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Dog-friendly cafes in Newcastle


Not sure where you can take your pooch to eat, drink, and hang in Newy?

Good news – we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of dog-friendly cafes across the region. 

After all, everyone knows adventures are best shared with your furry friend in tow.

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Sunnyboy Kiosk

Sunnyboy Kiosk has quickly become a favourite for early morning coffee runs, beachside smoothie catchups, afternoon gelato, and early dinners. It’s also a dog-friendly cafe, serving puppacinos for your four-legged pal to enjoy after a game of fetch at Dixon Park beach.

Address: 15 Ocean St, Merewether


While you’re grabbing your favourite slice of cake and coffee to go from Cakeboi, you can also pick up a handmade dog treat for your pooch. For those wanting a dine-in option, snag a table outside and let the puppy pats begin.

Address: 48 Lindsay St, Hamilton

Lulu and Benson

Lulu and Benson is an old-school milk bar for humans and doggos. This dog-friendly cafe has a dedicated dog treat cabinet featuring PUPcakes and dog-friendly ice cream. It’s the perfect hang out spot for dog parents with a sweet tooth.

Address: 71 Beaumont St, Hamilton

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Cafe Inu

If you’re wondering where the name Cafe Inu comes from, the word ‘Inu’ actually translates to dog in Japanese. So, you know you and your furry friend will most definitely be welcomed with open arms into this relaxed cafe, known for its industrial chic setting, craft coffee and quality breakfasts. Luckily for your pooch, they also offer a selection of dog treats and puppacinos.

Address: 43 Denison St, Carrington

The Wickham Boatshed

The Wickham Boatshed is a great pit-stop during your walk around the Throsby Creek area. This picturesque harbour side spot has a Mediterranean-style menu and stunning waterfront views for you and your doggo to enjoy. It’s also only a short walking distance to off-leash beach, Carrington Foreshore, where your pup can burn off some energy.

Address: 91 Hannell St, Wickham

Equium Social

A vegan friendly cafe, Equium Social has a deck area that offers shade for pups while you enjoy your coffee or some healthy goodness from the menu.

Address: 1/5 Maitland Rd, Mayfield East

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Praise Joe Urban Pantry

If the delicious brews or range of mouth-watering treats at this hotspot don’t tempt you, then the fact that dogs are welcome, will. This Melbourne-esque corner cafe knows all of its regular pooch customers by name, greeting each with a biscuit and a pat when they visit – sounds like pooch heaven to us.

Address: 8/20 Elizabeth St, Tighes Hill 

Ka-fey Cafe

This dog-friendly cafe is a perfect healthy pit-stop when browsing the shops on Hunter Street. The team are passionate about providing a friendly environment for all, including your furry pal. Sit outside under the shade with your dog and get your caffeine fix. You can even order your pooch a puppacino, or some frozen yoghurt.

Address: 148 Hunter St, Newcastle

Sherwood Coffee Parry Street

If you’re furry friend loves puppacinos, then you have to visit Sherwood Coffee! Promising extra pats and some of the best coffee in Newcastle – you and your dog are guaranteed to leave with milkstaches, full bellies, and plenty of new friends.

Address: 67 Parry St, Newcastle West

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Little Lane Espresso

Serving consistently rich and punchy coffees, Little Lane Espresso is the perfect stop for you and your pooch during a trip to New Lambton Village. Its pared down interior and pop of green colour offers a relaxed vibe, while the staff are always available to hand out a pat or two.

Address: 52 Orchardtown Rd, New Lambton

Harry & Lola’s

Located in one of Lake Macquarie’s premium entertainment precincts, Harry & Lola’s make one of the best coffees in the region. With sprawling lake views and plenty of outdoor seating, this venue is perfect for you and your doggo. Bring a rug, relax and take in the beautiful view with your four-legged bestie. 

Address: 96 Creek Reserve Rd, Speers Point

Parrot Espresso Bar

Located in the residential streets of Islington, this dog-friendly cafe welcomes coffee and dog lovers to set up both inside and out. Serving Red Parrot Coffee and yummy bites, you can’t go wrong.

Address: 23 Hubbard St, Islington

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Little Millards

Tucked neatly at the forefront of a row of shops at the top of Gertrude Street, Little Millards welcomes all humans and pooches to try Newcastle’s best coffee for themselves. With their own resident golden retriever and wonderful sense of community, this dog-friendly cafe is the perfect spot to pull up a seat and soak in the sunshine with your furry mate.

Address: 15 Gertrude St, Cardiff South

Uprising Bakery & Kitchen

Enjoy a range of baked goodies and a front yard perfect for you and your pooch at this popular bakery in Maryville.

Address: 21/25 Downie Street, Maryville 

Slingtown Espresso

It’s a doggy crowd at this cafe with lots of dog owners and their adorable pups enjoying a coffee and a chat in the outside courtyard. With speciality coffee and wonderful food, Slingtown Espresso is a great place to lounge with your pooch.

Address: 3 Beaumont St, Islington

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Table 1 Espresso

Table 1 Espresso is perched both along the Warners Bay Esplanade, and in Speers Point Park. With an insane menu and top-notch coffee, you’re encouraged to bring your pooch along.

Address: 450 The Esplanade, Warners Bay

The Grumpy Baker

The Junction’s favourite bakery has a cute little outdoor area set up, perfect for downing your sweet treats and hanging with your furry friends.

Address: 53 Glebe Rd, The Junction

On the hunt for the best coffee in Newcastle? Read our guide to Newcastle’s best brews.

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