It seems like majority of Canberrans are walking around with their four-legged friend on the weekends these days, and lucky for us there are a number of cafes around town that are more than happy to accommodate you and your canine friend. So check out these dog-friendly cafes who will love your pooch as much as you do! Because sometimes, dogs deserve brekky dates too.

Stella’s by the Lake

Canberra’s favourite dog-friendly cafe, Stella’s By The Lake offers a warm and friendly cafe for families, friends and all their four-legged friends. Affectionately named after their beloved dog, Stella, the family-run cafe is situated by Lake Ginninderra and focuses on serving simple but delicious food. Find a range of pup treats including a peanut butter and chicken donut, puppachino and dog beer, plus thoughtful amenities such as grass mats and water bowls.

The Pedlar

Adjacent to an open grassland in Campbell, The Pedlar is a fantastic doggie hub. Inviting pups around the outdoor seating area with water bowls accessible, get the best of both worlds and enjoy your morning coffee or have a couple of drinks on the weekend while snuggling up to your doggie.


Pups are always welcome at Doubleshot in Deakin. On a sunny day, the cafe’s open area is just perfect to catch up with friends over a smoothie and smashed avo with your pup at your feet enjoying treats and a puppy-chino.


Making sure your pups are happy is very important to Barrio. In between sexy coffee and cheesy toastie shots, their socials are filled with #dogsofbarrio posts, showing their love for your pooches. Allowed indoors and out, furry or not, Barrio doesn’t discriminate…as long as they are well-behaved.

Teddy Pickers

Always reliable and served just the way you like it, Teddy Pickers in Campbell is an undeniable cafe favourite for both humans and their furry friends. Near Mount Ainslie and Campbell’s lush grassland area, it’s a great stop in between your weekend walk, with heaps of room for pups on leashes.

Two Before Ten 

Across all their cafes around Canberra, Two Before Ten‘s sunny outdoor seating areas are filled with dogs and their owners. Always putting sustainability first, their brekky and lunch menu is so whole-heartedly good, rest assured there will be plenty of puppy dog eyes quietly begging for a taste.

Gang Gang Cafe

Gang Gang Cafe has made its mark as an adored local treasure. Located next to the Downer Playing Fields, it’s the perfect spot to stop for a morning coffee or bite to eat after hopefully burning some of your pup’s energy on the oval.

The Cupping Room

A cafe so dog friendly, there is an Instagram account dedicated to all the pups that stop by (@puppersofcuppers), The Cupping Room is the place to enjoy a coffee and meet other dog lovers.


Situated along the bridge-to-bridge walk, stop by Margot on your morning walk and pick up a morning coffee and pastry or end your arvo with a curated cheese board and wine. A fully outdoor area, it’s filled with happy, gorgeous dogs every day of the week.

Little Oink

At Little Oink, furry friends are not just welcome, they’re family. While the quirky cafe itself is pig-themed, you’ll find plenty of dogs outside cosying up to their owners and enjoying each other’s company.

Also pushing a little bub? Check out these child-friendly cafes in Canberra.