Pet Friendly Restaurants Johannesburg

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Want to get out of the house and have someone else cook for you? Think your pooch deserves a change of scenery as well? Not a problem in Johannesburg: here is a list of some highly recommended pet friendly restaurants and their best features. Please don’t forget to check each restaurant’s pet friendly policies when making a reservation.

Arbor Café & Courtyard is a local café, creperie, deli with a French twist in Illovo. Your pet will be very welcome there. If you love Jazz, you will love Saturdays then this is the place to be!

Opening Times: Monday to Saturday:
07h30 till 16h30 (Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch)
Sunday:
Closed
Address: Shop 6, 64 St. Corner of Andrews Road & Wrenrose Avenue, Birdhaven, Near Illovo, Sandton
Tel: (011) 788 4111 / (087) 550-3455
email: info@arbourcafe.co.za
Cuisine: Breakfast, Brunch, Crêperies, Delis, French and Vegetarian
Licensed: Yes

For more information about Arbour Café & Courtyard please feel free to visit their Facebook page here.

Espresso Café & Bistro is a fantastic sidewalk café in the heart of Parkhurst. They are known for their prego rolls, peri peri sauce and pizza.
Your dog is most welcome there and please don’t forget to bring cash!!!
They are open every day – except Monday – for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Opening Times:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 08h30 till 00h00 (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Weds – Sat: 08h30 until 22h30 (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Sunday: 08h30 till 20h00 (Breakfast, Lunch & early Dinner)
Address: 4th Ave & 10th Str, Parkhurst
Tel: (011) 447-8700
email: espresso_park@yahoo.com
Cuisine: Breakfasts, Grill, Seafood, Pizza, vegetarian options
Licensed: Yes

For more information on Espresso please feel free to visit their Facebook page here.

Full Stop Café is a vibey sidewalk café in Parktown North, where your dog will be most welcome to come with you.
They are open every day – except Monday.

Opening Times: Monday:               Closed
Tuesday to Friday:       10h00 till 22h30 (Brunch, Lunch & Dinner)
Saturday to Sunday:   08h30 until 22h30 (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Address: 50, 7th Ave, Parktown North
Tel: (011) 880-4649
email: fullstopcafe@gmail.com
Cuisine: Breakfast, Burgers, Greek and Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Seafood, Steakhouses and Tapas Bars
Licensed: Yes

For more information on Full Stop Cafe please feel free to visit their Facebook page here.

Moyo at Zoo Lake is one of the largest restaurants in Johannesburg and they can host large functions. They have live entertainment, a kiddies play section and all types of pets are welcome: Small – large dogs, cats and even caged birds are welcome :)
However, please note that this is only in the afternoons and in their outside section in the garden.

Opening Times: Monday to Thursday: 08h00 till 22h00 (Brunch, Lunch & Dinner)
Friday & Saturday :     08h00 till 23h00 (Brunch, Lunch & Dinner)
Sunday:                            08h00 till 22h00 (Brunch, Lunch & Dinner)
Address:  Zoo Lake Park, 1 Prince of Wales Drive, Parkview, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2193
Tel: (011) 646-0058 / (087) 351-3945
email: zoolake@moyo.com
Cuisine: African cuisine, breakfast, buffet, grill, seafood, potjie, sandwiches, vegetarian
Licensed: Yes

For more information about Moyo please feel free to visit their Facebook page here or on their website here.

Voodoo Lily Café is a local community café in Illovo, Sandton. They make their own bread, source locally and organic where possible and support fairtrade coffee. Your pet will be well catered for, as there is a special menu “for the hounds”.

Opening Times: Monday to Saturday: 07h00 till 22h00 (Brunch, Lunch & Dinner)
Sunday:                            07h00 until 15h00 (Breakfast & Lunch)
Address: 64 St. Andrew Street, Corner Wrenrose Avenue, Birdhaven, Sandton
Tel: (011) 442-6965 / (082) 829-4437
email: info@voodoolilycafe.com
Cuisine:  Steaks, Burgers, Sandwiches, Seafood, pasta, Tapas and craft beers.
Licensed: Yes

For more information on Voodoo Lily Café please feel free to visit their Facebook page here or on their website here.

Vovo Telo is a chain of bakery cafés mainly in Johannesburg, but across the country. If you love freshly baked artisanal bread, this is the place to go and take your pet along.

Opening Times: Monday to Saturday: 07h00 till 22h00 (Brunch, Lunch & Dinner)

Sunday:                  07h00 until 15h00 (Breakfast & Lunch)

Branches: Milpark, Cresta, Bedfordview, Lonehill, Parkhurst, Grayston, Waterfall Corner, Norwood, Lynwood, Woodlands (please see their website for branch addresses and confirm all their branches are pet friendly when making a reservation)
Tel: (011) 784-0938
email:  feedback.vovotelo@famousbrands.co.za
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Pizza, Pasta, Burgers, Pies
Licensed: Yes

For more information about Vovo Telo please feel free to visit their Facebook page here or on their website here.

Walkhaven is a dogpark situated in Muldersdrift, created specifically for you to get out into nature with your dog, without completely leaving the city. The dog park is open 7 days a week. Entrance to Walkhaven Dog Park is R30 per adult and R15 for kids and pensioners. Annual membership is available. There is a braai facility available if you would like to hold a function out there (advance booking required).

Opening Times: Monday – Wednesday: closed
Thursday & Friday:        14h00 – 18h00 (late lunch & early dinner)
Saturday & Sunday:        08h00 until 18h00 (Breakfast, Lunch & early dinner)
Address: Plot 77, Zwartkop, Johannesburg
Tel: (071) 212-9955
email: info@walkhaven.co.za
Cuisine: Breakfast, pizza, toasted sandwiches, prego steak rolls, ribs and other weekly specials
Licensed: Yes

For more information about Walkhaven please feel free to join their Facebook group here or visit their website here.

Beerhouse is a pet friendly pub in Witkoppen/Fourways, Sandton. Feel free to bring along your small – medium pet.

Opening Times: Monday:                           Closed
Tuesday – Sunday:       11h00 until late (Lunch, Dinner & drinks)
Address: Shop GF34 Pineslopes Shopping center. 1 Sunset Ave, Corner Witkoppen Road & Pineslopes Boulevard, Fourways, 2191
Tel: (011) 465-2402
email: fourways@beerhouse.co.za
Cuisine: They are a German style Beer Hall. Their food is mainly traditional Belgium & German but they do have some standard pub grub like their BH Burger or Prego Roll.
Licensed: Yes

For more information about Beerhouse please feel free to visit their Facebook page here or on their website here.

Bonus – here’s a pet friendly restaurant in Pretoria

Huckleberry’s is a café in the park in Brooklyn, Pretoria. Your pet is welcome and will love the park! Don’t forget to bring a lock to add to the love bridge with your significant other <3

Opening Times: Monday to Sunday:    07h00 till 22h00 (Brunch, Lunch & Dinner)
Address: Cnr of Florence Ribeiro and Nicolson Street, Baileys Muckleneuk, Brooklyn, Pretoria
Tel: (012) 346-4588 / (083) 268 6862
email: info@huckleberrys.co.za
Cuisine: Breakfast, Pizza, Steak, Burgers, Tramezzini, Sandwiches.
Licensed: Yes

 

For more information about Huckleberry’s please feel free to visit their Facebook page here or on their website here.

We have also blogged a list of our recommended Pet Friendly Walks in Johannesburg. You can find that post here.

For Pet friendly accommodation in Gauteng please visit our page: Pet Friendly Accommodation Gauteng

Or for Pet Friendly Accommodation elsewhere in South Africa please see here.