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Barks and Brews Top Dog-Friendly Cafes and Pubs in Adelaide

Barks and Brews: Top Dog-Friendly Cafes and Pubs in Adelaide

Hey, fellow doggo devotees! Struggling to find spots in Adelaide that welcome your furry amigo with open paws?

Fear not! You bet your barking tails we’ve sniffed out Adelaide’s best dog-friendly cafes and pubs, from The Duke of Brunswick Hotel to Bacchus Bar.

Prepare your pupper, as it’s high time we paw-ty and raise the woof!

Dog-Friendly Cafes

Address: 234-244 Hindley St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 7 am to 3 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 8 pm to 3 pm


With a name like Peter Rabbit, it’s no surprise this cafe is open for furry pals. They have a leafy garden that’s practically famous among canine enthusiasts and shady picnic spots with umbrellas for those who prefer to keep cool while sipping on their cuppa.

Just note that if you’re planning to bring your furry friend along for a brunch date, don’t forget to drop the staff a heads-up!

As for the hooman bites, try Peter’s Pancake, a plate of ricotta pancake, macerated strawberry, pepitas, and chantilly cream topped off with strawberry dust. For your pupper, simply ask the staff for treats or if they have a dog-friendly daily special.

Address: 5 Main N Rd, Willaston, SA 5118

Contact Details: 0413 585 378

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Tue – Closed
  • Wed to Sat – 9 am to 4 pm
  • Sun – 10 am to 3 pm


Coffee with Canines lives up to its name. From homemade dog treat biscuits to specialty birthday cakes for your beloved pup, Gawler’s pioneering dog-friendly coffee joint surely knows how to spoil your furry friend.

In addition, as you savor a cup of java, your furry mate can indulge in an array of mouthwatering treats like treat sticks, pig ears, veal tails, and goat twizzles.

But it’s not just about the treats; Coffee with Canines also offers an assortment of toys for your dog’s entertainment, including paw puzzles, soccer balls, and spinning puzzles. You can also snag training tools like snuffle mats and clickers!

Address:  27/29 Ebenezer Pl, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8359 3400

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 12 pm to 12 am
  • Fri to Sat – 11 am to 2 pm
  • Sun – 12 pm to 12 am


With wooden panels and an epic beer and meat game, Belgian Beer Cafe is hard to just pass by, especially for dog owners looking to chill in an old-world mix of cafe and pub.

Their outdoor setup is a multi-level area where you can chow down on their grub and sip on their famous beers—all while chilling with your dog. The staff is also incredibly caring, welcoming your fur baby with water bowls and treats in hand.

For the human patrons, the beer here’s a match made in heaven with their braised lamb shoulder. The tender lamb is drenched in seeded mustard, chamomile jus, and a sprinkle of gremolata, so you know it doesn’t lack flavor.

Address: 147 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide, SA 5015

Contact Details: (08) 7006 2624

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon – 9 am to 2 pm
  • Tue to Sun – 8 am to 3 pm


The Banksia Tree is famous for its seasonal dishes and special breakfast choices, but don’t overlook its dog-friendly regulations and yummy treats for pups. What else can you expect from the spot that earned the coveted Excellent Cafe Dining in 2022?

One of the reasons why they bagged the award is their Aussie-themed puppy menu appropriately dubbed “The Barksia Tree.” This set of dog-friendly nibbles is more than just a pun, as it features puppy party pies, puppy lamingtons, and fairy bread.

As for pet owners with rumbling tummies, the year-round bacon and eggs combo is a banging start to your day. It has two pasture-raised eggs cooked just the way you like, fire-grilled sourdough, and the pièce de résistance—Kanmantoo bacon.

Address: 6/8 Wellington Square, North Adelaide, SA 5006

Contact Details: (08) 8267 2809

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 7 am to 3 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 7 am to 3 pm, 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Sun – 7:30 am to 3 pm


If Fare and Square’s charming and tranquil looks won’t attract you, their dog-friendly menu might. They call it Furnu, and most dog lovers consider it one of Adelaide’s best selection of pup-approved bites.

The Furnu menu has Furchino, a lactose-free milk with a carob sprinkle, Snoopy eggs, a poached egg atop brown rice, Beethoven bolognese featuring beef mince and veggies, and Scooby-Doo stew, which boasts chicken tenderloins in a pumpkin puree.

But don’t worry. It’s not just about the pets at Fare and Square; they have human taste buds covered too. 

For instance, their smashed avo and sourdough ciabatta are crowd favorites, especially when washed down with their famous cappuccino or latte!

Address: 1A Heron Way, Hallett Cove, SA 5158

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 8:30 am to 9 pm
  • Sun – 8:30 am to 5 pm


Fur parents looking for jaw-dropping views of Gulf St. Vincent and a specialized dog-friendly menu should beeline to the hip and chic Boatshed Cafe.

Their Little Paws menu will spoil your furry friends silly. The selection consists of a Puppy Cino in an edible cup with bacon crumbs or carob and a puppy porridge made of warm oats, lactose-free milk, blueberries, and honey.

If your woofer prefers meatier delights, pick their Oscar’s bolognese, a borderline gourmet broth with lean beef mince, peas, pumpkin, carrot, and pasta.

For your palate, it’s a toss-up between their savory pork belly and succulent eye filet steak!

Address: 1/97 Belair Rd, Torrens Park, SA 5062

Contact Details: (08) 8272 1927

Operating Hours: Daily – 6:30 am to 5:30 pm


Whether you’re a brunch buff craving vegan bowls or a fur parent looking for a new spot to frequent with your four-legged pal, Yeah Nah Yeah is where it’s at.

Their clean and shady courtyard is a hub of pooch-related relaxation and recreation. The dedicated team goes above and beyond, making sure your canine pals feel entertained and cared for while you delight in your meal (or meals).

Speaking of meals, try their acai bowl loaded with seasonal fruits, roasted seeds, passion fruit, nut butter, and coconut flakes, or the tempting tofu scramble on sourdough. 

Oh, and don’t forget your kiddos. They might enjoy the chocolate milkshakes on deck!

Address: 257 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach SA 5022

Contact Details: 0422 018 033

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Sat – 6:30 am to 8 pm
  • Sun – 6:30 am to 3 pm


Your dog deserves to experience Henley Beach’s MALOBO Bakery & Terrace Bar’s slice of summer paradise.

Your pet will lap up that healthy dose of sunlight on this bakery’s verandah, and if you’re both feeling sprightly, take a breezy coastal stroll along the nearby esplanade.

For the fur parents, MALOBO serves classics like eggs on toast alongside a tempting offering of Japanese fluffy hotcakes. Things even get sweeter with the fan-fave waffles with poached pear, caramel sauce, sweet mascarpone, berries, and meringue.

Dog-Friendly Pubs/Bars

Address: 126 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA 5007

Contact Details: (08) 8340 4600

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Tue – Closed
  • Wed – 12 pm to 8 pm
  • Thu – 12 pm to 9 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 12 pm to 11 pm
  • Sun – 1 pm to 8 pm


We’re not exaggerating when we say The Lady Daly Hotel is one of the most dog-crazed pubs in the CBD. From their posh and comfy seats for puppers to their dog-pampering services, this charming locale is a woofer’s dream.

The staff here goes the extra mile, showering your pet with treats, snapping cute pics, and immortalizing your paw pal on their Dogs of The Daly gallery. The best part is your dog can also bond with other canines at the beer garden or relax by the open fire.

Now, for the humans looking for a premium nosh, look no further than their smoked salmon bruschetta with house sourdough. But if you’re in the mood for something veggie-packed, their falafel burger with gluten-free buns and hummus will do the trick.

Address: 207 Gilbert St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8410 7079

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 11:30 am to 10 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 11:30 am to 10:30 pm
  • Sun – 11:30 am to 10 pm


The Duke of Brunswick Hotel rolls out the red carpet for your furry pals, welcoming them to their Secret Garden and front outdoor area.

Pawsitively accommodating, they have water bowls and toys and even whip up their own homemade dog treats to spoil your canine companion while you enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and DoB’s famed gluten-free burgers and schnitzels.

Just remember to mention your pooch when booking to snag yourself an animal-friendly table!

Address: 253 Esplanade, Henley Beach, SA 5022

Contact Details: (08) 8356 2644

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Wed – Closed
  • Thu – 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 12 pm to 12 am
  • Sun – 12 pm to 10 pm


Bacchus Bar (or Bark-chus Bar, as we like to call it) is an ideal spot to unwind and dine post-stroll along Henley Beach.

The bar has Pooch Park, a playground for pups, complete with water bowls, toys, plants, and even leash clips, ensuring a tail-wagging good time for all the four-legged visitors.

They also have a K9 menu ready to cater to your furry companions with dog-friendly muffins and puppacinos—a special frothy treat crafted just for dogs.

And for you, indulge in their tempting mango daiquiris and margaritas—both perfectly complementing the bar’s fresh and sweet South Australian oysters.

Address: 301 Wright St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Wed – Closed
  • Thu – 12 pm to 6 pm
  • Fri – 12 pm to 11 pm
  • Sat – 12 pm to 11 pm
  • Sun -12 pm to 6 pm


At Hard Days Night, you’ll find a vibrant spot with alfresco dining, a bustling bar, and an open-air garden that can be your fur baby’s playground (or sleeping spot, depending on their mood).

Every third Sunday, the bar transforms from awesome to paw-some! It’s a day tailor-made for bringing your pet along to enjoy lunch or a couple of drinks by your side, all while mingling with new furry pals.

Once your pooch gets hungry or thirsty, you can request the staff to prepare puppacinos and pup-friendly burgers! But don’t let your bud feast alone; gobble their Original Whoopi, a beef patty burger with American cheese, Westmont pickles, and more!

Dog-Friendly Market

Address: 5 Third St, Bowden, SA 5008

Contact Details: 0415 064 950

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon – Closed
  • Tue to Thu – 9 am to 9 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 9 am to 3 pm


Spacious and grassy, Plant 4 Bowden is one of the best spots in Adelaide for dog lovers. In this industrial-styled market, you can find an area to kick back and relax with your furry friend, from chairs to high stools or sprawling out on the grass.

Plant 4 Bowden’s highlight for doggo fans is its lineup of dog-friendly stalls, cafes, and bars, including The Woofery Bakery, where your furry companion can munch on some dog-friendly treats, such as liver morsels and chicken jerky.

If you get hungry, there are several cafes and eateries serving seasonal dishes with farm-fresh ingredients. We recommend The Lost Loaf for bread and pastry lovers and Kome Kome Adelaide for those craving authentic Asian cuisine.

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