Get ready to explore Wollongong’s dog-friendly dining scene, where foodies and their furry friends are spoilt for choice! We’ve curated a list of a diverse range of eateries, from seaside cafes to the local’s favourites. First and foremost, always remember to keep your dog on a leash at all times when enjoying these eateries.
Lili J Cafe
One of Wollongong’s most popular cafe’s amongst both locals and visitors, Lili J Cafe is a family owned cafe with a relaxing atmosphere. They offer delicious breakfast and lunch options daily, crafted using ingredients from nearby suppliers. Enjoy your meal in their sun-kissed outdoor courtyard, where your four-legged companion is welcome.
Located in a prime spot right on Wollongong City Beach, Longboard Cafe is a favourite among beachgoers. Undoubtedly, this cafe stands out for their delicious wholefoods, offering an extensive selection of healthy options, including vegan and vegetarian delights. Although dogs are not allowed on the beach directly in front of the cafe, they are allowed just south, at Coniston Beach. Enjoy an off-leash run, followed by a stroll along the beachfront paths leading to the Longboard Cafe. A perfect outing for you and your furry bestie!
North Beach Kiosk
Situated in another of Wollongong’s finest locations, North Beach Kiosk is located on North Wollongong Beach. North Beach Kiosk, is fully licensed and open everyday for you to enjoy (dogs welcome in the outdoor dining space). With such beautiful views and delicious beachside classic meals, the Kiosk is extremely popular amongst locals.
This locally loved pub is located in the heart of Wollongong, offering delicious pub meals, with generous food deals most nights. The Northgong Hotel is the perfect place to socialise, with a large outdoor beer garden where your dog is most welcome to join.
The Scarborough Hotel
Established in 1886, The Scarborough Hotel is a true icon of the region. Located just south of the sea cliff bridge, The Scarborough sits on a cliff’s edge with sea views all the way to Sydney. The outdoor garden is a beautiful spot to enjoy good food with great company.
It’s hard to go past a great pub, especially one that welcomes your furry friend! At the Figtree Hotel, you can savor your meal while enjoying the delightful beer garden in the company of your four-legged companion.
Located within the University of Wollongong’s campus, Hemingway Cafe offers an enticing menu featuring all-day breakfast and delicious sweet treats. You’ll be pleased to know that dogs are warmly welcomed on the outdoor terrace. The Hemingway Cafe is a well-loved hub for socialising, delicious cuisine, and an overall fantastic atmosphere.
For more adventures in Wollongong, check out our list of dog-friendly walks in Wollongong.