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Our Top 10 Dog-friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

A comprehensive list of the best dog-friendly restaurants in Cape Town:

MARIA’S GREEK CAFÉ AND RESTAURANT

Gardens

A popular evening spot well known by locals, Maria’s sits in the cobbled piazza of Dunkley Square, beneath twinkling fairy lights.  Water is provided for your dogs and even the odd lamb bone if you’re lucky. Even your four-legged friend can appreciate the tasty Mediterranean cuisine and laid-back vibe.

Contact: 021 461 3333, info@marias.co.za

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CAFÉ PARADISO

Tamboerskloof

Cafe Paradiso, one of Madame Zingara’s Restaurants, will give you all the cozy outdoor feels with its cobbled courtyard and lush garden, where your pooch can explore, while you enjoy the scenery and the delicious Italian food.

Contact:  021 423 8653, cafeparadiso@madamezingara.com

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THE COMPANY’S GARDEN RESTAURANT

Gardens

Another of Madame Zingara’s restaurants, this unique dog-friendly eatery is a haven of tranquillity amid the hustle and bustle of Cape Town City Bowl. It has a giant chessboard, large hanging weaved nest-chairs for lounging in, as well as open green spaces where you and your canine friends can run free.

For the kids: visit the historic Company Gardens, South Africa’s first garden.  A firm favourite for children to interact and feed the resident squirrels.

Contact:  021 423 2919, companysgarden@madamezingara.com

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LA PETITE TARTE, CAPE QUARTER

De Waterkant

Situated in the beautiful cultural hub of De Waterkant neighbourhood, around the corner from colourful Bo Kaap, lives this cosy sidewalk cafe. 

Enjoy some breakfast, lunch, or supper at this dog-friendly sidewalk cafe and relax with your pooch underneath the red and white Parisien-style awning. Don’t forget to try the baked goods!

Contact:  0214259077, or follow them on Facebook.

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RED SOFA CAFÉ

Vredehoek

A hub for coffee-loving freelancers, Red Sofa Cafe is open seven days a week, with free wifi.  All you need is to bring your Pooch along and it’s like a second home!

There’s always a dog water bowl outside and they even offer your pooch a plate of doggy bacon! Their extensive breakfast menu is available all day. 

Contact: 0214617274, Find them on Facebook

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RHODES MEMORIAL RESTAURANT & TEA GARDEN

Mowbray

High Tea with your pooch? Sounds like a perfect Sunday in Cape Town. An outstanding view on offer and a big biscuit jar – no dog could refuse. Take your dog on a nearby scenic hike before you relax over some refreshing drinks and delicious eats at this dog-friendly restaurant. 

Contact: Tel 0216870000, info@rhodesmemorial.co.za

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ORANJEZICHT CITY FARM MARKET

Granger Bay

There’s no better way to start your weekend than with this local farmers market, with a view of the ocean!  You can buy your weekly fresh fruit and veg, as well as try some delicious food, such as dried sour cherries or a fresh pressed juice.

Dogs are most welcome to accompany you on a leash on a Saturday or Sunday outing.  The fresh ocean air is sure to awaken your soul!

Contact: +27 (0)83 628 3426, market@ozcf.co.za 

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MANNA EPICURE, KLOOF STREET

Gardens

Take your pooch on a date!

Dine in style with your dog at this elegant dog-friendly restaurant in the city.  Breakfast is served all day (early birds can tuck into half-price breakfasts every day before 09:00) while the lunch menu includes salads, burgers and pasta, along with fish and meat dishes. You can also enjoy a set dinner menu for a very reasonable price, between 17:00 and 19:00 daily.

Contact: Tel 0214262413, info@mannaepicure.com

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CAFE NEO

Mouille Point

After a jog around the promenade with your pooch, join the locals and some tourists for breakfast and coffee at Cafe Neo. The friendly staff will treat your dog like one of their customers, making them feel right at home.  A narrow balcony allows guests to sit outside and take in the expanse of ocean in the distance.

Contact: 021 433 0849 https://caffe-neo.business.site/

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BOOTLEGGER COFFEE COMPANY

Sea Point (and other branches)

These trendy coffee spots are a hit with all Cape Town locals.  A classic poached egg and bacon can be ordered (with extra bacon for your dog) or enjoy a tall stack of honeycomb flapjacks with a tall cappuccino. You can read the newspaper or catch up on your Instagram feed while enjoying the company of your pooch right next to you!

Check out their website for other branches: bootlegger.co.za

Contact: +27 21 434 0060, seapoint@bootlegger.co.za

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