If you are looking for dog friendly things to do near you, then a dog friendly café could be the perfect choice. Flat white in hand, the paper and your adorable pooch – what better way to spend a Sunday morning! We have researched and tried the best dog friendly places in London so you can start looking forward to the weekend…
The Proud Archivist
Are you and your canine are looking for culture? The Proud Archivist is a great dog friendly location, combining a café, art gallery and an events space. It is near Haggerston and is situated by the Regents Canal which can be seen from the café, although beware this may be too much temptation for any water loving dogs! If you fancy combining a lovely waterside dog walk with art and good food the Proud Archivist is the place. Water is always available, and the staff will look after pooch and owner well.
The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road, London, N1 5ET
After a morning of wandering around Chelsea browsing, buying or just people watching, the perfect place to relax and unwind with your favourite companion could be the Bluebird Café. Here you’ll find a lovely outdoor space and plenty of room inside this venue that truly welcomes dogs.
As well as being very dog friendly, the café does an excellent weekend brunch menu from “New Yorker eggs” to a great sweet potato hash for anyone fancying a vegetarian option. Aside from the food the café boasts an extensive drinks menu with a good selection of cocktails (get there between 5pm and 7pm Sun-Weds for early bird cocktails).
Bluebird, 350 King’s Road, London SW3 5UU
You’ve had a lovely walk over Clapham Common and you and your dog companion are in need of some well-earned refreshment. Look no further than Ben’s Canteen located on St Johns Hill. If you are after a dog friendly brunch then this is a great choice with smashed avocado, fried chicken benedict (if you’ve had a long dog walk!) and many more. Alongside this there is a great selection of burgers and if you have room we would recommend the DIY doughnuts (you inject your own filling!).
Ben’s Canteen, 140 St John’s Hill, SW11 1SL
M Bar & Grill
Who would have thought somewhere did a brunch especially for dogs? Well they do at M Bar & Grill Victoria. The restaurant specialises in high end steaks from around the world, alongside some very good wines. The doggy brunch is available with a £5 donation to Battersea Dogs Home. As the winner of the Best UK Upmarket Restaurant 2017, you and your pooch shouldn’t be disappointed.
M Restaurant Victoria, Zig Zag Building, 74 Victoria St, London, SW1E 6SQ
Nude Espresso is known for its excellent coffee, as well as being dog friendly since 2008. Now located across several London locations (Spitalfields, Bell Lane and Hanbury St). Brunch is served from 7.30am seven days a week – perfect for an early morning dog walk. Alongside the great coffee there are freshly baked cakes that should satisfy any sweet tooth.
Nude Espresso, 26 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR
Maggie Jones’s is a lovely small restaurant tucked away in Kensington, serving traditional British food that was once a favourite of Princess Margaret! Think wholesome tarts, pies and wild boar sausages. Dogs are very welcome in the restaurant but bear in mind space is limited so if you have four St Bernhard’s you might want to pick somewhere else! Booking recommended and dogs will be provided with their own bowl of water.
Maggie Jones, 6 Old Court Place, Kensington Church Street, W8 4PL
Very close to Brick Lane, Exmouth Coffee serves throughout the day. They’re known for lovely quiches, pastries and cakes as well as excellent coffee. The café is dog friendly so you and your pooch can enjoy a relaxing coffee/water and a tasty treat after a stroll along Brick Lane or a visit to the market.
Exmouth Coffee, 83 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX
A not-so-well-known café in Stoke Newington, Bodega 50 serves some very nice vegan cakes as well as avocado toast, homemade granola and tofu mustard toast. As well as the great food, the staff here are lovely and will always chat and make a real effort. The café is dog friendly and even if you don’t have a dog, you can meet the owner’s dog Bruce who is also very pleasant! Once you’re suitably full, you can go for a walk around the nearby Clissold Park which has a Green Flag (awarded for the best green spaces in the country).
Bodega 50, Allen Road, N16 8RZ
An American bakery, Outsider Tart makes a huge selection of cakes, tarts and has an excellent brunch menu. The One-Eyed Monster (fried egg on chilli, veggie or beef with cheese and salsa) comes highly recommended! Dog treats are available, and if you have a sweet tooth there are sixteen brownie flavours to choose from. You can justify your sweet treat with a long dog walk along the river – the seven-mile circular walk should satisfy all parties!
Outsider Tart, 83 Chiswick High Road, W4 2EF
Sketch may not strictly be a café, but it is certainly dog friendly! Sketch is led by a chef with three Michelin stars, with a fantastic brunch menu including multiple variations of eggs with additions such as Paris mushrooms and langoustines. Small dogs are welcome in the parlour area which is a lovely setting for lunch, brunch or dinner. Beware if you have finished a long and hard dog walk in the summer – shorts are not permitted!
Sketch, 9 Conduit Street, W1S 2XG
Paws For Coffee
Paws for Coffee is a truly dog friendly café totally dedicated to dogs. A café that has been set up by a true dog lover (Louise Rawlinson) and serves delights such as the Puppychino (a combination of goats milk with black pudding). They do a great breakfast (veggie and meat versions) and cater very well for children as well as dogs. After a bit of deer spotting over nearby Bushy park this café would make the pawfect dog friendly stop!
Paws for Coffee, 41 High Street, Hampton Hill, TW12 1NB