15 dog-friendly Gold Coast cafes

The Henchman

Its International Puppy Day on the Gold Coast (and everywhere else obviously) and we are ALL about that. In honour of the most important pooch in your life, we’ve rounded up the top spots so you can take your furry friend out for the breakfast he or she deserves.

Happy day of the pooch friends!

Parc Bah Espresso
Opposite an awesome dog park, this Southport cafe welcomes your four-legged furry friend while you dine, there’s even special doggie treats!
Where: Shop 4/5, 19 Alicia St, Southport

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

Alfred’s Diner
Alfred’s Diner only just recently extended their trading hours, you can now even take the pup for dinner.
Where: 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.
Where: 9/2454-2460 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

Paddock Bakery
Arguably one of the hottest breakfast spots on the Coast, Paddock Bakery is a stylish weatherboard space with a leafy garden that welcomes you and your four-legged friend any day of the week.
Where: 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.
Where: 4 Lavarack Rd, Nobby Beach

The Henchman
The big Miami beauty boasts plenty of space for all the puppy pals so there are plenty of opportunities for your pooch to make new friends. Grab yourself some tasty eats and kick back in a hammock at The Henchman while the dogs have a play date.
Where: 8 Henchman Ave, Miami

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.
Where: 100 Burleigh Str, Burleigh Waters

Burleigh Co-Op
A beautiful little plant-filled space, Burleigh Co-Op is not only serving up some of the very best brunch eats around but they also welcome your furry friends with all of the love and you expect for your number one fur child. Best.
Where: 2/2 Hibiscus Haven, Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Co-Op

Your favourite Burleigh local has a huge outside area with plenty of shade for you and your pup to enjoy.
Where: 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.
Where: 1/1840 Lower Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads

Espresso Moto
Tried and tested many a time, Espresso Moto is as pup-friendly as they come. There’s a bowl for doggo drinking water and, if you’ve got a very good boy (or girl) on your hands, they may be lucky enough to score a treat. Fun for everyone.
Where: 2/1389 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach

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.
Where: 15 Palm Beach Ave, Palm Beach

Elephant Rock Cafe
Take your pooch and sit on the breezy terrace with amazing views overlooking beautiful Currumbin Beach.
Where: 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.
Where: 1/794 Pacific Parade, Currumbin

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: This week the annual Paws in the Park will take place at the Mudgeeraba Showgrounds – the Gold Coast’s favourite dog market has over 100 stalls, talks, demos and fun activities like dog yoga (doga) and flower crown classes. How good. Don’t miss it on Saturday August 24th.

Words by Kirra Smith.