Eat & Drink

Your guide to pet-friendly cafes, pubs and accommodation across the Central Coast!

There's no need to leave the pooch at home when you're looking to head out for some eats or drinks, check out our list of pet-friendly cafes, pubs, and accommodations across the Central Coast.


Belle & Co
Located right between the beach and the lake in Long Jetty, Belle & Co. is the perfect spot if you’re dining with your fur baby, just set up in the pet-friendly courtyard – plus they’ve got puppuccinos and pet treats available!
Where: 352 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty 

Bellyfish Café
Gourmet café food and espresso by the sea and dog-friendly dining outdoors – do coastal cafes get any better than this?
Where: 4/112 Terrigal Esp, Terrigal 

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Burnt Honey
With a prime beachside location, and some of the best baked goods on the coast – Burnt Honey is a dog-friendly must-visit.
Where: 1/224 Del Monte Pl, Copacabana

Coast 175
This bustling Ettalong spot is loved among locals and their accompanying pets.
Where: 1/175 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach

Cue & Crew
Grab your pup and settle in at a picnic table at Cue & Crew to enjoy an afternoon devouring brisket and burgers.
Where: 20 Hargraves St, The Entrance North

Impact Plants & Café
Dive into contemporary Australian cuisine amid tropical gardens at this dog-friendly nursery and café.
Where: 7 Poole Cl, Empire Bay 

Kincumber Post Café
This ever-so-welcoming spot in Kincumber is not only family-friendly, but pet-friendly too. The gorgeous spacious courtyard includes a small play area for the kids.
Where: 123 Avoca Dr, Kincumber

Like Minds Avoca
An old corner store turned vibrant cafe, Like Minds Avoca has a true community feel, and that includes your pets. With a rustic vibe, a sustainable ethos, and fresh, delicious food, it’s a top stop if you’re after that relaxed holiday feeling. There’s a big garden to chill in with your pets, where all the homegrown herbs and veggies that feature in the menu are grown!
Where: 352 The Round Dr, Avoca Beach

Local Hero Coffee Brewers
Dog friendly, light, and airy, families perched outside watching the world go by, and happy bellies munching crispy gooey toasties on the go – you’ll come for the coffee, be welcomed like a hero, and stay for the vibe.
Where: 562B The Entrance Rd, Bateau Bay

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Point Café
This popular beachfront café caters to you and your four-legged friend with its outdoor deck and spectacular views.
Where: 10 Vine St, Avoca Beach

The Anchor at Lakes Beach
One for those on the northern end of the Central Coast, The Anchor is a relaxed pet-friendly cafe in the centre of Budgewoi. With a bursting breakfast and lunch menu, you can be sure to satisfy a hunger any time of the day with a pooch in tow.
Where: 10A Ocean St, Budgewoi

The Bees Knees
The team LOVE it when you bring your furry friends along to enjoy your coffee outside – if you ask nicely, they might have a special treat waiting for them.
Where: 2/216 Del Monte Pl, Copacabana

The Box on the Water
Ettalong’s stylish spot for Australian cuisine with scenic views is also a favourite for dog owners – pull up a spot outside in the partly covered area.
Where: The Esplanade, Ettalong Beach

The Little Teapot
Situated in Davistown, The Little Teapot comes complete with a great outdoor area which is an ideal spot to take the doggos.
Where: 8 Davistown Rd, Davistown 

The Pantry
As you enter The Quarters and make your way toward The Pantry, you get the sense a whole lot of love has gone into creating a warm and welcoming space. Aside from the quality food and drinks, the welcoming (and pet-friendly) vibes are what has you getting comfy and settling in.
Where: 5/960 The Entrance Rd, Forresters Beach

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The Secret Café
Established in 2010, this hidden gem is not only wheelchair friendly but also pet-friendly with a gorgeous large backyard area for families to enjoy with their children and their fur babies.
Where: 170 Pacific Hwy, Charmhaven

Two Birds Gallery Café
Two Birds Gallery Cafe is a gem in Toowoon Bay, tucked down the street from the main drag serving good food alongside its eclectic range of homewares, art, and gifts. The friendly staff will be sure to come out and say a hello to your pooches as you order up their famous Blue Jay Corn Fritter Stack.
Where: 104 Pacific Street, Toowoon Bay

Restaurants and Pubs

Bay Road Brewing
Located in the centre of Gosford, this brewtiful spot is all about good vibes, good beer, and of course, dogs!
Where: 89 Donnison St, Gosford

Block ‘n Tackle Brewery
This dog-friendly brewery and cellar door is the ideal spot to meet with friends and chill with your canine companion.Where: 11/13 Cochrone St, Kincumber

Hawkesbury Brewing Co.
This gigantic warehouse space decked out in black and timber houses not only a functioning brewery and bar, but dining area, mammoth big screen TV, performance space, outdoor courtyard, interactive games, food trucks, and of course, is dog friendly!
Where: 900 Pacific Hwy, Lisarow 

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Kincumber Hotel
This classic pub is super family-friendly and comes complete with a spacious outdoor courtyard where pets are more than welcome.
Where: 6 Carrak Rd, Kincumber 

Terrigal Hotel
With a proud history as a community pub, it’s no surprise to know that Terrigal Hotel is dog friendly with the front bar area open to on-leash dogs.
Where: 176 Terrigal Dr, Terrigal

The Boathouse Hotel Patonga
You couldn’t be seen at a trendier venue with your pooch than The Boathouse Hotel Patonga. Choose either the Fish and Chip Shop or the Hotel’s outdoor seating to dine with your dog.
Where: 6-8 Patonga Dr, Patonga

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The Sunken Monkey Hotel
This contemporary venue allows owners to bring their dogs outside on the waterfront (as long as they are well-behaved and kept on a lead at all times).
Where: 207 The Entrance Rd, Erina


Kim’s Beachside Retreat
Yes, believe it or not, the famous luxury beachside stay of Kim's Retreat is pet-friendly, so you can visit the Central Coast in style, pup in tow! This hideaway features 34 individual bungalows and villas dotted throughout 2.5 hectares. Some have jacuzzis or private swimming pools, while the retreat boasts fine dining and pampering services on site.
Where: 16 Charlton Street, Toowoon Bay

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Pacific Garden Hotel
The Pacific Garden Hotel has three ground-floor rooms with its fenced-in grass backyard perfect for pets. The hotel is surrounded by native gardens and has an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, and basketball half-court, and is just a 5-minute drive from Forresters Beach. If you’re after a simple base for a weekend away exploring the Central Coast, this is it!
Where: 871 The Entrance Road, Wamberal

Terrigal Dog Resort
If all else fails and you can’t find pet-friendly accommodation, then your dog can have a retreat of its own at Terrigal Pet Resort. Pets that stay at Terrigal are spoilt for choice with a supervised lap pool, plenty of open spaces, lagoon walks, an in-house groomer, shuttle services for pick up and drop off, and in some of the luxury suites even a human-size bed!
Where: 171 Serpentine Road, Terrigal

Two Shores Holiday Park
Sitting on the shoreline of Tuggerah Lake to one side, and a dog-friendly beach to the other, Two Shores is as good as it gets on location. This family-friendly holiday village is close to the famous Entrance waterfront, pristine beaches, and bush walks in the Wyrrabalong National Park.
Where: 25 Wilfred Barrett Drive, The Entrance North

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