Dog owners of Melbourne, say goodbye to brunch guilt. Dog House Australia has introduced a nutritious new human menu, so you and your pup can both enjoy your daily cup of coffee and a bite to eat. No more grumpy pups sitting under tables and no more turning down seconds. Dog House Australia now lets you have it all. What’s more, the new owner Manny and his team have spiced the place up with popping colours, amazing new dog treats and a whole new level of customer service.
For those unfamiliar with the Dog House, it’s fair to say it’s been quite the Melbourne dog institution. From Wednesday to Sunday, this cute cafe dishes up a comprehensive dog food menu including their famous frothy dogachinos, nutritious dog loafs, decadent pupcakes and adorable dog biscuits.
Naturally, the cafe has been designed with dogs in mind. Any dog owner will appreciate the care that has gone into designing a space that can be comfortably shared by dogs of all sizes and breeds. The cafe’s outdoor area features colourful booth seating with latched gates so anxious or small pups can enjoy their meals in peace. In the middle, large tables offer plenty of seating for group meetups and jovial pups can wander about off leash. Sitting here presents a higher risk of dogachino theft (especially from golden retrievers). However, it’s a great opportunity to make some new dog friends.
Now, the Dog House offers a human menu too. You’ll find a glass cabinet packed with simple and wholesome breakfast rolls, toasties and paninis. Better yet, since you’re treating your pup, you might as well treat yourself too. Opt for a mouthwatering slice or decadent piece of cake. Overall, the coffee is hot, the chatty staff are lovely and attentive, and what’s not to love about a bite to eat surrounded by friendly doggos .
Without a doubt, the best part of the Dog House is the experience. Watching a cute dog (or twelve) gleefully slurp a dogachino is the easiest way to turn around a bad day. In addition to the cafe, inside you’ll find a full deli of dog food and treats, a shop packed with trendy dog gear and a grooming station (by appointment). Indeed, the Dog House is not just a cafe. It’s a vibrant one stop shop for everything dog-related.
ADDRESS: 195 Johnston Street, Collingwood Hours: 10am-5pm Wednesday-Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday-Sunday.
Features: Umbrellas, covered seating, vegetarian options, off leash area, dog water bowls, dog menu, shop, grooming service.
Outdoor seating: 40+