We know you love them, so don’t leave those pups at home! While lots of local places we know love dogs, here’s our list of the friendliest dog‑friendly spots ready to welcome you and your four legged friends!
Panda has an expansive front area, sectioned off with chunky nautical rope, perfect for hosting their popular acoustic Sunday sessions or the many dogs and their owners, keen for a caffeine hit. “We sometimes have 20 dogs out the front,” Nicole says.
Massive dog lovers themselves, the business itself is named after one of the couple’s giant Old English Sheepdogs. Panda’s brother Bentley doesn’t entirely miss out, with a namesake burger. The lovable, Dulux lookalikes typically make a cameo at the cafe most days. Read more about Panda Blairgowrie here.
With its no‑fuss layout, laid‑back decor (think big tables, bench seats and plywood stools) and 'pets welcome' policy, Tucks serves as more than just a handy locale to deal with the overflow of visitors that flock to Montalto each weekend, and the views are even more spectacular.
Set on a 25‑acre lot, this Red Hill winery has its eyes firmly set on the millennial market. From the tactile, brightly‑labelled wine bottles and ‘YAY’ wine rack, right down to their dog‑friendly hashtag (#pupsattucks). Grab the lead and add this one to your weekend to‑do. Check out Tucks Wine.
As you head down Dava Drive in Mornington, you’ll come across a sea of colourful steel chairs perched in a neat square of four on the corner. If you’re wondering who they belong to, well, you’ve discovered Flock Cafe.
This colourful and spacious neighbourhood cafe is perfect for pups, kids, unruly husbands – you name it! Plus we heard they're known to give out doggy treats to extra special pups. Find more on Flock Cafe.
Georgie Bass Cafe
This Flinders venue is bright and airy, and all good things about coastal hospitality. With local produce grown up the road at Mornington Park and coffee by local roaster Commonfolk Coffee, you can’t escape the quintessentially Mornington Peninsula cuisine. Their covered outdoor space has plenty of room for your four legged friends to mingle too! Check out Georgie Bass in Flinders.
Two Boys One Beagle and a Coffee Shop
At TBOB you’ll be greeted by candy pink walls and modern styling, and the menu mirrors the thoughtful and curated interior. Daily treats and local favs are a must – complete with kid and pup friendly backyard, this local jaunt is jam packed with good things for the whole fam. More on 2B1B.