Sick and tired of having to leave your furry friend at home when you want to grab some brekkie, a coffee or the likes? We’ve got good news! There are more and more places opening up to our four-legged companions and because it's 'love your pet day' on Monday 20th, we thought we let you in on the 13 most dog-friendly places to spend some quality time with your best bud (ordered north to south).
· Cafe Catalina
Cafe Catalina is located along the picturesque shores of the Broadwater Parklands and is the absolute perfect hang-out for a day out with your dog.
Broadwater Parklands, 10/11 Gold Coast Hwy, Southport
· Elk Espresso
This hip cafe is located in Broadbeach's Chelsea Ave serving you brunch and lunch in an arty hangout with mismatched furniture and polished concrete floors and plenty of room for the pooch.
16 Chelsea Ave, Broadbeach
· Alfred's Diner
Alfred's Diner only just recently extended their trading hours, you can now even take the pup for dinner.
2389 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach
· Glenelg Public House
Glenelg Public House offers you some of the best steaks on the Coast. Take a seat in the beer garden, where they welcome dogs of all sizes. Dinner date with Fido sorted.
9/2454-2460 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach
· Paddock Bakery
Arguably one of the hottest breakfast spots on the Coast, the stylish weatherboard space with a leafy garden welcomes you and your four-legged friend any day of the week.
18 Hibiscus Haven, Miami
BSKT Cafe makes taking your dog out for a date very healthy, with plenty of dog bowls placed in the outside area.
4 Lavarack Rd, Gold Coast
· Lakeview Cafe
Lakeview Cafe is a hidden Burleigh Waters gem and an absolute favorite amongst the locals (not only the human kind). You can buy doggie treats and have your dog join you in the spacious outside area.
100 Burleigh Str, Burleigh Waters
Burleigh Social's astro turf makes every dog feel right at home.
2 Hibiscus Haven, Burleigh Heads
Your favourite Burleigh local has a huge outside area with plenty of shade for you and your pup to enjoy.
1844 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
· Street Corner Espresso
The family run lower Gold Coast Highway cafe has great food, great service and a spacious outside area that any dog would love.
1/1840 Lower Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads
· Barefoot Barista
This laid-back Palm Beach cafe dishes up amazing food and great coffee, best of all- they'd love you to bring your dog along.
Barefoot Barista Shop 5/10 Palm Beach Ave, Palm Beach
· Elephant Rock Cafe
Take your pooch and sit on the breezy terrace with amazing views overlooking beautiful Currumbin Beach.
776 Pacific Parade, Currumbin
· The Deck Cafe
If you're after some deliciously cooked fresh meals and tasty homemade desserts but don't want to leave your dog at home, head to The Deck Cafe in Currumbin.
1/794 Pacific Parade, Currumbin
Words by Louisa von Ingelheim