Melbourne is famous for good eats and buzzing atmospheres, what’s even better is that a significant number of these eateries warmly welcome dogs! We’ve selected 9 of the best dog-friendly eateries in Melbourne for you to enjoy with your furry friend. Whilst enjoying these establishments, ensure your dog is on a lead at all times and always pick up their droppings.
The Republica, St Kilda Beach
With a relaxed and laid back atmosphere, The Republica is the perfect place to spend a warm day! Enjoy delicious meals and your favourite beverages as you lap up this beachside venue with your furry friend. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, The Republica has live music all weekend!
The Commons Collective, Melbourne
The Commons Collective is the ultimate collision of historical charm and a quirky, modern aesthetic. Situated in a heritage-listed building, the venue of the Commons Collective is an experience in itself. The Commons Collective is made up of various al-fresco settings, with dogs welcome in the Rosé Garden and Beer Garden. The Commons Collective goes the extra mile for our furry pals, offering doggy day beds, puppy parking, and puppacinos, ensuring that every pooch’s day is as special as can be.
Jardin Tan, South Yarra
Situated within Melbourne’s Royal Botanical Gardens, dining at Jardin Tan is a great addition to a day of adventure with the whole family. Enjoy delicious French-Vietnamese dishes, made from produce grown in Jardin Tan’s very own organic garden.
Harlow Bar, Richmond
Discover Harlow Bar, a Melbourne gem that serves up modern Australian classics. This rooftop haven isn’t just for humans – it’s a paradise for your furry friend too! Bring your dog along to enjoy the welcoming rooftop bar, where the mural itself is dedicated to our canine companions
Old Garage Cafe, Camberwell
This cafe is the destination for absolutely anyone and everyone, open for breakfast and lunch. With a warm and casual atmosphere, the Old Garage Cafe is a popular amongst locals. Furry friends are cherished here, indulged with delightful treats and showcased on the polaroid wall. And just to top it off, the Old Garage Cafe offers plant based alternatives for every menu item.
Welcome to Thornbury, Northcote
Welcome to Thornbury is a lively establishment that welcomes dogs in its inviting outdoor beer garden. Whether basking in the sun’s warmth during summer or enjoying it’s cosy confines during winter, Welcome to Thornbury offers a year-round sanctuary for socialising. Welcome to Thornbury hosts a rotating list of local Melbourne food trucks, giving you plenty of food and beverage options to enjoy. Making this place even more special is the retro arcade, boasting over 90 vintage arcade games.
The Great Northern Hotel, Carlton
The Great Northern Hotel is your dogs biggest fan. There is even a dedicated ‘dogs of GNH’ Instagram account, dedicated to doggy visitors. The Great Northern Hotel (GNH) is a classic Australian pub, nothing more and nothing less, except for the outstanding additional welcoming of dogs. Expect great quality food, a friendly atmosphere and your favourite beverages.
Dr Morse, Abbotsford
Dr Morse is a versatile destination that caters to every craving, whether it’s a morning coffee or a late-night dance. The outdoor beer garden extends its warm welcome to dogs, ensuring a complete experience for you. And be sure not to overlook their Sunday offering of hot gravy rolls from 12:30pm.
Cargo Bar, Docklands
Nestled along the New Quay Docklands waterfront, Cargo Bar stands as one of Melbourne’s favourite eateries. With an all day offering of food and beverages, you can unwind in their picturesque beer garden, where your furry companion is more than welcome to join in the enjoyment.
We hope you enjoyed this list of dog-friendly eateries in Melbourne. For more adventures with your furry friend in Melbourne, check out our list of dog friendly walks in Melbourne.