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8 best pet-friendly cafes in Southern Queensland Country

If it’s a serious case of puppy dog eyes holding you back from brunch, we’ve got great news for you - there’s no need to leave your furry friend behind in Southern Queensland Country. 

We’ve uncovered the best pet-friendly cafes that will love your dog just as much as you do.


1. Burrow, Toowoomba

The clue is in the name of this caffeine-corner - Burrow is a cosy, dog-friendly nook in the heart of Toowoomba’s CBD.

Serving all day breakfast, Allpress Espresso coffee and free doggy cuddles – Burrow even have space for doggos to stretch out and play with other pups in their grassed backyard.

After brunch, take a stroll around Toowoomba’s Street Art in the CBD  or head over to Queens Park and let your little mate work off their puppychino in the off-leash area.


2. Chocolate Cottage, Highfields

Chocolate might not be good for dogs, but that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy Chocolate Cottage café in Highfields, a short 15km drive north from Toowoomba.

Serving up wholesome food, coffee, cakes and handmade chocolates – you can relax on the grassy grounds, sit under wisteria arbours and overlook the escarpment, all with your little mate by your side.


3. Bluebird Kitchen, Warwick 

Despite the name, you won’t need to worry about your pooch chasing the birds here. 

The team at Bluebird Kitchen welcome all canines - big and small - to their outdoor dining area.

Chow down on locally sourced meat and farm-fresh produce while your pup laps up the sunshine - just be careful they don’t nab some of Bluebird’s signature American-style smoked barbeque, right off your plate.


4. Jamworks, Glen Aplin

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For the preserve-lovers out there, make sure you stop in at Jamworks Gourmet Foods just 10 minutes south of Stanthorpe, where there’s bark-loads (160 to be precise) of jams and chutneys to choose from.

Jamworks take pet-friendly to the next level – with a dedicated doggy zone with dog beds, water bowls and outdoor seating for you to spend time together over morning tea.

It’s even gated so you can explore the store while your little friend remains safe and sound in the yard.


5. Stevie Jeans, St George

Make sure Stevie Jeans is on your to-eat-at list on your next St George road trip.

In the cooler months, enjoy warm soup with fresh bread and soak up the sunshine with your travel buddy. No matter the season, we always recommend grabbing a slice of their homemade cheesecake before you depart. 

Insider tip: If Fido suffers FOMO then we suggest treating them to a doggie-breakfast that they can chow down on too.

What makes dining here extra special is the un-egg-spected local artist right next door, Stavros, who carves art from emu eggs from his gallery, The Unique Egg


6. The Larder, Goondiwindi 

You’ll find the mecca of good coffee and food at The Larder in Goondiwindi’s city centre.

If you’re after something sweet, check out their range of artisan chocolate, homemade melting moments or gourmet Bramble and Hedge Nougat.

Four-legged friends are welcome here, with hitching posts for your pup to dine by your side as you sip Merlo coffee and dine on fresh, ready-made Larder lunches.


7. Neens, Goondiwindi

If your doggy loves basking in the sun, make paw tracks to Neens café and enjoy friendly service at this local favourite.

Order off the menu or try a slice of their freshly made cakes while you take in Goondiwindi’s heritage buildings from the sidewalk.

Both the Goondiwindi Town Park and Macintyre Riverwalk are only a short distance away for post-brunch walkies.


8. Whipbird Café, Coolabunia

Roll down the windows for four-legged fur ball and hit the road to South Burnett, because we’ve found a pet-friendly hotspot just outside Kingaroy.

The Whipbird Café is home to delicious meals, homemade cakes and the funkiest freak-shakes - a monstrous mash-up of milkshake and dessert. 

There’s a special pet-friendly courtyard right outside the restored Church building for you to dine all-day with your little buddy.

Looking for more paw-some places to explore with your puppy, check out our favourite pet-friendly activities  in Southern Queensland Country.

Keep Exploring

For more inspiration on where to explore across Southern Queensland Country, check out our travel guide or head to our blog.