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Find out where can you take your pooch out to eat, drink and get comfy in Newcastle

Your dog's must-have guide to Newcastle.

Dog-friendly cafés & bars are on the rise across Newcastle with over 15 places and spaces to choose from! Check out our detailed list of where you can take your pup to get your daily caffeine hit.

The Family Hotel

Located on Hunter Street, the Family Hotel calls itself the ‘pub for everyone’ and they’re not lying! Just over a month ago, they hosted their annual ‘dog day afternoon’, partnering with Dog Rescue Newcastle with a focus on adopting dogs.

Where: Inside & Outside
When: Mon–Sat | 4pm–late

Clarendon Hotel 

Also on Hunter St, the Clarendon absolutely love dogs!. Their entire courtyard is 'pet-friendly', they even have a designated puppy bar, where the pups can grab themselves a cold drink with their owners. The perfect spot for pet-owners to unwind in the heart of the CBD the Clarendon is even registered with 'Pupsy', which I am sure all you dog lovers out there would know about already.

Where: Outside
When: Mon-Fri | 11am-10pm
Sat: 11am-midnight
Sun: Closed

Wickham Boatshed

Open 7 days a week from 6.30am, The Wickham Boatshed is the best option for you early risers! With coffee, food and a beautiful view, what more can you ask for!

Where: Outside
When: Mon–Sun | 6.30am–2pm

Café Inu

If you’re wondering where the name Café Inu comes from, well, the word INU means dog in Japanese! Your furry friends are most welcome to accompany you at the outside tables anytime of the day

Where: Outside only
When: Mon–Fri | 6am–3pm
Sat | 7am–2pm

Perry the Feeder

As well as serving their killer toasties, Perry The Feeder also makes for the perfect place to take your cute-as-hell pups to, with their lush courtyard area being open to everyone.

Where: Outside courtyard
When: Mon-Fri | 6.30am–2pm
Sat | 8am-2.30pm
Sun | 8am-11.30am

One Picket Fence

100% pupper friendly with heaters cranking out the front to ensure you and your furry friends stay warm and cosy!

Where: Outside only
When: Mon-Fri | 6.30am-2pm 

Talulah Bar

The corner café at the Junction loves hosting your furry friends in their outdoor area.

Where: Outside only
When: Mon-Sun | 6.30am-2.30pm

Equium Social

The sister restaurant of Talulah Bar, Equium Social is equally excited to have your pooches join you for brunch outside!

Where: Outside
When: Mon–Fri | 6am–2pm
Sat–Sun | 7am – 2pm

Maryville Tavern

Their outdoor beer garden is sure to be a winner for you and your four-legged friend!

Where: Outside
When: Mon-Sun | 11.30am-late

Blue Door Kiosk

If you’re after a leisurely brunch or just need a quick caffeine or brekkie fix, the team at Blue Door Kiosk at Merewether are happy to have you and your four-legged friend!

When: Mon–Sun | 6am–5pm

Café Macquarie

All day breakfast and all-day puppy visits are a must at the Café Macquarie.

Where: Outside only
When: Wed–Sun | 8am–2pm

Autumn Rooms

You’re always certain to find at least one dog lounging around out the front of the Autumn Rooms, and with their in-house dog celebrity, Jones (@jonesthefrenchy), your pup will have plenty of social time!

Where: Outside only
When: Mon–Fri | 7am–3pm
Sat–Sun | 7.30am–3pm

The Lass O'Gowrie 

Dog (and kitty) friendly!

Where: Wed-Sat | 2pm-12pm
Sun | 2pm-10pm

The Criterion Hotel 

The Cri as it's more commonly known is welcoming and inclusive. Bring along your friends, family, kids and doggos!

Where: Inside & Outside
When: Wed-Thu | 4.30pm-late
Fri-Sun | 11.30am-late

Table 1 Espresso 

Originally located in Merewether, Table 1 Espresso is also along the Warners Bay Esplanade. With an insane menu and top notch coffee, both venues encourage you to bring your pooch along!

Where: Outside
Warners Bay
When: Mon–Sat | 7am–3pm
Sun | 7.30am-3pm
Merewether
When: Mon-Fri | 7am–3.30pm
Sat | 7am–4pm
Sun | 7.30am-4pm

Newcastle Flower Markets

So, these guys do puppacinos…need I say more?

Where: Outside
When: Wed-Fri | 7am-2pm
Sat | 8am-2pm
Sun | 8am-12pm

Ka-fey Cafe

The cafe on Hunter Street is big on fermented foods and big on you bringing your pooches in for a visit! Stroll along Hunter Street for some window shopping and stop in at Ka-fey Cafe for your caffeine hit.

Where: Outside
When: Mon-Sat | 7am-3pm
Sun | 7am-2pm

Edmonds & Co

Located in the stunning setting of Newcastle East, Edmonds & Co is just a short walk from the beautiful coastline of Newcastle Beach. This brand new space could be your new hotspot for great coffee, hearty food, and beautiful, friendly faces.

When: Mon-Tue | 7am-11am
Wed-Fri | 7am-1pm
Sat-Sun | 7.30am-1.30pm

The Edwards

Founded by Newcastle entrepreneurs Chris Joannou and Chris Johnston, The Edwards is Newcastle West's fav doggy hotspot. 

When: Wed-Sat | 8am-12am
Sun | 8am-10pm

Goodfriends Eatery

Good Produce. Good Times. Good Vibes. Good Life = good for doggos!

When: Mon-Thu | 6am-2pm
Fri-Sun | 7.30am-2pm

The Happy Wombat

Feel at home with a quality craft beer, tasty bites, and puppy cuddles. 

When: Mon-Wed | 7am-10pm
Thu | 7am-11pm
Fri | 7am-12am
Sat | 8am-12am
Sun | 8am-12pm

Onyx Espresso

With a huge courtyard where people and their doggos can chill out, as well as water bowls and tie up points, and of course puppycinos! 

When: Mon-Fri | 6am-2pm
Sat-Sun | 7am-12.30pm

The Newy Hotel

When: Thu | 5pm-late
Fri | 11.30am-2pm | 5pm-8pm
Sat-Sun | 11.30am-8pm

Hamilton Station Hotel

When: Mon-Sat | 9.30am-2.30am
Sun | 10.30am-12am

The Barn at Adamstown

When: Mon-Fri | 7am-2pm
Sat | 7.30am-2pm
Sun | 9am-2pm

The Royal Crown Hotel at Dudley

When: Mon 3pm - 9pm
Tues | 3pm - 10.30pm
Wed - Sat 3pm - 12am
Sun | 12pm - 10pm

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