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.
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
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
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 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
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!