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Published April 2nd 2017
Do You Want to Take your Fur Baby to a Cafe With You?
Cafes Dedicated to Dogs Firstly, there are dedicated cafes that sell all dog related items and also have a café, dog minding and grooming, and I have already reviewed FUR BABY BOUTIQUEhere.
The other fantastic one is PET LOVERS CAFÉ.
Pet Lovers Café is a fabulous place to take your dogs and they also have a day care centre with plenty of room for the dogs to run around and play. You can either sit with them in this enclosed area, or wait outside and have lunch or coffee.
I went here with my two dogs and even my blind dog was running round (bumping into things) and they have a fantastic range of dog products for sale. The owner is very friendly, and helpful and made me feel welcome with my two dogs who are not good "mixers".
Your dogs can have fun here!
Their food is minimal but the atmosphere makes up for this and I enjoyed lunch there.
It is situated at 195 Guildford Road, Maylands, and there is parking at the side. More information can be seen here.
Other Cafes Where you can Bring your Dog Then, there are cafes that provide you with water for your dogs and also welcome all dogs, however you must eat outside due to health laws.
BURNS BEACH CAFÉ
Burns Beach Café is situated at Iluka which is 10 minutes from Joondalup.
Burn's Beach Café has part of its outside area dedicated to dogs and they can sit under an umbrella in the hot weather. People often go there after walking their dogs along the waterfront.
Chilli Prawns Linguine
Several years ago they brought out their own "a la carte doggie menu" called DOGGY NUM YUMS, and this has proved a huge success. These treats are available from 7.30 am to 4 pm and this is reason enough to take your dog here, as not many cafes cater for food for your fur baby.
Money made from the sale of these products is all donated to the local pound to help with the stray and unwanted dogs.
They have an extensive menu and are open early in the morning for the early birds, for lunch and also for dinner – great spot to overlook the water at sunset while dining.
As we age, we often cannot eat as much as we used to, and for this reason they provide an oldies over 65 menu, as well as a kids under 12 menu! They also do small and large dinner plate menus which is an added bonus if you do not want a huge meal.
They are situated at 35 Ocean Parade, Iluka, are open seven days a week, and directions can be found here.
Good coffee is a MUST
COODE STREET CAFÉ
Coode Street Café has been operating for some years now and is a well-hidden secret in Mt Lawley, nestled on a corner amongst the grand old houses of Mt Lawley.
They have both inside and outside dining, and dogs of course, need to be on leash with their owners outside.
They also have a large take-away section with meals and salads which are made fresh each day. Most of their food is made on the premises, from their chicken pies, bacon and leek tarts, smoked salmon, goats cheese and asparagus tarts, sweet potato and spinach tarts, to their large quiches and frittatas.
They have a large selection of cakes and slices and these are the only things not made on the premises. If you have to eat gluten free, you will also be catered for here, with their range of gluten free products.
Wild berry cake
Coode Street Café is a casual, friendly place which is situated at 24 Coode Street, Mt Lawley, and is open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch. More information can be seen here.
WHITE SALT, SORRENTO
Overlooking the water, this café is an icon in Sorrento, having been the winners of the Gold Plate Breakfast award in 2016 for the second year running. The competition for these awards is very "stiff" with some incredible competition from across Perth and Western Australia.
Excellent food at this popular café
After walking your dog, drop in to sample their exquisite sunrise breakfast menu including their Chorizo and Spring Onion with Scrambled Eggs, eggs Benedict, pulled pork, smoothies, banana bread, waffles and so much more.
Their unique West Coast beach vibe is the perfect start to any day, and it will also give your dog a rest for a while!
Area where you can sit with your dog
They are situated at 134 West Coast Highway, Sorrento and are open seven days a week from 8 am to 10 pm. More information can be seen here.
RISE AND GRIND ESPRESSO BAR
This café has the most incredible drinks I have seen anywhere….they come in various flavours and are "to die for" – pick your own combination or have one of their suggested ones – either way, you cannot lose on this delicious "food"!
And here is another of these famous meals in a glass – do not go here whilst on a diet!
You can custom design these shakes to include whatever you like, and they also have savoury food, such as this "haloumi Sunday" breakfast dish.
An unusual breakfast or lunch
And who could resist this one with lashings of cream and the latest "favourite" flavour of salted caramel?
Don't miss taking your dog to this café
The café is situated at 255a Scarborough Beach Road, Doubleview, and they are open for breakfast and lunch, from 7.30 am to 3 pm. More information can be seen here.
BLUE LOTUS CAFÉ
I have already reviewed the Blue Lotus Cafe, although when I went, I did not take my dogs (I have a blind dog and it is difficult to take the two out to a strange place).
It is however an interesting place to take a dog as long as the dog is not likely to want to chase large fish in their ponds adjoining the cafe!
Beaches Café is almost opposite Cottesloe Beach and has a parking area in a side street just 1 minute away from the Cafe. I used to go here every week with my dog and found it very popular amongst "doggy people".
View from part of the Café
They have a varied menu which changes regularly – their steak panini has a lot of meat in it which is not overdone as many steak sandwiches are.
They have a large array of interesting and different breakfasts available so do try their breakfast with banana – you have a wide choice here whether it be a cooked breakfast or a healthier one.
Add some banana to breakfast
Beaches is situated at 122 Marine Parade, Cottesloe and are open seven days a week. They are open very early for those who walk their dogs before work - their hours are from 6 am to 5 pm. More information can be seen here.
THE LITTLE PANTRY, SHENTON PARK
The Little Pantry is a popular Shenton Park Café which has been there for some time, and it has a lovely courtyard out the back which is ideal in the sunny winter days or on cool summer days, for you and your dog.
They do excellent breakfasts which are available until 2 pm daily, and they also have gluten free foods, and I would term this café as "cosy".
The choice of breakfast has such things as homemade tomato braised beans; crispy skin salmon; cheesecake Belgian waffles; truffle scrambled eggs; and the ever popular smashed avocado on ciabatta toast.
Lunch also has some great meals including this char grilled eggplant mini pie with fire roasted peppers, Danish feta, and wild rocket salad.
Access can be gained via the back for bringing your pooch along.
They are situated at 206 Nicholson Road, Shenton Park, and are open seven days a week from 7 am to 4 pm. More information can be seen here.
Daphne is an extension of the Daphne Collection, a gallery run out of Adam Mitchell and Sophie Bower Johnson's home on Daphne Street, North Perth.
The menu here is not huge however it is great for a snack and often it is difficult to find places that have "snacks" for lunch as against huge lunches. At Daphne you need not walk away feeling you have eaten too much!
Dogs are always welcome in this area
They serve such things as espresso, filter and decaf coffees as well as a variety of teas, and this is a great place to meet up in between meals for that pastry and a shot of caffeine.
Small, but quaint
Daphne is situated at 454 William Street, Northbridge, and they are open Tuesday to Saturday from 7 am to 3 pm. More information can be seen here.
ANTZ INYA PANTZ
Antz Inya Pantz is a coffee icon with 3 stores in Victoria Park.
Their menu includes bagels, brownies, friandz, and cookies as well as things like Bircher muesli with fruit and yoghurt, and raw food options in a display cabinet.
They have a selection of light meals and decadent sweet delicacies like their donuts, cocoa and spices cupcakes, raspberry chocolate croissants, as well as lunch or snack items like macadamia pesto bagels, and cinnamon scrolls.
They have an inside and outside area where you can sit with your fur babies and sip excellent coffees with a large choice.
Dog before his share of donuts!
They also do a range of their own brand of beer which in itself is worth going to if beer is your "thing"!
They are situated at 965 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park, and their hours are 5.30 am to 3 pm seven days a week, though on weekends they open from 6.30 am to noon. More information can be seen here.
LITTLE SHOP OF PLENTY, MAYLANDS
Little Shop of Plenty describe themselves as "nutritional food filled with life".
Their concentration is on raw foods and they have exciting ingredients with healthy eating being their aim. They make both sweet and savoury, and use fresh, natural food which they say is the key to feeling and looking good.
They use wholefoods, that is, organic fruits, vegetables and other plant ingredients which have not been processed or have little processing, and all their food is gluten and dairy free.
So if you are having lunch here, your dog will also be catered for with raw foods!
Raw pizza, which is delicious
Check out this link, to see the range of superfoods they use in their healthy foods.
The actual café is a large one and seating for you and your dog is also therefore roomy.
You and your dog can eat in this area
The café is run by a couple, Kim and Mark, and Kim has had an interest in healthy foods and cooking for some time now, and has a goal of wanting to help people to achieve better health merely by eating better food.
Sweet treats are on the menu, though you will not find any added processed sugar in the treats available here, and they are probably therefore also suitable for your four legged friends!
It is surprising what can actually be made using these ingredients and unprocessed foods, and this café is well worth a visit as it is SO different from the ordinary run of the mill cafés.
They are situated at 217 Railway Parade, Maylands and are open seven days a week - Monday to Friday from 7 am to 3.30 pm, and Friday to Sunday from 7 am to 4 pm. Check their kitchen closing times, and more, can be seen here.
LADY LATTE CAFÉ, SCARBOROUGH
Lady Latte is a small café and they have a passion for food as well as coffee, and to this end they also have a mobile van (which they have run since 2009) which attends functions and can be hired.
Front of Lady Latte Cafe
However they now also have their café in Scarborough and this has proved to be a casual and interesting place serving breakfast and lunches.
Your dog is most welcome here, and their menu is quite varied and includes such items as:
Mac and cheese, curry up
As well as:
Beer battered chips and aioli
Potato rosti to name but a few
Sweet potato rosti
Lady Latte is situated at 39 Edgehill Street, Scarborough, and they are open from 6.30 am to 2 pm. More information is available here.
THE LEAKY TAP, MOSMAN PARK
The Leaky Tap name came from a plumbing business that the owners had in their family for over 70 years. The café is named in honour of the founders of this business, Craig Vivian and Olympic gymnast Olivia Vivian.
The Leaky Tap is therefore decorated in a plumbing theme which, in itself is unusual!
It is situated opposite the Iona Primary School ground, and the Cafe is a friendly, and fun place to hang out. It is also near the Mosman Park Train station, making it very easy to get to.
Great place for dogs also
Breakfast is available until 11 am, and the menu is also plumbing themed, with such dishes as:
Nuts and Bolts
The Common Callout
Plugs and Pipes
The Kitchen Sink
Flushed fish and more
Their menu is a real fun menu and very cleverly thought out. Their food is recommended, and the menu is quite extensive. This is a place that you MUST take your pooch to, as they are really dog friendly, and even the dog bowls are plumbing related!
They are situated at 360 Stirling Street, Highgate, and are open for dinner seven days a week from 4 pm to 7 pm, and they do take-aways plus online ordering. More information can be found here.
BABYLON CAFÉ, LEEDERVILLE
The Babylon Café is a rustic, unusual café with quirky items scattered around! It is a charming place and is what I would term, a "hidden treasure", being located at the back of the Rug Studio on Carr Place, and not on the main strip of Leederville.
Their seating is mainly outside so it is ideal to bring man's best friend along here.
Courtyard at Babylon where you can sit with Fido
They do EXCELLENT coffee which is both strong and robust, and they do breakfast and lunch.
I had a soup when I went here and this was well worth having, and just the right size for lunch.
Their menu is an all day one, so you can have your late breakfast or brunch at any time. They do tortilla stacks which are "second to none" and well worth taking Fido there for – of course you need to let Fido taste as well.
Delicious tortilla stacks with heaps of filling
They also do toasties and these change regularly, as well as having other light meals at this retro style cafe.
Menu with daily toasties
It is located at 656 Newcastle Street (rear), Leederville and they are open Monday to Saturday from 6.30 am to 3 pm. More information can be seen here.
GARDEN CAFÉ ON GUILDFORD
Although Garden Café on Guildford has not got a huge menu, it is a great place to go for a meal with your dog. They do excellent sausage rolls as well as wraps and toasties, sweet delights and more.
They describe themselves as having "delicious food made with fresh quality seasonal produce".
Dog of all sizes are welcome in their back courtyard, and there is always a bowl of water for them.
Water for dogs
This is a casual café who also do outside catering and take bookings for tables. It has a surprisingly large area out the back, and is therefore suitable for larger parties of people, as well as people with dogs. It has the added advantage that it has a partial roof over this area which protects it from rain and also from the glaring sun in summer.
Room for many dogs AND people
The Garden Café on Guildford is situated at 317 Guildford Road, Maylands and they are open seven days a week, from 7 am to 2.30 pm for breakfast and lunch. More information can be seen here.