Dog Friendly Restaurants in Johannesburg
2B Cuisine (Bryanston)
Having made their name serving great breakfast and brunch, Norman and Simon Beggs are still treating avid eaters – and their pooches – these days.
Adjoining the well-established nursery’s garden is a coffee bar, a charming restaurant and a children’s craft centre.
The Brazen Head (Fourways)
Serving pub grub and traditional fare with customary Irish hospitality and music, The Brazen Head also welcomes canines.
Bread & Roses Bistro (Melville)
For breakfasts of interest, delicious lunches and baking on the premises, Bread & Roses is on the trendy end of the spectrum. Dogs get free bowls of water; people get WiFi.
Café Hemingways (Kyalami)
Dogs are seen to first with a bowl of water and a treat, then the artisanal on-trend bistro offers the eclectic and cool menu on the similar humans
Crafters & Cravings (Linden)
This is the spot for a light meal in peace, with gifts and crafts to tempt while you taste the wares.
Doppio Zero (Greenside)
This is the first of the Doppio Zeros, buzzy and busy from coffee and croissants at the beginning of the day through to the night. Dogs settle on the wide patio with their owners. All Doppios donate to the SPCA.
Eat Your Heart Out (Maboneng)
The sunny yummy food is all Jewish inspired, from breakfast through to the end of the day. It’s food that’s easy to love and just that bit quirky.
Hell’s Kitchen (Melville)
Despite the tough rocker image, dogs rock up too. The food is seared and successful, with drinks on the speakeasy side.
This pretty marvellous burger joint has a great reputation for good ingredients, atmosphere and spirits. Dogs and owners get it all on the patio.
Juno & Co (North Riding)
A deli, a harvest table and lovely sandwiches and coffees are on offer here. It’s peaceful and dog-friendly.
Mrs Sippi Blues (Bedfordview)
Out in the gardens, the restaurant and pub are almost on the water, offering all the scampering a child or dog could want. Dogs are also offered ‘licky bowls’ and special biscuits.
Picobella Trattoria (Melville)
An outer elevated area, honest and good value Med-influenced food, and a beautifully calm vibe pulls in the locals.
The Pizza Place and Garden Café (Northcliff)
This spot has indoor-outdoor seating and a great selection of pizzas, plus dog-romping space.
Possum’s on Burnside (Craighall)
Possum’s new larger location also features a pub area and a longer food menu that’s as exciting and innovative as ever. Dogs are free to explore and wander.
River Café (Sandton)
This is the place for relaxed open-air meals and snacks with your best friend. On Fridays it’s popular for sundowners and early suppers.
Soul Souvlaki (Maboneng)
Soul Souvlaki is one of the hippest places to get all the delicious and fresh homemade tastes of Greek cuisine. And dogs are welcome.
The Stables Country Pub (Sunninghill)
A quaint country pub, The Stables is great for chilled drinks and grills, baskets, sandwiches and salads. The dogs get water bowls and six acres to explore, though they must wear leashes.
Tea Under the Trees (Lyndhurst)
Within Schaffler’s Nursery is a welcoming shady area where the goodness on your plate is often harvested before your eyes. Breakfasts are homely, freshly baked goods and salads are well loved, and dogs are treated to their own titbits.
Voodoo Lily Lounge (Birdhaven)
At this friendly, caring eatery, where the planet is a concern, the lovely food is organic and sustainable, and breakfasts are particularly nice! The airy and beautiful space is welcoming to dogs, even offering them their own menu.