Embarking on a culinary journey in Canberra doesn’t have to mean leaving your furry friend behind. From charming cafes with outdoor seating to bustling pubs that roll out the welcome mat for dogs, the city offers an array of options for those seeking great food and a dog-friendly environment. Join us as we explore the best dog-friendly eateries in Canberra.
Old Canberra Inn, Lyneham
The Old Canberra Inn, built in 1857, is a historic Australian treasure that has transformed into a welcoming family pub. Famed for its selection of craft beers boasting 10 taps exclusively serving craft beer. Enjoy the cosy fireplaces during winter and the three inviting beer gardens in summer, where your four legged friends are welcome to join.
Local Press Cafe, Kingston
Located on Lake Burley Griffin in Kingston Foreshore, The Local Press Cafe is a culinary gem. With a dedication to health-conscious dining, they serve up delicious wholefoods that are unprocessed, unrefined, and free from preservatives. As a bonus, the outdoor area warmly welcomes dogs, making the café a delightful destination for both two-legged and four-legged visitors.
Two Before Ten, Aranda
Two Before Ten, a beloved name in Canberra’s cafe scene, boasting 11 city-wide locations. Among them, the Aranda branch not only serves as the home of Two Before Ten but also stands out as the perfect destination for you and your furry companion. Beyond being a cafe, this hub radiates a sense of community, housing a cafe, expansive vegetable garden, bar, and roastery.
Rye Cafe, Braddon
Located in the heart of the city, this popular café buzzes with a lively atmosphere. Rye Café‘s Scandinavian influence shines through its spacious, minimalist design and culinary creations. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor areas.
Assembly | The People's Pub, Braddon
The People’s Pub is a beautiful modern Australian pub, serving up delicious meals all day long. Dogs are warmly welcomed in the spacious outdoor beer garden that surrounds a beautiful, shady oak tree.
Stella's by the lake, Belconnen
Stellas by the lake is a family-run establishment, lovingly named after their beloved family dog. Dogs are not only welcome but pampered with an array of thoughtful amenities. From grass mats to water bowls, and even delightful pup treats. Every detail has been considered to ensure that your furry friends are embraced with open arms and wagging tails.
The Cupping Room, Canberra
The Cupping Room are huge dog lovers, they even have an Instagram dedicated to their doggy diners, ‘puppersofcuppers’. This cafe is a hot spot for coffee fanatics. Not only do they serve excellent brews, staff will happily take the time to educate patrons on the processes behind making an excellent coffee.
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