Let’s be honest, a coffee date is fine, but it’s even better with your pooch. Manoeuvring your furry human can be toughest at the best of times, especially knowing when and where you can and can’t go.
Here’s a little list of cafes who love those four-legged mates, with some taking that affection up a notch. So spoil your pooch this weekend.
King of the Castle
Reigning king of great coffee and desserts, Pakington St café King of the Castle is actually one of the best spots for dogs in Geelong. With plenty of space outside, many dogs have had a damn good time here. Oh, and their owners too of course.
Where: 24 Pakington St, Geelong West
The newest café to hit Pakington St, is Picket Fence is extremely dog friendly, with the backyard area expansive and perfect for sitting outdoors with your doggo’s when the weather is mighty fine.
Where: 359 Pakington Street, Newtown
The Salty Dog
A café located right on the beach is perfect for you and your pup’s morning coffee. There’s nothing like soaking up the view over Fisherman’s beach with a selection of breakfasts, beverages and cakes. Salty dogs are always welcome.
Where: 50 The Esplanade, Torquay
Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere to pair with an extensive outdoor sitting area surrounded by tree’s, what could be more perfect for you and your furry best friend?
Where: 23 High Street, Drysdale
Winifred’s Corner Shop
Overlooking the stunning botanical gardens, and local Geelongians on their morning walk, and being named after the owners own doggy, Winifred’s is the perfect spot for you and your pup to grab a quick breakfast and coffee.
Where: 26 Garden Street, East Geelong
Eastern beach road has plenty of outdoor seating, making it a dreamland for people with a furry plus one. Factor in the close proximity of water and grass (two favourites for dogs) and the spot is worth the visit. Edge is worth mentioning for good food alone, but with a front outdoor eating area and deck along the side, it’s perfect for pets.
Where: 6/8 Eastern Beach Rd, Geelong
This cafe is just off Pakington St, and conveniently operating out of a shipping container on a wooden deck makes it pretty darn dog friendly. Sit down with your pooch, give ‘em a pat and enjoy your coffee.
Where: 77 Preston St, Geelong West
The Pickers Union
First up, this is one popular spot on the weekends. So, pack your dog in the car, head down to this out-of-the-city spot and fight for your prime outside possie. With dog bowls and delicious food, there’s something for all parties involved. The cafe can also do puppachinos if you ask nicely…
Where: 3 Mackey St, North Geelong
Geelong Botanical Gardens Tea House
This is the ideal place to go and enjoy a hot beverage with a scone, and then wander the grounds of Geelong’s Botanical Gardens with your four-legged mate.
Where: 40 Podbury crescent, Geelong [inside the gardens]
While doggies aren’t allowed indoors or in the large outdoor area, there’s always a welcoming big bowl of water out the front and plenty of space to park your lil’ mate. It’s also located just outside the hustle and bustle of town and right near the gardens or beach (whichever your dog prefers to frolic around).
Where: 37 Bellerine St, Geelong
Dogs are not allowed inside cafes due to OH & S issues.
Written by Chloe Cicero