Planning your next adventure with Man’s Best Friend? While heading out with your four-legged friend seems like an absolute dream, sometimes, it can feel like a minefield trying to find a welcoming cafe, bar or restaurant that’ll open its arms up to your furry friend. Being loving dog owners ourselves, we’ve done the hard work for you and dug deep to find the most dog-friendly cafes in the whole of Yorkshire – many of which cater more to the dogs than the humans. That’s our kinda cafe!
1. Kibble Bakery, Skipton
One of the most dog-friendly cafes in the entirety of Yorkshire, Kibble Bakery puts the focus on the pooches – with a product range for dogs that seriously rivals their actual human-friendly menu. We’re talking pupcakes, biscuits, doggy donuts – the whole shebang – with every item created in their very own DEFRA approved hound kitchen. To wash it all down, dogs can enjoy pawsecco, doggy tea and even pupspressos, because, you know, some dogs are just cosmopolitan like that. Kibble Bakery, 44 Sheep St, Skipton, BD23 1HY.
2. Salami & Co, Otley
Situated in Otley, Salami & Co is a gorgeous, modern cafe, which prides itself on its dog-friendly policy. Going above and beyond for our four-legged friends, the cafe not only welcomes dogs into their venue, but they also cater for them, too – with doggy pupcakes and biscuit bones on the menu for them to enjoy while you kick back with a coffee. Ahh, bliss. Salami & Co, 10 Market Place, Otley, LS21 3AQ.
3. MixMup’s Cuddle Cafe, Malton
A pretty unique little spot in lovely Malton, MixMup’s Cuddle Cafe is actually the perfect place to visit if you don’t have a dog. The cafe is home to a number of gorgeous pooches, all of which are friendly, sociable and happy to have a little cuddle with you during your visit. There’s even a dedicated corner just for that. What better way to de-stress? MixMup’s Cuddle Cafe, 8a Finkle St, Malton, YO17 7JD.
4. The Coffee Kennel Ltd, Sheffield
A cosy cafe in Sheffield, The Coffee Kennel Ltd loves dogs – and they don’t hide their passion in any way, shape or form. Be it their name, the decoration on their coffees, or their welcoming greetings to our four-legged friends – the cafe takes serious pride in its dog-friendly status. Expect paw-emblazoned coffees, homemade cheesecakes, tasty pupcakes for the pooches, and plenty of space for them to sprawl and relax while the hoomans have a drink and a bite to eat. The Coffee Kennel Ltd, 74 Catley Rd, Darnall, Sheffield, S9 5JF.
5. The Blue Whippet Cafe, Hull
Named after their own dog, Meg, The Blue Whippet Cafe welcomes the dogs of East Yorkshire for a unique Afternoon Tea, with treats and savoury snacks on the impressive dog-friendly menu. We’re talking cookies, pork rolls, pupcorn, pigs ears and so much more – with peanut butter and tuna birthday cakes also on offer for the lucky pups celebrating another year on the planet. For the hoomans, expect sandwiches and cakes – as well as special birthday-themed menus available, too. The Blue Whippet Cafe, 789 Hessle Road, Hull, HU4 6QE.
6. Wapentake, Leeds
A cafe after our own hearts, Wapentake celebrates all things Yorkshire, with a beautiful menu dedicated to our humble region and a dog-friendly policy so our pups can come along, too. While this particular spot doesn’t put on the bells and whistles for the dogs like some of the other establishments, it still well worth the visit with your pooch thanks to its welcoming vibe and seriously Yorkshire menu (stuffed full of brunch Yorkshire puddings, Yorkshire pudding burgers and more!). Wapentake, 92 Kirkgate, Leeds, LS2 7DJ.
7. The Lucky Pup, Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley
A relatively new spot at South Yorkshire favourite Cannon Hall Farm, The Lucky Pup – as suggested in the name – is extremely dog-friendly, offering a special menu of puppuccinos and treats, and plenty of tasty bakes for the hoomans, too (including gorgeous cakes!). The cafe is complete with a log fire inside, room enough for 150, and an outdoor terrace – so you can enjoy the wholesome venue whatever the weather. Cannon Hall Farm, Bark House Ln, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT.
8. Ruby & Sophia’s Dog Bakery, Rother Valley Country Park
Ok, so it’s not exactly a cafe, but it’s well worth the visit anyway. Ruby & Sophia’s is probably one of the most unique bakeries around – specialising in dog-friendly treats, and dog-friendly treats only. We’re talking pupcakes, birthday cakes, Gingerman biscuits, heart-shaped treats, doughnuts, cookies… The list really does go on. It’s a one-stop-shop for stocking up on the good stuff for your four-legged friend, and one they will absolutely thank you for later. Ruby & Sophia’s Dog Bakery, Rother Valley Country Park, Mansfield Rd, Sheffield, S26 5PQ.
9. Philomena Foggs, Holmfirth
Loved by locals thanks to its dog-friendly ethos, Philomena Foggs is a cosy cafe situated within lovely Holmfirth, serving bistro-style dishes for the humans and providing top-tier service for the pooches – from cosy doggy beds to relax on, to cheeky little treats upon arrival. The cafe is particularly great for those who’ve been out adventuring, with plenty of options to fill your tum with once you’re ready to settle down. Philomena Foggs, Unit 11, Albion Mills, Miry Ln, Thongsbridge, Holmfirth, HD9 7HP.
10. The Hound Lounge, York
Dog-friendly by both name and nature, The Hound Lounge targets the hounds more so the humans, and that’s the beauty of it. Providing dog grooming, doggy daycare, training and a cosy cafe space, The Hound Lounge really is the doggy destination of North Yorkshire. The menu is, of course, packed with dog-friendly treats – including puppucinos, pupcakes, pup tarts, biscuits, and more, with baked goods for the humans to chow down on while the dogs enjoy the atmosphere. The Hound Lounge, 26 Station Avenue, New Earswick, York, YO32 4BN.
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