Because let’s be honest, a coffee date is fine, but it’s even better with your pooch along. Maneuvering 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.
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
Reigning king of cronuts, Pakington st cafe King of the Castle is actually one of the best spots for dogs on Pakington. 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
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
Geelong Botanical Gardens Tea House
The ideal place to enjoy a hot beverage and a scone, then wander the grounds of Geelong’s Botanical Gardens with your four-legged mate.
Where: 40 Podbury crescent, Geelong [inside the gardens]
First off walk around the ‘burbs and then swing by this lovely local, Kilgour Street Cafe and Grocer. Lovers of dogs, they’ve got a neat set-up out back with dog bowls for your pooch to stay hydrated. Bonus is they’ve got doggy treats for customers as well.
Where: 164 Kilgour Street, South Geelong
All dogs are loved here at Eddy and Wills, and with a purchase and if you’ve got a pooch, you can grab a treat from them on the house. There’s also a really nice courtyard for you both to have some alone time.
Where: 130 Church Street, Hamlyn Heights
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 bowels and delicious food, there’s something for all parties involved. The cafe also does puppachinos if you ask nicely ;).
Where: 3 Mackey St, North Geelong
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
Lastly, these coffee drive throughs are spotted all over Geelong and they’ve good for much more than just speedy coffees. If you’ve got a furry pal with you, you’ll get some smacko treats with you’re drink. Perfect!
Where: various locations around town
All images sourced from cafes social media sites. Dogs are not allowed inside cafes due to OH & S issues.
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