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Dog-friendly cafés in Melbourne

These cafés are likely to give your friendly pooch some water, a treat, and probably a handshake too

Photograph: Aristo Risi

Melbourne's dog-friendly cafés

Dog House

This new Collingwood café has a dog-only menu, filled with such delights as dogachinos (made with lactose- free milk, of course), kangaroo mince, turkey muffins and smoked pig’s ears. Your pup is king here, with mini couches, dog accessories for sale and plenty of other pooches for your furry friend to meet.  

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The Farm Café

4 out of 5 stars

Here in the pastoral oasis that is the Collingwood Children’s Farm, the café staff know their regular four-legged customers by name. Greet the goats, horses and cows on your way into the outdoor seating area, where you’ll find plenty of space for you and your dog. The scones and house-made jam are next-level.  

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A Minor Place

You can rest easy that your pup is likely to get the same amount of friendly attention as you at this down-to-earth Brunswick café, which is home to a sizeable outdoor seating area and thick, fluffy pancakes that will keep you coming back for more. 

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Kew Nursery and Café

At Kew Nursery and Café, they claim to be kid friendly, dog friendly and even vegetarian friendly. And they’re not lying. This is a great one-stop shop – take a run in nearby of f-leash Victoria Park, then rehydrate your dog, get your gardening supplies and knock back a cappuccino all in one hit. 

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West Beach Bathers Pavilion

Dogs love running along the sand, snif fing washed-up sea life and of course, swimming in the waves. And we love Pimms. Head to the West Beach Bather Pavilion and do the responsible Instagram frolic on the beach before pulling up at one of the outdoor tables for a cocktail or a coffee.

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