Let’s face it; our dogs are like family, so in our minds they should be able to go anywhere and everywhere with us! Sadly, not everyone thinks the same way we do and so we’re left with no choice but to seek out dog-friendly spots that love our furry friends just as much as we do. But, wouldn’t it be great to have an easy reference list, filled with loads of great eateries you can visit with your dog, on hand at all times? Well, now you do! We’ve put together this handy-dandy list of restaurants that welcome dogs with open arms. Here are our picks for Top 50 dog-friendly spots in Cape Town.
Chalk and Cork: Dogs of all sizes are allowed at this spot.
51 Kloof Street, City Centre, Cape Town | 021 422 5822.
La Petite Tarte: this sidewalk spot is pet-friendly, and they have ample space under their cool shady sidewalk trees, for pets, rest and general merriment.
Shop A11, Cape Quarter, Dixon Street, de Waterkant, Cape Town | 021 425 9077
Café Paradiso: Those with dogs can enjoy the garden or courtyard areas but it’s best to call ahead and book if you really want to take your canine companion with you.
110 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town | 021 423 8653.
Red Sofa: This spot always has a dog water bowl outside and might give you some scraps of doggy bacon if you ask nicely. They even occasionally do gourmet dog biscuits.
21 Derry Street, Vredehoek, Cape Town, | 021 461 7274.
Deer Park Cafe: Dogs are allowed outside.
2 Deerpark Drive West, Vredehoek, Cape Town | 021 462 6311
Saveur restaurant: dogs are allowed on the patio area outside.
Waterfront, Wharf Street, Cape Town | 021 786 1919.
The Foodbarn: This spot provides biscuits and water for visiting doggies.
Noordhoek Farm Village, Village Lane, Noordhoek, Cape Town | 021 789 1390.
The Toad in the Village: Dogs are allowed in the restaurant’s outside area.
Noordhoek Farm Village, Village Lane, Noordhoek, Cape Town | 021 789 2973.
Red Herring restaurant: Dogs are always welcome, with water bowls provided.
Beach Rd, Chapmans Peak, Noordhoek | 021 789 1783.
Ellie’s Deli: dogs of all sizes are welcome and water is provided for dogs.
Noordhoek Main Road and Katzenellenbogen Street, Cape Town | 0217891827.
Massimo’s Italian Restaurant: Dogs welcome in the outside areas.
Oakhurst Farm Park, Main Road, Hout Bay Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town | 021 790 5648.
Dunes Beach Restaurant and Bar: this institution in Hout Bay and has long been popular with those who have children and pets.
1 Beach Road Hout Bay | 021 790 1876.
Lighthouse Cafe: Well-behaved dogs are allowed inside the cafe.
90 Georges Street, Cape Town, Simons Town | 021 7869000
Just Sushi: Dogs are allowed inside the eatery.
Jubilee Square, George Road, Simon’s Town, Cape Town| 021 786 4340.
Olympia Cafe: Dogs are allowed inside the restaurant.
134 Windsor Road and Main Road, Cape Town | 021 788 6396.
The Annex: dogs are allowed on the patio area.
124 Main Road, Cape Town | 021 788 2453.
Warwick wine farm: Dogs are allowed in the picnic area.
R44, Stellenbosch | 021 884 4410.
On a Roll Hot Dog Diner: welcomes furry friends of all sizes.
78 Durban Rd, Little Mowbray, Cape Town | 021 685 9916.
Root 44 market: Dogs of all sizes are welcome to the market.
Honeybun: this spot welcomes all animals!
107 Lower Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town | 021 447 0606.
Bee Jay’s Restaurant & Take Aways: Dogs are welcome in the outside table area and a doggie water bowl is available for thirsty pups.
Shop 11, The Village Link, Southfield Rd, Plumstead, Cape Town | 021 797 0257.
Espresso.kom: this spot is very welcoming to all pets
3, Village Place, Erica Road, Kommetjie | 021 783 0342.
Eden on the Bay strip: all the eateries on this strip are very welcoming towards dogs!
Eden on the Bay, Otto du Plessis Dr, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town.
Dros Willowbridge: This eatery allows dogs in the outside area.
Willowbridge Shopping Centre, corner Old Oak and Charl Cronje Road, Tygervalley | 021 914 9701.
Die Damhuis: This Melkbosstrand restaurant is pet and child-friendly.
32 Beach Road, Melkbosstrand, Cape Town | 0215530093
Ons Huisie: Dogs are welcome and there’s even a special water fountain for them.
Stadler Road, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town | 021 554 1553.
Lisa’s Restaurant: Well-behaved dogs are welcome to sit outside with their owners.
Racecourse Road, Milnerton, Cape Town | 021 551 0880.
Nitida wine farm: This farm allows dogs outside and in the picnic area.
Tygerbergvalley Road, Cape Town | 021 976 1467.
Altydgedacht wine farm: This spot is dog-friendly and oh-so-lovely!
Tygerberg Valley Road, Cape Town | 021 976 1295.
Greens in Constantia and Plattekloof: These restaurants welcome dogs at the outside tables.
The Brasserie: This restaurant is very welcoming to dogs.
Shop 1, Forest Glade House, Tokai Road, Tokai | 021 712 1363.
Green Beans Deli and Cafe: Water is provided for dogs at this friendly spot.
12, Westlake Lifestyle, Westlake Drive, Tokai | 021 701 0100.
Pastis Brasserie, Constantia: All dogs are most welcome to join you outside, while small dogs are allowed inside on your lap during winter.
Shop 12, High Constantia Center, Constantia Main Road, Constantia | 021 794 8334.
The Terrace Restaurant at Chart Farm: This eatery allows dogs at all tables so long as they’re well behaved. Edinburgh Drive, Alphen, Cape Town | 0217620067.
Tasha’s Constantia Village: Dogs are welcome to sit in the outside area with their owners.
Shop 55, Constantia Village, Constantia Main Road, Constantia, Cape Town | 021 794 5449.
Castella Amare: This spot welcomes dogs with open arms and even has dog treats and bowls of water ready.
47 5th Avenue, Melkbosstrand, Cape Town | 021 553 3827.
Gaslight Cafe: This beach fron restaurant is always willing to add an extra outside table for the dogs.
13 York Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town | 021 788 6994.
The Blonde & Beard: Dogs on leashes are most welcome at this seaside spot.
25 Beach Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town | 021 788 1569.
The Forrester’s Arms: This popular spot welcomes dogs and even gives them water to sip on.
Newlands Avenue, Newlands, Cape Town | 021 689 5949.
Lighthouse Pub and Grill: this beach-side spot is dog friendly and offers water bowls for dogs.
Corner of Kommetjie Main Road and Teubus Road, Kommetjie | 021 783 2001.
Easy Dig Café: dogs can sit in the outside area and the spot offers water for dogs visiting with their owners.
Harry Goemans, Kommetjie Rd, Imhoff’s Gift, Cape Town | 0762864629.
12 Apostles Hotel: Dogs under knee height are welcome to stay at the hotel and eat at the hotel’s restaurants – The Café Grill and the Leopard Bar. They also have a special pet menu which includes “Meaty Muncher” (chunks of steak in gravy) for R65, “Woof Waffles” (grilled waffle with chopped up boerewors and gravy) for R45, along with branded dog foods.
Victoria Street, Camps Bay, Cape Town | 021 437 9029.
Caffé Verdi: Dogs are welcome in the sunny courtyard area.
21 Wolfe Street, Wynberg, Cape Town | 021 762 0849.
Company’s Gardens Restaurant: Dogs are most welcome to join you at a table outside.
15 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town | 021 423 2919.
La Belle and Bistro, Alphen Hotel, Constantia: Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome at your table outside, with water bowls provided. Dogs are also welcome at the Mouille Point branch of this eatery.
Alphen Hotel, Alphen Drive, Alphen Constantia, Cape Town | 021 795 6300.
Chardonnay Deli: Dogs are given bowls of water to lap up while their owners enjoy a delicious meal.
87 Constantia Main Rd, Constantia, Cape Town | 021 795 0606.
Loco Lounge: Your canine friend is welcome to join you at a table outside and they also get a treat.
58 Surrey Street, Harfield Village, Claremont, Cape Town | 021 671 6054.
Rhodes Memorial Restaurant & Tea Garden: Dogs are welcome and they will love the biscuits from the giant doggie-biscuit jar.
Rhodes Avenue, Devil’s Park, Cape Town | 021 687 0000.
Suikerbossie, Hout Bay: Dogs can join you outside while you enjoy the fantastic views.
1 Victoria Dr, Cape Town | 021 790 1450.
The Gardener’s Cottage: Dogs on leashes are welcome to join you at the outside tables, or on the patio.
Montebello Design Centre, Newlands, Cape Town | 021 689 3158.
Café Neo: Dogs are allowed indoors where they can cool off and water bowls are happily provided.
129 Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town | 021 433 0849.
Sotano: The eatery will gladly offer your canine a bowl of water and a shady spot to relax.
121 Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town | 021 433 1757.
These spots were recently submitted by our readers – so add them to your list as well!
LaZari – Vredehoek
Bootleggers – various locations
Backyard Grill – Sea Point
Society Bistro – Gardens
The Duchess of Wisbeach – Sea Point