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Eat with your Pet: Adelaide’s 11 Best Pet-Friendly Cafes

Have you ever taken your pet for a stroll when all of a sudden both of you got rumbly tummies? What if this happens to you in Adelaide? 

Well, you’ve got nothing to worry about because our team will answer that question for you!

Are pets allowed in cafes in Adelaide?  

Certain cafes in Adelaide allow owners to dine with their pets! Most of these cafes permit dogs only, but there are some that also allow cats.

However, there’s still no cafe in Adelaide that accepts pets other than dogs and cats.

For dog and cat lovers, though, here are the City of Adelaide’s best cafes and restaurants where you can munch with your fur babies!

Whistle and Flute Cafe

Location136 Greenhill Rd, Unley SA 5061
Opening HoursMon to Fri: 7:30 am to 2:30 pm
Sat to Sun: 8 am to 2 pm

Whistle and Flute Cafe is a gorgeous and relaxing dining spot that specializes in easy-to-eat snacks. The atmosphere here is very warm, and the lush greenery that accentuates the sharp brown color of the brick walls looks inviting. 

This cafe allows dogs as long as they’re well-behaved and well-trained. They even have an area prepared for dogs that are very thirsty upon arrival!

We brought Max, my Maltese Terrier, to this cafe, and he seemed to enjoy the spot’s calmness and food. Since the cafe is also a large open area, Max moved a lot and even played with other dogs and their owners!

As for food for your dog, they offer chicken meals that are soft and boneless and dog-friendly drinks commonly made up of veggies or fruits non-harmful to dogs. For the chicken meals, please request a non-seasoned one for your pet.

If you’re hungry too, we recommend going for their yummy chicken sandwiches and waffles.

Happy Hint: If you and your pet enjoy morning sunlight, breakfast is the best time to eat at Whistle and Flute. The sunlight that hits this spot, especially on a perfectly warm day, is reinvigorating and beautiful.

Peter Rabbit

Location234-244 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000
Opening HoursMon to Fri: 7:30 am to 3 pm
Sat to Sun: 8 am to 3 pm

You know a spot’s going to be fantastic for pets if the word rabbit is in its name. Peter Rabbit is a cozy and refreshing cafe that serves aromatic coffee, juicy burgers, crispy fries, and well-mixed cocktails.

This cafe is also where you can find cute bunnies!

The best feature of this cafe for us, though, is its open-space dining area surrounded by plants and flowers. Peter Rabbit’s technically in the heart of the city, but it feels and looks like a secluded dining spot deep within a vibrant forest! 

During our visit here, we saw several dogs playing in their garden area where colorful umbrellas and healthy plants provide shade. We sat down on the open-air terrace where the view of the vibrantly green cafe is even more striking.

The pet-friendly meals they have here are mostly pastries full of fruits and vegetables not harmful to dogs. You may also request some meat dishes with zero seasoning for your pet. 

As for you, we recommend ordering their classic coffee and best-selling Peter’s Platter. 

Happy Hint: If you’re thirsty for cold drinks, Peter Rabbit’s locally-brewed beer is worth a try. What makes this beer special is its fresh seasonal ingredients grown by Adelaide’s finest farmers! 

MeowMe Cat Cafe

Location106 Glen Osmond Rd, Adelaide SA 5064
Opening HoursDaily: 12 pm to 8 pm 

MeowMe Cat Cafe is a dessert cafe where you can bring your pet cat and interact with other very cute and friendly felines. This cafe’s cat-friendly interior full of climbable areas and soft furniture to rest on makes it a purrfect place for you and your feline friend!

There are two rooms in this cafe: the dining area where you can munch on cakes, cupcakes, ice cream, and other sweet treats, and the kitty zone where you can play with your cat or other cats. 

Aside from cuddling or petting, you may adopt cats here.

The staff of the cafe told us that they partnered with Paws & Claws, and most of the cats in the kitty zone were rescued. 

They said that aside from serving as a safe space for cat lovers to dine, they also aim to find homes and families for all the cats they have saved.

As for the food, we ordered their delectable lemon meringue tart and buttermilk pannacotta. You may also feed the cats what you ordered as long as the food isn’t bad for their bodies. 

If you’re really eager to feed them with desserts, you can ask for assistance from the staff. They’ll tell you the treats that are not harmful to cats.

Happy Hint: The cats here are very sweet and cuddly. If you don’t mind dining with a pet on your lap, we suggest eating with them in the area of the cafe where they stay and play.

The Flying Fig

Location161 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide SA 5006
Opening HoursMon to Sat: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Sun: 8 am to 3:30 pm

This dog-friendly cafe is a spacious and lively dining spot that serves Jewish delicacies. With an interior lightened up by mellow gold lamps and alabaster white walls, The Flying Fig is a chic and lighthearted dining and drinking spot.

The alfresco area is where most dog owners spend their time. This is where we stayed during our visit, and we truly enjoyed dining with our fellow dog lovers.

The outdoor spot receives an ample amount of sunlight and is also surrounded by shady trees. If you want your pet to experience eating or resting in a cool and pollution-free area, this one’s for you.

Your pet will also enjoy the special meals for dogs offered by The Flying Fig. They have drinks and meat dishes that are specifically prepared for your four-legged buddy!

Happy Hint: We recommend ordering The Flying Fig’s coffee and breakfast bagels. If your dog is thirsty, you can buy them a bowl of a delish pupuccino drink!

Plus 82 Pocha

LocationShop 3/25 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000
Opening HoursTue to Thu: 5 pm to 9 pm
Fri: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm & 5 pm to 1 am
Sun: 5 pm to 9 pm

Plus 82 Pocha is a dog-friendly restaurant that will provide you with appetizing Korean dishes like juicy beef BBQ and Korean street food. This is our go-to spot whenever we take our pets for late afternoon or early-evening strolls!

The spacious outdoor zone of this restaurant is where dog owners and their pets usually eat.

You may also bring your pet inside, but the indoor dining area of the restaurant is not as big as the alfresco dining zone. Besides, the outdoor tables are better suited for duos! 

Plus 82 Pocha’s delicious beef selection is also going to make your furry buddy very happy. If you order beef BBQ for you and your pet, make sure that you won’t put any seasoning into their meat.

Happy Hint: If your dog’s not a picky eater, Plus 82 Pocha’s selection of vegetable dishes will be perfect for them! 

Mister Pigeon

Location269 Gilles St, Adelaide SA 5000
Opening HoursMon to Fri: 7:30 am to 3 pm

Here’s another pet-friendly cafe with an animal in its name! Mister Pigeon is a very tranquil spot that first started as a corner store in 1879 and is now a great spot for dog and cat lovers!

If you and your pet love very quiet dining spots, this cafe’s for you. This is because Mister Pigeon is located on the greener and quieter side of Gilles Street.

Not a lot of cars pass by this cafe, and the tree-lined footpaths that lead to Mister Pigeon also make it a refreshing slice of paradise in the city. When we dined here, the staff was very cheerful and helpful too!

As for the food, Mister Pigeon’s pet-friendly meals consist of chicken sandwiches, vegetable slices, and fruit smoothies. 

If you’re hungry too, we recommend going for their extraordinary eggs benedict and toasties paired with caramelized tomato relish. 

Happy Hint: Mister Pigeon’s windows offer a great view of the beautiful and cozy Gilles Street. We recommend sitting here together with your pet so that both of you can watch the picturesque view! 

MALOBO Bakery and Terrace Bar

MALOBO Bakery and Terrace Bar
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Location257 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach SA 5022
Opening HoursDaily: 6:30 am to 8 pm

MALOBO Bakery and Terrace Bar is a dog-friendly dining and drinking spot that’s located on the white coastline of the enthralling Henley Beach.

With a sweeping view of the bluish ocean and an energizing ambiance, this bar is a great resting spot for you and your barking bud. 

Normally, we’d go for the open terrace of this place, but since we had pets with us, our team decided to dine at the outdoor tables.

The outdoor area of MALOBO Bakery and Terrace Bar is more spacious. Our dogs enjoyed playing and running on the sand as we waited for our orders.

We ate here in the morning, so we received a healthy dose of sunshine too. Our fur babies, especially Max, also enjoyed playing in the safe shallows.

The dog-friendly meals served here include different kinds of simmered beans and fruitcakes. There are also beef dishes like burgers and BBQ, but you have to examine first which ones contain pet-friendly ingredients.

Happy Hint: The healthiest meal for dogs that they have here is their chicken soup. This chicken breast soup contains vegetables like celery and ginger that are safe to eat for dogs. 

The Banksia Tree Cafe and Restaurant

Location147 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide SA 5015
Opening HoursDaily: 8 am to 3 pm

With a menu specially dedicated to dogs, this homey and elegant cafe should be added to your top pet-friendly spots list. We love going to the Banksia Tree Cafe, especially in the morning when they first brew their best-selling coffee.

The combination of the mocha brown bar and pearly white walls with golden linings also makes this cafe a great spot to take selfies with your dog! 

Additionally, the area where this cafe is located is not directly on the roadside, so car pollution and noise are not an issue here. The cool breeze from the nearby beach is also one of this spot’s positive features.

Now, let’s talk about this cafe’s menu for dogs we were bragging about in the intro of this section. 

This menu contains pastries baked solely for dogs (Max’s favorite is their pooch eggs). The ingredients used in these pastries are bought from local farmers, and they’re meticulously prepared by the award-winning cooks of the cafe.

They also make sure that the ingredients they use are not harmful to dogs. 

Happy Hint: We recommend ordering this cafe’s puppy lamington and burger biccies for your four-legged pal!

Pixie and the Hawk

Location144 Henley Beach Rd, Torrensville SA 5031
Opening HoursMon to Fri: 7:30 am to 2 pm
Sat to Sun: 9 am to 2 pm

Aside from the creative brunches they serve, Pixie and the Hawk is also a premier spot for your furry pals. This pleasant cafe has an open area that’s specifically designed for diners who love eating with their pets!

The dog-friendly dining zone is roomy and not too hot. With shaded areas and sunlit spots, this cafe’s outdoor space will provide you with flexible seating options.

Since Max loves sunlight, we chose the tables that aren’t covered by the cafe’s roof. Max enjoyed relaxing and playing in this sunlit spot, most especially since there are different plants he could sniff there! 

The food of this cafe is also amazing for pets. Most of their meals use ingredients that are great for furry pals like dogs and cats.

Max was very thirsty when we went to Pixie and the Hawk, so we decided to get him a mango smoothie with less milk. He definitely enjoyed his icy-cold drink; his tail couldn’t stop wagging while slurping it! 

Happy Hint: Pixie and the Hawk’s delish vegan bean-based meals are the ones you should order if your dog’s hungry! These meals contain a healthy amount of protein that’s great for your pet’s diet.
If your pet is a cat, though, we suggest ordering their fish meals instead. Beans may cause cats digestive issues.


Location198A Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000
Opening HoursDaily: 7:30 am to 2:30 pm

This award-winning cafe takes pride in its high-quality caffeinated drinks and succulent breakfast specials. For our team, though, Coffylosophy’s greatest feature is how pet-friendly it is.

We first knew about the cafe when we saw one of its social media posts. The post was a Facebook video showing stylish dogs happily eating and playing inside a place that looked like a 5-star restaurant.

Naturally, we decided to go to Coffylosophy to check them out—and it was exactly what the video presented. Upon entering the cafe, we were not only welcomed by the pleasant staff but also by delightful dogs joyfully dining with their hooman friends! 

If you want to give your pet a luxurious meal, we suggest going for Coffylosophy’s non-seasoned smoked salmon. Salmon is beneficial for dogs because it’s a great source of omega-3 fatty acids that can improve your buddy’s immune system!

Happy Hint: If your budget is a bit tight, you’ve nothing to worry about! Coffylosophy also offers pet-friendly oaty meals free of unsafe additives. 
These treats will provide your pet with carbohydrates and vitamin B! 

Coffee Institute

Location96 Walkerville Terrace, Walkerville SA 5081
Opening HoursMon to Sat: 7 am to 3 pm
Sun: 8 pm to 3 pm

Coffee Institute is another feel-good cafe with a super laid-back atmosphere. With a spacious alfresco dining zone that’s far from congested streets and extremely hot areas, this place is an ideal destination for you and your dog. 

The food here is also very dog-friendly, most especially the lightly-seasoned salmon and chicken dishes. We recommend requesting the cooks to not season the salmon at all that your dog will eat.

Additionally, Coffee Institute also has fruit-based treats that are beneficial to your dog’s well-being.

One of these treats is their chia seed chips. We ordered this one for Max to help with his digestion, and he gobbled it up in record time. 

Max also enjoyed the cafe’s strawberry and banana chips. These fruits are respectively high in fiber and potassium, so they’re perfect for Max’s diet.

Keep in mind, though, that bananas should be given to your dog in moderation. Although very healthy, this fruit contains a lot of sugar which might result in your furry pal getting cavities and becoming overweight.

Happy Hint: Coffee Institute also has special salads that don’t have additives harmful to dogs. We strongly suggest going for their eggplant and watermelon salad.

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