Dog Friendly Sidewalk Cafés in Durham, NC

There are 4 pet friendly sidewalk cafés in Durham that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables, and 4 more nearby. Need help deciding where to eat? Here's a detailed description of each restaurant, along with pictures and reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Durham. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Nosh
Nosh If you're looking for a place to eat near Duke, check out Nosh, which has lots of outdoor patio seating where you and your dog can enjoy a meal on a nice day. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and serve a variety of cuisine including sandwiches, salads, burgers, and more. All of their food is cooked in house from scratch using high quality ingredients. Try the lump crab cakes, hand-rolled empanadas, and Southwestern chicken with mango salsa. Make sure to ask about the daily specials! See Details
Pet Friendly The Refectory Cafe
The Refectory Cafe The Refectory Cafe serves up fresh, healthy dishes (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) prepared with local, wholesome ingredients. Bring your pup along for the day and snag a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy a cold, local beer and a perfect sandwich. They also offer a number of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu options, as well. The Refectory Cafe is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 9:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am to 9:00pm, and Sunday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. See Details
Cafe Meridian For anyone looking for a great place to go for lunch, Cafe Meridian is just the thing. They have enough pet-friendly outdoor seating for forty people, and it makes a great place for business lunches, since they have free WiFi. Try the poached salmon with lemon and dill, grilled vegetable frittata, or spanakopita. They also have delicious salads and gourmet sandwiches. Any of the meals you get are sure to be delicious, healthy, and fresh. Cafe Meridian is open from Monday-Friday from 11am-2pm. See Details
Nasher Museum Cafe Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. If you find yourself looking for a place for brunch or lunch on Duke's campus, check out the Nasher Museum Cafe, which has lots of pet-friendly outdoor tables on their large outdoor patio. Try the omelets and eggs benedicts, or go for one of the sandwiches, salads, and wraps. The Cafe prides themselves on the fact that all of their ingredients are fresh and locally sourced. This cafe is located outside the Nasher Museum of Art, but dogs are not allowed inside the museum. See Details
The Goat Coffee & Wine Shop The Goat Coffee and Wine Shop serves up fresh coffees, refreshing wines, flaky pastries, and housemade gelato, along with an assortment of soups, salads, and sandwiches. Stop by with Fido in tow and snag a seat at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables to enjoy the day. Try the Triple Grilled Cheese on sourdough bread, or dig into the simple Roasted Sweet Potato and Pear Salad. The Goat Coffee and Wine Shop is open Sunday through Thursday from 8:00am to 6:00pm, and Friday through Saturday from 8:00am to 7:00pm. See Details
Sosta Cafe If you're looking for a delicious French style cafe, check out Sosta Cafe, which has a couple of pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a meal on a nice day. Sosta serves a variety of salads, sandwiches, and coffee sourced from the local roaster, Torch, and uses high quality ingredients, many of which come from the farmers market, to prepare food daily in small batches. Try the ultimate cheese sandwich- five cheeses melted on ciabatta bread with tomatoes and arugula. Sosta is open weekdays from 8am-4pm and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. See Details
Cafe Carolina & Bakery Cafe Carolina and Bakery is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of cafe fare. Choose from menu options like breakfast sandwiches, quiche, French toast, sandwiches, paninis, flatbreads, soups, salads, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of the pet-friendly tables available on their patio area. Sink your teeth into the Charleston Smoked Turkey sandwich with havarti cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and roasted red pepper pesto mayo on a sundried tomato baguette. Or go for the Spinach Artichoke Flatbread topped with creamy spinach artichoke dip, garlic, diced and sundried tomatoes, parmesan, and feta cheese on a crispy grilled crust, garnished with sour cream and green onions. Don't leave without snatching up a freshly baked chocolate croissant or specialty cupcake! Cafe Carolina is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00am to 8:00pm, and Sunday from 8:00am to 6:00pm. See Details
Cafe Carolina and Bakery Wachovia Center Cafe Carolina and Bakery is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of cafe fare. Choose from menu options like breakfast sandwiches, quiche, French toast, sandwiches, paninis, flatbreads, soups, salads, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of the pet-friendly tables available in the courtyard. Sink your teeth into the Charleston Smoked Turkey sandwich with havarti cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and roasted red pepper pesto mayo on a sundried tomato baguette. Or go for the Spinach Artichoke Flatbread topped with creamy spinach artichoke dip, garlic, diced and sundried tomatoes, parmesan, and feta cheese on a crispy grilled crust, garnished with sour cream and green onions. Don't leave without snatching up a freshly baked chocolate croissant or specialty cupcake! Cafe Carolina is open Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 3:00pm. See Details