Words Jamie Jansen


Are you a dog owner searching for a cosy cafe that welcomes your furry friend? This list has got you covered! Discover the finest dog-friendly cafes in the Douglas Shire that cater to your canine companions and provide you with a warm and inviting atmosphere.


Grant Street Kitchen

Don't want to leave your furry companion behind when you go out for coffee? Look no further than this welcoming dog-friendly cafe.

With a delectable selection of croissants and pastries in the front cabinet, you'll satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy a delicious breakfast feast with your loyal mate by your side.

No matter the size of your wolf pack, everyone is welcome to join you for a relaxing weekend visit.

Grant Street Kitchen provides doggie bowls for your furry friend and they often have a local french bulldog cooling off under the air curtain.


Ellis Beach Bar & Grill

This place is s the most dog friendly that a dog-friendly restaurant could get.

And as it happens, this month they have a special promotion for your four-legged BFF.

This month the restaurant is offering complimentary dog treats with any human food or beverage purchase.

Plus, every week in March, one lucky dog and owner will win a $50 voucher to spend in the restaurant and a serve of house smoked brisket for the prize-winning pup.

How to enter?

  • Simply bring your four-legged BFF out for a treat when you come to visit the restaurant
  • Take a picture and tag Ellis Beach Bar & Grill in your post.

A winner will be contacted and announced each week on their social media. The promotion ends on March 31.


Choo Choos at the Marina

This canine-inclusive cafe is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner while your pup lounges by your side and you both soak in the beautiful views over the Coral Sea.

Whether you're in the mood for a scrumptious meal, a refreshing drink, or a sweet treat, Choo Choos has got you covered.

At ChooChoos it's not uncommon to spot a four-legged companion lounging around any time of day, local and out-of-town pups alike.


St Crispins Cafe

For sunny sunny sundeck seating, syrupy pancakes and cheesy toasties, bring your four-legged companion along to St Crispin’s Cafe.

The cafe has plenty of space for pet-pals plus they supply dog bowls and doggie treats.


Jungle Fowl

Jungle Fowl is not only a haven for foodies but also for dog lovers. The owners, Rachel and Ben, understand the joy and comfort that comes with bringing your furry friend to work, which is why they welcome all well-behaved pups with open arms.

In fact, you might even catch a glimpse of their furry companion running around the restaurant. The friendly staff is equally dog-obsessed and always ready to give your pup some love and attention.


Beechwoods Cafe Mossman

At Beechwoods Cafe they are happy to serve Douglas Shire’s four-legged locals (and their parents).

They even sell special treats for your pooch and they supply plenty of water for your furry companion.



At Hemingway's, they know that pets are an important part of our families and they welcome all furry and feathered friends on their deck at the Marina.

While dogs are the most common pet to come and enjoy the view, Hemingway's has also had some unique visitors in the past. From a chatty parrot to a curious cat in a pushchair, there's always something interesting going on at this dog-friendly hotspot.


Other dog-friendly cafes:

  • The Little Larder
  • Nicha's Coffee Shop
  • Shakes Gelati Bar
  • The Beach Shack
  • Daintree Siesta Restaurant

Cafes where dogs are allowed in outside areas (with the exception of assistance dogs):

  • Whileaway Bookshop & Cafe
  • Cafe Ziva
  • Cafe Dulce
  • Temptations Cafe
  • Epicurean Port Douglas
  • Black Sesame Port Douglas
  • Toast Port Douglas
  • Central Hotel Port Douglas
  • Lure Restaurant
  • Kai Port Douglas
  • Cafe Fresq
  • Chili’s Pizza