Knowing where the best ‘dog-friendly cafe near me’ is makes planning a day out a lot easier. Luckily, there are gorgeous dog-friendly cafes galore around the UK that welcome our furry friends, so you’re never too far from the perfect flat white or cream tea. There’s no better way to relax and unwind after a long walk or escape the hustle and bustle than popping into a tasty cafe. Here are a few of our favourites.
Wherever you are…
You’re probably wondering are dogs allowed in Starbucks? Good news for high street shoppers. Starbucks have a number of dog-friendly cafes nationwide and every Starbucks barista, wherever you are, will accept pup’s puppuccino order. That’s right, pup gets their own special drink – as they should, right?
Discover London’s dog-friendly cafes
London is the pawfect place for pups that love cafe culture. We love Richmond’s Paws for Coffee dog-friendly cafe, London’s dedicated pup cafe, complete with doggie sausages and homemade dog treats. For you, there’s traditional brunches, salads, paninis and delicious smoothies. Afterwards, take pup for a jaunt around stunning, deer-filled, Richmond Park.
Elsewhere in South London is Battersea’s Pear Tree Cafe (pictured). Situated on the Thames, the Pear Tree team pride themselves on using responsibly sourced and local produce. With plenty of outdoor and indoor seating you can enjoy a treat (or two) from the delicious menu. We recommend a smoothie, but if you’re there a little later, a cocktail will do just fine, too. Walk it off in nearby Battersea Park.
Now we’re trotting into Chelsea. Pups are welcome on the covered outside terrace at the Bluebird Cafe tucked away just shy of the Kings Road. They’re greeted warmly by staff and treated to a goody bag. For humans, there’s an almost perfect selection of breakfasts and lunches. Not far from the Bluebird is another fab dog-friendly cafe. Farm Girl are quite new kids on the London cafe scene but have made a splash with their French bulldog lattes. The antipodean cafe chain (also located in Notting Hill and Soho) serve up colourful acai bowls, superfood salads and lite desserts.
To escape the hustle and bustle, check pup into nearby Dukes Hotel, London. Tucked away in Mayfair, Dukes pairs quintessential British decor with exceptional service. Full of charm, this dog-friendly hotel is pawfectly positioned for walkies, with Green Park and St James’ Park a trot away. Alternatively, in Mayfair try the splendid dog-friendly Athenaeum Hotel. With a spa and many culinary delights a short distance away, you and pup can sit back and enjoy an indulgent stay.
Dog-friendly cafes in the Cotswolds
A dog-friendly haven, there’s plenty of cafes to choose from in popular Cotswolds villages like Broadway. Head to the Tisanes Tea Rooms full of ‘olde worlde’ charm, where pups can join you for a spot of tea. If the weather’s good, head to Broadway’s Tower Country Park Cafe which combines a lovely tearoom, restaurant and cafe. Pooches are welcome to join you in the courtyard – perfect on a spring or summer day.
Near Chipping Camden is another picturesque spot to explore. The Campden Coffee Company is characterised by, primarily its superb coffee, but also its characteristic Cotswold Stone walls and rustic charm. Fabulously dog-friendly, it’s the pawfect spot to relax with some homemade food.
Lay weary paws in Foxhill Manor (pictured), situated in the valley next to Broadway. Stylish yet understated, this Cotswolds country home has charm in abundance. There’s 400 acres of woodland estate and pup can choose any room they like!
Enjoy Cornwall’s dog-friendly cafes
Wherever you go in Cornwall you’re met by scenic, raw beauty. Over in east Cornwall, we love Cafe Maylor in Falmouth, a beautiful dog-friendly cafe that overlooks the harbour serving a delicious range of local Tregothnan teas and cakes.
Also in Falmouth is De Wynns Cafe – reportedly Falmouth’s original coffee shop. Members of the Tea Guild of Great Britain, they’ve won excellence awards numerous times and are famous for, of course, scones. What order you choose to spread on your clotted cream and jam is entirely up to you, but when in Cornwall, choose wisely…
If you’re planning on staying in east Cornwall, check into the Watergate Bay Hotel (pictured) for a lovey coastal stay. Dogs are welcomed with open arms at this contemporary surf-side chic hotel that’s perfect for exploring the local outdoor activities.
With so many pup-friendly cafes to explore, grab your keep cup, a good book and pup’s favourite coat and get going!