Best Dog-Friendly Cafes In Melbourne For 2023

Best Dog-Friendly Cafes In Melbourne For 2023

It’s finally the weekends and nothing beats taking you furkid out on a Sunday Adventure! If you're looking for dog cafes in Melbourne, here’s some recommendations. We'd recommend taking a look at 'Joe Frank' in Ashburton, 'Cornerstone & Co' in Hampton, 'Lawson Grove Shop' in South Yarra, ‘Industry Beans’ in Fitzroy, ‘The Old Garage’ in Camberwell and ‘Bellboy’ in  Bunswick. Each of these beautiful cafes offer a great atmosphere and plenty of pup-friendly activities like doggy playdates, pup-friendly treats, and more. Have fun exploring the city with your pup!

1. Joe Frank

Joe Frank is opened by Mr Tucci and Son of Tucci. Light-filled space once home to the popular Resident Cafe, Joe Frank is now a popular spot for locals. 

The cafe's name combines the names of their father (Joe) and grandfather (Frank) and the menu is littered with Italian favourites, Aussie brunch staples and a few things cooked by Mum. The cafe's moreish house-made crumpets are a nod to old-school Aussie brunches and come topped with mulled strawberries, zabaglione custard and pistachio praline. 

Joe Frank has a beautiful courtyard which is perfect for your furkids if you are planning to drop them a visit!

Recommended dish: Do try their new Sambo! Ingredients include halloumi, mushroom, relish, tomato, chipotle mayo & wild rocket. P.S. We don't recommend sharing. 


Joe Frank 

is located at 246 High Street, Ashburton. Opening Hours: Monday - Friday (7am - 3.30pm), Saturday - Sunday (8am - 3pm)


 2. Cornerstone & Co

Cornerstone & Co is a small licensed cafe located in the leafy back streets of Hampton. The contemporary, homely space is coated in white tiles and features slim wire chairs, recycled timber tables and wooden shelving. Cornerstone & Co is owned by a young local family who value the highest quality of produce and coffee.

Recommended Dish: Crispy skin Harissa Salmon served with baby rocket, pear, quinoa, pepitas, Camembert & farro dressing. Let's hope this stays on the menu permanently! 

Cornerstone & Co is located at 75 Ludstone St, Hampton Victoria. Opening Hours: Monday - Friday (7am - 3pm), Saturday - Sunday (8am - 3pm)


3. The Lawson Grove Shop

Hidden at the bottom of a heritage apartment block on Lawson grove, this is truly South Yarra's hidden gem. This restaurant is notable for its enjoyable service, the lovely owners Jen & Paul really understand customer service, making sure everyone feels welcomed and comfortable. 

Dogs are always welcomed here at Lawson Grove Shop! 

Lawson Grove Shop is located at 1 Lawson Grove, South Yarra. Opening Hours: Monday - Friday (7am - 3pm), Saturday - Sunday (8am - 3.30pm)

 4. Industry Beans   

Industry Beans Fitzroy is HQ of the Industry Beans family, housed in an architecturally designed warehouse conversion in the backstreets of Fitzroy. Open seven days a week, we invite you to enjoy our Signature Brunch Menu alongside a curated selection of Mains and Desserts. Whether you're after an Avocado Smash or a Truffle Gnocchi, they here for you and your furkid(s) all day! 

Recommended Drink: You gotta try their Signature Coffee Bubble Drink. It's their classic pick me up. 

Industry Beans FItzroy is located at 70-76 Westgarth St, Fitzroy. Opening Hours: Monday - Friday (7am - 330pm), Saturday - Sunday (8am - 3.30pm)

 5. The Old Garage


The Old Garage is a cafe of wellness through coffee, food, family and exceptional old school service with a smile.  All breakfast & lunch dishes have a plant based option which is important to us and our planet. They have something for everyone including kids and dogs! 


Recommendations: Their exquisite selection of freshly baked pastries and muffins! 

The Old Garage is located at 2A Glen Iris Rd, Camberwell . Opening Hours: Monday - Friday (7.30am - 4pm), Saturday (6am - 10pm) and Sunday (7.30am - 4pm)

 6. Bellboy Cafe

Bellboy Cafe is a new cafe in Melbourne located at the East Brunswick Village on Nicholson Street serving the local community in Brunswick, Northcote, North Fitzroy and Carlton North. Bellboy’s name was inspired by owner Emilio Rogliano’s first ever job in the hotel industry and is a tribute to his love of service and hospitality. You will find subtle nods to ‘Bellboys’ and hotels throughout the Café. 

P.S. Parking is free on site and there is a spacious open terrace for you and your pup to enjoy your perfect day!

Recommended Dish: Chorizo Sausage Patty Melt Bagel; features a house-made chorizo sausage patty, fried egg, cheddar cheese, pickles, aioli & salsa brava. 

Bellboy Cafe is located at 2A Glen Iris Rd, Camberwell . Opening Hours: Monday - Friday (7.30am - 4pm), Saturday (6am - 10pm) and Sunday (7.30am - 4pm)

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