Dining at dog-friendly restaurants is a fun way to get out for the evening without leaving your pooch out of the festivities. If you’re traveling with your dog, it’s almost vital to find places that allow pets, since many hotels do not allow you to leave your dog unsupervised. More and more dog owners are finding little gems in their neighborhoods, places where we can stop and have a great cup of coffee, an awesome meal, or even a refreshing adult beverage – all with our dogs in tow! Keep your eyes peeled for local dog-friendly restaurants and cafes near you!
Meanwhile, here are some great spots across North America where you and your (furry) best friend can take a load off. Enjoy!
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Dog-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes in North America
Le Doggy Cafe – Montreal
Aptly named, Le Doggy Cafe is in the trendy Plateau area of downtown Montreal. Customers are invited to bring their dogs, and to let them roam free and socialize. Whether you’re enjoying a fantastic cafe latte, or a great vegetarian meal (goat cheese and beet burger, anyone? YES!), let Le Doggy Cafe welcome you and your dog for an hour or two! See for yourself here.
Spider House – Austin, Texas
With a beautiful, huge and shaded dog-friendly patio, you can’t beat Spider House for its relaxed and easygoing atmosphere. Offering up a wide selection of local beer, specialty cocktails and an artisan menu, you cannot beat Spider House’s offbeat vibe, whether you’re there enjoying a casual coffee, or to soak in a live show! When in Austin, be sure to check it out.
d.b. a. – NYC
Located in the east village of New York City, d.b.a. welcomes our furry friends on its awesome outdoor patio. While they don’t serve food, their eclectic craft, specialty and imported beers will cure what ales you (ha!), all while Fido keeps you company and people watches right along with you! You can find d. b. a. Here: 41 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003.
Wendel’s Bookstore & Cafe – Fort Langley, B.C.
Located in the quaint village of Fort Langley B.C., Wendel’s welcomes pets on their patio with treats and water bowls. Whether you’re here for breakfast, lunch, supper or a great cup of coffee – Wendel’s has got you covered with locally sourced quality ingredients in a great location. Check it out here.
Sassafraz – Toronto
Located in the heart of Toronto’s trendy Yorkville village, Sassafraz welcomes dogs on its gorgeous patio. Offering lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on the weekends, Sassafraz’s menu is French inspired and honestly amazing (steak and eggs with chimichurri sauce for brunch!!!). See for yourself here.
Rollover Cafe – Wells, Maine
Serving fresh homemade baked goods and great breakfast paninis, Rollover Cafe is the perfect spot to have an amazing cup of coffee or tea on the patio with your dog! The cafe even offers homemade dog treats for your pets! So pull up a chair and watch the locals and tourists on their way to the beach! Check them out on Facebook here.