Until now, restaurants were reserved for humans…Times are changing and thankfully you can now take your four-legged buddy with you to indulge in some proper gourmet dining.
ATTENTION: Capetonians and travellers-The following restaurants in Cape Town are pet-friendly, many have water bowls and treats.
- Rhodes Memorial Restaurant & Tea Garden
Nestled against the Northern slope of Table Mountain and tucked away behind the famous Rhodes Memorial, lies this unique destination restaurant and tea garden.
Humans can enjoy a breakfast outside in summer, and a steamy bowl of soup in front of a warm fireplace in winter. Hiking trails nearby can also be enjoyed by you and your barking buddy to help build up an appetite or digest a hearty meal. Dogs are welcome to sit down for a meal with you. Your canine companion will even be treated to biscuits from the giant doggie-biscuit jar.
Address: Rhodes Ave, Mowbray, Cape Town
- Blonde & Beard, Muizenberg
Looking for a quaint little café with great coffee, hot chocolate, berry waffles, gourmet sandwiches and burgers? Blonde & Beard is the place to go! With modern décor, comfy couches and dog friendly spaces, it’s the perfect place for you and your dog pal to chill.
Address: Ground Floor, Balmoral Building, 25 Beach Road, Muizenberg Cape Town
- Yo! Meatball, Cape Town CBD
Not only is Yo Meatball fun to say, but it’s also pet friendly. You’ll be spoiled for choice with a variety of eight meatballs served in an edible bowl. Yes, you can have your bowl and eat it… But wait there’s more! You can also choose from a selection of six sauces and 9 sides to go with your marvelous meatballs. Sounds like meatball-lover’s paradise.
Yo! Meatball is not a fancy joint, but it’s different. The menu is written with a magic marker on the tiles and you can help yourself to some cold bevvies. Plus, your four-legged friend is welcome to join you and will even receive a free meatball.
Address: 77 Roeland Street, CBD, Cape Town
- Ons Huisie, Blouberg
Ons Huisie is an internationally recognised heritage site in Bloubergstrand which now boasts a world-class restaurant with delicious West Coast cuisine.
Their prices are reasonable, their food is delicious and there is a spectacular view of the ocean. They are known for their mussel pot because it’s served with a creamy sauce and fresh roosterkoek.
The restaurant has a large children’s playground, dogs are welcome and there’s even a special water fountain for them (perfect after a run on the beach).
Address: Stadler Road, Blouberg Strand
- Leopard Bar at 12 Apostles(Camps Bay)
Want to treat your pooch to a five-star hotel meal? Leopard Bar at 12 Apostles is the place to
go! Dogs receive their very own “tail-ored” menu which includes a Bark-a-Licious menu for small dogs with beef fillet steak, boiled potato wedges and ostrich mince with cooked oats. Leopard Bar also caters for your cats. Your fur-ball will receive the “Purrfect Choice Menu” with gourmet meals, like salmon trout with scrambled eggs and poached chicken breasts. If that doesn’t get your feline purring, what will?
Address: Victoria Street, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Enjoy your dining experience with your four-legged friends. They deserve to be treated with unconditional love and affection.
Bon Appetite fur-kids!