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Dog Friendly Cafe and Restaurant Directory

Many of us love to take our best furry friends out with us for a coffee or a meal. Don’t have your own pet? Join New-Zealand’s biggest pet sharing community with Share My Pet.  Luckily for all us animal lovers and dog owners, New Zealand is becoming ever more accomodating to furry friends joining in on outtings. Share My Pet wants to celebrate this pet friendly movement.

Share My Pet has just launched their new nationwide 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!

Check out the Share My Pet Canine Coffee Club!


Region: Nelson

Deville Dogs are welcome outside.

Jacks Garden Cafe Due to Covid 19 Jacks Garden has unfortunately shut down. We will keep an eye on the premises and see if there are new dog friendly owners that take over….

Excellent location in Stoke, between Nelson city and Richmond, Jacks Garden Cafe has both undercover and open seating where you and your pooch can enjoy excellent food, drinks and service. They provide fresh water for your pooch and have a beautiful garden setting that is child friendly too.

We held our Share My Pet second year anniversary party here in March 2020 and absolutely love the venue as being super doggie friendly and relaxed!

Jacks Garden Cafe is a wonderful dog friendly cafe for doggie dates & get togethers with your canine friends

Kush Dogs are welcome outside

Raglan Roast, very dog friendly inside and outside. Homemade dog treats available for a small koha.

The Free House Well-behaved dogs are even allowed inside!

Beach Café and Bar (Tahuna) Dogs welcome in certain outdoor areas only.

Kirby Lane, Friday lunch food carts, all outside seating.

Sprig & Fern on Milton Street. Dogs welcome outside.

Beach Cafe at Tahuna, Nelson


Honest Lawyer lovely setting, dogs welcome outside.

Speights Ale House Dogs welcome outside

Region: Tasman


Eddyline Brewery & Pizzeria Dogs welcome outside.

Oxford Street Kitchen and Roastery Dogs welcome outside.


The Villa Seperate courtyard for customers and their dogs. Breakfast and lunch available.


Spring and Fern Mapua Dogs welcome outside.

Golden Bay

The Mussel Inn , dogs welcome outside

Old School Cafe (Pakawau), dogs welcome outside

Courtyard Cafe ( Collingwood) dogs welcome outside.

Choccoloco Cafe (Takaka) dogs welcome outside

Region: Wellington

Rogue and Vagabond A hip, dog-friendly bar in the CBD.

Goldings Free Dive Has a dog-friendly outdoor area.

Spruce Goose Very popular with dog walkers, surfers and the general public. Fantastic location, best fish ‘n’ chips. Dogs welcome outside.

Beach Babylon Right along Oriental Parade and with space under cover that welcomes you and your fur baby- we adore this cafe! In 2019 Share My Pet held their “First Doggy Date event” at Beach Babylon and we were so impressed with the hip decor, seaside location and pupper friendly vibe! Beach Babylon has a special menu just for your canine companion to enjoy. They are offering all Canine Coffee Club members a free doggy biscuit with every human order for your canine buddy to enjoy.

Great outdoor seating at the Beach Babylon Cafe Wellington. They also have another under cover area for those wet windy days.

Adelaide Trading Company Recommended by a local in Wellington who says this licensed delicatessen and café welcomes dogs and their owners inside the premises. Woof!!

Dunshea’s Deli in Khandallah has a small outdoor area of 4-5 tables that is great for socialble dogs and thier owners. Great food and coffee too.

Raglan Roast cafe, Te Aro on Herd Street , allows dogs inside the cafe providing a perfect spot to have a hot drink and tasty snack out of the Wellington wind with your fur baby. They provide water bowls and their staff are super dog friendly.

Region: Blenheim

Saveur Cafe boasts a beautiful location right in town alongside the river. Excellent spot for a drink or food either before or after a great walk with your best fur-friend. Very friendly café that welcomes dogs on their porch, provides fresh water for them and plenty of space for you to relax together.

Saveur Cafe. Outside they have a lovely dog friendly terrace overlooking the river.

The Railway Café dog friendly and great food.

Ritual Coffee

Watery Mouth Café

Delicia Ice Cream Café delicious waffles, ice cream and coffee. Owner is very pet friendly, you are welcome to sit outside and enjoy your yummy treat with your pet by your side.

Region: Christchurch

Hello Sunday have a love for creating a connection within the community. Continuing in its rich history, Hello Sunday café strives to provide great food and coffee to nourish and ultimately bring people together. Dogs welcome outside.

Antigua Boat Sheds Great location near the CBD and right by the Hagley park, which is a lovely place to walk your pooch. Dogs welcome outside.

Rollicking Gelato Two locations in town., dogs welcome outside. Simply divine ice cream. They also host monthly events for canines and their owners. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page.

The Beach Café Waimari Beach

Brewery Bar & Restaraunt (Cassels and Sons) Located in the gorgeous Galleries, this bar and brewery is very doggie friendly with a great undercover area to bring your best fur-friend along to. Warm, welcoming, great food and drink!

Supreme Supreme

Metro Cafe, Ferrymead. Dogs allowed in fully enclosed conservatory. Water bowls and doggy treats provided for all four legged visitors.

The Lyttelton Arms, dog friendly inside and outside ( dogs must be on lead at all times), great harbour views and delicious food.

Grater Goods

Barefoot Eatery Vegetarian and Vegan eatery located in Christchurch cetral city.

Qubed Coffee Lounge have dog treats available for canine visitors.

Pedro’s Cafe Coffee with a purpose, Cafe with soul- Every dollar goes towards sustaining creative development in the city and it’s people.

Moment Cafe- Moment’s values are centred on sourcing the freshest produce from local suppliers, supporting fellow small businesses and making a conscious effort toward sustainability

Tuam Street Kitchen Tuam St Kitchen is the home of delicious.
The cafe provides Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Takeaway’s in the heart of the Health Precinct.

Moon Under Water Ales, ciders, wine and other delicious drinks on offer.

Lyttelton Coffee Company

Region: Dunedin

Long Dog Café has an outstanding location right by the beach with excellent food and beverages. What could be better than a beach walk with your furry friend and then a nice hot drink or meal. This cafe is dog heaven. They even sell pupcakes for your pooch to enjoy! Dogs welcome outside.

The Long Dog Cafe, Dunedin. A fantastic cafe and extremely dog friendly.

Dog with Two Tails A great place with so much character. They have an undercover area for when the weather turns foul. Water bowls for your four-legged companion are available. The staff are super pupper-mad and are happy to give your pup a good scratch.

Dog with two tails

Joe’s Garage has locations across NZ; we visited the ones in Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown. Dogs welcome outside.

Region: Queenstown

Perky’s Floating Bar You are welcome to bring your dog onto this amazing floating bar (permanently moored). You are allowed to bring your own snacks and nibbles on the condition that you buy drinks. Easily done!! We loved the views and the novelty of being on a boat with our hounds.

Perky’s Floating Bar, dog friendly deck overlooking Queenstown lake

Ivy and Lola’s Excellent food including the dessert cocktails and desserts. Great views, outdoor heat lamps for when it gets chilly and dogs welcome. outside.

Hole in One Café

The Boat Shed Café & Bistro They are now under new management so, hopefully, they will keep their great reputation as being very dog-friendly. A great location to walk with your dog after a drink and snack along the lake. You could walk for many a happy hour in either direction with your dog alongside you, enjoying the views. Dogs welcome outside.

Region: Wanaka

Kai Whakapai Café and Bar Hands down, one of our favourite cafés that we came across on our trip. Excellent location overlooking the lake, incredible food, super friendly staff. It’s a real hub for both locals and visitors. Dogs are very welcome outside and we saw plenty of happy patrons and their dogs enjoying their time at Kai’s. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit these guys!

The Cardrona Hotel, world famous in New Zealand. Dogs allowed outside, lots of space and shade in case its very hot.

Ritual Espresso Café

Relishes Café


Region: Cromwell

Fusee Rouge Cafe dogs welcome outside, pupperchino’s on request. Staff are all animal lovers & free pats to dogs are given to all furry visitors that enjoy an extra smooch. Fusee Cafe is part of the Share My Pet Canine Coffee Club. Simply become a premium Member on Share My Pet and show your discount code at the counter to receive a FREE pupperchino for your furry friend with every order.

Region: Hamner Springs

Rustic Café Plenty of outdoor seating.

Mumbles Café

Region: Auckland

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

Blue Jay’s Garden Bar and Kitchen, is 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!

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

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

Ralphs Eatery wide menu selection, dogs welcome outside

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

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

Auckland Cafes, the list keeps going!

Zomer, Takapuna, dogs welcome by outdoor seating area, fresh water available for your canine buddy

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

Jam Cafe (Takapuna) Organic ingredients, dogs welcome outside

Leigh Sawmill – Pizzeria, dogs welcome outside, please note this cafe is an hour out of Auckland. Located -Little Barrier Island.

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

Zomer Dogs welcome outside, bright, breezy and near the beach.

Little & Friday Beautiful setting, excellent food, and super dog friendly! This cafe is sure to become your favorite if you are based in Belmont or Newmarket. Your fur buddy 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.

Crumb cafe stop in to this beloved spot for excellent food, coffee and company—and don’t forget to bring your fur ball with you! 🐶 arguably akl’s most dog-friendly cafe, you can order up a tasty ‘puppercino’ for the 🐕 while you take a moment or three to chill out and take part in this genuine local gem. Crumb Cafe is part of the Canine Coffee Club and will serve each visiting 4 legged friend a free pupperchino with any human order.

Patch Cafe, Northshore. Dopgs welcome outside.

Beerspot, Northshore. Dogs welcome inside and outside.

Region: Hamilton


The Keg Room,

The Eatery and Keg Room have been adored by pooches and people alike for years. New Zealand’s first pub to have an actual doggy menu, the selection of pupper delights available is pawsome! Furthermore, the Keg-Room also gets right onboard with hosting a doggy Xmas party and they often have Brunch Club meetups as organized by (we think they are amazing!) Please read all about their regular dog-friendly brunches in Hamilton here.

Located in Rototuna’s shopping center they offer plenty of outdoor seating with shade in a relaxed and super dog friendly setting. The Kegroom is part of the Share My Pet Canine Coffee Club and offer 10% discounts on all hot drinks to premium members.

The Sugar Bowl Cafe– fresh contemporary cafe with a great busy vibe. Open seven days and fully licensed. The Sugar Bowl Cafe has recently joined the Canine Coffee Club and is offering visitors a discount on hot drinks. Woof!

The Kirk Cafe provides contemporary fresh NZ food,vegan,gluten free and dairy free options. Fresh local produce used where possible. They are very dog friendly and regularly host the Brunch Club – as organised by Kaitlyn from FurchildSupply. To read all about the awesome dog friendly events Furchildsupply organise click here.

Region: Taupo

Two Mile Bay

Two Mile Bay Sailing Club Cafe: First Saturday of every month between 1-3pm we do dogs and grog. Bring your doggo down during that time and buy a Peroni or wine and get FREE PIZZA

This licensed cafe and bar sits right over the lake; in fact the cafe sits over the water itself with panoramic views across the lake. It’s a nice place to relax with a coffee, wood fired pizza or even a drink.

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

We would love to hear from you about any fantastic dog-friendly cafés and restaurants you frequent or have discovered on your journeys.

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

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Share My Pet is asking for your help to make a list of all the dog-friendly (or cat-friendly) cafés and restaurants in New Zealand.

This is also a great way for Share My Pet’s members to access information on where to take new fur buddies on sharing dates. It gives you a list of safe places for that all-important first meeting.

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

Woofs & Wags

Lili & Dave 
Top Dogs 

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