Auck­land’s best pet-friendly cafes

North Shore Times - - OUT & ABOUT - STAFF RE­PORTER

It’s al­most sum­mer­time and no­body wants to be left at home on those long lazy days espe­cially not the fam­ily pooch. Stuff has com­piled a list of some great Auck­land pet-friendly cafes so you don’t have to feel guilty when you go out, be­cause your furry friend is wel­come to come along. A sign of a great pet­friendly cafe is al-fresco din­ing, a few wa­ter bowls, per­haps some des­ig­nated doggy park­ing. And of course prox­im­ity to some of Auck­land’s best beach and crater walks.

The Huia Food­store

The Huia Food­store is set beach­side, al­most at the end of the road in the Waitakere Ranges Na­tional Park.

There are plenty of safe swim­ming bays close by and the beau­ti­ful drive through the bush takes you past Kaka­matua in­let, one of the few beaches out west where dogs can run freely.

Corn­wall Park Cafe

It wouldn’t be sum­mer with­out a trip to Corn­wall Park.

Lo­cated in the heart of Green­lane, this do­main is the largest area of park­land in Auck­land City. The cafe sits atop a gen­tle slop­ing sec­tion of grass, with plenty of shade for tired dogs and plenty of space for gen­tle walks.

Taka­puna Beach cafe

This is a very hip and very busy location but your dog will love the fact that it’s just a few steps away from the beach.

Last year the cafe of­fered a doggy de­gus­ta­tion menu, so you know the own­ers love dogs as much as you.

The Taka­puna Beach Cafe also has an all-day bistro menu and their own out­stand­ing home­made ice cream.

Pon­sonby Cen­tral

For dogs who want to see and be seen, this trendy location is ideal for ca­nine spot­ting.

This is a cen­tral city location but close enough to beau­ti­ful dogfriendly parks like West­ern Park and Me­ola Reef to keep your pups happy.

The Cat Lounge

And for those who don’t have pets, Auck­land also has ded­i­cated cat cafes where you can come and spend some time with res­cued fe­lines who love the at­ten­tion.

The Cat Lounge is lo­cated in Glen­field and can get very pop­u­lar, so book­ing is rec­om­mended.

Chil­dren are wel­come if they are closely su­per­vised and though your own pets are not wel­come here for ob­vi­ous rea­sons.

Dogs love to be in­cluded in dayto-day ac­tiv­i­ties.

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