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Where's the Best Dog Friendly Cafe in Perth?

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by Sarah M (subscribe)
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Published June 15th 2012
Western Australians love their dogs. We take them to the park, for walks and play games with them, and they happily follow us everywhere. Wouldn't it be nice to visit a café where your dog is welcome? Dog friendly cafes and restaurants are already commonplace in other parts of the world and now there are a few cafés in Perth where owner and furry friend can feel at home.

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Burns Beach Café in the northern suburb of Burns Beach is a unique little gem. It has a Doggy Num Nums menu and apparently it is very popular. The special menu offers canine delights, iced water and K9 protein shakes.

Aubergine Gourmet Foods in South Fremantle welcomes dogs and offers doggie treats for a small donation to the Swan Animal Haven. They have bowls of water and 'pupacinos'.

Little Stove Cafe in Bicton and Steves Fine Food and Wine in Nedlands both offer a warm welcome to four legged friends and their owners.

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Tasty Express in South Fremantle is very dog-friendly and has water bowls in the al fresco area. The friendly staff regularly sees that lucky dogs are offered left-overs.

Gill Street Café in Mosman Park, The Pickled Fig in South Fremantle, Blue Waters in Cottesloe, and Benny's Bar and Café in Fremantle all have water bowls readily available and are quite happy for patrons to bring their dogs with them.

Lush Fresh Food and Coffee in Mt Hawthorn, has a separate garden courtyard for people and dogs to relax in a pet-friendly atmosphere. They have water bowls available and occasional bacon treats.

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Of course animal food and utensils are all kept separate from the 'people food' areas and everything is sanitary, clean and tidy. Usually the dog-friendly areas are carefully restricted and separate from the 'non-dog' dining areas as not all patrons are animal lovers.

It is also the responsibility of the owners to take care of the dogs, see that they don't fight or make a mess or bother other patrons and dogs.

These are just a few places that are happy for owners to bring their dogs along. If you know of others please let us know - Where's the Best Dog-Friendly Cafe in Perth?
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Elixir cafe is one of the most dog friendly cafes I have visited. Staff all seem to be dog lovers and water is offered for the dogs when ordering. It is a lovely cafe, blankets and outdoor heaters are provided in the colder months. Food is wonderful, portions very generous and prices reasonable. Located in Wanneroo at rocca way wanneroo, just off Dundebar rd and by the shopping centre.
by lordz (score: 0|2) 1918 days ago
Burns Beach cafe on the coastal path is the best I have ever seen, was in there last week and they have their own dog menu which had I think probably eight different things on it, but to top it off they are advertising a Dog Beer called tail wagger that they are going to release this summer, I will definetly be taking my pooch back to try that one!
by flipb (score: 0|2) 1459 days ago
Lake Expresso on Lake Claremont : first walk around the lake to wear out the pooch then find a shady tree to enjoy your coffee/ milkshake while your dog dreams it's doggy dreams.
by cazdo (score: 0|2) 1327 days ago
the cafe at the Kent St Weir in Wilson - they are really lovely and welcoming to all including the fur babies!!
by georg (score: 0|2) 1245 days ago
The cafe at Whiteman Park welcomes dogs and leaves bowls of water out for them. I love going in winter for a big walk along the marked bush tracks and then sitting down for coffee and cake
by Tinke (score: 0|2) 1000 days ago
Definitely Coode St Café Mt Lawley they have been dog friendly for 21 years
by rentia (score: 0|2) 794 days ago
Canning River Cafe :)
by twirl (score: 0|2) 714 days ago
Lake Espresso in Claremont (Lapsley Rd), backing onto the beautiful Lake Claremont reserve is very dog friendly, with three big park benches just off the decking area where patrons can sit peacefully with their dogs after a walk around Lake Claremont
by lukep (score: 0|2) 619 days ago
The Kiosk at Floreat Beach, top view and dog beach nearby. Unbeatable!
by stefa (score: 0|2) 511 days ago
Casa Bianchi allows dogs and it is the most wonderful, eclectic cafe and garden set-up. There is also a shop selling amazingly different and quirky furniture and decorative items. We love going there. The food is amazing, and the staff are all friendly and gorgeous too.
by may (score: 0|2) 474 days ago
Coode Street Café Cnr 3rd Avenue and Coode St Mt Lawley
Have been operating for 22 years and have always been very dog friendly
by terry (score: 0|3) 462 days ago
"Neptun" is a lovely Cafe and Lunch place looking over the ocean in
TWO ROCKS ! Owners and staff are very friendly to everyone -
also to dogs who sometimes get a treat as well. Ist a great place to meet
for locals and City people..... Margret
by margr (score: 0|2) 158 days ago
there's another dog friendly cafe off Malcolm st in North beach. Plaka by the sea in Scarborough is another good spot once the summer patrons aren't around and there's a bit of room.
by grant (score: 0|5) 1607 days ago
Great Perth is cathsing on.
Kings Park also has a cafe,where we have breakfast occasionly,there is water for dogs and you can also take them for walk in the park.
Ingrid
by pet.i (score: 1|14) 1608 days ago
Elixir cafe in Wanneroo by the library outside area with bowls and sometimes the dogs are given treats .
by Patri (score: 0|6) 1917 days ago
7th Avenue Bar and Restaurant Midland. They will bring you water for your dog if there is none already in the court yard. Really nice tree filled court yard looking over the main street of Midland - great spot to have breakfast after a morning doing the shopping at the street market!
by aldod (score: 0|2) 1909 days ago
Elixir Cafe in Wanneroo is also pet friendly. There is a bowl of water in the alfresco area for dogs and they can sit with their owners in that area too.
by andre (score: 0|2) 1895 days ago
Soon to open in Kalamunda Pet Lovers Cafe, all your Pet supplies, dog adoption, pet bakery watch with space, .....
by PetLovers (score: 0|4) 1806 days ago
Coode Street cafe in Mt Lawley, fabulous food and service too. Cnr Coode street and third ave.
by pop (score: 0|5) 1756 days ago
We found a good spot to take our pooch its The Boat Ramp on SafetyBay rd, Safety Bay, it is a small place but they have bowls of water for your pooch, & as long as he's well behaved & you use common sense u r all welcome, its our stompn ground wen we take Russ. Perth WA
by conch (score: 0|2) 1802 days ago
Elixir Cafe Wanneroo Rocca way is a great dog friendly place with great food fantastic coffee water for your dog and often a dod biscuit as well. Outside is undercover.
by Patri (score: 0|6) 1757 days ago
The new dog friendly cafe in Guildford is proving to be very popular. I forget the name but it's in James St, just to the east of the (shell of) Guildford Hotel - right next to the Thai restaurant called 'The King and I".
by sandy (score: 0|2) 1614 days ago
Rifo's Maylands absolutely is the best! You can even order your dog chippolatas for breakfast and they bring them out with a bowl of water for your dog.
by aquar (score: 0|2) 1610 days ago
Pet Lovers café, James Street Guildford. New to Guildford and very popular. The Owners are very friendly and sell all your pet requirements. There is a special doggy menu as well!!
by theba (score: 0|2) 1610 days ago
There is somewhere called PET LOVERS CAFE in Guildford now. I am sure that this would be a GREAT place to take your dog. You can't really get more friendly than that. :-)
by clairsplurz (score: 0|2) 1608 days ago
Hi, I'm KoKo, the self appointed president of the Subiaco Dog Group. We have a great dog friendly suburb. Every outdoor cafe has dog water bowls and some even have a dog bed! My favourite Dog Friendly cafe is Melagrano in Heytesbury Rd. They even have Dog parking! (My Mum Helen makes and sells these signs). Verde Brio Rokeby Rd sells frozen yogurt that I looove and it also has a Dog parking sign. see my Facebook for photos please facebook.com/KoKoPotterDogBlogger
by potte (score: 0|2) 35 days ago

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