When you've been stuck at work all week, there's nothing better than spending some quality time with your doggo first thing on a weekend. At these cafes, you and your pooch can stick together. Bonus points for places with water bowls and doggie biscuits.

Old Man Drew

Make sure your dog says hi to the owner's chihuahua, Frankie.

359-361 Mount Alexander Road, Ascot Vale

Lawson Grove Shop

Eat breakfast, then take lunch or a litre of milk home.

1 Lawson Grove, South Yarra


Inject your breakfast at this chemistry-themed cafe.

140 Burwood Highway, Burwood


Ottolenghi-inspired breakfasts and water bowls for your pooch.

1150 High Street, Armadale

Hawthorn Common

Take a seat on the deck and enjoy the commitment to doing things in-house.

302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
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Brighton Schoolhouse

A converted church with outdoor seating screened by planter boxes. Perfect.

19 St Andrews Street, Brighton


One of the roomiest courtyards in Melbourne.

416 New Street, Brighton

Staple Providore

The wide, wide footpath is your friend.

183 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda


There's not much room inside this converted shipping container. Outside is a different story.

16-20 Leeds Street, Footscray

A Minor Place

Pull up a stool on the front porch, or make for the bigger tables down the side.

103 Albion Street, Brunswick

Union St Brewers

When the weather's fine, those front tables are the place to be.

34 Union Street, Brunswick

Rogue District

Eat breakfast in the bluestone front yard, then go for a walk in the adjacent park.

179 Albion Street, Brunswick

Fourth Chapter

Treat your pup to a handmade doggie biscuit.

385 High Street, Prahran


For the best view of the Yarra, shared with your pup.

150 Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra

Code Black Coffee Brunswick

Pull up a chair out the front and hang.

15-17 Weston Street, Brunswick

Left Field

Go for breakfast. Stay for the dogspotting.

358 Koornang Road, Carnegie

Jardin Tan

Have breakfast, then take your dog for a long walk on the Tan after.

Royal Botanic Gardens Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra


The huge backyard welcomes all kinds of visitors, including dogs and kids.

5 Mason Street, Newport

Miss Marmalade

Park yourself under the wide umbrellas out front.

126 Union Street , Brunswick

Sweet Evelyn

The shabby-chic backyard is just right.

128 Union Street, Brunswick

The Stables of Como

Perfect for a mid-walk water break and breakfast.

Corner Williams Road & Lechlade Avenue, South Yarra
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Friends of Mine

For dog spotting and a wholesome breakfast.

506 Swan Street, Richmond

The Farm Cafe

More outdoors than in.

18 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

Patch Cafe

A paleo- and dog-friendly cafe hidden in the back streets.

Studio Nine 32 Bendigo Street, Richmond

The Kettle Black

Pretty breakfasts and room for your pupper.

50 Albert Road, South Melbourne
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Cornerstone & Co.

Treat yourself (and your pup) to a Japanese-style breakfast.

75 Ludstone Street, Hampton

Lucy Lockett

Plenty of room out front.

140 Barkly Street, Brunswick

Crowded House

The streetside tables are handily protected from the elements.

48 Ferguson St, Williamstown