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Top Dog-Friendly Restaurants In Joburg

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Dogs are part of the family, so we found a few spots in Joburg where you can take your pooch along to enjoy a meal with you. 

In a world where dogs have firmly secured their place as cherished members of the family, the concept of dining out has transcended traditional boundaries to include our furry friends. From cozy cafes to trendy eateries, Joburg has witnessed a delightful trend in the emergence of dog-friendly restaurants that cater to the culinary cravings of both humans and canines alike.

Muse Bakery, Modderfontein

A pet-friendly café to have on your radar is Muse Bakery, located in Modderfontein. This charming bakery captures the essence of artistry and passion, crafting a wide array of mouthwatering pastries, bread, and cakes that are nothing short of pure indulgence. From flaky croissants to luscious cakes and salmon sandwiches, each creation is a masterpiece that tantalises taste buds and warms hearts. Here, your doggo can enjoy one of their very popular papacinos! 

Details: 078 274 2361 | Main Street, Modderfontein.

Salvation Café, Milpark

As you savour each mouthful of their celebrated cuisine, you’ll find yourself transported to a realm of gustatory delight, where every bite tells a story of culinary mastery.

But wait, there’s more to this oasis than just exceptional food. Salvation Café takes hospitality a step further by embracing our four-legged companions. That’s right – it’s a dog-friendly haven where you and your furry friend can relish in the peaceful ambiance together.

Contact details: 011 482 7795 | 44 Stanley Avenue, Millpark, Johannesburg | eat@salvationcafe.co.za | salvationcafe.co.za.

Milk Bar, Sandton

Well-behaved pups on leads are always welcome at Milk Bar in Parkmore! They offer dining guests a delightful experience with their charming outdoor seating area, perfect for both individuals and families looking to enjoy their treats in a welcoming environment. The inviting al fresco setup not only complements the café’s vibrant atmosphere but also caters to pet owners, making it a pet-friendly destination.

Contact details: 072 641 8977 | georgeleapark@milkbar.co.za |
11 Holt Street E, Parkmore, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Walkhaven Dog Park, Zwartkop

Walkhaven Dog Park in Zwartkop is the perfect place to spend some much needed time with your furball. The 22 hectares offers plenty of space for the dogs to run, play and burn off some excess energy. You can pack a picnic full of treats for you and the pooch or even have a braai.

Contact details: 071 212 9955 | Plot 77, Walkhaven Farm, Zwartkop.

Fourways Farmers Market , Modderfontein

Fourways Farmers Market warmly embraces furry companions, extending a gracious welcome to all four-legged visitors. The establishment stands out as one of Johannesburg’s most dog-friendly spaces, a testament to its commitment to creating an inclusive environment for pets. Responsible and devoted pet owners frequent the venue, parading an array of canine elegance, from exquisite pedigrees to endearing rescues. Customised stalls catering to pet needs enhance the experience, providing a comfortable and enjoyable outing for both pets and their owners.

Contact details: 064 870 4103 | ffmarket.co.za |
Taroko Farm (Modderfontein Reserve) Norfolk Lane, Klipfontein 12-Ir,Lethabong.

Nice on 4th, Parkhurst

For an impeccable breakfast with your dog, visit Nice on 4th. The home of good breakfast, this restaurant offers a variety of must-try delicious early morning eats. Options include the famous breakfast baskets, breakfast bunny chow and crumbly croissants. There’s no better start to the day than with good food, strong coffee and a lovable fur ball at your feet.

Contact details: 011 788 6286 | 37 4th Ave, Cnr 14th street, Parkhurst | nice@niceon4th.co.za | niceon4th.co.za.

Goddess Café, Linden

Goddess Café, adorned in charming pink hues, extends a warm invitation to pets, creating an atmosphere of delightful cuteness. The establishment boasts a dedicated pooch menu, offering delectable meals such as venison with quinoa and gravy, or chicken livers paired with rice and peas. The aesthetic décor, accentuated by the enchanting pink theme and delicious treats adds to the overall allure of the experience.

Contact details: goddesscafe.co.za |  44 1st Avenue, Linden, Johannesburg. | info@goddesscafe.co.za.

Arbour Café, Birdhaven

Are you looking for a dog-friendly restaurant in the north? No sweat! Arbour Café, offers a French take on dining out with your beloved dog. Visit this establishment and taste their Crispy Duck Confit and five-spice cherry sauce, with your best friend at your side. Your buddy can enjoy the fresh air and all the attention from passersby while you get in some much-needed French comforts.

Contact details: 010 753 2007 | Corner St Andrew St and Wrenrose Avenue, Birdhaven, Johannesburg | info@arbourcafe.co.za | arbourcafe.co.za.

Delta Cafe & Don Quixote

If you’re dining out with your family, dogs included, there is no better spot than Delta Café. At this eatery, dogs can laze about on the green lawn. While the furry and non-furry kids burn off their extra energy out on the lawn, you can take a break and enjoy a chilled glass of wine or even sneak in a slice of chocolate cake.

Contact details: 010 900 3850 | 76 Marlborough Road, Craighall Park, Johannesburg | deltacafe.co.za.

Do you know of any other dog-friendly restaurants in the city? Let us know about them in the comments section below!

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