44 Dog Friendly Restaurants In Joburg & Pretoria

Dog friendly restaurants in Johannesburg and Pretoria (and dog friendly restaurants in Durban and Cape Town) are God’s way of giving back to our smelly little furbabies. These guys may burn the biggest hole in your pocket and eat you out of house and home, but they deserve every drop of your love. They are fiercely loyal, the best cuddle-buddies, and they just know how to cheer you up.

Had a ‘ruff’ day? There is literally no one better to pick up your mood than your cutie-patootie little poochies. So why leave them at home when you go for post-work dins and drinks? Show them just how much you love them back by taking them with you to these dog friendly restaurants in Joburg and Pretoria.


Johannesburg:

1. STARBUCKS | Johannesburg Outlets

Starbucks is da bomb. We love that they make the best coffee, and that they love our fur-baes as much as we do. In fact, they love them so much that they’re opening a PUPBUCKS (in America, but still, it’ll get to us in a million years). Guys. This is revolutionary. Will pug-kin lattes become a real thing?

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App.

2. EAT YOUR HEART OUT | Maboneng

We love this Jewish-inspired resto, but we’re certain your food-obsessed doggo will love it more. The food that is served here is delicious and it’s healthy. So, eat your heart out, without the guilt, and with your pooch. Dog friendly restaurants in Johannesburg don’t get much better than this one!

This restaurant offers a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App.

3. GABRIELLA’S TEA ROOM | Parktown North 

Whoever Gabriella is, she sure knows how to run an amazing tea room. Her cake is delish (and you can get it on the ENTERTAINER – whoop, whoop!). Plus, her garden is perfection. It’s made up of magical, garden-y pathways that your doggy will love. Also, there’s a fireplace, so you can go in winter, too.

This restaurant offers a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App.

4. RIVER CAFE | Sandton 

Oh, your doggos (and kiddos) are going to love this one. River Cafe is set in Sandton’s Field and Study Centre. It boasts a huge, enclosed garden with a play area for the kids, and plenty of space for the pooches to mingle.

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App.

5. CAFE HEMINGWAYS | Kyalami 

Known for their amazing high teas, cakes, and desserts, (all served in a beautiful setting); Cafe Hemingways must be one of the best pet friendly dessert spots in Johannesburg. Just remember to sit on the verandah with your pup (read our petiquette tips before taking your dog anywhere, please).

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App.

6. CNR CAFE | Craighall Park 

Craighall Park is a doggies paradise, and Cnr Cafe is half the reason why. Situated just up the road from the popular Delta Park – popular for dog-walking, this little cafe is perfect for a post-Park-Run coffee (and a puppacino, duh).

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App.

7. THAT SPOT ON 4TH | Parktown North 

Oh, man. We love That Spot On 4th for its light, breezy vibe and its fresh food. Also, we’re kind of obsessed with this little doggo who loves brunching more than her human counterparts do.

This restaurant offers a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App.

8. BLIND TIGER CAFE | Randburg 

It’s no mystery as to why this little Randburg cafe has raving reviews. It serves (delicious) alcoholic beverages, it is warm (perfect for a winter hangout), and you can bring your pooch (as long as you sit outside). Ding, ding, ding! This dog friendly restaurant in Johannesburg sounds like a Friday night WIN.

This restaurant offers a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App.

9. HUDSONS | Parkhurst 

Hudsons has the ultimate happy hour, and, in Parkhurst, they don’t discriminate against pet-lovers. The patio is perfect for social doggos who want to join in on the fun (on a leash).

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App.

10. 44 STANLEY | Braamfontein 

Everybody knows (and loves) 44 Stanley. They serve the fabbest of fab brekkies, offer brew-tiful coffee, and the best part? They love a well-behaved hound. This pet friendly hangout is a must for every Joburger.

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App.

11. BOTANIST | Parkhurst 

Okaaaay, stop with the beautiful name and Instagram page, Botanist. You’re literally putting everyone else to shame. This little gem in Parkhurst offers a beautiful setting for cocktails and divine chow, and it lets you bring your pawsome pooch along, too. Can we just live here?

This restaurant offers a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App.

12. NICE ON 4TH | Parkhurst 

Another winner for Parkhurst. Nice On 4th is very popular, and with good reason: It has a gorgeous terrace for you and the furbae. No, but in all seriousness, this is a dog friendly restaurant in Johannesburg that offers friggin’ delish food and a wonderful setting.

This restaurant offers a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App.

13. MILK BAR | Sandton 

So, it’s Friday evening and your pooch is giving you those sad, sad puppy eyes (silently begging you not to leave the house again). We suggest you head on over to Milk Bar; a pet friendly restaurant and bar (just keep ’em well-behaved and on a leash please) with good vibes and cold beers.

This restaurant offers a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App.

14. VOODOO LILY CAFE | Birdhaven 

Firstly – cool name, right!? Secondly, COOLEST PLACE. Voodoo Lily Cafe caters for pets, kids, adults; the works. Bring your herd along for some delish food and chilled vibes. Check out their blog for an update on their (awesome) events and activities.

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App.

15. XO CRONUTS | Melville

Well behaved, leashed, (and cute, obvs) doggies are allowed to pop into XO Cronuts with their hooman for what can only be described as a taste sensation: The cronut (Google it). We’re officially drooling. But please be responsible and don’t serve this to any four-legged furries.

This restaurant offers a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App.

16. WALKHAVEN DOG PARK | Zwartkop 

We can actually hear all your canines rejoicing. What dog (and dog-lover, nogal) doesn’t love a good dog park? We know this doesn’t count as a restaurant, but there are picnic and braai facilities for you to get your braai on. And everyone knows that no one can cook your meat more perfectly than, well, you. Don’t forget a little meaty treat for the woofer.

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App.

17. LOVE REVO | Maboneng 

Everybody loves a shipping container that’s been turned into a funky restaurant, amiright?! Now, combine that with an array of proudly South African meals (from a good old fashioned potjie, to a meat platter with a side of samp) and you’ve got Love Revo. The funkiest restaurant in Joburg’s trendy neighbourhood, Maboneng. Your trendy trotter will love it too, we promise.

This restaurant offers a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

18. THE USUAL ON GRANT | Norwood 

With ample outdoor seating, The Usual on Grant is the perfect spot to sit with the pup and enjoy a cuppa whilst soaking up some sun. People-watching is a must, too.

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

19. ARBOUR CAFE | Illovo 

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, wine; Arbour Cafe has it all. On a beautiful terrace, nogal. Still not sold? Just have a look at their menu for some of Joburg’s freshest dishes. Literally. To. Die. For. And your pooch will love it, too (on that beautiful terrace we were talking about).

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

20. DOPPIO ZERO | Greenside 

Freshly-brewed coffee, a warm croissant, and your mutt; could life get any more perfect? Doppio Zero is the perfect Saturday morning hangout for pet-lovers. Sit out on the (massive) verandah, and enjoy your cuppa and pupper.

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

21. SOUL SOUVLAKI | Maboneng 

In our Dog Friendly Restaurants Pretoria article, we speak about how much we love Mediterranean food (with an emphasis on Greek food). Soul Souvlaki serves Greek street food (which is divine) and is happy for you to let your pup sit at your feet.

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

22. HELLS KITCHEN | Melville 

Pug-rockers unite! Hells Kitchen offers an awesome rock vibe with live music (on the weekend), burgers, beers, and cocktails to die for. Rock-loving pet-lovers needn’t fret – their dogs are welcomed with open arms.

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

23 | PICOBELLA TRATTORIA | Melville

We’re not 100% sure how to say the name of this restaurant, but we do know that they serve amazing pizza and pasta (again, the Mediterranean food, guys). This is the perfect dog friendly restaurant in Johannesburg for the more romantically inclined doggo-owner. The restaurant has a warm, romantic ambiance and a lovely terrace.

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

24. PATISSERIE DE PARIS | Randburg 

High tea, anyone? Patisserie de Paris puts together a fab tea for an amazing price (group bookings only) and they offer a divine selection of pastries and beverages for walk-in visitors. Trust us when we say your poodle is going to love the shady outdoor seating area of this dog friendly restaurant in Johannesburg.

25. UNDER THE TREES PIZZA BAR & CAFE | CBD 

If you love freshly-picked organic salad and hand-cut chips accompanying a homemade pie or sarmie, then this is the place for you (and your pup, of course). Literally sit under the trees on the verandah of this gorge little spot, and take a stroll through the nursery, post-lunch.

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

26. SALVATION CAFE | Milpark 

Salvation Cafe is set in a courtyard-like setting (that your dog will LOVE) and serves down-to-earth, delicious, and beautifully presented food. It is surrounded by little boutique stores, making it the perfect spot to brunch in between a shopping spree.

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

Pretoria: 

27. VOVO TELO | Loftus Park

Vovo Telo already has our hearts, and now they’re going to steal your pooch’s too. Loftus Park’s branch is the best for people-(and pup)-watching, so pack the leash, and order cappuccinos and puppacinos all morning.

This restaurant offers a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

28. BLACKHORSE BREWERY & RESTAURANT| Magaliesberg

Nothing beats a good old G&T on a Friday, right? Well, Blackhorse Distillery has just that, at 2-for-1 prices (with the ENTERTAINER). We know it’s in Magaliesburg, but that just seems like the perfect excuse to take your pup on a weekend adventure. Start by enjoying some drinks at Blackhorse, and then check yourselves into some cozy accommodation together. Perfect weekend, sorted!

This restaurant offers a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App.

29. CHOCOLAT ET CAFE | Swavelpoort

Y’all know that chocolate isn’t good for your dogs, right? But that shouldn’t stop you from bringing them along for the company. They’ll love the outdoor seating area at Chocolat et Cafe, while you enjoy a 2-for-1 main meal and, of course, a slice of cake.

This restaurant offers a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

30. PLAN B BISTRO | Menlo Park

Previously known as Coffee Daily, Plan B Bistro in Menlo Park is defs your best bet for a coffee and snackaroo (or a full meal). Good doggos are more than welcome. But, seriously, please remember the petiquette rules.

This restaurant offers a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

31. KHALEO | Hazelwood 

Everything about KHALEO is well-designed and B-E-A-U-tiful (and the reviews are there to prove it). They’re pet friendly and serve top-notch coffee. What more do you need in life, really?

This restaurant offers a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

32. AFRO-BOER | Equestria 

Heck yes, Afro-Boer, heck yes. We love you mainly because you love our pups.  JK, it’s actually because you serve everything from a “detox salad” to “mosbrood french toast” (seriously, the menu is ha-uuge and everything is divine). Everyone is bound to love this pet-friendly restaurant.

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

33. PROSOPA | Waterkloof Heights 

Mediterranean food is, let’s be honest, the best kind of food. And at Prosopa, you’re gonna get it. And you’re going to want to smash it into your face. But you’ll refrain because it’s a little too fancy for that kind of behaviour. But the good news is that it’s not too fancy for your well-behaved doggos – so bring ’em along.

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

34. TASHAS | Brooklyn 

Tashas is effing fabulous, and everyone knows it. With delicious, healthy, and reasonably-priced food, and an outside seating area where you can sit with your pooch, you don’t need any more reasons to go there for lunch today.

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

35. AS GREEK AS IT GETS | Menlo Park 

Refer to restaurant #9 to be reminded of the best cuisine in the world. Basically, Greek food is dabomb.com. If you’re not a fan, go to As Greek As It Gets and you’ll be converted (trust us). Pets are welcome on the beautiful little outdoor terrace – as long as you promise to drop them a little treat or two, of course. Bone-Appetit, Bruno!

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

36. WHISK | Irene 

Don’t want to commit to Friday plans because you don’t want to leave needy little Rover home alone? Fret no more. Whisk is the coolest wine bar everrrr. They serve the most delish wine and food, and they’re all about your pets having a good time with you, too. Sounds like a win-win to us!

This restaurant offers a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

37. AROMA GELATO AND WAFFLE HOUSE | Brooklyn Mall & The Village Mall 

Guy, we’re gonna say it again: DON’T feed your four-legged friends any sugary treats, like, ever (refer to our petiquette tips, please). But don’t let that stop you from bringing the doggo along to watch you gorge on 2-for-1 ice cream and waffles at Aroma. And, if you’re not much of a sweet-tooth, we can really recommend the savoury waffles.

This restaurant offers a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

38. HUCKLEBERRY’S RESTAURANT | Pretoria 

With the slogan “The Cafe in the Park”, it’s not going to take much to get your fur-bae woofing with excitement to go to Huckleberry’s. The rest of the fam’s excitement will go through the woof, too, when they see what’s on the menu and how reasonably priced it is.

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

39. LA MADELEINE | Lynnwood Ridge 

Time to suit up the little furball and head out for a bone-a-fide fine-dining experience. La Madeleine is perfect for an impressive date with your baes (the furry and less-furry one). This restaurant is excellently rated for its professional service and gastronomical delights.

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

40. CAPITAL CRAFT BEER ACADEMY | Menlo Park 

We are beery happy to announce that Capital Craft is on our list of dog-friendly restaurants in Pretoria. This vibey hangout has drool-worthy beers and burgers (the pooch is defs going to be pulling some puppy eyes on you). They only ask that you keep the doggo on a lead and off the tables.

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

41. WATERKLOOF DOG PARK | Waterkloof 

If you want to surprise your bestie with the ultimate birthday party, take her to the Waterkloof Dog Park for a pawcnic with all of her poochy friends. This is the one doggy spot where our petiquette rules don’t apply (except that they must be socialised). So let the hounds off the leash and enjoy watching them have the best time, ever.

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

42. THE BRAZEN HEAD | Willow Way Centre 

When you feel like some Irish pub grub (which is, like, always, if we’re honest), Brazen Head is your go-to in Pretoria. Get your canines stuck into a good ol’ fashioned steak and chips and stop the panting with a sterk stout. Hounds are welcome!

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

43. HAZEL FOOD MARKET | Menlo Park 

Tongues are wagging (and tails, of course) for this amazing market that runs every Saturday from 8AM. The Hazel Food Market has delicious homemade treats and meals, and a beautiful carnival-feel with tables set under trees and colourful bunting. Take the dogs for a stroll in the fresh air while you stock up on tasty treats for the week.

This restaurant does not offer a 2-for-1 discount on the ENTERTAINER App. 

So, what are you waiting for? Pack the pooch and head to these dog friendly restaurants in Johannesburg and Pretoria, now! And, if you know of any others let us know in the comment section below 🐶

To find dog friendly restaurants in Johannesburg and Pretoria, go to Food & Drink -> (Nearby) View All -> Filters (to the right of the search icon) -> Amenities -> Pet-Friendly -> You’re Welcome 😉

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