Dog-friendly cafés and bars
If you've got a furry friend who likes a doggacino or you're a dog lover hoping to spot a good boy/girl, these cafés and bars are great spots for dogs and humans alike
Queen Sally's Diamond Deli
200 Queens Drive, Lyall Bay, Wellington
The smaller sibling of Maranui Café (just a minute’s walk away by the beach), Queen Sally’s has the same approach to delicious, wholesome food and great coffee.
There's tables and benches under a sheltered awning, a water bowl for thirsty pooches and dog treats are available for purchase inside. They even have a separate Instagram account dedicated to their doggy customers.
Rogue and Vagabond
18 Garrett Street, Te Aro, Wellington
The place to be for all dogs and their humans on a sunny afternoon, at Rogue & Vagabond dogs (and humans) are welcome outdoors and inside and you might even be able to introduce your pooch to the resident bulldog Bruce. If it's a nice day we recommend taking your craft beer outdoors and lounging in Glover Park on the comfy beanbags enjoying a round of beers and some pizza.
232 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Wellington
Taking your furry friend for a walk around Oriental Bay and decide you fancy a doggacino? Beach Babylon is your place. This beach-side café has a special menu for dogs with a gourmet selection of dog biscuits and meat platters for your discerning canine companion.
The menu for humans is pretty good, too - open for brunch, lunch and dinner and the coffee is by local roastery Peoples Coffee.
4 Blair Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Despite the name, this inner-city café is very dog-friendly and has no small woodland creatures to tempt your furry friend.
Squirrel welcomes all four-legged companions both inside and out. They have water bowls to keep dogs hydrated and happy while you enjoy your beverage of choice from the café. Park your dog up on a handy hook outside and wander next door to browse Small Acorns, the adjoining interiors shop.
Smack Bang's tips for taking dogs out in public
Before heading along to one of these dog-friendly establishments, Amelia from Smack Bang encourages dog owners to consider how their dog is with loud noises, busy crowds or other dogs. If the answer to any of these is 'not so good' please refrain from bringing them with you, or test them out during a quiet period to see how they go.
When taking your dog out remember to make sure they have enough water and shade, check that the footpaths aren’t too hot for them to walk on (if it’s too hot for you it’s too hot for them!), and never leave them in a hot car.
Visit Smack Bang's dog-friendly store at 23 College Street for a great range of pet accessories, homewares and treats for good boys and girls.