There’s only one thing we enjoy more than a smashed avo on toast and latte on a Saturday morning.
That would be a delicious brunch accompanied by a wagging tail at one of Melbourne’s best dog-friendly cafes.
The Hardware Société - Melbourne, CBD
"No eggs on toast" is the battle cry of this Melbourne institution. With an outpost in Paris, Hardware Societe prides itself on redefining brunch with a French inspired menu. Even ordering a mocha is an elevated experience here, with your espresso and a decadent dark hot chocolate served separately, so you can adjust the ratio to your liking.
We were delighted to find an indoor waiting spot for dogs, lovingly adorned with a sign, a comfy looking bed and water.
10 Katherine Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000
Rudimentary - Footscray
Footscray is an exciting place to be - a delightful melting pot of cultures resulting from waves of immigration over the years. Rudimentary is a cafe and community space that aims to contribute to this culturally rich part of Melbourne.
Rudimentary is a great cafe to be with your dog when the day is nice - sit outside in the spacious courtyard, sip a latte and catch some rays together.
16-20 Leeds St, Footscray, VIC 3011
Industry Beans - Fitzroy
What kind of list would this be, if we didn't have a Fitzroy cafe on the list?
Postcodes aside, Industry Beans stands on its own with superb coffee and a solid Melbourne-style brunch. If you're around on a Saturday, check out The Rose St Artist's Market and The Fitzroy Mills, just around the corner.
3/62 Rose St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Kettle Black - South Melbourne
Broadsheet described the Kettle Black as a "breakfast restaurant". And rightfully so. With elegant surrounds, a refined menu and custom blend espresso, you and your dog will have to come when you're feeling a little bit fancy.
50 Albert Rd, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Lux Foundry - Brunswick
Kid friendly, great for groups and an outdoor area to boot - makes this Brunswick cafe a perfect place to catch up with mates (accompanied with your dogs ... of course).
With Middle Eastern, Singaporean, Japanese and Mexican influenced menu items - the diversity of the menu means there's something for everyone.
21 Hope St, Brunswick VIC 3056
Have any other places we should add to the list that we've missed? Comment below or drop us a line.