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 twenty Dublin eateries who are more than happy for you to bring your four legged friend into the restaurant to eat… here they are-

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

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

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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

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?

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Antoinette’s Bakery, Kevin Street

My.God. these cakes are good. Good? They’re bloody epic! seriously though… this Kevin Street bakery has a real local feel to it offering up unreal gluten free & vegan treats. They’re more than happy to let your dog join you on your indulgent adventure. Get the peanut butter ball… you’re welcome.

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.


LOVE Supreme, Stoneybatter

This little cafe hasn’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 menu of hearty pies… 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 guessedit, 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


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.

Pupp, Clanbrassil Street

THE Dublin dog-friendly eatery complete with dog menus and doggy accessories for sale…. these guys don’t do things by halves! Hearty food (delicious cake!), lovely friendly atmosphere & enough dogs satisfy any level of cute cravings.


First Draft Coffee, Curved Street

A gorgeous bright Temple Bar cafe with ample seating, a relaxed atmosphere & a organic, seasonal & local menu offerings…. a must visit with or without a furry friend.

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


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.

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

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Gratham’s Coffee, Aungier Street

I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting this more recently opened cafe as of yet but reviews tell me its a great little spot, I’ve confirmed that they most definitely are dog friendly so try & get there before me & let me know what its like. m’kay?

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!

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147 Deli, Parnell Street

Epic staff & sriously 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!)

Cocu Kitchen, Hatch Street & Chatham 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.

Its a great spot for food but also a lovely coffee & cake hang out with their healthy versions of our fave decedent 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


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).

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Did you notice a theme with eateries in Dublin 8 & Dublin 2? Turns out its the best place to live if you have a dog you never want to  leave home without but, always want to leave to get food…. this describes me perfectly so its a small blessing that I happen to live in the area!

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

Have I missed somewhere? I’d love to hear about it 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 7 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
  • 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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