Not all canines are created equal, but should you be lucky enough to have a well behaved and sociable four legged friend, there are quite a few brunching options that will welcome your loyal companion with open arms. With indoor dining postponed for now, it is still the case that some establishments are more dog friendly than others, supplying a welcome smile, cool refreshing water or a puppy-cino depending on how evolved your furry friend might be. Below find our pick of the best dog-friendly cafes in Dublin.
Le Comptoir, Donnybrook
From Skin Deep protein shakes by BodyByrne to Omelette de Campagne with St Tola goats cheese, baby spinach, roast tomato, salad and frites, whatever takes your fancy, Le Comptoir French style café in Donnybrook is sure to please both humans and canines alike. Le Comptoir is open seven days a week for lunch and brunch and Thursday – Sunday for dinner with outdoor seating available to reserve. www.comptoircafe.ie
DASH Container, Blackhorse Avenue
Situated on Blackhorse Avenue at the edge of the Phoenix Park, DASH Container is perfect for a post-park visit. With a vast selection of smoothies, fresh juices and ready-to-go meals both master and human will enjoy a pit stop at DASH. There are frequent doggy themed events and competitions – its proximity to the park makes it the perfect day trip with your dog. www.dashcontainercafe.com
The Cake Café, Pleasants Place, Dublin 8
Talk about having your cake and eating it too. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the city, The Cake Café is the perfect spot for some down time with your sidekick. Brunch is served all day and the courtyard provides plenty of shaded spots for a quick lie down (dogs only preferably). The baked eggs with soldiers are legendary and yes, the cakes are every bit as good as they sound.
Two Pups, Francis Street, Dublin 8
Your faithful friend will likely have his/her love of you rekindled after a trip to Two Pups Coffee on Dublin’s Francis Street, once they discover the dog friendly treats that await them. With a name like this it’s no surprise that dogs are welcomed with open arms here and happily, the human food and coffee is also excellent so the entire family will go home content after a visit here. Brunch is served all day from Wednesday to Sunday – don’t miss the mac ‘n’ cheese croquettes and the ice cream pretzel sandwiches. www.twopupscoffee.com
Happy Out, Bull Island, Clontarf
Nothing works up an appetite quite as much as a bracing beach walk and a visit to Happy Out with your loyal companion will be a welcome treat after an adventure along the strand at Clontarf. The toasties are legendary and the pastries are from Tartine Organic Bakery so you know they will be buttery, flaky morels of happiness. Should the weather allow, a dip in the sea would be a perfect end to the outing before you return home to collapse for the evening, happy dog in tow. Open seven days a week from 10am – 4pm. www.happyout.ie
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