Paws & Coffee: Discover the Best Dog-Friendly Cafes on the Mornington Peninsula

Did somebody order a puppuccino? There are two things that pretty much every Australian loves: dogs and coffee. Mornington Peninsula reflects this better than anywhere else! On Saturday mornings you’ll see dogs being walked wherever you go, with dog mums and dog dads needing their caffeine fix on the move.

The world-famous coffee culture of Melbourne quickly spilled over to the Mornington Peninsula, boasting some of the best cafes in the country.

Now, we’ll outline the best dog-friendly cafes in the region so you and pup can enjoy your morning coffee stop together!

Le Capucin

Bonjour! Welcome to Le Capucin – a charming seaside café specialising in French fare and coffee, located right in the heart of Portsea. This Portsea classic is bustling every day of the week, but especially on weekends. Le Capucin is known for its quaint blue façade, and is a hotspot for dog owners who often sit enjoying a coffee with pooch underfoot.

Somerville General Store

A classic old coastal general store… just not as you know it! This uber-hip café is now a vibrant community hub where pups and humans alike can stop in for coffee and pick up their daily supplies. Yep, they’re staying true to the ‘general store’ theme. Four-legged friends are more than welcome at the Somerville General Store, with a constantly-full water bowl at the door for thirsty pups.

Wombat Café and Store

In the mood for a plant-based treat? This plant-powered hub in Arthurs Seat has got the goods. Wombat Café and Store is highly-rated by locals, be they vegan or not. It’s the perfect place to grab a coffee when you and Fido are on the go, or stop in for some wholesome and healthy vegan dishes. We recommend the signature Wombat Smoothie!

Dreamer Cafe

Mount Martha’s very best! Dreamer is a combination of three of the world’s most famous beach destinations: Bali, Barcelona and Byron Bay. Specialising in Mediterranean brekkie, the team at Dreamer are rarely asleep – they’re open at 6.30am for an early morning walk with you and your pooch. Dogs are more than welcome at this Mount Martha establishment.

Blairgowrie Café

A total institution – the Blairgowrie Café is a no-fuss, unpretentious place for good food and great coffee. Open from 7am every day, this place welcomes early birds, and early pups, too. It’s a dog-friendly café with a welcoming vibe, right on the esplanade.

The Mornington Peninsula is certainly not short of dog-friendly cafes. If you and your pup are heading to our beautiful region, make sure you choose a dog-friendly place to stay! Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats offers the best luxury stays in Mornington Peninsula, the majority of which are super dog-friendly. Browse our stunning listings and make a booking today.