The massive outdoor dining area of this converted 1843 schoolhouse makes it perfect for both fur-babies and real babies. Parents can watch their kids on the adjacent playground from their table while pawrents can eat poached eggs and hollandaise in bao buns while sneaking bits of pulled pork shoulder to spoilt pups.

Dr Morse Bar & Eatery
274 Johnston Street Abbotsford |

From morning cold brew coffees through to evening cocktails dogs are welcome any time at Dr Morse. Sit either at street-side tables beside Victoria Park Station or out the back in the heated courtyard and beer garden. Be warned: barbecue and spit-roasted specials are cooked en plein air and will make both humans and dogs salivate.

Source: This article by Sofia Levin is from the March 1 2022 issue of The Age Digital Edition. To subscribe visit "".

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West Beach Bathers Pavillion
330A Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda West

Doghouse Dog Cafe
195 Johnston Street, Collingwood

Vincent The Dog
348 Drummond Street, Carlton

A Minor Place
103 Albion Street, Brunswick

The Old Garage
2A Glen Iris Road, Camberwell

The Farm Cafe
18 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

Code Black
15/17 Weston Street, Brunswick

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By Claudia Goundar | 3rd May 2024 |

Orrong Hotel
709 High Street, Armadale

The Lord Newry Hotel
543 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North

The Marquis of Lorne
411 George Street, Fitzroy

Great Northern Hotel
644 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

Bodriggy Brewing
245 Johnston Street, Abbotsford

Newmarket Hotel
34 Inkerman Street, St Kilda

The Standard Hotel
293 Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy

The Palace Hotel
505 City Road, South Melbourne

College Lawn Hotel
36 Greville Street, Prahran

Prince Patrick Hotel
135 Victoria Parade, Collingwood

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