10 Pawsome Dog-Friendly Cafes on the Gold Coast

No longer will you have to leave your fur baby at home while you head out for a scrumptious meal and a coffee.

We have done the groundwork for you to find 10 pooch-friendly cafes on the Gold Coast that you and your doggo can both enjoy. Put them on your list, you won’t be disappointed.


The Henchman

Taking its name from the avenue it sits on rather than anything sinister, The Henchman is a unique hideaway in Miami. It has heaps of space and swings, a super tasty menu, pooch water bowls and dog lead hooks on every table and is licensed, too. The outdoor dog-friendly area is open daily from 7am until midday and there is live music also on the weekends.  Definitely ticks all of the boxes.

Located at 8 Henchman Avenue, Miami



Le Vintage Boutique Cafe

Awarded best coffee and eggs benny on the Gold Coast, this cute little café is tucked away off the M1 in Worongary. Open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch, these guys adore dogs. Water bowls are dotted around and your pooch is treated like royalty and also given a little treat.

Located at 1 Kurilpa Street, Worongary


Ground N Sound

This music-inspired fully licensed coffee shop and bar is tucked away in the heart of Chirn Park. With scrumptious home-made cakes, tapas, and a full breakfast and lunch menu, it is the place to kick back and enjoy some bites, beats, trivia, open mics and hangs with your furry friends in tow. Open Wednesday to Sundays from 7 am.

Located at 6/23 Musgrave Avenue, Chirn Park


Cafe Catalina

With its one-of-a-kind views and position, Café Catalina is located at the Broadwater Parklands and has an outdoor bar and restaurant.  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a range of delectable delights for you to choose from, they are open Monday to Sunday from 6.45am and have live music on Sunday afternoons.  Furry friends are super welcome and given heaps of pats and a treat.

Located at Broadwater Parklands, 10/11 Gold Coast Highway, Southport


Paddock Bakery

Set in a beautiful old Queenslander with a gorgeous leafy green garden, Paddock Bakery is open for coffee, breakfast and lunch 7 days a week from 6am. They are fully licenced and do not take bookings.  Furry friends are very welcome.

Located at 18 Hibiscus Haven, Miami



Double Barrel Kitchen and Bar

Located at Mermaid Waters and in Benowa, Double Barrel Kitchen and Bar’s menu offers a collaboration of old favourites with a twist, promising to heighten the senses with bursts of flavour and delighting even the most enthused foodie.  Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days from 7am and for dinner Friday and Saturday evenings from 5.30pm.

Located at Shop 4/64 Karbunya Street, Mermaid Waters and 1 The Concourse, Benowa


Caffe Republic

At Caffe Republic there is nourishing cuisine for every body and you will find local, organic produce and the highest quality ingredients throughout the menu. Hounds are welcome in the outdoor areas and there are water bowls dotted around. Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days from 6.30am.

Located at Shop 1, Bronberg Plaza, 150 Slatyer Ave, Bundall


Background Barista

Great coffee, incredible food and tasty treats, this café is open for breakfast and lunch from 6am Monday to Friday and from 7am on the weekends. Pooches are very welcome in the outside area and water bowls are topped up regularly.

Located at 15 Palm Beach Avenue, Palm Beach



A busy and popular quirky little hang out in Burleigh, Commune has a large outside area for your canine and its human, with shady areas and water bowls. They serve light meals with an organic food focus and are open for coffee, breakfast and lunch 7 days a week from 6am.

Located at 1844 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads



Delicious and healthy food, beachfront location, and with dog water bowls are spaced around in the outdoor areas, BSKT is open for breakfast, lunch and coffee Monday to Sunday from 6am.

Located at 4 Lavarack Road, Nobby Beach


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