27 Dog Friendly Restaurants In Durban

Dog friendly restaurants in Durban are the friggin’ bomb, man. Like, seriously, do you ever sit opposite a friend at a restaurant with your eyes glazed over and your responses insincere? You’re listening, but your mind is playing a scene of your pooch’s little wagging tail and puppy eyes on repeat. Oh em geeee, you think, how could I have left the light of my life at home like that?

Seriously though, there’s no point of dining out with your human friend when your heart is actually at home with your furry one. Rather have the best of both worlds at these dog friendly restaurants in Durban (we’ve also got loads for Cape Town, Joburg, and Pretoria):


1. ROX COFFEE | Umhlanga Rocks

Every Umhlanga promenade-walker knows Rox. Yes, the bustling coffee shop just outside the Lifesavers Club. Delicious coffees, smoothies, and treats make this Durban hidden gem a popular hangout. What many people don’t know is that they have 2-for-1 offers on the ENTERTAINER, and they offer Paul’s homemade doggy ice cream for your special little poodle (ca-uuute).

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

2. AFROS CHICKEN | OR Tambo Parade 

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Literally; Chicken on its own, chicken on a roll, chicken in a wrap, or chicken with chips, salad, or coleslaw. So many options and all of them are so damn good. And, with a view to die for. Slap-bang in the middle of the Durban promenade, Afros makes for the perfect doggy date.

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

3. BIKE AND BEAN | Snell Parade 

Have you ever tried tying your dog’s leash to your bike handles, and taking a slow cycle along the beach? Well, we don’t know how slow it’ll be, or how safe, but we know your pooch will friggin’ love it. It’ll be a story to tell, over one of Bike & Bean’s divine coffees.

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

4. PAUL’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM | Berea

Take your little salty sea dog down to Paul’s for a lick of the creamiest ice cream in Durbs. Out of all of Durban’s dog-friendly restaurants, this might be your pooch’s favourite. (Please don’t feed your doggy normal, human ice cream though read our Petiquette Tips).

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

5. CIRCUS CIRCUS | Snell Parade 

What better place to bring your pup than to the aptly named Circus Circus restaurant. This restaurant will have your doggo on his hind legs, not balancing balls on his nose, but rather, begging for some of the delicious smelling food on your plate. This dog friendly restaurant in Durban serves everything from coffees and salads to pizzas and steaks. And, it’s all delish!

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

6. CAFE JIRAN | North Beach 

Cafe Jiran has an awesome outdoor seating area, perfect for a lovely summer’s morning doing some people-and-pup-watching. Boasting a range of 7 kinds of Arabica coffee, you’re going to probably have to spend the entire morning trying them all. Did someone say ‘coffee connoisseur’?

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

7. SAGE CAFE AND DELI | Salt Rock 

Sage is one of those places that everyone in Durban just knows. With a host of restaurants, salons and shops all set around a beautiful courtyard; it’s easy for your doggo to relax under the trees while you enjoy a little walk-around. Their pizzas are amazing and they offer 2-for-1 deals at their restaurant and their nail salon (their pedis come with the best foot massage, btw). Double the spoils, half the price 😉

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

8. SANDBAR | Umdloti 

Feel like tucking into some sushi and cocktails whilst a salty breeze tickles your face on a fabulous Friday afternoon? Well, guys, it’s possible. Head over to Sandbar, one of the only dog friendly restaurants in Durban that offers an ultimate beach bar experience. Take Rover for a walk on the beach, followed by some serious unwinding at the bar.

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

9. FOAM | Umdloti 

Okay, so you’re in Umdloti, you had a fairly big one at Sandbar last night, and now you’re looking for a coffee to cure the morning fog. Ding, ding, ding! Foam is your winner, and it’s right next to Sandbar. So, you can take Rover for another walk (yay!) whilst you sip on a much-needed (and delicious) coffee.

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

10. OH MY SOUL CAFE | Durban North 

Vegan FTW! Oh My Soul is one of Durban’s only vegan pet friendly restaurants. Here, you can order anything from salads to burgers to waffles, nogal. And everything is so.damn.delish.

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

11. FREEDOM CAFE | Greyville 

Guys. This place. It’s literally award-winning (emphasis on the literally). Freedom Cafe is set in a container, with outdoor seating for you and the hound; and offers delicious food and coffee, and the option to host events. And, bonus: it’s fully halaal!

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

12. THE GALLEY BEACH BAR & GRILL | Ballito 

The Galley is a laid-back pooch’s (and owner’s) paradise. With seafood to die for, insane Ballito beach views and tasty canine-cuisine, there is something for everyone (furry or not). Sip on a Castle Lite, while your doggo laps up his “Milk Draught”. Ah, the cuteness of it all.

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

13. CAFE FARRAGO | Hillcrest 

Cafe Farrago is one of Hillcrest’s popular lunch stops. It’s perfect for adults, poochies, and kids alike, with a grassy playpark to keep the young’uns busy. You can enjoy a 2-for-1 main meal without worrying about all your furry and non-furry babies win, win!

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

14. THE OYSTER BOX | Umhlanga Rocks

Not only is The Oyster Box the most fab hotel in Durban, with an amazing terrace restaurant right above the Umhlanga lighthouse, but it’s also dog friendly. Like, so dog friendly that they have a menu for your pooch. And they have their very own feline resident named Skabenga. Are we in heaven right now? Your hound certainly will be when he orders the Woof Waffles. Doooo iiiiit.

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

15. MO NOODLES | Umhlanga 

Dog friendly restaurants in Durban, beware. Mo’s is forkin’ fabulous. We’ve heard rumours that they may just make the best peanut butter curry, and calamari, in town. The best part? You can sit outside with your fur-bae, and enjoy the Umhlanga vibe.

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

16. SCOOP | Ballito 

A big win for the Ballito barkers. Scoop is set in the trendy Lifestyle Market (which we love) and offers to-die-for ice cream at 2-for-1 rates. Also, Alchemy is just around the corner for dog-owners who need something a little stronger than a chocolate swirl we feel ya, don’t worry.

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

17. PARC | Glenwood 

You’re gonna wanna parc here all day, that’s for sure. With a breakfast and lunch menu that’s designed for all-day eating, and a wine menu to accompany it, you better Uber to Parc for your morning out. Just make sure your Uber driver is happy to transport the dogs, too 😉

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

18. OLD TOWN ITALY | Umhlanga 

Ahhh, an all-time fave! Old Town Italy is an authentic Italian restaurant, just down the road from Gateway. With a beautiful little outside porch for you and your furry friend, you can sip on good coffee and enjoy a hearty meal followed by a shopping spree inside (they have loads of beautiful imported goods and delish Prosecco!)

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

19. CONSCIOUS CAFE | Gillitts 

Conscious Cafe is a dream come true for health mutts and their owners. Not only is this dog friendly restaurant’s food healthy and delicious, but their outside space is also dreamy AF. Set in a beautiful, jungle-y garden next to a castle; this cafe is perfect for feeling one with nature again. We’d even say it’s worth the trip up from Durban.

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

20. MARKET RESTAURANT | Essenwood 

Shew, have you seen the salads at this gem of a restaurant in Durban? Honestly, go and have a look. Divine. Coupled with a glass of their house white, and you’re well on your way to the best lazy lunch, everrrr. Let your furry friend come and laze by your feet outside.

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

21. SURF RIDERS | Addington Beach 

Every Durbanite knows Surf Riders, the famous restaurant on the Durban prom. On a good day, it’ll be filled with salty surfers, sweaty runners, and panting pooches. They have a woof-tastic doggy menu, which includes vegan doggie treats. Say, whaaat?

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

22. XPRESSION ON THE BEACH | Addington Beach 

If you’ve got a well-behaved doggo and a bunch of energetic kids, we have the perfect weekend activity for you. Get the kids (and yourself) a bicycle from Xpression On The Beach, hook poochy’s leash around your handlebars, and, off you go. Ta-daaa! Perfect activity to tire everyone out. The best part? You can grab a coffee and something to munch on from their cafe when you’re done.

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

23. MENU AT HIGHGATE | Midlands

There are loads of pet friendly restaurants in the Midlands, but we felt that Menu needed a special mention. This new (and gorgeous) spot next to Piggly Wiggly, along the Midlands Meander, offers wine tasting and an amazing fine dining menu. It’s seriously worth the drive up, and the owners will treat your pets like the royalty they are.

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

24. BEACH BUMS | La Mercy 

Party pooches unite! This beach bar offers the best beach views and sandy seating. Sit outside with your feet right in the sand, or choose a table inside the rustic venue. You’ll be served delish pub grub and seafood baskets, alongside colourful cocktails and icy cold beers. Your doggo can enjoy a beach swim, run, and nap in the sand. A win-win, really!

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

25. BELLEVUE | Kloof 

Head on up the hill into the leafy ‘burbs of Kloof, where you’ll find Bellevue; the coziest cafe with the best coffee and grub. With a beautiful terrace for you and your pup to laze on all day, you can while away your time in the sun with cappuccinos, puppacinos, and a good book.

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

26. SEED | Berea

Kayyy, we’re flipping obsessed with you, Seed. Set in Florida Fields, this little health bar is ah-mazing. It’s healthy, it’s quirky, and it’s next to Paul’s which means you can get your pup a dog friendly ice cream while you sip on your smoothie.

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

27. WONDER MARKET | Umhlanga 

This may not be a restaurant per se, but what could be better than sitting on the lawn with a beer, your fur baby, and your fave vendor food? Nothing, guys. The answer is nothing. Of all the dog friendly restaurants in Durban, the Wonder Market is one of our favourites. Purely because of its relaxed vibes and the chance for dogs to socialise on the grass.

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

To find dog friendly restaurants in Durban go to Food & Drink -> (Nearby) View All -> Filters (to the right of the search icon) -> Amenities -> Pet-Friendly.



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