We all know Australia is a country of dog lovers, and for most, they are considered to be a part of the family, so dog-friendly spots are essential to ensure that our fur babies don’t get left behind.

According to Google, dog-friendly cafes and restaurant searches have increased significantly in Canberra. And making them easy to find, Motorhome Republic has pulled together ACT’s top-rated dog-friendly locations using Google Maps.

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite, cosy coffee or accommodation, here are the best spots to enjoy some time out of the house with your four-legged friend in Canberra:


  • Puddle Café – Franklin
  • Kita – Narrabundah
  • Home Ground Café – Hughes
  • Ruby’s Café and Bar – Evatt
  • U & CO Café – Kaleen

Bars and Pubs

  • Tipsy Bull – Braddon
  • The Old Canberra Inn – Lyneham
  • Beess & Co Café – Yarralumla
  • Stella’s by the Lake – Belconnen
  • The George Harcourt Inn – Nicholls


  • Ovolo Nishi
  • Abode Narrabundah
  • Abode Gungahlin
  • Mercure Canberra
  • Abode Kingston