Dog Friendly Places in the Western Suburbs of Brisbane

Dog-friendly Places in the Western Suburbs of Brisbane 

Do you go to the same few places each day with your dog? Are you keen to try somewhere new?

We have compiled a list of cafes, parks, shops, and other places you can visit with your pooch.

Note: dog-friendly means that at a minimum, dogs can be tied near their owners.

● Sassafras of Paddington, 88 Latrobe Tce, Paddington. Features a large outdoor seating area, a dog menu and chilled water for dogs.
● Corn St Cafe, 2/498 Waterworks Rd, Ashgrove. Features outdoor seating and a “doggo menu” including pancakes.
● Soul Revolver Co, 1/36 Cole St, Alderley. Daisy’s local cafe. Her favourite order is a cheeky ham and cheese toastie.
● Milo & Maisie Coffee Co, 139 Kennedy Tce, Paddington. Dog biscuits for purchase.
● The Lodge, The Gap Village. Features dog menu.
● Brisbean Coffee, 47 South Pine Rd, Alderley. Features a dog menu, including doggy ice cream.
● Bardon Thyme, 5 Morgan Tce, Bardon.
● Goodfolk Cafe, 58 Rainworth Rd, Bardon.
● Gramps Cafe, 110 Windsor Rd, Red Hill.
● Chapter IV, 180 Latrobe Tce, Paddington.
● The Java Lounge, 161 Latrobe Tce, Paddington.
● Pitch and Fork, 65 Sylvan Rd, Toowong.
● Famished on Frasers, 62 Frasers Rd, Ashgrove.
● Remy’s, 106 Latrobe Tce, Paddington.
● Anouk Cafe, 212 Given Tce, Paddington.
● Momo Chicken, Newmarket Village.
● Little Red Bakery, 63 Windsor Rd, Red Hill.
● Merlo Coffee Cafe, 1/78 Latrobe Tce, Paddington.
● Corner Store Cafe, 113 Sylvan Rd, Toowong.
● Home Cafe Ashgrove, 20 Stewart Rd, Ashgrove.
● Riser, 85 Miskin St, Toowong.
● Arthur Terrace Coffee Shop, 94 Arthur Tce, Red Hill.
● Via Retro Cafe, 114 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Toowong.
● Dilly Dally Cafe, 45 Dean St, Toowong.
● Milkbar Cafe, 9/16 Ashgrove Ave, Ashgrove.

Off-leash Dog Parks:
The Gap
● Wittonga Park – features separate area for small dogs
● Corramulling Park
● Paten Park – features dog agility equipment

● Dorrington Park

● Sunset Park – one of the largest fenced-off areas in the western suburbs, features dog agility equipment with jumps and tunnels and lots of room to run
● Norman Buchan Park

● Neal Macrossan Playground Park

Red Hill
● Gilbert Park

● ANZAC Park – features separate area for small dogs, dog agility equipment
● Perrin Park – features separate area for small dogs

● Sedgley Park/Newmarket Dog Park

● Keperra Dog Park/Dash St Park – features separate area for small dogs
● Keryn Place Park – features dog agility equipment

Mt Coot-tha trails – dogs must be on leash
● Litchfield Track
● Mt Coot-tha Summit via JC Slaughter Falls
● Powerful Owl and Simpson Falls Loop
● Honeyeater Track to Mt Coot-tha Summit
● Gap Creek via Kokoda and Simpsons Falls

Shops & Activities:
● Most pet shops
● Bunnings
● Most markets
● Brisbane City Council’s Outdoor Galleries

Make sure you pick up after your dog and dispose of droppings in bins provided, your dog is friendly towards other dogs, your dog is registered, and is wormed and vaccinated regularly.

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Author: Evie Drinnan

Cover image: Daisy, 11, and her friends Luke and Evie outside the dog-friendly cafe, Sassafras of Paddington.

Photo credits: Luke Barger, Melanie Grevis-James