Finding a dog cafe isn’t as crazy as it sounds. A few dedicated dog-friendly cafes have sprouted in Melbourne and the outer regions such as the Dandenong Ranges too.
The Doggie Cafe in Boronia is so much fun and the owners just love what they do. Your pooch will be treated like a V.I.P! There is even a renovated shipping container room with dog-friendly sofas, doggie movies on the TV or customers can sit in the garden area that is dedicated to making your dog feel welcomed with all sorts of activities.
Poochies Woof N Wonderful down in Monbulk just love everything to do with dogs too. They specialise in grooming and have a cafe area in the front of the shop where you can sit inside with your fur baby and have food and drinks delivered from the cafe next door.
Up in the Dandenongs at Olinda a few cafes have a dedicated area where people can enjoy a cuppa and meal as well as have their dogs on decked areas, Ranges and Olinda Cafe are both pet-friendly out the back of their cafes.
Mt Dandenong Village boasts two particularly good cafes- Montage has wonderful food and outside tables and right next door is Wagtime, a cafe and dog-grooming business that offers vegetarian meals plus dog treats and they have tables with comfy chairs and dog beds out the front to relax in.
Skyhigh on Mt Dandenong welcomes dogs at their outside cafe, on-lead though, please.
Seasons Restaurant at Cloudehill also welcomes dogs on a leash at their outside dining area, then you can also visit the beautiful Cloudehill Gardens with your dog on a leash.
In the sweet village of Sassafras, customers can sit outside and munch away on delicious food with their pooches at Ripe Cafe as well as across the road at Proserpina Bakery. Up the other end of the town, Fat Badger Cafe has outside seating that can be used too.
Before feeding yourself and your dog, go have a fabulous walk on dog-friendly trails in the Dandenongs as we have some of the best walks up here, even a brilliant off-lead area with stunning views!
Dog Cafes, Melbourne
The Doghouse Cafe in Collingwood is very popular with canines and their humans as they offer some rather decadent doggy treats.
Grub Cafe in Fitzroy is not officially a dog cafe, but they have a smashing undercover section where doggies can be inside and enjoy some ‘cafe-time’ with their best friends. We loved this place, it is super funky and the food is awesome!
Pet-Friendly Accommodation Dandenong Ranges
Quite a few B&B’s and Cottages in the Dandenongs are pet-friendly, making it easy to have a getaway in the Hills.
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