Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town to Take your Pooch

Words: Jess Spiro

These days, dogs are more like children than pets, and it’s heartbreaking to leave them at home when you go out. These are our favourite dog-friendly restaurants in Cape Town.

Great Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

12 Apostles Hotel


The 12 Apostles sets a standard in nearly everything they do, especially in the way they welcome dogs. This is more than just a dog-friendly restaurant, it’s a dog-friendly hotel as they allow small dogs to stay in the rooms. They also have a dedicated doggy menu at Azure, which means your hound can be treated like the royalty that they are.

Location: Victoria Street, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 07h00-10h30 | 12h30-1h30 | 18h00-22h00
Contact: 021 437 9029

Aegir Project Brewery


If you’re after a craft brew and want to take your pooch along with you, head to Noordhoek to Aegir Project Brewery. Not only are they serving up amazing beers and seriously delicious gourmet rolls but your pooch can sit outside with you under the shade of the canopy of trees. Aegir the Ridgeback is usually found wandering around the brewery, so make sure your hound is good with other dogs. They have an IPA called Crush, so really, what’s not to love?

Location:  65 Beach Road, Noordhoek, Cape Town, South Africa
Hours: Fri: 16h00-19h00  Sat: 12h00-18h00 Sun: 12h00-15h00
Contact: 061 964 9535

Altydgedacht Wine Farm


Wine tasting can often mean you’re out of the house for hours, which can be tricky when you have a pup at home to worry about. Next time, choose Altydgedacht for tasting and you can take your dog along with you.

Location: Tygerbergvalley Road, Cape Farms, Durbanville
Hours: Monday – Friday: 08h00-17h00 | Sat-Sun: Closed
Contact: 021 976 1295

Café Paradiso


One of the more well-known dog-friendly restaurants in Cape Town, Cafe Paradiso has a large outdoor area that welcomes dogs of all shapes and sizes. Call ahead and book one of these tables, though, as they get snatched up quickly.

Location: 110 Kloof Street
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 09h00 – 22h00 Sunday: 10h00 – 15h00
Contact: 021 422 0403

Chardonnay Deli


This beautiful deli offers some of the most delicious treats, available for takeaway, but should you decide to sit down at the cafe, you’ll be welcome with your dog too.

Location: 87 Constantia Main Rd, Constantia
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 07h00-18h00
Contact: 021 795 0606

Chalk and Cork

The little courtyard at the back of Chalk and Cork is the ideal spot to sip on a glass of wine with your pooch at your side.

Location: 51 Kloof Street
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11h00 23h00. Sunday: 11h00 – 18h00
Contact: 021 422 5822



Between their burgers and their bloody Marys, it’s hard not to love Clarke’s. When you throw in the fact that they’re dog-friendly and that they allow them inside into the mix, it makes Clarke’s so much more wonderful.

Location: 133 Bree Street
Hours: Monday – Friday: 07h00 – 00h00 | Saturday: 08h00 – 00h00 Sunday: 08h00 –15h00
Contact: 021 424 7648

Company’s Gardens Restaurant

Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

It makes sense that one of the best parks in the city also houses one of the best dog-friendly restaurants in Cape Town. Take your dog for a stroll and then stop off for a light snack.

Location: 15 Queen Victoria St
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 07h00-17h00
Contact: 021 423 2919

Deer Park Cafe

Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

There’s a jungle gym for the kids, water bowls for the dogs (small dogs are allowed inside) and good coffee for the parents. True perfection does exist.

Location: 2 Deer Park Drive
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 08h00 – 20h00
Contact: 021 462 6311

Kleinsky’s (Sea Point)

Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

Well-behaved dogs are welcome inside at Kleinsky’s, which means you can plan a prom walk and stop off for some of their famous latke Benedicts.

Location: 95 Regent Road, Sea Point
Hours: Monday – Friday: 08h00 – 16h00 Saturday – Sunday: 08h00 – 15h00
Contact: 021 433 2871

La Belle Bistro & Bakery

Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

La Belle Bistro & Bakery also offers that perfect Sunday afternoon combination of prom walk with the dogs and then breakfast. The best of both worlds really.

Location: Victoria Road, Camps Bay
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 08h00-22h00
Contact: 021 437 1278


Lazari easily makes the best cupcakes in the city, but the best thing about them is that they allow dogs inside, making this a great breakfast spot to include on your walking route.

Location: Cnr Upper Maynard and Vredehoek Ave, Vredehoek
Hours: Monday – Friday: 07h30-17h00 | Saturday-Sunday: 08h30-14h00
Contact: 021 461 9865

Massimo’s Italian Restaurant

Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

Massimo’s wants you to come and enjoy yourself with the entire family, including your four-legged ones.

Location: Oakhurst Farm Park, Main Road, Hout Bay Rd, Hout Bay
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 12h00-21h00
Contact: 021 790 5648


Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

There’s nothing we don’t love about Maria’s, the Greek-inspired restaurant situated in Dunkley will even sneak a lamb leg bone to your dog if they’re well-behaved.

Location: 31 Barnet Street, Dunkley Square, Gardens
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 09h00-22h00
Contact: 021 461 3333


Olympia Café

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The iconic cafe in Kalk Bay is nearly overrun with dogs – the owner’s included – and we love being able to stop past for some mussels after a dog walk on the beach.

Location: 134 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 07h00-21h00
Contact: 021 788 6396

Red Herring Restaurant

This local watering hole is also known to welcome dogs with wide open arms.

Location: Beach Rd, Chapmans Peak, Noordhoek
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 12h00-23h30 | Monday: 17h00-23h30
Contact:021 789 1783

Rhodes Memorial Restaurant

Hiking through the forest is that much more fun when you can stop at the Rhodes Memorial restaurant for a refreshment and take your dog in for some water, too.

Location: Rhodes Ave, Mowbray, Cape Town
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 09h00-17h00
Contact: 021 687 0000


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Strolla is a small Sea Point bar is a sunny outdoor location that welcomes your pets post a promenade walk. Pop in for a cold beer and some tapas snacks under the shade of the umbrellas.

Location: 309 Beach Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 07h00-23h00
Contact: 021 430 7778

The Blonde & Beard

Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

This simple restaurant in Muizenberg serves up a mean breakfast, but the best thing about them is that they welcome dogs. Doggy beach walk then breakfast anyone?

Location: 25 Beach Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 08h00-17h00 | Tuesday: Closed
Contact: 021 788 1569


The Foodbarn

Franck Dangereux has never been known for pretence, and though his restaurant may serve up some seriously refined food, it still welcomes dogs.

Location: Noordhoek Farm Village, Village Lane
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 12h00-14h30 | 19h00-21h30 | Sunday-Monday: 12h30-14h30
Contact: 021 789 1390

The Red Sofa Café


Serving some of the best coffee in Cape Town, The Red Sofa is a popular place to grab a meal, to do some work and to relax with friends. If you feel like bringing your furry friend with you, you are more than welcome to. Pop by Red Sofa Café for a lazy afternoon filled with good coffee and a chilled vibe.

Location: 21 Derry St, Vredehoek, Cape Town
Hours: Monday-Friday: 07h00-16h30 | Saturday-Sunday: 08h00-16h30
Contact: 021 461 7274

The Table at De Meye

Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

The Table is like you’re spending a long, lazy lunch at a friend’s house, which is made only better by the fact that you can take your dog with and let them play in the garden.

Location: Muldersvlei Road
Hours: Friday – Sunday: 12h30 – 17h30
Contact: 072 696 0530

The Toad in the Village

Neighbouring Foodbarn and just as dog-friendly is The Toad, where you can spend an entire afternoon with family members – including the furry ones.

Location: Village Ln & Noordhoek Mani rd, Noordhoek
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 12h00-23h00
Contact: 021 789 2973

Warwick Wine Farm

Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

Grab a picnic basket, a spot out on the grass and your hound and you’re all set for a great day at Warwick. Doesn’t hurt that their wine is tip-top, too.

Location:  R44, Stellenbosch
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 09h00-17h00
Contact: 021 884 4410

Are you another one of the cool dog-friendly Restaurants in Cape Town? Let us know via email and we’ll add you to the list.

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