Dog-Friendly Restaurants In Cape Town

Don’t leave your best friend at home, these popular Cape Town restaurants welcome the four-legged members of the family and even provide water bowls.

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IYO Burgers

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That’s Luna on the left and Darth Vader on the right. The owners of IYO describe themselves as two city dudes on a farmish mission to make ethical foods more accessible and super tasty. They’ll make sure your hounds are taken care of while you tuck into the tastiest burgers around- vegetarian options available.

The Bootlegger Coffee Company, Sea Point, Bakoven

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The Bootlegger chain is super popular with coffee-lovers mid-dog walk. Take it easy with a luscious brunch, pooch in tow. Dogs are most welcome inside.

Jarryd’s, Sea Point

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Super stylish Jarryd’s in Sea Point welcomes well-behaved dogs on leashes. Meet the latest and most adorable addition to the team- Biggie the Bulldog.

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Maria’s Greek Cafe & restaurant, Dunkley Square

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Maria’s is a neighbourhood charmer with tables under leafy trees and an ambient interior. Pooches may even be given a lamb bone to chew on!

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Clarke’s bar and dining room

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Popular for tasty burgers, late-night cocktails and brunches, Bree-street buzzing Clarke’s welcomes well-behaved dogs on leashes.

Massimo’s Hout Bay

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Massimo’s not only has the best pizza in Cape Town but is famously dog-friendly. The owner’s beautiful border collie Luna even has a pizza named after her. Order the Luna and R10 will be donated to animal rescue group DARG. Dogs welcome in the seating area outside.

Olympia Café, Kalk Bay

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This cheeky institution in Kalk Bay offers decadent pastries and languorous sea-food lunches with a view. Well-behaved dogs are welcome inside. Request a water bowl.

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SMAK is wonderfully dog-friendly and you might even get to meet the owner’s Frenchie Bella if she pops in for a visit. SMAK offers a variety of fabulous light meals. Find them at the debut of Bree Street.


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Slick and stylish with great coffee, Superette is the ideal spot to meet friends for breakfast or lunch, pooch in tow.

Lisa’s Restaurant, Stoldels Lifestyle Centre, Milnerton

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Perfect for the whole family, Lisa’s restaurant in the Stodels Lifestyle Centre in Milnerton has a wonderful outdoor play area for kids plus expansive views of Table Mountain. Dogs welcome.

Ons Huisie, Blaauwbergstrand

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This relaxed spot by the sea serves delicious pub-fare. Dogs are very welcome in the outside seating area, this is also a great spot for a dip in the sea before drying in a sun spot on the grass. Thirsty dogs can make use of their exclusive canine drinking-fountain.

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Yours Truly, Kloof Street

Hip and happening, Yours Truly on Kloof Street has music sets, affordable and tasty pizzas, great coffee and welcomes well-behaved dogs on leashes.

Starlings’s Cafe

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The charming café tucked behind a hedge offers a lush garden perfect to chase sun spots. Water bowls are brought for your four-legged best friend on arrival.

Simon’s at Groot Constantia

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Who says the whole family can’t go wine tasting? Simon’s at Groot Constantia welcomes well-behaved dogs in the deli and in the outside area. Imbibe the bonhomie of provençal hospitality in a beautiful setting.
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