C&G’s Guide to Dog Friendly Dining in Bayside

Baysiders love a good morning coffee, or a high-protein lunch after a beach run. It’s even better when our furry, four-legged companions are also welcome. In this latest C&G blog we whip up some great local options that boast good food but are also dog friendly. Have a read, and happy dogspotting!

Cornerstone & Co.

This little gem in Hampton brings you classic brunch dishes with a Japanese twist. The space is airy but contemporary, with an adorable outdoor space featuring slim wire chairs and recycled timber tables. On a sunny day, it’s perfect for spending valuable time with your pup.

Hummingbird Elwood

Head to Ormond Road in Elwood for this ambient café, serving up daily Insta-worthy brunch with some evening bar food options Thursday to Saturday. They also have an impressive list of smoothies created with fresh and healthy ingredients. Its outdoor seating area is perfect for pets, and the best part is it’s only 5 minutes from Elwood Beach!

Mr. Brightside

This contemporary restaurant in Caulfield offers breakfast, brunch and lunch! It is also extremely spacious so pets can happily lounge around as their owners indulge in a hearty big breakfast or go green with the Mr.B Bowl. This is definitely a wonderful option for a family day out as well.

Neighbours Café

You’ll find this laidback establishment on Chapel Street in St Kilda East. Neighbours Café specialises in breakfast and brunch, with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available. The converted milk bar also contains a spacious outdoor courtyard that your four-legged friend can feel at home in.

The Tipsy Cow – Malt & Vine

Time for drinks? Head to Bay Street in Port Melbourne and check out The Tipsy Cow’s impressive selection of wine, beer and cocktails! You can relax in the cosy indoor bar or enjoy the sunshine in the courtyard. Dogs are most welcome throughout this self-proclaimed ‘luxury cushion castle’ and you may even bump into Nisha, the friendly bar dog!

Who is Bunker Spreckels

Another Ormond Road gem, Who is Bunker Spreckels embraces the Elwood beach vibes with its surf-themed interior and naming itself after the 70s surf icon! Humans will enjoy the hearty breakfast and lunch menus while furry friends will feel relaxed in this picturesque scene.


03 9531 1245
90 Ormond Road,
Elwood Vic 3184
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Black Rock

03 9589 3133
3 Bluff Road,
Black Rock Vic 3193
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Port Melbourne

03 9646 4444
1/103D Bay Street,
Port Melbourne Vic 3207
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