Dog-Friendly Coffee Shops

Posted by Mary claire Kinnas

Up for a latte with your Labrador? Whether you’re on the way to work, stopping in for an afternoon break, or relaxing after dinner, these dog-friendly coffee shops around the country are happy to welcome you and your furry barista to enjoy a delicious cup of joe.

Bark! Espresso

Seattle, WA
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Located in the city synonymous with coffee, Bark! Espresso is the perfect place for Fido to start a klatch with his pals. Four-legged customers in need of a pick-me-up can kick back in the Hound Hangout dog lounge while sipping a Pooch Latte, a flavorful peanut butter drink brewed just for canines. The menu for humans features Caffe Vita espresso, fresh-baked cookies, muffins and bagels, and hearty sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. Dogs are also permitted on the spacious outdoor patio, weather permitting.

Take your java to go and head four miles south to find stylish pet-friendly accommodations at Staypineapple Watertown Hotel University District Seattle.

Boris & Horton

New York, NY
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Located in NYC’s historic East Village, Boris & Horton goes above and beyond to treat Fido like royalty. Pups are greeted with treats and are welcome both indoors and out on the patio dining area. The coffee shop hosts weekly pet events like breed-specific meetup groups, trivia and bingo nights, and adoption fairs. Choose from a menu chock-full of delicious coffee and tasty snacks. You can also rent the space for a doggy birthday bash.

If you’re staying overnight, The Standard East Village accepts pets of any size and is less than a mile from Boris & Horton.

Urbana Cafe

Cincinnati, OH
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Help pups in need while supporting your caffeine habit when you buy your cuppa at Urbana Cafe. In addition to being pet-friendly, Urbana Cafe donates some of its proceeds to a local animal rescue. Urbana is on a mission to bring the comfort and flavor of an authentic Italian espresso to Cincinnati, and the staff is more than happy to welcome Fido inside to share in the experience. Pair your coffee with a pastry or breakfast sandwich and don't forget to order a doggie biscuit for your canine consiglieri.

Just a few blocks up the road from your new favorite coffee spot is this stylish, pet-friendly two-bedroom vacation rental, located in Cincy's hip and historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.

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If you can wrestle a seat from the regulars, Mutt & Joe is the “pawfect” hangout for both people and pups. Grab a cup of freshly brewed coffee and sit outside together, or order a specialty drink through the serving hatch and sip it while you make use of the full-service grooming, bathing, and nail trimming services for dogs of all shapes and sizes. Call for an appointment with the professional groomer or wash your pooch in the self-serve facilities - Mutt & Joe provides everything but the dog.

Fido will want to mess up his fresh trim as quickly as he can. The Kayak House offers muddy trails, a large fenced backyard and two kayaks to use on Valentine Creek that will have him smelling of wet dog again in no time.

Black Elephant Coffee

Burbank, CA
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Black Elephant Coffee specializes in an array of sophisticated drinks, including nitrogen cold brews and raspberry white chocolate lattes. The staff goes one step further for four-legged clientele by brewing specialty lattes decorated with cute doggy face designs. Free treats are available, and the spacious outdoor patio always welcomes pups.

Take a short drive to the Safari Inn, a pet-friendly roadside hotel that melds vintage Hollywood style with modern luxury.

In the Loop Coffee Company

Minneapolis, MN
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Nestled in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis, In the Loop Coffee Company welcomes four-legged patrons inside during the harsh winters and outside once summer arrives. Your furry friend can enjoy a frozen puppuccino and might even end up on the Dog Wall of Fame. Every August, In the Loop hosts a Pups on the Patio event with a professional photographer who will frame Fido while he strikes a pose worthy of gracing the wall.

Stroll three blocks to find cozy pet-friendly digs at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown.

Java Dog Coffee House

Wilmington, NC
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Located in The Cotton Exchange shops and just steps from the Riverwalk, Java Dog Coffee House has been serving Wilmington’s historic downtown district for nearly 20 years. Leashed pups can join you inside for specialty coffee drinks, refreshing smoothies and delicious baked goods. If you’re lucky, the owner’s black Lab, Rocket, might be on hand to recommend his favorite doggy treats.

Bring your dark roast and your dog to the Best Western Plus Coastline Inn, which offers pet-friendly rooms on the banks of the Cape Fear River.

Toasted Coffee & Kitchen

Dallas, TX
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Bring Fido to Toasted Coffee & Kitchen and grab a table on “the only enclosed, AC’ed, dog-friendly patio in Dallas!” Known for specialty coffees and gourmet toast creations, this laid-back hangout loves furry customers and might feature them on its Instagram. Treats are also available in case your pooch starts begging as you chow down on a slice of smoked salmon toast.

Spend the night at the nearby Sheraton Dallas Hotel, which is located across the street from a park.

Capitola Coffee

Portland, OR
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Capitola Coffee provides “nourishment for the body, mind and spirit” in a cheery gathering spot. Order a traditional drink or try a signature creation, like the Brown Sugar Fennel Latte or California Dreamin’ Herbal Tea with rose petals and ginger. Pooches can swap tales inside on a rainy day or bask in the sun at an outdoor picnic table when the weather is warm.

Housed in a renovated elementary school, the nearby McMenamins Kennedy School hotel features unique amenities and cozy guest accommodations in a pet-friendly environment.

Pharmacy Coffee

Spartanburg, SC
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Located in the historic Montgomery Building in downtown Spartanburg, SC, The Pharmacy Coffee has the prescription to cure your coffee cravings. Drop by for a cup of Little River Roasting Co.’s brew paired with a sandwich or baked good. Fido is welcome to join you in the hallway seating area adjacent to the coffee bar. Snap a selfie with your dog and use #pupsoflittleriver for a chance to be featured on the company’s Instagram.

There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep to cure what ails you. Located four miles from The Pharmacy Coffee, Residence Inn by Marriott Spartanburg Westgate offers comfy pet-friendly rooms.

If you’re looking fof a place to grab a cup of Joe with your pup, search for a dog-friendly coffeehouse near you.

Starbarks Coffee Toy

"This is delicious." Photo by BringFido

If your canine coffee connoisseur prefers his own cup of java, order him this plush Starbarks Coffee Toy by Haute Diggity Dog. This queaker toy is perfect for dogs who love a good puppuccino. The “grande” size stands 7 inches tall and is sure to perk up any pooch.

Do you have a favorite dog-friendly coffee shop? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

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