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Published November 10th 2016
Wolf your food with Fido
The Cafe Abbie Lane welcomes your furry friends. Image byhttps://www.facebook.com/thecafeatabbielane/photos/a.418136874959487.1073741827.418124014960773/930224243750745/?type=3&theater.
Plenty of space in the shade at Travellers Coffee House, 189 Hume St.
Travellers Coffee House
Shady and spacious outdoor area with Asian water feature complete with goldfish, the Travellers Coffee House is bursting with country hospitality and attentive service. The cabinet this day housed Strawberry Marshmallow Slice, Coconut Impossible Pie and Salted Caramel Brownies. The Lemon Merange Pie was rich, tangy and scrumptious. Reasonable prices, mellow Merlo coffee, pretty presentation in a restful, tropical environment. Seat Fido on the concrete by your table. Also disabled-friendly. Wifi available.
The aroma of roast lamb cooking will get your family's best friend excited if you arrive at the right time at The Café, Abbie Lane. Home made meals, cakes and slices and a breakfast to linger over on the lawn only with the puppy in the country - this is the life. Hours: 8am - 4:30pm, 7 days & Friday nights. Address & Phone: 10522 New England Highway, Highfields, 07 4615 5829.
The Angel Café
Comfy wooden deck for paws to rest upon, The Angel Café, is an upmarket café and restaurant. Extensive, delicious cabinet and coffee range, sparkling service. Licenced, elegant, fabulous a la carte dining, popular for functions. The Angel Café has plenty of veranda space to welcome pets.
Travellers Coffee House do a tangy Lemon Meringue Pie.
Humble and friendly country café, Extraordinary Joe's are happy to welcome your family pet where he can get comfortable undercover on the concrete. Homemade sausage rolls, pies, cakes and slices, rich and strong coffee. Please do not bring pets through the café area itself.
The beach comes to the mountains at The Bungalow and Basket. Have yourself a lengthy chat with staff if the mood takes you. Limited but delectable cabinet and food selections. Seating for dogs outdoors in the shade; I've even seen a small dog sitting happily on lap. Extra friendly service with a Noosa boutique feel and plenty of shopping to delve into.
Hours: 8am - 4pm
Adddress & Phone: 4/400 Ruthven St, Toowoomba, 07 4564 9283.
The Chocolate Cottage
Breakfast is the best at The Chocolate Cottage and the lunch burgers are also satisfying to woof down. Expansive lawn under shaded tables for dogs on a lead and for small people to play with a glorious view of the mountains. The Chocolate Cottage like to feel that their love of food is served on every single plate presented to their guests. They also offer artworks, chutneys and their own brand of chocolates. Fresh air out of town, a wonderful way to begin your day.
Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm, closed Tuesdays
Address & Phone: The Village Green, 10475 New England Highway, Highfields, 07 4630 8729.
The Finch footpath welcomes Fido, 469-473 Ruthven St.
Your well-behaved barker can scrounge for scraps under your table in the footpath only seating at The Finch. Healthy contemporary nosh, salads and wraps, city worker's café. For lunch, bite down on a salad of raw broccoli with cashew, garlic cream and cranberries or perhaps shaved cabbage with vinaigrette, parmesan, raisins and honey-roasted walnuts.
Hours: 6:30am - 3pm
Adddress & Phone: Shop 2, 469-473 Ruthven St, Toowoomba, 07 4613 0159.
Food for Life: Cafe & Coaching
Super paleo cuisine, industrial looks, a little grocery, seating under the brollies outdoors for Rover, at Food for Life: Cafe & Coaching. Mince on toast might suit his taste. Achieve your 'optimum health' by consulting with qualified staff.
Hours: 7:30am - 4pm
Adddress & Phone: 18 Hill St, Toowoomba, 0404 002 771.
The Firefly Café
Industrial chic looks and contemporary cuisine, The Firefly Café are charming indoors and out, where there is limited seating for doggie friends under umbrellas. The breakfast menu presents a unique variety of choices including Fennel Cured Salmon with Baby Beetroots & Polenta Croquettes; and Brekky Burger with Bacon, Fried Eggs, Spinach & Onion Jam.
Hours: 7am - 3pm
Adddress & Phone: 100 Russell St, Toowoomba, 07 4564 9197.
The Park House Café
The Park House Café cafe and restaurant is a posh place to be seen. Seating for doggies on the footpath only under the camphor laurels across the road from lush Queens Park. Excellent presentation of meals which include a good selection of breads; mains offer beef, chicken, lamb, fish, duck and pork and desserts are heavenly. Licenced. Specialty drinks include White Hot Chocolate, Macadamia Latte and Vanilla Chai Latte.
Hours: 7am till late, 7 days
Address & Phone: 92 Margaret St, Toowoomba, 07 4638 2211.
Green and peaceful ambience at the Travellers Coffee House, 189 Hume St.