Here in Alice Springs we pet parents love our dogs, like really love our dogs. We want to take them everywhere with us, right? If a cafe is dog friendly, we're there with four paws and a latte please. And if there's a shop we can browse the aisles with our canine companion in tow- we're there, golden retrieven'.
As an enthusiastic dog loving Alice Springs local (read: obsessed dog mum), I've compiled a list of the most pet friendly establishments in the area for your and your furry family members to enjoy!*
Eat food & drink coffee with your dog:
Page is a doggy dining favourite. Its called "Lulu Lane" at my house because Lulu just loves going there so much. The lane-way makes for a dog friendly, outdoor but undercover area where lots of canines enjoy sitting by their human enjoying a delicious breakfast, not to mention consistently great coffee. Staff will supply a water container on request.
Where? 3 Fan Arcade (off Todd Mall)
When? Tuesday to Friday 7:30am-2:30pm
A hidden gem for doggos, at Yaye's dogs are not only allowed but encouraged! A large spacious outdoor area means plenty of room for dogs on leads to sit with their family and enjoy a cheeky brunch. Water will be provided for your dog upon arrival. In the future Yaye's are looking to open another pet friendly back area that will even boast a doggy menu. You had me at "Puppaccino"!!
Where? 61 Larapinta Dr, Araluen (Araluen Cultural Precinct)
When? 9am to 4pm weekdays
8am to 4pm weekends
Star Of Alice
And isn't it just? Head out past the gap to enjoy a sunny picnic in the garden area with your dog. Keep them on a leash. Water supplied for humans and dogs alike.
Where? 31 Palm Circuit, Ross
When? Tuesday- Friday 8am-4pm
House of Tallulah
An awesome new Alice cafe that welcomes dogs with open arms! Keep in mind that H.O.T is a family friendly venue where lots of little humans hang out so dogs must be on a leash and are only permitted outside. There's a beautiful grassy area out front where you and dog can laze in the sun whilst you sip on a PAWfect coffee and enjoy the relaxed ambiance.
Where? 64 Hartley St
When? Mon - Fri 7:30am - 2pm
Saturday - 8:30am - 1pm
SUN - closed
One of the Todd Malls finest pawsitively pet friendly cafes allows dogs outside only and will supply water for pooch at your request.
Where? Todd Mall
When? Tues- Fri 7am-3pm
Aptly named, this funky coffee joint literally has the goods. And dogs are allowed too. Outdoors only and definitely on leash, your dibbi can enjoy watching the world go by with you as you sip your cappuccino. Staff are happy to rustle up a water receptacle if your dog is thirsty too.
Where? 11 Todd St
When? Monday to Friday 7am-2pm
Also in the Todd Mall here you will find not only the best pies (and bread!) in town but a lovely outdoor seating area to sit with your pup and enjoy a delicious pastry. Or two. (one word: cruffin).
Where? 4/11 Todd St
When? Wednesday-Friday 8am-2pm
Subway Hartley St
Yet another A+ dog friendly eating establishment! Just outside Yeperenye Shopping Centre, Subway boasts an outdoor seating area where dogs can come and enjoy free treats while you smash a footlong. Dogs must remain on leash so not to disturb other patrons and water bowls will be provided. The owner and management team are proud dog owners and lovers and will suPAWt your canines prescence.
Where? 44/55 Hartley St
When? Monday-Friday 7am to 9pm
Kungkas Can Cook
Pleasant outdoor area where friends of the canine variety are permitted on a lead and water containers can be provided.
Where? Shop 17 Diarama Village- Larapinta Drive, Araluen
When? Tuesday-Friday 7:30am-2pm
Get out of the busy centre of town and enjoy a relaxed meal here with your dogs. Plenty of outdoor, shaded areas to sit and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
Where? 16 Wilkinson St, Ciccone
When? Mon-Sat 8am-3pm
Plenty of outdoor seating where dogs can people watch til the coffee runs out.
Where? 1/58 Todd St
When? Wed-Sat 8am-11:30pm
Drink beer with your dog:
One of the only beer drinking establishments in Alice that will happily accept dogs cruising around the beer garden, Montes is a crowd favourite with both humans and dogs alike. Dogs are allowed in the front beer garden area preferably on a leash but absolutely under control at all times. No dogs allowed inside. There is even a fenced off area at the side of the building where you can open the gate and let your dog have an off leash wander and a sniff. Ask staff for a water container and they shall provide.
Where? Crn Todd Street and Stott Terrace
When? Wed-Sun 11am-late
Buy things with your dog:
Pet parents rejoiced when dogs were allowed at Bunnings, thats because its very fun to take your dogs to Bunnings. Dogs must be on a leash and under owner control at all times (no bitey bitey).
Where? Stuart Hwy & Power Street
When? Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
Home Timber & Hardware
Bunnings is not the only pet friendly hardware store out there! Dogs regularly accompany their owners in store here. Canines are welcome to wander the aisles although discouraged from weeing on shelves. Water can be provided if necessary and doggos might even get a pat from the staff at the front counter.
Where? 11 Smith St
When? Mon-Fri 7.30am to 5pm
Sat 8am to 2pm
Sun 9am to 1pm
Your doggy will love the smells coming from this amazing florist on Reg Harris Lane. Dogs are permitted in store on a leash and will be greeted warmly by the lovely florists here.
Where? Reg Harris Lane (off Todd Mall)
When? Mon-Fri 9-5pm
When? Mon-Fri 9-5pm
Todd Mall Markets
Every second Sunday in the Todd Mall, take your dog for a market experience! There’s lots of different stalls that both you and your pooch will enjoy.
Where? Todd Mall
When? Every second Sunday 9am-1pm
(next market Sunday June 11th)
The Saltiest Dog (@ Bark n Bath)
Come and check out our range of meat, bones, offal, treats, toys, supplements and more!
Where? 1/70 Lovegrove Drive
When? Monday-Friday 7:30am-6pm
*Please note when taking your beloved fur child anywhere, they should be on a leash and in your control the entire time. Not all dogs love other dogs, and thats okay, so be sure to ask other pet parents what they're comfortable with before allowing dogs to approach each other.