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Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town, Joburg, Pretoria & Durban

By October 31, 2016Blog

Summer is the perfect excuse to get out and enjoy al fresco dining. With many local restaurants and cafés opening their doors to our doggie friends too, you are spoilt for choice and you can take your four-legged family member along for the outing too.

The places listed below allow dogs as long as they are

  • on leash
  • socialized
  • well mannered (and their owners for that matter too: please pick up after your dog).

Most places only allow furry friends in outside dining sections, so it is best to call ahead to book.


Here are our top dog-friendly restaurant selections in each of the major cities in South Africa:

(List accurate as of 26 October 2016)

Cape Town:

  1. 12 Apostles Hotel, Camps Bay (Café Grill and Leopard Bar only)
  2. Blonde And Beard, Muizenberg
  3. Café Paradiso, Kloof Street
  4. Café Verdi, Chelsea Village, Wynberg
  5. Company’s Garden Restaurant, CBD
  6. Dunes Beach Restaurant and Bar, Hout Bay
  7. La Belle Café And Bakery, Alphen Hotel, Constantia
  8. Loco Lounge, Harfield Village, Claremont
  9. Ons Huise, Blouberg
  10. The Red Herring, Noordhoek
  11. Sotano, Mouille Point
  12. Gardener’s Cottage, Montebello Nursery, Newlands
  13. Cassis, Newlands Village
  14. Peddlers & Co, Constantia
  15. The Foodbarn and Foodbarn Deli & Tapas, Noordhoek
  16. Bootlegger Coffee Company, Kenilworth, Bantry Bay & Sea Point
  17. Forester’s Arms, Newlands
  18. Lisa’s Restaurant, Milnerton
  19. Maria’s, Gardens
  20. Massimo’s, Hout Bay


  1. 2B Cuisine, Bryanston
  2. Anderson’s, Norwood
  3. The Brazen Head, Fourways
  4. Bread & Roses Bistro, Melville
  5. Café Hemingways, Kyalami
  6. Doppio Zero, Greenside
  7. Eat Your Heart Out, Maboneng
  8. Hell’s Kitchen, Melville
  9. Hudson’s, Parkhurst
  10. Juno & Co, Northriding
  11. Mrs Sippi Blues, Bedfordview
  12. The Pizza Place And Garden Café, Northcliff
  13. Possums On Burnside, Craighall
  14. River Café, Sandton
  15. The Stables Country Pub, Sunninghill


  1. Afro-Boer, Die Wilgers
  2. As Greek As It Gets, Cullinan
  3. BICCCS, Waterkloof and Moreleta Park
  4. Blue Crane, Brooklyn
  5. Café Riche, CBD
  6. Carlton Café Delicious, Menlo Park
  7. Forkies Real Food Parlour, Lynnwood
  8. Fumo, Groenkloof
  9. Ginger And Fig, Brooklyn
  10. L’épis Doré (Menlo Park)
  11. La Madeleine, Lynnwood
  12. Ritrovo Ristorante, Waterkloof Heights
  13. Prosopa, Waterkloof Heights
  14. Red Tomato Supper Club And Guest House
  15. tashas, Brooklyn


  1. Afro’s Chicken, OR Tambo Parade
  2. Arts Café, Glenwood
  3. Boiler Room Café, Morningside
  4. Circus Beach Café, Snell Parade
  5. Freedom Café, Greyville
  6. The Gallery Beach Bar and Grill, Ballito
  7. La Spiaggia, Umhlanga
  8. Parc, Glenwood
  9. The Oyster Box Hotel, Umhlanga
  10. Surf Riders Food Shack, Addington Beach

If we have missed one of your favourite restaurants, please do let us and know and we’ll look into it!