Dog-Friendly Dublin Eateries- The Ultimate Guide

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Have a furry friend? Love eating out? If you live in Dublin it turns out that the two can work well together.

I’ve found SEVENTY FIVE Dublin eateries who are more than happy for you to bring your four-legged friend into the restaurant to eat… here they are-

Ebb And Flow Cafe, Clontarf

This bright little cafe with a strong emphasis on quality coffee has been confirmed as friendly to our furry little friends.

Lilliput’s, Dublin 7

This quirky little food store/deli hidden in the back streets of Stoneybatter is a local fave for their hearty fare. They have limited seating at the window where you’re welcome to bring your dog.

Daniel, Clanbrassil Street

This recently opened Clanbrassil Street spot is the brainchild of 3FE, so far they have a limited but apparently excellent menu of toasties. Hey, if it ain’t broke…

The Bernard Shaw, Portobello

Brilliant atmosphere and, delicious food served in-house AND from the Big Blue Bus in their courtyard.

The Shaw always draws a great crowd, is the perfect place whether you want to chill or get a little merry and they’re very dog friendly both inside & out in the courtyard… which is where everyone hangs out anyway.

Read my full review here

Livingi Club Phibsboro

This local gym has opened a vegan cafe where you can bring your dog for eats and maybe stay for a yoga class.

Kennedy’s Drumcondra

I have it from a reliable source that Kennedy’s is dog-friendly and, upon calling them I’ve been informed that they’ll be offering food from about 4 week’s time… one to watch.

Meltdown, Templebar

Considering this spot boasts only outdoor seating I felt they were deserving of a spot on this list as the staff are super-welcoming to dogs and the toasties are bloody epic!

The Fumbally, Clanbrassil Street

Great vegi & vegan food, bright open space, laid back atmosphere & very pet friendly once your pooch is on a lead & kept on the ground.

Read my full review here

East Village, Clondalkin 

This spot is developing a great reputation for food so I’m delighted they welcome four-legged friends in to keep you company.

The Seafood Cafe, Temple Bar

The newest addition to the Klaw family, this little corner cafe is dishing out some of the tastiest Seafood that Dublin has to offer.

Lucky’s Meath Street

This recent addition to the Dublin 8 food scene is offering sandwiches, pints, pizza and coffee in a relaxed setting… what’s not to love!?

Network Cafe, Auinger Street

Network is a little gem of a Dublin cafe; delicious coffee and epic eats in a beautiful, bright little space, a must-visit with or without a dog.

Read my full review here

Proper Order Coffee, Arran Quay

Excellent coffee and sweet treats in a funky little space.

The Old spot, Bath Avenue

This gastro pub receives rave reviews from locals & tourists alike with their mouth-watering menu offerings and enticing cocktail options… its my mission to get down there with Stanley ASAP.

Drop Dead Twice, Francis Street

Cocktails, food and dogs all under one funky roof. Great little Dublin 8 bar and restaurant.

Legit, Meath Street

This cosy cafe has a small but perfectly chosen menu, amazing coffee (their iced coconut lattes are my staple diet), super friendly staff and are more than happy to have your dog in for experience. This is my local, such a fantastic spot.

Read my full review here

Fonte Coffee, Parliament Street 

Serving healthy breakfast pots, pastries & freshly made sandwiches daily with your choice of coffee and right beside one of the city centre’s newest dive bars, Street 66 (formally The Front Lounge) which doesn’t get an individual mention as they don’t serve food but they’re super dog-friendly so be sure to pop in for a pint.

Aperitivo, Parliament Street 

Cake, coffee, pizza… and dogs, what’s not to love?!

Groundstate Coffee, James’s Street

This new Dublin 8 spot offers yoga and brunch in a beautiful bright setting. Bring your dog in and enjoy the variety on offer!

Two Pups Coffee, Francis Street

This quirky Francis Street cafe is worth a visit with or without your furry friend in tow. The serve great coffee & sweet treats & have a small vintage clothes section in the back if you’re in the mood to browse while you devour those baked goods…

I’m also nearly sure I saw someone doing dreads within the vintage store within the cafe… though maybe it was just a pre-caffeine hallucination?

Read my full review here

MVP, Clanbrassil Street

MVP is a Clanbrassil street pub which seems to take the ‘we’ll open when it suits us’ approach to business so I would suggest calling ahead to see but, if they’re there, they’ll welcome you & your dog in for a pint & some eats…. great little laid back joint.

The Garden House, Malahide

A cute cafe in a beautiful setting in Malahide, definitely worth a visit if you ask me.

LOVE Supreme, Stoneybatter and Portobello

These little cafes haven’t got a huge amount of seating but, the seating they do have can be enjoyed with your dog in tow. Great coffee, lovely staff and a small but well thought out menu… whats not to love?!

Meet Me In The Morning, Pleasant’s Street

This hip eatery serves delicious, fresh wholesome food with a kick, truly delicious with staff so passionate about what they’re offering. The icing on the cake? You guessed it, they’re dog-friendly! They did specify that while they’re happy to let dogs in mid-week, you may be refused at the weekend if its hectic in there so perhaps call ahead to be sure.

Read my full review here

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Gaillot et Grey, Clanbrassil Street

This pizza joint is happy to allow dogs in during the day for coffee & eats. Their pizza has cult status & they offer a bright open cafe to while away a sunday reading papers & sipping coffee in the company of your furry friend.

Read my full review here

Vurgerface, Stoneybatter

Vurgerface is a tasty AF vegan food stall serving unreal vegan burgers and fries in the beer garden of Stoneybetter’s dog-friendly The Belfry pub. Great atmosphere, great food, great price… what’s not to love??

Laine My Love, Talbot Street

Delicious coffe,, gorgeous space, great food and super-friendly staff… I absolutely love this spot (Talbot St is one of my fave parts of the city too… never a dull moment!)

Co-Op Market, Newmarket Square

The Co-Op (indoor market space) offers a vegetarian cafe every Wednesday to Sunday which your dog is more than welcome to join you in. The Green Door market right next door has a small cafe run from Tuesday to Sunday too (also great organic veg & meat available at this market).

On the second Sunday of each month the Fusion Market is run from the Co-Op with the most unreal food offerings as well as lots of quirky trinkets for sale and finally, the last Sunday of every month sees the infamous Dublin Flea Market run from this co-op sprawling out into the square offering almost anything for sale as well as some bloody delicious food offerings.

There’s a dedicated seating area to enjoy your food that’s frequently soothed in live music of any given variety. A great little spot and so worth checking out with or without a dog.

Sova Vegan Butchers, Pleasants Street

Unreal vegan offerings, BYO, fantastic atmosphere, AND they let dogs in… I’ve died & gone to heaven! This place is a must-try.

Read my full review here

Blas Cafe, King’s Inn Street

This open plan cafe offers breakfast, brunch, lunch and events in the ground floor of the Chocolate Factory, dogs welcome.

Shouk, Drumcondra

Shouk was without doubt one of my favorite restaurants from 2017 (read the others here), their menu offers divinely tasty eats, the staff are super friendly, they offer BYO at €4 corkage and they’re happy to welcome your pooch… what more could you want!?

Read my full review here 

147 Deli, Parnell Street

Epic staff & seriously epic sandwiches (seeeeeriously epic!) great little lunch spot for a catch up with friends. Get the Reuben (like, go there enough times to get everything on the menu but start with that!)

Bark Cafe, Rathmines

As the name might suggest this little cafe in the back of Alan Hanna’s bookshop in Rathmines is dog friendly. Their food offerings are limited to cakes and pastries.

The Dog House, Howth

Cosy little spot offering wood fired pizza, blankets & the company of some furry friends… sounds like the perfect Sunday to me!

Cathedral Cafe, Dean Street

This quirky cafe serves lovely food with a homely feel with a real friendly vibe. Great little spot to catch up with a friend or catch up with the papers with your dog in tow.

Goose On The Loose, Kevin Street

A cosy eatery where they do simple food well. Lots of great hearty specials on rotation & an apparently epic breakfast menu (I’ve only been for lunch).

Cocu Kitchen, Hatch Street

This Dublin institution is a delicious healthy option but first & foremost the food is just bloody epic! No flavour has been lost in the creation of their unreal lunch, brunch & breakfast dishes & the portion sizes would leave even the hungriest of individuals satisfied.

It’s a great spot for food but also a lovely coffee & cake hang out with their healthy versions of our fave decadent chocolate bars being nothing short of addictive. The staff are so friendly & the pricing is so reasonable for the quality of ingredients…. so many unreal things about this place!

Read my full review here

Clement and Pekoe, South William Street

Clement and Pekoe has long been the hangout of choice for Dublin hipsters with their eclectic coffee options, great non-dairy selection and brilliant books to browse so, it’s no surprise that they’ve continued their progressive offerings by declaring themselves dog-friendly. Their food selection is limited to cakes, energy balls etc but there’s few better places to bring your pooch than this little Dublin institution.

Thundercut Alley Smithfield

This hidden little Smithfield eatery offers up amazing flatbreads, delicious cocktails and more. Come for the food, stay for the games and great atmosphere.

Read my full review here 

Coco Brew, Temple Bar

This cosy little cafe offer delicious nibbles and arguably the most deeeelicious homemade oat milk to accompany their coffees. I’m not a coffee snob but the oat cappuccino I got from there one early morning had me quite literally stop dead in the street in awe of how good it was!

Beer Market, Dublin 8

This sweet little Dublin 8 bar offers delicious craft beers, plenty of board games and a menu with lots of specials for steaks, wings and indulgent eats. Sean & I frequented this spot regularly when we lived in Dublin 8 and were always welcome inside with Stanley in tow.

Coffee Angel, Trinity Street

This tasty little coffee joint serves nibbles and some of the most delicious coffee that Dublin has to offer. I also have it on good word that they don’t mind a furry friend or two on site.

Klaw Poke, Capel Street

Delicious healthy eats beautifully presented by lovely staff!

Read my full review here

Bear Market Coffee, Blackrock

I debated whether to add these guys as they don’t do food buttttt, its a fab little spot and since they don’t fall in to the category of dog-friendly Dublin bars either (my next dog friendly post if you’d like it) I figured they were worthy of a mention here as somewhere that lets your furry friend tag along.

Juniors, Bath Avenue

Some of the tastiest sandwiches in Dublin can be found in this little gem so I’m delighted to hear they’re dog friendly too… whats enjoying a sandwich without having Stanley there to beg for some!?

Urbanity, Smithfeild

Ridiculously tasty food in a beautifully bright setting where they’re so welcoming to dogs they even offer them homemade dog treats… love this gem of a place.

Frank Ryan’s Smithfeild 

This epic little Dublin pub is so dog-friendly they have some (very cute) resident dogs that wander from table to table looking for someone to pet them. On the Coke Lane entrance to this establishment there’s a pizza stand serving eats that include vegan offerings.

The Bar, 75 York Road Dun Laoghaire 

I can find very little about this spot online but word on the street is that they’re dog-friendly and, they serve food therefore they’ve earned a mention in this list. If someone checks it out please report back & I’ll update accordingly, thank you!

Five Points, Harold’s Cross

This Dublin 6 gem is well worth a visit with or without a dog… some great eats.

Read my full review here

The White Moose Cafe 

The White Moose Cafe have recently declared themselves as dog-friendly and were very welcoming to Stanley and I when we popped in for a visit last week.

Cassidey’s, Westmorland Street

Cassidey’s tell me they’re dog-friendly and, from what I read online their pizza offering are pretty good (they serve an international menu) so worth checking out for a pint & a bite with your furry friend.

Storyboard Dublin 8

This newly opened eatery is offering dishes bursting with flavour and almost too pretty to eat… great little addition to the city’s thriving food scene.

Industry, Drury Street

This tasty little cafe. interiors store offers fresh healthy eats, a great Dublin eatery.

Doyle’s Corner, Phibsborough

This spot has recently made their bar dog-friendly including promoting as a spot to host dog birthday parties (!!). The offer food mid week as well as a brunch menu on weekends.

Dockyard 8, Bray

Ok not teeeechnically Dublin but this place is a gem and they’re super friendly towards dog so they’re getting a much-deserved spot on this list.

Read my full review here

Zambrero, various locations

This Mexican food chain reached out to let me know that they’re dog-friendly which I was delighted to hear! They have locations on Parnell Street, Hatch Street, Pearse Street and Beacon south Quater.

3fe Grand Canal Street Lower 

I popped into the lovely 3fe with Stanley recently and asked if we could sit inside to which the lovely staff replied yes. I feel they’re one of those places who are a little reluctantly to define themselves as dog-friendly so your welcome may depend on the day of the week but, good to know about if you live nearby.

Mayfield, Ternure 

Mayfield’s selling point is arguably their sunny outdoor area so I was pleasantly surprised to hear that they’re now also welcoming dogs inside into certain rooms (I mean, a sunny patio is great & all but, we’re going to need shelter on the other 364 days of the year!) They offer no corkage BYO too, FYI.

Read my full review here

The Bath Pub, Dublin 4

This Dublin pub is hugely popular for sports and pint but they also offer a brunch menu, pizza and cocktails… something for everyone then!

The Glimmer Man, Stoneybatter

Quirky Dublin pub full of character with an epic little beer garden out the back offering vegetarian Vietnamese street eats from a food truck out the back… the menu offering are delicious and they welcome dogs.

Happy Out, Bull Island

This shipping container covered into a cafe serves up delicious sandwiches with lots of outdoor (with blankets) and some indoor seating on offer. Dogs are very welcomes to sit in the small but cosy indoor seating once they aren’t wet.

The Exchequer Wine Bar, Ranelagh

This gorgeous wine bar serves food and is now dog-friendly Sunday-Thursday… yay!

Klaw Cafe, Temple Bar

A small but perfectly formed seafood eatery in the heart of Temple bar.

Pot Belied Pig

One of Dublin’s most aesthetically pleasing restaurants not only serve great eats, they welcome dogs too.

Read my full review here

 

Container Coffee, Thomas Street

This little Dublin 8 gem offers coffee and nibbles in the setting of a shipping container complete with a substantal area out the back away from the bustle of Dublin’s iconic Thomas street. Thankfully you can choose between the outdoor and indoor seating areas should you arrive with your dog in tow.

Jays, Broadstone, Dublin 7

I haven’t had the pleasure of popping into this cafe yet but have it on good recommendation that they’re dog friendly. Strong emphasis on coffee with a tasty looking breakfast menu… looks great!

Two Boys Brew, Phibsborough

I’m delighted to be informed that this little Phibsborough gem has recently joined the dog-friendly movement which is amazing as their food is bloody epic, coffee is fab and the atmosphere is perfection.

Read my full review here

Shoe Lane, Tara Street

This cute little Tara Street spot is fast becoming known for their epic coffee and funky decor, I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting yet but they describe themselves as dog-friendly on their site so it’s a safe bet!

The Dalkey Duck, Dalkey

I’ve been informed that this pretty looking spot is now welcoming furry friends, such a beautiful part of the city.

The Forth Corner, Patrick Street

This quirky Dublin 8 pub serves up a great selection of drinks and offers food in relaxed setting. They have pool tables and describe themselves as super dog-friendly so a great spot to bring the pooch!

Legit, Coffee Co North Circular Road

When I lived in Dublin 8 Legit was my fave local; great food, friendly staff and always so welcoming to Stanley so, I’m delighted to say that they’ve opened a second location on NCR with the same great service, epic food and dog-friendly status!

Neighbourhood Coffee, Middle Abbey Street

This new-ish city centre spot serves up breakfast, lunch and a great variety of coffee. Bring your four-legged friend and enjoy!

Blackbird, Rathmines

This Rathmines gem has a great vibe whether you’re looking for a craft beer and board game session or a pizza catch up. Well worth a visit.

Cafe Du Journal, Monkstown

This southside cafe and restaurant is known for being dog-friendly; their walls are lined with books and they serve both breakfast and evening meals.

 

So many amazing eateries willing to accommodate you & your four-legged friend though so go forth, eat & be merry.

Have I missed somewhere? Have you been refused entry from any of them with your dogs? Please let me know in the comments!

Please share this post on your social sites for dog-owning & dog-loving friends alike xx

**Disclaimer: Myself & Stanley have personally visited many of these restaurants with the others being contacted by me with responses confirming that they are indeed dog-friendly however, I do advise that you call ahead to check for any policy changes, restrictions ect as I don’t want to be responsible for you & your furry friend being quite literally left outside in the cold! 

Needless to say the dog must be toilet trained, well-behaved & on a lead!

 

Recent Comments
  • Liz says:

    Great post! My husband and I just moved here with our Bernese Mountain Dog (who is our child!) so we’re incredibly excited to try these places! Did you ever do the Dog friendly Pub post? Would love to meet up with anyone and their pooches if you’re free!

    • Sarah says:

      I haven’t done the pub post unfortunately as it seems like a harder topic to navigate, so glad you like the post, I’m very proud of it I have to say. I’d love to do a meet up with people and their dogs so I’ll definitely keep that in mind! Thanks so much Liz x

  • Orlaith Carroll says:

    Such a good post! So hard to find places to go with the fluff baby! Bang bang in phibsboro allow dogs as well!

    • Sarah says:

      I went with Stanley and they wouldn’t let us in with him saying they’d recently had two dogs in at the same time who’d ended up fighting in the cafe. It seemed fair until, when I shared this story telling people that Bang Bang’s dog-friendly policy had recently changed a follower actually got in contact with me to say she herself had been in Bang Bang that very morning with her own two dogs… I’m not sure why Bang Bang seemingly refused Stanely specifically (his breed maybe?) but needless to say I won’t be putting them on this list after that experience. If you’re selectively dog-friendly that’s not good enough for this list xx

  • Elaine says:

    New laws now dictate the cafe /restaurant owner can decide if dogs are allowed in, obviously theyre not allowed in food prep areas.therapy/assistance dogs of course are allowed everywhere.

  • Jane says:

    Discovered Urbanity through this list. What an amazing place! Best brunch in Dublin by miles and the staff were so friendly – they had run out of doggy treats by the time we had arrived but the food and music were awesome. Such a cool vibe. Thanks for making me aware of it.

  • Caroline says:

    Really great post , I dropped into Charlotte Quay Bar and restaurant for a drink last night. First time there , super friendly staff and a man at the bar had a very cute dog on a lead with him enjoying the match .

    • Sarah says:

      Hey Caroline, thanks so much, glad you enjoyed the post, I must check with Charlotte Quay to see if they’d like to be added to the list! xx

  • Wonder Paws says:

    Shared on our FB page to let all our lovely clients know. What about eateries in North Wicklow? https://www.facebook.com/WonderPawsPuppySchoolDogTraining/

  • Ilaria says:

    Hey, that’s such a useful post, have a dog and always want to bring him with me!
    Outside the city, I would suggest Dock n.8 in Bray, a lovely place where dogs are welcome!

  • Ann-Marie says:

    Hey I just got a puppy so I am delighted to just read your post! Thank you!

  • Rachel says:

    Hi Sarah,
    Great post. Im just wondering how it is possible that the eateries are allowed have animals on the premises. I love it and would love to see it done down where i live. But according to the fsai website no premises is allowed to have animals. Do you know how they get around it? Would love to try get my friend to do this with her place. Thanks. Rachel

    • Sarah says:

      Hey Rachel, to be totally honest I’ve never asked the restaurants how its possible, only if they do or don’t allow dogs in… I’ve had some retauants who refuse dogs cite the fact they they have an open kitchen as the reason (as in, the kitchen is exposed & visible to the seating area) but having said that some of the places on this list do have an exposed kitchen. Perhaps its not one of the rules the FSAI really inforces? xx

  • Tomás says:

    Urbanity in Smithfield had a couple of dogs in it yesterday at lunchtime

  • Mona says:

    3FE Grand Canal Street too

  • Mona says:

    Really great post!!

  • Niall scully says:

    Awesome blog! Super helpful for us dog lovers ?

  • Siobhan says:

    This is such a great post! Such a great idea. We have a British Bulldog, Bomber, and we don’t go out half as much any more because we can’t bring him ~ so this really helps xx siobhan

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