Lattes with Your Labrador: 9 Cool Dog-Friendly Coffee Shops

Posted by Mary claire Kinnas

Any time is a great time to treat yourself to a warm vanilla latte or smooth cold brew, especially with Fido by your side. Whether you’re on the way to work, stopping in for an afternoon break or relaxing after dinner, these nine dog-friendly coffee shops around the country are happy to welcome you and your furry barista to enjoy a delicious cup of joe.

1. Bark! Espresso

Seattle, WA
"Mmm, peanut butter latte." Photo by Facebook.com/barkespresso

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 Hang dog lounge while sipping a flavorful peanut butter latte brewed special for pooches. The menu for humans features Caffe Vita espresso, fresh-baked cookies, muffins and bagels, and hearty breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Dogs are also permitted on the spacious outdoor patio, weather permitting.

Take your joe to go and head 4 miles south to find stylish pet-friendly accommodations at Staypineapple Watertown Hotel University District.

2. Boris and Horton

New York City, NY
“I’m too cute for coffee.” Photo by Facebook.com/borisandhorton

Located in New York City’s historic East Village, Boris and Horton goes above and beyond to treat Fido like royalty. Pups are welcome both indoors and in the outdoor seating area, and are greeted with yummy treats. The coffee shop hosts weekly pet events like breed-specific meetups, 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 for no additional fee and is less than 1 mile from Boris and Horton.

3. Urbana Cafe

Cincinnati, OH
"Is that for me?" Photo by Facebook.com/Urbanacafe

If the logo of a dog trailing a Vespa didn't give it away, the many pics of dogs at Urbana Cafe is enough proof that this coffee shop loves pups. 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 sweet treat or a 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 2-bedroom vacation rental, located in Cincy's hip and historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.

4. Simply Coffee

Burbank, CA
“It’s like looking in the mirror.” Photo by @misshollywoof

Don’t be fooled by the plain name. Simply 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 speciality 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.

5. In the Loop Coffee Company

Minneapolis, MN
Clearly, someone needs a pick-me-up. Photo by Facebook.com/Intheloopcoffeeco

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. Free homemade canine treats as well as frozen pupachinos are available. Your furry friend might even end up on their 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.

6. Java Dog Coffee House

Wilmington, NC
“I said a double shot of espresso!” Photo by Facebook.com/JavaDogCoffeeHouse

Located in The Cotton Exchange shops 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 which doggy treats are his favorite.

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.

7. Toasted Coffee & Kitchen

Dallas, TX
“I’m finishing my first novel.” Photo by Facebook.com/toasted.coffee.kitchen

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 their Instagram. Treats are also available in case your pooch starts begging after watching you chow down on a slice of smoked salmon toast.

Spend the night at the nearby Sheraton Dallas Hotel, where one pet up to 50 lbs is welcome for no additional fee.

8. Capitola Coffee

Portland, OR
“I look marvelous.” Photo by @mojoandstewy

Capitola Coffee provides “nourishment for the body, mind and spirit” in a cheery gathering spot. Order a traditional drink or try a signature creation, such as Honey Mama’s Peppermint Mocha 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.

9. Pharmacy Coffee

Spartanburg, SC
“I was told there are pastries.” Photo by Facebook.com/pharmacycoffee864/

Pharmacy Coffee in downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina has just the prescription to cure those roasted bean cravings. Drop by for an energizing espresso, refreshing iced coffee or specialty hot tea, regarded by locals as some of the best in the Upstate. 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 their Instagram.

There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep to cure what ails you. Located 4 miles from Pharmacy Coffee, Residence Inn by Marriott Spartanburg Westgate offers comfy pet-friendly rooms.

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