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Max’s Guide To Dog Friendly Cafés In Auckland

Does your dog love joining you on social outings? Max the canine therapy collie has sniffed out some of the most pet friendly cafes in Auckland. He is often seen out and about enjoying a pupperchino or socializing with his friends. Let Max guide you to some of the best dog friendly cafes in Auckland. 

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Did you know Share My Pet has a Canine Coffee Club? We have some wonderful dog friendly cafes on board right across NZ offering all Share My Pet Premium Members a discount on hot drinks, pupperchinos or some other great deal for humans and their furry charges. Check out how you can join here!

Region: Auckland

Before you start, Max wants you to have some fun! See if you can find his top 5 favourite dog friendly cafes throughout this blog. They will have this symbol next to them.

Max’s top 5 cafe’s symbol

Any Café listed here that offer either a pup friendly menu, serve pupperchinos or have dog treats available for 4 legged visitors have this symbol next to them

Brewport Ponsonby big time dog lovers work at Brewport and every Wednesday from 4pm they have a Paws and Pints Happy Hour for four Legged pals!! Get them a free home made dog treat with every purchase, or choose something from the doggy menu!

Crumb café stop in and put your paws up in this beloved spot for excellent food, coffee and company. Arguably Auckland’s most dog-friendly café, you can order a tasty ‘puppercino’ for the ? while you take a moment or three to chill out and take part in this genuine local gem.

Crumb Café is part of the Canine Coffee Club and will serve each visiting 4 legged friend a free pupperchino with any human order.

Hoppers Garden Bar, dog friendly and community focused? Yes please! Hoppers was the first hospitality venue in New Zealand to pre-register with CommUnity. CommUnity generates money for Kiwi CommUnity Groups by uniting merchants, community groups and everyday shoppers (like yourself) to support and strengthen one another. To learn more about CommUnity click here.

Coffee & dogs, Max will guide you to both!

Percy Mangere, features a familiar but fresh menu, focused on New Zealand flavours and produce. Percy is proud to pour local beverage suppliers: Atomic Coffee, Brothers Beer and Batchwell Kombucha. Dogs welcome outside, lovely open spaces and nearby on lead walking tracks.

Pocket bar and Kitchen, tucked in a corner of Grey Lynn behind the old ASB Bank, Pocket is a blend of natural good times and hand crafted comfort. Known to host regular Dog and Grog events.

Blue Jay’s Garden Bar and Kitchen, a hidden Gem based in Remuera. Their aim is to provide a great spot to share good times with friends & this includes our best 4 legged mates! Super dog friendly staff and a menu for our canines to select from. Woof!

Lead the way Max! More pet friendly cafes

Hello Sailor Café Takapuna. All well behaved dogs welcome. This wee gem and relative newbie on the café scene takes orders for custom made pup cakes. Whether it’s a barkday cake to celebrate your pooches special day, or mini ones to celebrate their Gotcha Day. Hello Sailor can help you spoil your furbaby.

@maxclooney_therapybordercollie enjoys Auckland Café culture

Little & Friday Beautiful setting, excellent food, and super dog friendly. This café is sure to become a favorite if you are based in Belmont or Newmarket. Canine visitors will be warmly welcomed upon arrival. With plenty of free belly rubs and freshwater on hand, your furry buddy will be leading the way to come here regularly.

Benedicts Café (Eden Terrace), “If you’re looking for a dreamy new brunch spot that will change your perception of brekkie then hit up Benedict’s.” Urban List. Dogs welcome outside, staff super dog friendly.

Max the therapy collie loves people, the Auckland café scene and getting dog friendly treats!

Dog Friendly Cafés- Max Gives These The Big Lick of Approval

Woodworks Cafe (Avondale) Casual café, varied menu sure to delight, dogs welcome outside

Best Ugly Bagels (City Works Depo) Casual Café and bagel shop that serves up a variety of tasty eats. Dogs welcome outside

Cornwall Park Café, Dog friendly. You will find this café nestled in amongst the ever beautiful Cornwall Park, offering plenty of choices for all occasions and tastes.

Newbie Café- An exciting café in Newmarket, serving the very best Atomic coffee, delicious local food and fine baking. Dogs welcome indoors.

Newbie café, a regular spot Max visits

Takapuna Beach Cafe great spot by the beach for a doggy friendly walk and a caffeine fix

Plumm Café  a simple little café in Takapuna. With a unique garden setting, great coffee and food. Come and enjoy some peaceful moments, dogs welcome outside.

Max- he’s the goodest boy!

Ralphs Eatery wide menu selection, dogs welcome outside

Ampersand & Eatery Great views over Hobson Bay, close to some superb dog walking, dogs welcome outside

Kaffeine Café Albany, bright and colorful spaces with lovely outdoor seating for you and your best four legged friend to relax.

Field’s Café, Albany, Fields is where good things grow, where children play, people work, and friends meet. All well behaved dogs welcome.

Odette’s Eatery very dog friendly and a great menu to satisfy all taste buds

Auckland dog friendly Cafes, the list keeps going!

The Stoned Cow, Browns Bay

Zomer, Takapuna, dogs welcome by outdoor seating area, fresh water available for your canine buddy. Close to the beach.

Hello Friends and Allies , Epsom, a lovely community café, dogs welcome outside.

Hello Friends Café get the big woof from Max!

Cornwall Park and Café excellent dog walking area and coffee in one place, perfection!

Jam Cafe (Takapuna) Organic ingredients, dogs welcome outside

Café on Kohi– Dogs welcome outside, ideal spot to bring your pooch along and enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch.

More Paw-some places to try!

Patch Café, Northshore. Dogs welcome outside.

Beerspot, Northshore. Dogs welcome inside and outside.

Ozone Café Grey Lynn. Award winning Eateries combining welcoming environments, specialty coffee, a commitment to local suppliers, minimizing waste, and of course, flavour on the plate.

Ozone Café hits the spot every time!

Not currently in Auckland and looking for a pup friendly café to visit? Check out our Pet Friendly Café and Restaurant Directory in NZ

Café Etiquette- Top tips from a pro

Follow Max’s top 5 tips on how to ensure your pup puts their best paws forward when out and about. As more places become pet friendly it’s up to pet parents and furry guests to be mindful of others. This way everyone can enjoy shared spaces!

  1. Keep your human close, best bet is to keep them on a leash so you can be sure they don’t wander off.
  2. If you love all the pats and scratches from people, make sure your owner gives permission first. Not all dogs like to be touched by strangers or children.
  3. Ensure you stay hydrated and are comfy- train your human to carry a portable bottle for you. Many cafes offer fresh water to their 4 legged patrons, share with other woofs.
  4. If you do a poop- let your owner know so they can scoop it up. Never poop and dash.
  5. Keep in mind not all people love dogs- hard to believe but true. Keep the barking for the home guard duties and mail deliveries.

Max helps share the love

When Max isn’t out and about enjoying the café scene he is busy with his work as a canine therapy dog. Spreading the love and being the good-est boy is second nature to Max. He also participates in SPCA street appeals and regularly shows his support for animal welfare throughout NZ.

Max is a member with NZ’s pet sharing community Share My Pet. He is available to form a special relationship with an animal lover in need of canine companionship on a part time basis. To find out more how to become a member and connect with family pets and pet owners click here.

How you can help us build NZ’s best pet-friendly Café Directory

Please email us the names of dog-friendly cafés and restaurants in your area at

Share My Pet is asking for your help to grow this great resource of dog-friendly cafés and restaurants in New Zealand.

Have you come across a fantastic dog friendly establishment not listed yet? Just let us know the following details so we can add them in:

*Name of café/restaurant


*Where dogs are allowed (i.e., outside only, area restrictions)

*A link (optional)

*Why it’s so great (optional)

We are always ready and available to help you find a purrfect match.

Woofs & Wags

Lili & Dave 
Top Dogs 

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