Lifestyle Blog Post

A Dog’s Breakfast: Canine-Friendly Cafés in Kitsilano

As a Vancouver resident, you know how important your fluffy friend is to you. And since Vancouver is a canine-friendly city, with many residents of the city even bringing their dogs to work on a daily basis, the dog-friendly establishments around the city are very much appreciated. Dog-friendly cafes are becoming very prominent, especially in areas like Kitsilano, which boasts its prestigious homes and down-to-earth, family-oriented neighbourhood.

Viva Fine Foods & Bakery: Yew and Pooch are Welcome!


Located on Yew Street just one block from Kitsilano Beach Park, Viva Fine Foods and Bakery is a great weekend morning spot for coffee, pastries, and paninis. Other famous and delicious dishes include their tomato and spinach eggs benny. They also have a quaint patio for you and your pooch to enjoy together, after which you can grab a pastry to-go and walk your pooch to the nearby off-leash dog area at Hadden Park.


Juliet’s Cafe and Catering: Welcome to the Family!


As a family owned and operated establishment, Juliet’s Cafe and Catering at 1905 Cornwall Ave is the perfect example of family friendliness – one that welcomes your furry family member! As Kitsilano locals themselves, the family of Juliet’s Cafe loves everything about Kitsilano, including its friendly dog culture. You are welcome to enjoy their famous salmon benedict or french toast, or simply grab a coffee and muffin to enjoy your morning hours beside your pooch.


Gypsy Rose Café: A Quick Crépe and a Patio


If you are looking to grab a quick bite while walking your pooch, stop in at Gypsy Rose for one of their delicious crépes. Located on West 4th and Maple at 2017 W 4th Ave, Gypsy Rose offers a long list of sweet and savoury crepes perfect for your individual taste buds. These quick crepes – which are made right in front of you – are great for breakfast or lunch, and their dog-friendly patio makes errand-running and dog-walking that much more convenient.


Calhoun’s Bakery Café: A Pet-Friendly Sidewalk Patio


At Calhoun’s, you can make a stop while walking along Broadway with your pooch to enjoy a coffee – latte or cappuccino – on their sidewalk patio. Located at 3035 West Broadway, Calhoun’s offers a barn-like setting nestled between the best shops, restaurants, and specialty stores Kits has to offer. Take a freshly baked something from their pastry bar and continue walking with your furry friend.


Although establishments can often be restricted in allowing furry friends inside, many cafes and restaurants in Kitsilano and the surrounding areas have made it clear that their patios are pet-friendly, and so are they! So bring your pooch with you on a sunny day, and breathe in the fresh Vancouver air made wildly available at each of these Kitsilano patios.