Takapuna Beach Cafe. Picture / Babiche Martens.

The Best Dog-Friendly Cafes in Auckland

Here are 10 places to go this weekend, leash in hand

Takapuna Beach Cafe, 22 The Promenade, Takapuna
Tire out the dogs with a walk along the beach first, then park yourself outside the cafe while the dogs use the drinking troughs provided.

La Cigale French Market, 69 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell
Not technically a cafe, although this central farmers market is as good for dogs as it is people watching. There’s even a stall dedicated to special animal treats, if your pooch has been particularly well behaved.

Humbug Cafe, 32 Rua Rd, Glen Eden
This sunny cafe in suburban West Auckland is dog-friendly and has plenty to keep the kids occupied, too.

L’Oeuf, 4A Owairaka Ave, Mt Albert
Although it can be a tight squeeze on the weekend, there’s still plenty of space for your dog to watch while you devour The Nest or Banh Mi.

Orvieto, 935B Mt Eden Rd, Mount Eden
This local favourite is nice and close to the off-lead Big King Reserve — the perfect place to take a stroll after a hearty meal.

Dizengoff, 268 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby
The dogs outside are as image-conscious as their owners.

Woodworks, 1790 Great North Rd, Avondale
Avondale’s newest and fanciest eatery has a sunny deck for you and your pooch to bask on, and is close to the partially off-lead Heron Park.

Little & Friday, 43E Eversleigh Rd, Belmont
There’s plenty of space to enjoy a cream doughnut with your dog at Little & Friday’s North Shore store —  Fido will be more than willing to help you finish, too.

Cornwall Park Cafe, Cornwall Park, Epsom
The newly refurbished cafe at Cornwall Park is a doggy sanctuary.

The Luscious Food Store, 547 Te Atatu Rd, Te Atatu South
Your dog will feel right at home on the generous grassy area at Te Atatu’s The Luscious Food Store.

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