We're only thrilled when our favourite four-legged customers visit, and keep dog treats in the shop for just such an occasion. Whether you're a dog parent or just want to visit somewhere you can meet a new canine pal, here are some of our favourite dog-friendly stops in Dublin.
The clue is in the name here, Two Pups on Francis Street serves up great brunch and even better coffee. We highly recommend the french toast to sit in, or one of their grab and go sandwiches to take with you for wander around the Liberties with your pup.
For locally roasted coffee and healthy lunch options, check out The Fumbally. Working with speciality coffee roasters, we love that The Fumbally serves a double shot as standard, and even makes their own sunflower non-dairy milk. We particularly like their sibling The Fumbally Stables next door too, a community space hosting workshops, classes, yoga, as well as a local food market every Saturday.
A stone's throw away is Lucky's, a bar with a great focus on local artists and makers, with frequent markets and exhibitions. Plenty of local craft beer options here, not to mention wood-fired pizzas from the Coke Lane Pizza crew as well. We really like their Bring Your Own Art Show they've been running too!
If you fancy a day trip out with the dogs, a walk to Bull Island and a visit to Happy Out Cafe is never a bad shout. Originally a container coffee spot, this little cafe has expanded and serves great coffee, toasties and snacks. A tad windy this time of year, but one of the nicest spots to be down the beach for a morning walk with a hot chocolate.
With an entire themed menu, it does not get more dog-friendly than The Dog House. A cafe and tea room right next door to Howth train station, its the perfect stop to refuel after a hike along the cliff walk with your pooch.
Hidden away off Parnell Street, Blá's Cafe is part of the creative hub in the Chocolate Factory. There are some seriously good breakfast and brunch options here, with lots to offer for both veggies and meat-eaters alike. They serve everything from huevos rancheros and eggs benedict to a full selection of grilled flatbreads and sandwiches, plus great coffee to match.
Located just off Dublin’s largest public square in Smithfield, Urbanity is a small-batch roaster, speciality café, and all-day dining venue. The focus is the use of great quality, locally sourced ingredients, plus almost everything is created in-house by a talented team of chefs and baristas. Menus are always seasonal, specials change daily and there’s always something new to tempt you on the cake counter. Not to mention some homemade treats for really good pups.