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Dog-friendly cafes

Reward yourself at the end (or start) of a vigorous pooch-walking session at these convenient Sydney brunch spots

Photograph: Anna Kucera

Four Ate Five

Just down the street from the chalk outline to the memor y of Dasher, the well loved Surry Hills community dog, this café ser ves a signature brekky called the 485 – boiled egg, hummus, feta, Israeli pickles plus a pretzel or bagel. Coffee is Single Origin, outdoor seating is plentiful, and if your dog needs a drink they’ll provide a bowl of water. 

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Surry Hills

Paramount Coffee Project

This beautiful café in the foyer of the former Paramount film offices has outdoor tables, provides bowls of water and is just across the road from the very doggy Harmony Park. It’s a world of fixies, laptops, chinos, and big groups of bloggers taking photos of their hot chocolates. 

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Surry Hills

Cafe Bones

The Hawthorne Canal reserve is  one of the biggest off-leash parks in Sydney and Café Bones gives dog lovers somewhere special to kick back. For your four legged friend, you’ll find Bones Bix (house-baked dog biscuits) and liver and lamb treats. You can drink a cappuccino while your canine companion gets a pupacino.  

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The dog walkers of Pyrmont parade past this dinky little café and sometimes they pause for a meatball sub or a Reuben sandwich. Water bowls have been thoughtfully provided for the pooches and you can sit outside with your furry pal while the both of you get your breath back.

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Ora in Manly is the epitome of all the good things health food can be, with ingredients sourced locally and organically, plenty of veggie and vegan options, and ever ything ethical. Best of all, the food is delicious. There’s lots of outdoor space for those who wish to brunch with their canine friends.  

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