If you follow us closely on Instagram you will know how much we love getting out and about Adelaide checking out all the dog friendly venues on offer! We have visited a few, but still have a big list to get to with our bestie @mavis_theborderterrier. We’ve compiled a list for you of our top 5 venues so far.
Sublime Coffee Roasters
This one was never going to be left off our list! Not only is it our local coffee shop, but they’re also super dog friendly. Rain, hail or shine you can head to Sublime with your humans as the kind folk there will let you sit inside (of course you will need to be on your best behaviour though!) We’re greeted with a pat and a treat every time we arrive, and the staff knew our names long before learning our humans name! As well as being really accommodating for the dogs, the coffee is top notch – our only complaint being that they stopped making their delicious toasties, so we can no longer steal a bit of bacon, cheese or egg from our humans!
You can find Sublime Coffee Roasters at 59A Bray St, Plympton Park SA 5038.
Tucked away in the backstreets of Somerton Park is this funky little space, a large open warehouse that doubles as a shopfront, co-working areas, coffee shop and yoga/pilates studio. Summertown Studio is filled with an eclectic assortment of vintage furniture and rugs which is not only extremely comfortable but makes for great insta pics (if that is your thing!). Our humans can confirm the De Groot coffee and cakes are top notch, and while waiting for your coffee you can check out their great range of candles, dried flower arrangements, sauces, records and more.
You can find Summertown Studio at 13 Paringa Avenue, Somerton Park SA 5044.
Bird In Hand Winery
If coffee and cakes aren’t your thing, maybe wine and cheese platters are? A 40 minute drive from the city you will find Bird In Hand Winery in the Adelaide Hills. With a large outdoor area with plenty of chairs and tables you’re sure to find the perfect spot to enjoy a glass or two of their delicious wines. We can highly recommend trying their antipasto platter for $60 which gives you a selection of cheeses, cured meats, marinated olives, dips, pickled vegetables and flat bread. Not only do they offer great wines and tasty food, there is a large grassed area perfect for us pups to do our best army crawls and have a play, and of course you can’t visit without getting a photograph in front of one of the most instagrammed doorways in South Australia!
You can find Bird In Hand Winery at Bird in Hand & Pfeiffer Roads, Woodside SA 5244.
The Marion Hotel
Fancy a visit to the local pub? The Marion Hotel offer dog friendly dining daily from 7am-11am in their garden area. With a great breakfast menu on offer we highly recommend you pay them a visit! The Garden is a large undercover newly renovated outdoor area, so there’s plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy breakfast with you, and the staff are always on hand to smother you with love and pats. We were greeted with a bowl of dog treats on our arrival for breakfast – who can complain about that service? Make sure to grab a snap infront of their ‘Dogues of Marion Hotel’ magazine cover cut out, and pop in to the cellar drive through to check out the gorgeous wall mural by Mike Makatron, we couldn’t help but take a photo in front of it as our harnesses matched perfectly!
You can find the Marion Hotel at 849 Marion Rd, Mitchell Park SA 5043
In the streets of Thebarton you’ll find Mister Sunshine’s, a funky little place to visit either just for coffee or to grab a bite to eat. We highly recommend doing the later, their menu has plenty of delicious breakfast and lunch options (including a number of vegan options) and with a large partly covered outdoor area you can visit at any time of the year! It’s a popular spot so we recommend booking (if possible). Great food, coffee and atmosphere, Mister Sunshine’s is definitely one to add to your list of places to visit – just make sure your humans don’t forget to order you a side of bacon.
You can find Mister Sunshine’s at 32 George Street, Thebarton SA 5031.
This is just a very small selection of the many dog friendly venues around SA, to check out where else you can accompany your humans check out the RSPCA SA PetStop App in the Apple App Store or Google Play. There is also an amazing website Takemetoo we love to use to find new places to visit, which you can find here: takemetoo.com.au