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The best pet-friendly cafes in Auckland

Our furry companions hate being left at home while we are out brunching with the family. Gone are the days when dogs were not welcome in cafés and restaurants in Auckland; cafés now recognise that dogs are an essential part of the family and Auckland’s cafés have opened their doors for the family pooch.

We have compiled a list of the best dog-friendly cafés in Auckland. The next time you head out for a bite, there’s no reason to leave your pooch behind.

Dog-friendly beach brunch

Takapuna Beach Café is the perfect setting for a healthy brunch on the beach. The café has dog bowls for your furry friends and a leash tie-up station, and since it is on the beach, your dog can play and socialise with other pampered pets. The café has outdoor seating for pet parents and some of the best beach views in Auckland. Takapuna Beach Café is known for its yummy homemade gelatos and the all-day bistro menu.

Pet-friendly dining in the heart of the city

Odette’s Eatery at City Works Depot is a fantastic café cum restaurant that you and your pooch will love. It has a large outdoor seating area and is just down the road from Victoria Park, which is a great place to exercise your pet. Drop in at Odette’s for a spot of coffee and a bite after a walk at Victoria Park with your doggie. The Eatery serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Café in the park

The Cornwall Park Café is a beautiful café inside Cornwall Park with great outdoor seating and bean bags to relax on. There are doggy bowls for water and treats and place for dogs to rest. Cornwall Park is a beautiful place to spend the day with your furry companion and no better place than Cornwall Park Café to have a bite in after a long day of play. The café has an all-day breakfast menu, and their fresh muffins and scones are to die for.

Picnic on the beach

The Kohi Corner Café is a beachside café on the Kohimarama beach that lets you bring your dogs along. The restaurant has a store attached where you can take-away snacks for a picnic on the beach. The café has fantastic beach views and an extensive menu selection. There is outdoor seating for pet parents, and this café is perfect to grab a bite after a nice swim.

Doggy friendly café in the eastern suburbs

Ampersand & Eatery in the new developed Orakei Bay Village is a great place to hang out with your family and pet in the eastern suburbs of Auckland. The Orakei Bay Village is one of the most dog-friendly places in Auckland, and the walk around the basin is a perfect workout for you and your dog. There are several other cafés in the area, but Ampersand & Eatery is excellent for a weekend brunch or a relaxed dinner overlooking the harbour.

Casual and healthy dining

Dear Jervois is located in the heart of Herne Bay in Auckland and is well-known for its drool-worthy dishes. The café has plenty of outdoor seating to hang out with your pets and water bowls at the door just for your pet. You cannot go wrong with the food at Dear Jervois; everything on the menu is delicious. You can burn off the calories with a walk along Herne Bay and explore the little beaches there.

These are just some of the many pet-friendly cafés and diners in Auckland. If you are planning to travel to New Zealand with your pet cat or dog, contact Petraveller for expert advice on pet travel.