The Very Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

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Feeling peckish? Why not grab a bite to eat with your pampered pooch by your side! Cape Town is full of dog-lovers, but finding the right spot to bring your furry friend can prove to be rather challenging.

Worry no more! Restaurant owners around Cape Town are catching on to the trend, and making their restaurants not only pet-friendly, but they’re willing to go the extra mile for your fur baby!

Top 7 Dog-Friendly Restaurants

Here are a few of our favourite pet-friendly restaurants in Cape Town!

Massimo’s – Hout Bay

Massimo’s takes the cake when it comes to treating it’s furry customers right! They not only offer outdoor seating and water bowls, but have an entire menu full of canine cuisine!

Choose from 5 – 6 menu items your doggie will love, or buy a bandana in support of the wonderful DARG organisation. All this while you chow down on what could be considered Hout Bays best slice. This restaurant is the dog’s bollocks of pizzeria’s in the area!

Bootlegger Coffee Company

Bootlegger Coffee Company branches have sprung up across Cape Town and the surrounding area at the speed of light. It’s not hard to see why they’ve become such a popular hang-out spot.

Each branch goes above and beyond for their community of furry friends. You can take a seat, sip on flat whites and make use of the free (and fast) WiFi, while Max gulps down a bowl of fresh water.

Caffe Verdi – Chelsea Village

This wonderful little pub in Chelsea Village serves incredible pizzas in a cosy and warm environment. Better yet, they invite your furry companion to join you!

The owner of the restaurant often brings his doggo along to make friends with guests and put a smile on everyone’s face. If you’re looking for a warm restaurant to cosy up by the fire with your furry friend, Caffe Verdi should be high on your list of places to go!

Strolla – Sea Point

Strolla is a great little restaurant that serves great tapas and beers, perfect for refueling after walking your pooch on the Sea Point promenade. It’s also close to many of the best dog-friendly beaches in Cape Town.

They offer outdoor seating with umbrellas and a water bowl for your doggo to recuperate after stretching those legs.

The Lighthouse Cafe – Simons Town

The Lighthouse Cafe is perfectly situated along the main drag in Simons Town, and encourages you to bring your four-legged friend along for a bite to eat.

They serve everything from French-toast to pizza, as well as a variety of vegetarian and vegan options.

The Company Gardens Restaurant – City Centre

Located in the city centre, you’ll find the 3,2-hectare Company Gardens that give your doggo space to roam free, chase squirrels and splash in the pond. Located right in the centre of the gardens you’ll find the Company Garden’s Restaurant.

It’s the perfect place to stop for a meal or have tea and scones, and the best part is, your pupper can join you! Bowls of water will be served to your furry friend as you enjoy a relaxing bite to eat.

The Forresters Arms – Newlands

Nestled amongst the trees of Newlands, The Forresters arms is a local hang-out that offers a wide variety of outdoor, indoor and undercover seating. Your doggo is welcome to come along, and is treated as part of the family!

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Note that on days when rugby is on TV, The Forresters Arms gets very busy and may be slightly overwhelming for your pooch!

Dog-Friendly Wine Farms

There’s nothing like a wine tasting to get your tail wagging… Oh, and your pooches too! Here are a few of our favourite dog-friendly wine farms in and around Cape Town.

Groot Constantia Wine Farm – Constantia

If you’re looking to stroll amongst the vineyards and take your doggo on a sightseeing excursion around the valley, Groot Constantia welcomes you and your furry friend.

You’re both free to explore the estate as well as do a wine tasting, or visit one of the exquisite restaurants on the farm. Jonkershuis is particularly dog-friendly as there are great outdoor seating options that give you a great view of the entire farm.

Eagles Nest – Constantia

Eagles Nest is an absolutely beautiful wine estate that looks over the entire Constantia Valley! They offer a selection of wine tastings, as well as tapas and platters that are enough to make your mouth water. And we’re sure your pooch will be drooling too!

Eagles Nest welcomes your furry friend and has a wonderful outside seating area. With views like they have, you’d never want to be seated anywhere else! Eagles Nest is a great place to bring your doggo and is located near some of the best dog-friendly activities in Cape Town!

Wrapping Up The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

Now that you know the very best places to take your doggo for a bite to eat, it’s time to wiggle waggle your way down to your nearest doggie hotspot! Because why should you have to leave your furry friend at home?


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