5 Dog Friendly Cafes in Los Angeles
Los Angeles has a reputation for being one of the best places you and your pooch can call home (or visit). There’s lots you and your dog can do together in L.A., like visiting one of its dog-friendly beaches, going for a hike in the “Hollywoof Hills” or dining at one of the city’s wet-nose welcoming restaurants or bars.
It’s no surprise then that L.A. is also home to several dog friendly cafes that serve both hot or cold coffee bliss that are perfect for enjoying all year long.
With three locations in Venice, Silver Lake and Pasadena that are each only a few blocks away from a dog-friendly park, Intelligentsia has prime locations close to where you and your pooch will already be walking. With blends like El Gallo, which features hints of silky milk chocolate; a tart Honey Badger espresso; and a premium Santuario Geishi blend that combines jasmine, orange and black currant flavors, Intelligentsia is serving up more than just your everyday cup of joe.
Dogs are allowed outside at each of its three locations, where Intelligentsia’s internationally recognized baristas will brew you a made-to-order cup of coffee or hand-craft you a spectacular espresso drink. Intelligentsia even has its own iPhone app that allows you to view their current, in-season brews. Hours vary by location, so be sure to check their app before you go.
Named one of Bon Appetit’s ”10 Best Boutique Coffee Shops,” LAMILL’s boutique location in Silver Lake not only offers finely-crafted cafes, but phenomenal food as well. For foodies who want to enjoy breakfast or lunch with their pooch, this is the place to go. Their menu includes warm brioche donuts topped with ice cream or poached eggs for breakfast and speciality sandwiches for lunch. The coffee is brewed in a Clover machine, or as Bon Appetit calls it, “the Ferrari of coffee makers.” Some of their signature beverages include the crème brulee; an espresso and caramel concoction; and an orange-infused cappuccino that’s topped with cacao.
Dogs are welcome on the patio and the Silver Lake dog park is less than a 10-minute walk away. LAMILL is open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. everyday, except Fridays and Saturdays when they close at 11 p.m.
Just a short walk away from dog-friendly Elysian Park, Fix Coffee proudly serves an assortment of L.A.’s finest foods and beverages. Brewing Intelligentsia coffee, tea from Art of Tea and sandwiches from BreadBar, this L.A. coffee shop is a great place to sit with your pooch and enjoy different foods in one spot. Featuring free Wi-Fi, a fire pit and spacious outdoor seating for you and your pup, you’ll want to get your coffee fix here.
Nested in Downtown L.A.’s burgeoning Old Bank District, CoffeeBar is where you can grab a cup among the city’s coffee aficionados. CoffeeBar meticulously creates each cup it serves, making sure the detail is up to par down to the very last drop. The downtown location is perfect for those who want to grab a quick bite or mid-work-day pick me up. Dogs are welcome to accompany their pet parents on the outdoor patio. CoffeeBar opens at 7 a.m., Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and closes at 6 p.m. daily.
Located near Griffith Park, Alcove is a great spot to grab brunch after a morning hike with your pooch. Housed in two historic bungalows and with a dog-friendly garden patio, Alcove not only serves hand-roasted coffee, but also teas, artisan baked goods and cocktails. The Alcove menu has delicious selections for breakfast or brunch, including a shrimp and crab omelette, brioche french toast, crepes, grilled paninis and a great salad selection. Be sure to check their hours before you paw on over to this cafe.