Dog Friendly Sidewalk Cafés in California

No need to leave Fido in the hotel room when you want to grab a bite! No matter where you’re headed, we can point you towards great sidewalk cafes in California that will welcome Fido to join you at an outdoor table. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly GoodLife Cafe and Bakery
GoodLife Cafe and Bakery GoodLife Cafe and Bakery, located in Mendocino, CA, is a casual joint that serves up delicious dishes prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal (they even provide doggie water bowls!). Please note that table service is not available, so Fido will need to wait outside while you order inside. Choose from menu options including breakfast burritos, quiche, bagels, pastries, baked goods, salads, soups, sandwiches, and more. See Details
Pet Friendly La Quinta Baking Company
La Quinta Baking Company La Quinta Baking Company is a charming European-inspired bistro in La Quinta, CA, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and baked goods with dog-friendly courtyard seating. Tasty menu choices include Greek omelettes, French toast, croque madame, King Louis sandwich, fromage melt panini, escargot, pan-seared Pacific salmon, quiche Lorraine, and penne Bolognese. See Details
Park Bench Cafe Located at the park a few miles from the beach, the Park Bench Cafe in Huntington Beach, CA offers a full dog menu as well as a venue for dog-birthday parties. People will enjoy hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, and burritos. Outdoor umbrella tables are dog friendly, and there are plenty of treats and water bowls available for furry patrons. See Details
Katrina's Cafe Katrina's Cafe is a dog-friendly restaurant in Auburn, CA, where Fido can join you at an outdoor table for breakfast and lunch. Guests can enjoy menu items like omelets, pancakes, French toast, sandwiches, burgers, chicken fajitas and more. See Details
Oscar's Cafe & Bar Oscar's Cafe & Bar in downtown Palm Springs serves omelets, pancakes, hummus, fresh Buffalo mozzarella and popcorn shrimp. Outdoor patio is dog friendly. See Details
Stratford Court Cafe A landmark in downtown Del Mar, the Stratford Court Cafe is a quaint spot to enjoy breakfast or lunch at a dog-friendly outdoor table. Menu includes croissant sandwiches, waffles, veggie scrambles, hot and cold sandwiches, Cobb salads, and a wide selection of hot and cold drinks, from cappuccino and Chai lattes to fruit smoothies and passion fruit iced tea. See Details
Penfold's Cafe A Temecula staple since 1984, Penfold's Cafe offers delicious American comfort food in a pleasant and casual atmosphere that welcomes dogs on the heated patio. Favorite breakfast and lunch include biscuits and gravy, bacon and eggs, French toast, Buffalo wings, taco salad, sourdough cheeseburgers, Monte Cristo sandwiches, quesadillas, fried chicken, and banana splits for dessert. Open daily 5:30am to 3pm.

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Garlic City Cafe This family owned and operated downtown cafe offers dog-friendly sidewalk seating and breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes. Menu features omelets, waffles, salads, tortilla wraps, pasta entrees, chicken parm, burgers, and the famous calamari steak sandwich. Opens at 8am Tuesday through Sunday; closed on Mondays. See Details
Naked Cafe Local cafe with unique breakfast & light eats, plus coffee & mimosas. Choose from buttermilk or whole grain pancakes, huevos rancheros, kung fu quesadillas, and carrot ginger soup. Plenty of gluten-free and vegan options as well. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Natural Cafe Natural Cafe offers burgers, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, and chicken and fish entrees. Dogs are allowed on the patio.

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Denica's Hearty breakfasts and lunch entrees that include several salad and sandwich selections as well as a taco bar serving Mexican fare. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area. See Details
Fireside Pizza On the periphery of the main plaza of the Olympic Village in Squaw Valley, Fireside offers a front courtyard with dog-friendly tables. Plenty of pizza and pasta options. See Details
Naked Cafe Dig into custom pancakes, roasted beef hash, sesame ginger chicken soft tacos, and custom made sandwiches and wraps. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. See Details
Olive & Thyme Olive and Thyme serves an extensive menu of salads, sandwiches, and entrees of grilled pork chops, pomodoro pasta, and the fresh Catch of the Day. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

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Joe On The Go Cafe Joe On The Go Cafe, located in Merced, CA, is a casual joint that serves up a variety of delectable eats. Choose from menu options including breakfast sandwiches, egg scrambles, coffee, tea, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their three pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Blue Cheese Bacon Burger topped with grilled onions, garlic aioli, bleu cheese crumbles, bacon, lettuce, and tomato. Or go for the Roasted Vegetable Sandwich with a medley of fresh grilled veggies, a sweet balsamic drizzle, jack cheese, and garlic aioli on focaccia bread. Joe On The Go is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 5pm, and Saturday from 7am to 2pm. See Details
Blackbird Cafe Blackbird has burritos, omelets, and French toast for breakfast, and burgers, sandwiches, and wraps for lunch. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Cafe Europa Cafe Europa is an upscale breakfast and lunch hot spot that welcomes dogs at outside tables. All eggs are organic and Omega 3, cheeses are imported, and meats are nitrate free. Cafe Europa opens at 9am during the week and 8am on weekends. Both seating decks are dog friendly. See Details
Rhody's Garden Cafe Rhody's Garden Cafe is located in the beautiful Mendocino Botanical Gardens. Specializing in organic ingredients and produce, Rhody's offers light lunch options that include fresh salads, made-to-order sandwiches, and gourmet grilled paninis. Grab a table overlooking the scenic gardens and give Fido a a doggy ice cream treat. See Details
San Benito House Garden Deli Cafe San Benito House Garden Deli Cafe is a dog-friendly eatery in Half Moon Bay where Fido can join you at a table on their outdoor, covered patio. They are well known for their award-winning sandwiches made with three varieties of bread that's freshly baked every morning. See Details
Moore's Delicatessen Moore's Delicatessen is an upscale deli with fantastic breakfast and lunch, craft beer, and wine. An awesome place to stop by for a quick bite or a nice long brunch. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. See Details
Alicante Spanish Mediterranean Cuisine Experience Alicante Spanish Mediterranean cuisine on the relaxed dog-friendly outdoor patio in the heart of world-famous Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs. Serving tapas, fresh seafood, meats, pizza, & pasta. See Details
Rail Side Cafe The Rail Side Cafe is a family operated cafe that serves coffee, espresso, scones, danishes, muffins, sandwiches, and paninis. Umbrella patio tables are dog friendly. See Details
West Coast Cafe Hole in the wall restaurant with great breakfast. Mostly locals hanging around drinking coffee and chatting. Not only is this place dog friendly, I think it might be a requirement!

Order at the counter, self serve coffee.
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Moulin Moulin is a laid-back, French bakery and cafe in San Clemente, CA offering high-quality pastry, espresso with some ocean views. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables on the popular pet-friendly patio. See Details