5 Dog Friendly Brunch Spots in Florida
Florida is known for its sunny beaches, great shopping and of course, Walt Disney World. The Sunshine State is a popular vacation spot and if you plan on high-tailing it with your pooch to enjoy all that Florida has to offer, you’re in luck. When your stomach is grumbling, follow your pooch’s wet nose to these dog friendly restaurants for brunch.
Before you go, be sure to read our 5 Tips for Dining Out With Your Dog, so they don’t throw oranges at you for not being polite.
1. White Wolf Cafe – 1829 North Orange Ave. (map), 212-889-6600
The White Wolf Cafe is aptly named after the owners’ white German Shepherd, Casper, who would greet people at the door when they first opened back in 1991. More than a decade later, White Wolf remains dog-friendly and is a paw-fect brunch spot in Orlando, serving up homemade cinnamon rolls, crab cake eggs benedict, homemade quiche, coconut-crusted tilapia and a wide variety of pizzas.
Pooches are welcome outside on the patio. White Wolf is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m (10 p.m. Friday), Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2. GreenStreet Cafe – 3468 Main Highway (map), 305-444-0244
Located in Coconut Grove, part of GreenStreet Cafe’s philosophy is to be a spot where locals can take a break from their dog walk to sit down and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. With pictures of patrons and their pups posted on their website and plenty of Yelp reviews about GreenStreet Cafe being dog-friendly, it’s already earned a spot on our list just for the atmosphere.
But of course, this wouldn’t be a good guide to brunch spots if we didn’t highlight the cafe’s amazing lineup of food. Menu items include hand-crafted espresso drinks, strawberry pancakes, a goat cheese & tomato omelet, a duck salad and blackened dolphin burgers. We’re sure there’s something on GreeenStreet’s menu you’ll want to nom on. GreenStreet is open Sunday to Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 a.m.
3. A La Folie Cafe – 516 Espanola Way (map), 305-538-4484
Located in beautiful Miami Beach, A La Folie Cafe boasts a dog-friendly outdoor garden patio. With authentic savory and sweet crepes, baguette sandwiches and traditional French cuisine, this Parisian pursuit will have you and your dog saying “J’adore A La Folie!”
Justin C. on Yelp! had this to say about the cafe: “This little gem that is so completely unassuming from the front yet dotted with patrons soaking up the sun on their patio [while their] dogs lie in wait.”
Bon appetit! A La Folie has two cafe locations and both are open from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
4. The Virgin Olive Market – 807 N. Orange Ave. (map), 407-601-7848
Serving breakfast and brunch all day on the weekends, the Virgin Olive Market is a cute spot to grab some grub before making your way to the beach or nearby Lake Concord. With what Yelp! reviewers are calling “amazing hummus” and a special Saturday brunch menu that includes eggs Florentine, freshly-made Belgium waffles and $3 mimosas, we’re wishing Florida was a bit closer to Los Angeles.
With outdoor seating for you and your pooch to enjoy and free WiFi, be sure to cruise down to the Virgin Olive Market Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.
5. Orlando Farmer’s Market – E Central Blvd and N Eola Dr (map), (321) 202-5855
If you’re cruising around Orlando on a Sunday morning, take you pooch to the Orlando Farmer’s Market! One Yelp! reviewer said this: “The farmers market is pet friendly (yay!). I saw lots of dogs and even bunnies! Some vendors even had water bowls out for the dogs which I thought was very nice. Also, don’t forget to bring cash!”
For pet parents wanting to try different food vendors who offer both breakfast and lunch, and peruse the fresh produce, this is the market for you. Just be sure your dog is good with crowds as the farmer’s market gets packed as the day goes on. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.