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Drool-worthy cafes on the Gold Coast

The best dog-friendly cafes on the Gold Coast

The best dog-friendly cafes on the Gold Coast

The stunning coastal city of the Gold Coast is more than just a surfer's paradise, it's a dog's paradise too! The Gold Coast is home to a thriving cafe scene that warmly embraces our four-legged friends. From charming beachfront establishments to cozy hidden gems nestled in lush greenery, we've scoured the area to bring you a curated list of the most drool-worthy and dog-friendly cafes. 

The best dog-friendly cafes on the Gold Coast

Tarte Bakery & Cafe

Located in the popular James St precinct of Burleigh Heads, Tarte Bakery & Cafe is a stylish little slice of France. Serving top-notch breakfast, lunch and fresh pastries daily, you and your pup can soak up the gorgeous sunshine in their large outdoor courtyard. We recommend their house everything bagel with ox-heart tomato, and wish you all the best in choosing (just) one of their stunning sweet treats!

Bam Bam Bakehouse

Miami Beach's Bam Bam Bakehouse is the perfect location for beachside bites! Just minutes from the surf and opening onto a lush park, you and your pup can choose to dine in at one of their outdoor tables, or order takeaway to enjoy on the grass (don't forget your Sandy Snoots beach towel to sit on!). Best known for its iconic croissants baked over three days, Bam Bam Bakehouse is the place to refuel between waves.

Paddock Bakery

Burleigh Heads institution Paddock Bakery has been bringing locals together since 2014. Pull up a vintage seat with your pup in their leafy garden and take in the magical sights around you. Paddock Bakery is fully licensed (hello mimosas!) and offers a range of freshly baked bread, cafe classics and of course, its famous Nutella doughnuts and salted caramel cookies. 



Located at Nobby Beach, BSKT (biscuit) was founded in 2013 as a destination for delicious and healthy food on the Gold Coast. With gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, keto and paleo options, there's something for everyone at BSKT. We recommend their granola bowl with coconut yoghurt, fresh apple, goji, blueberry and strawberry, and don't forget to look for the dog treats on the cake cabinet — your pup will thank us later!


Loves Dogs

They may be new on the block at Palm Beach, but @lovesdogs_palmbeach is already wooing locals with their delicious coffee and puppuccinos! Stop by with your pup for a relaxing cuppa and browse their range of super premium pet food and snacks!


Dress your pup for brunch

Now that we've shared our curated list of the best dog-friendly cafes on the Gold Coast, let us help you select a chic outfit for your pup to wear!

  • Dog bandanas — Our coastal inspired collection of dog bandanas are perfect for your pup to wear to brunch year round. Made in Australia from an easy breezy blend of linen and rayon, they're a little bit of luxury and will ensure your pup fits right in to the Gold Coast cafe scene.
  • Dog rashies —Our sun protective dog rashies are so chic you won't want to take them off! Available in a range of designer prints, they're quick drying for easy transitions from beach to brunch. 

So what are you waiting for? Grab a leash, bundle your pup into the car, and get ready to dine, unwind, and enjoy the very best of the Gold Coast together!