BYO Doggo: Brisbane’s best dog-friendly brunch spots, parks, markets + more

posted by Karlicca Culalic March 13, 2018 0 comments

Look, humans, they’re great and all but dogs are somethin’ else. In Brisbane, there’s a tonne of things to do with your loyal companion, so we’ve put together a trail to follow when it’s your day off and you’re planning something with your four-legged love. Featuring, one very happy office dog @frankietheschmoodl.

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One of the perks of taking up the common pastime that is, ala brunching is when your avo smash comes with a side of majorly-cute-doggo-lapping-up-attn-nearby. There’s actually plenty of dog-loving cafe’s in Brisbane that welcome man’s best friend along for brekky. Our version of dog-friendly means any or all of the following: a little piece of astroturf, a dedicated leash-hook, a puppy hydrating station (water bowls), free doggie biscuits and the odd puppacino or two. Here are some of the BT faves, for humans too.

PINEAPPLE EXPRESS CAFE | James St, Eaton’s Hill & Hamilton| @pineappleexpresscafe
TALL SHORT ESPRESSO | Paddington | @tallshortkombi
ESHER ST CAFE AND DELI | Tarragindi | @esher_st
ATTICUS FINCH | Paddington | @atticusfinchcafe
TODD AND PUP | Moorooka | @toddandpup
BELLISSIMO COFFEE | Bulimba | @bellissimocoffeeau
ST COCO CAFE | Daisy Hill | @stcococafe
THAT LITTLE PLACE CAFE | Mount Gravatt East | @thatlittleplace
LITTLE SMIRK | Kangaroo Point | @littlesmirkbrisbane
SASSAFRAS CANTEEN | Paddington | @sassafrascanteen


Grab your acai smoothie/latte to go, and hang around in the sun whilst your pooch lets their mane down. Our favourite leafy Brisbane dog parks are both puppy and human approved!

POWERHOUSE PARK | New Farm | Get Directions
Enjoy a spot under a Jacaranda tree, just a stone’s throw from a children’s playground and the city cat.

SUNSET DOG PARK | Ashgrove | Get Directions
A park very close to Banneton Bakery. That means, bring a picnic blanket! The best way to indulge sweet treats is in the sun.

RIVERSIDE DOG PARK | South Brisbane | Get Directions
This secret spot has a sweeping view of Brisbane river for you (and the pup).

PERRIN PARK | Toowong | Get Directions
The perfect outdoor space to host a BBQ – gather your mates and their doggos for the afternoon.

HERCULES ST PARK | Hamilton | Get Directions
This treasure has a full on dog agility course and super close to Portside Wharf, which means a visit to Eat Street Markets after, naturally.


Everyone loves a good market – especially, where permitted, the four-legged, attention-sucking, adventure-loving canine. With food, doting humans and lots to look at, a Brisbane marketplace is a win for both you and your pup. As a matter of fact, our new Brisbane foodie precinct Welcome to Bowen Hills has a very exciting BYO Dog Night coming up soon! Here are a few more dog-friendly markets that welcome all well-behaved dogs on leashes.

EAT STREET MARKET | Hamilton | Get Directions
Open Friday and Saturday (4:00 PM to 10:00 PM) and Sunday (12:00 to 8:00 PM)

PETS AT THE GABBA | Woolloongabba | Get Directions
Every Saturday (3:00 PM to 9:00 PM)

JAN POWERS FARMER MARKET | New Farm | Get Directions
Every Sunday (From 6:00 AM to 12 PM)

Every Sunday (8:00 AM to 3:00 PM)


Wrap up a big day on the town with some cocktails and beer with your pup. PSA, doggy beer is an actual glorious thing! Here are a few events in Brisbane you can enjoy a beer or spritz with your little-loved one.

BARKS AND BREWS |  The Brightside | Get Directions 
Every Sunday from 11 AM to 5:00 PM. Barks and Brews is dog heaven. Large doggo off-leash area (obstacle course included), beer garden and cocktail bar, live entertainment and little treasures available for adoption from RSPCA Australia.

A BEERY GOOD SEARCH FOR A SU-PAW-MODEL | Atticus Finch Cafe | Get Directions 
This Saturday, 17 March, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Atticus Finch in Paddington (another dog-loving cafe) will host an afternoon of beers, that is,  both human beer and FREE BeerDog Brewhouse doggy beer. Have your superstar photographed and entered into an IG comp for the best doggy Su-Paw-Model. The prize will interest you AND your four-legged friend (vouchers, dog toys, and human beer).

Ah, a dog’s life. It’s a ruff one.

Send us snaps from your doggy-days out on IG @brisbanethreads

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