Dog-Friendly Cafes in Dublin

Coming out of what has felt like a never-ending lockdown, the possibility to travel more than 5km from the house makes the horizon seem endless again, even if we are still restricted to stay within our counties. With Spring now in full bloom, the days are getting longer, and thankfully a little warmer (ignoring last weekend's hail storm), we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to highlight a few walks around County Dublin for dog lovers. For those that were not lucky enough to live with 5km of the seaside, it’s now time to treat yourself to a peaceful seaside stroll to reawaken the senses.

We have a list of 11 of the best places serving up great coffee that are offering Special Discounts to all Paws Friendly Readers until the end of April.

Kennedy’s Food Store



With four Paws Friendly listings, Kennedy’s Food Store got its start in the city of Dublin in 2008 with its Fairview location. They quickly expanded from the ground floor to the upstairs area where they were able to spread out a bit more. In 2013 they were able to open their Raheny location and become part of the residential community there. Two years later in 2015, they expanded to Clontarf where they have a perfect location on the seafront and promenade for you and your pup to enjoy after a long walk. Their final location was opened in 2017 in Phibsborough and has indoor and outdoor dining, where you can sit down to enjoy a home-cooked meal with your pet inside or out.

Kennedy’s prepares and produces all of their food fresh each day in each cafe location, and they make sure to use local and seasonal ingredients such as real dairy and free-range eggs. They get their organic coffee from Dublin roasters and donate 2% of purchases to good causes. Their breakfast and lunch menus look absolutely delicious, and the most important thing - they welcome dogs with open arms! Their pet policy allows both big and small dogs inside and outside in all of their restaurants, and they have water bowls out for any thirsty pups!

For all Paws Friendly readers, their friendly staff will be offering 2-for-1 Coffees in all of their store locations. Just let them know you read about them on Paws Friendly!

  • Seating - Indoor and outdoor seating
  • Dog Size - All sized dogs welcome
  • Dog Amenities - Water bowls
  • Paws Friendly Special Offer - 2-for-1 Coffees

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Bold and Brass Coffee - Clontarf


Bold and Brass, a new community coffee trailer, has been welcoming dog owners since it opened in February 2021. They take great pride in doing their best to reduce their carbon paw print, from using compostable cups with biodegradable stickers to making sure all of their coffee is ethically sourced and Fairtrade. They offer a range of lovely hot drinks, from “the kick you need” cuppa coffee, to deadly Chocolate Abyss hot chocolate. Located a stone’s throw away from the Clontarf Promenade, they are in the perfect spot for you and your pup to grab a cookie, cake, and coffee (it is the weekend) and enjoy the seaside. 

For all Paws Friendly readers, this dog-friendly spot will be offering 20% Off all Hot Drinks, just let them know that Paws Friendly sent you!

  • Dog Size - All sized dogs welcome
  • Dog Amenities - Water bowls, doggie treats, puppuccinos 
  • Paws Friendly Special Offer - 20% Off all Hot Drinks
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Cuppacabana - Donabate


Cuppacabana is a dog-friendly drive-thru coffee container located at the Donabate Train Station. They have a strong sense of Irish pride, with all of their cakes being locally sourced, and all of their packaging is not only made in Ireland, but fully compostable. They love and encourage visits from their favorite furry customers, and they even participated in this year's Dog Trust Irelands 999kms fundraiser walk, completing their goal 5 days early! They not only stock Eco Mutt products, a beautiful range of Irish-made dog grooming products, but they also offer puppuccinos, doggie biscuits, water bowls, and a place to tie up your pup. So why not pop on by, pick up a strong coffee and some delicious brownies and cakes, and take your furry friend for a walk down to the gorgeous Donabate beach. With almost 3 kilometers of dog-friendly sandy seaside, it is the perfect place for a short walk to stretch your legs, and take in the beautiful views of Lambay Island, Howth Peninsula, and Malahide Estuary. Best of all, the beach is dog-friendly! (they must be kept on leads)

For all Paws Friendly readers, they will be offering Free Puppuccinos and Doggie Biscuits plus a Special Offer of €8 for any Ecomutt Doggy Shampoo, just let them know that Paws Friendly sent you!

  • Dog Size - All-sized dogs welcome
  • Dog Amenities - Water bowls, doggie treats, puppuccinos 
  • Additional Information - Eco Mutt products for sale
  • Paws Friendly Special Offer - Free Puppuccinos and €8 for any Eco Mutt Doggy Shampoo
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Aventura Cafe 



Aventura Cafe is a dog-friendly food truck with two locations, one in Portmarnock Train Station and the other at Paddy’s Hill Car Park. Both locations have strong coffee, delicious toasties, and irresistible baked goods on their menu. They also do weekend lunch specials such as a smoked salmon brunch, slow-cooked pork ragú, and the American classic sloppy Joe, they also have vegan and gluten-free options on their menu too! They love their furry clients and will treat your best friend with yummy doggie treats and puppuccinos. 

This weekend why not escape the city center and enjoy the majestic scenery of Paddy’s Hill. There is a great place to spend a nice sunny morning, so make sure you pick up your strong coffee, and breakfast pastry, and enjoy the views of the sea, islands, and Howth. There is a nice 6km walk that starts right at the Aventura’s Paddy Hill location and takes you down to the beach. You can find the route here. Your pup will thank you for the morning run around, and you can treat your happy pup to a lovely puppuccino. 

The Aventura Portmarnock location is perfectly located for you to pop in, grab your coffee and then make the short drive down to Portmarnock Bay Beach where you can take your pup for a leisurely walk in the sand. 

For all Paws Friendly readers, they will be offering Free Puppuccinos and a 20c Discount on all Hot Drinks, just let them know that Paws Friendly sent you! 

  • Dog Size - All-sized dogs welcome
  • Dog Amenities - Water bowls, doggie treats, puppuccinos 
  • Paws Friendly Special Offer - 20c Discount on all Hot Drinks
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Rise Coffee - SandyCove


Rise Coffee Co just opened at the end of 2020 and they have been making a splash! They offer specialty coffee, gourmet toasties, and a selection of treats, including vegan cakes and plant-based goodies. This dog-friendly cafe with a view invites you to come and enjoy some strong coffee, fresh sea air, and an unforgettable pastry. They love their doggie guests and have water bowls and puppuccinos ready for them 7 days a week. 

Next to People’s Park, and in front of Scotsman’s Bay, they are perfectly located for easy access to the piers on your morning stroll, and only 15 minutes walking away from the iconic Forty Foot, where you can stay nice and toasty with your hot drink while watching the brave souls do a bit of sea swimming.

For all Paws Friendly readers, they will be offering Free Puppuccinos, just make sure you let them know that Paws Friendly sent you! 

  • Seating - Outdoor seating
  • Dog Size - All-sized dogs welcome
  • Dog Amenities - Water bowls, doggie treats, puppuccinos 
  • Paws Friendly Special Offer - Free Puppuccinos!
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The Press Cafe - Dublin 4


The Press Cafe is an independent cafe located on the historical grounds of the National Print Museum in Beggars Bush. They lovingly prepare all of their homemade food using fresh ingredients from Irish suppliers. They serve Cloud Picker coffee which is roasted and pressed in Dublin. Now, for those with a sweet tooth, they have desserts for days; cheesecakes, pastries, scones, cakes, tarts, oh my! Enjoy their Mini Trays which are a half-sized Caramel Square, Gluten-Free Brownie, and Anzac (New Zealand Flapjack). They absolutely love their four-legged customers, often greeting them with a water bowl, and welcome them in their cozy outdoor area as well as inside the cafe. 

Located a stone’s throw from Dublin’s Grand Canal, why not pick up a coffee and a treat on your way up to walk along the waterside.

For all Paws Friendly readers, they will be offering 2-for-1 Coffees plus a Mini Tray, just make sure you let them know that Paws Friendly sent you!

  • Seating - Indoor and Outdoor seating
  • Dog Size - All-sized dogs welcome!
  • Dog Amenities - Water bowls
  • Paws Friendly Special Offer - 2-for-1 Coffees plus a Mini Tray
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Perkys Coffee House - Dublin 5


Perkys Coffee House is an Irish family-owned dog-friendly cafe in the heart of Raheny village. Established in 2010, this cafe has become a staple over the past 11 years. Open 7 days a week, they offer homemade baked goods, mouthwatering sourdough sandwiches, fresh-baked croissants, strong coffee, and afternoon tea. They even offer vegan and plant-based treats. They have always loved their doggie customers, and welcome small, timid dogs to sit inside with their owners, however, most of their dogs (and pet parents) will chill and enjoy their amply spaced, lovely, and secluded back garden. They have water waiting for all doggies at the front door, as well as in their garden, and offer puppuccinos and small dog treats. 

Perfectly located to grab a cup of coffee and puppuccino before going for a stroll around the dog-friendly St. Anne’s Park, where the dogs can run off the lead until 11 am or for the last hour of the even. (Find out more about St. Anne’s dog park in our Dublin Dog Parks Article.) Or, if you fancy a drive or walk, head down to Bull Island for a bit of seaside fresh air. 

For all Paws Friendly readers, they will be offering Free Puppuccinos, just make sure you let them know that Paws Friendly sent you!

  • Seating - Indoor (for smaller dogs) and Outdoor seating
  • Dog Size - All-sized dogs welcome!
  • Dog Amenities - Water bowls, doggie treats, and puppuccinos
  • Paws Friendly Special Offer - Free Puppuccinos
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Bodega - Howth


Who hasn’t been counting down the days until we can enjoy the dog-friendly Howth Cliff Walk again? With stunning views of Dublin Bay and the sense of being a million miles from the hustle and bustle, this walk is a paradise for dogs and people alike. But before getting your sweat on, stop by Bodega Coffee, where you will instantly feel the retro New York vibe and Melbourne inspiration as soon as you step foot inside. Bodega Coffee has been serving up specialty coffee, quality shots, organic pastries, and tasty toasties since November 2017. They are based in the Howth Market and open 7 days a week, they are a haven for coffee lovers and their ultimate goal is to provide you with the best coffee using the finest ingredients and world class equipment! They have reusable cups too! They welcome all sized dogs inside and out, with a large courtyard for dogs and owners to chill, and enjoy their coffee away from noisy cars. They also have water bowls out to make sure our furry friends stay well hydrated. 

For all Paws Friendly readers, they will be offering 25% off all hot drinks, just make sure you let them know that Paws Friendly sent you!

  • Seating - Indoor and Outdoor seating
  • Dog Size - All-sized dogs welcome!
  • Dog Amenities - Water bowls
  • Paws Friendly Special Offer - 25% off all hot drinks
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All of these lovely dog-friendly cafes will be offering these special discounts to Paws Friendly fans until the end of April 2021. Please let them know that we sent you, and share your outing with us on Instagram @PawsFriendly.

While you are enjoying your vacation with the whole family, including the family pet, enjoy the local culture by eating and drinking out in dog-friendly restaurants, cafés, and bars, all of which, and more, you can easily discover on our website.

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