The bond between individuals and their dogs is celebrated and nurtured in Hong Kong, thanks to the city’s array of dog-friendly eateries. Establishments, ranging from cozy cafes to lively bars, have transformed dining out into an inclusive experience where canine companions are not just allowed but welcomed. The city, renowned for its iconic skyline and culinary delights, also has a growing reputation as a haven for dog lovers. The emergence of pet-friendly venues means the end of leaving dogs at home, ushering in an era where every dining experience is shared and every meal is a tail-wagging affair.
These eateries are not just about accommodating dogs; they are community hubs where the presence of pets adds to the vibrant atmosphere. Whether it’s a quiet café in a secluded neighborhood or a bustling restaurant in the heart of the city, dog lovers can find a spot that caters to their and their pets’ needs. Little Steps’ curated list of 20 top dog-friendly venues ensures that every dog owner and enthusiast finds a place where the company of dogs is welcome. Each venue is a testament to the city’s evolving culture, where the companionship of dogs is integrated into the everyday dining experience. For those seeking the perfect brunch spot or a restaurant with an outdoor terrace for a leisurely meal, Hong Kong’s dog-friendly eateries offer something for every palate and preference.
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Stazione Novella, nestled at the vibrant intersection of Staunton and Aberdeen streets in SoHo, offers a unique Italian experience reminiscent of traditionally charming boltholes surrounding Florence's train stations. Guests and their canine companions are invited to immerse themselves in an atmosphere where the simplicity and elegance of Italy come alive. Patrons can savor a curated selection of affordable Italian wines, draught beers, and classic cocktails, each perfectly paired with a menu featuring delicious paninis and antipasti from premium ingredients. Dogs are welcomed and celebrated, with special treats like the Stazione Novella dog cake ensuring they, too, indulge in the finest Italian flair. Stazione Novella encourages you to share these memorable moments on Instagram with the hashtag #StazzyPooch, fostering a community of dog lovers and connoisseurs of fine Italian cuisine and wines. Keep your eyes peeled for special dog dress-up dates such as Halloween.
Ruam, located above the bustling Ship Street, is a gem where the vibrancy of Thai culture and the warmth of hospitality converge. Pronounced roo-uhm, meaning "gather" in Thai, Ruam epitomizes a space of unity and friendliness. With its lush, expansive terrace and intimate indoor dining, it's a haven where guests can indulge in an array of Thai market favorites and innovative cocktails. The atmosphere is casual yet spirited, making it a perfect spot for brunches, lunches, and relaxed gatherings. Dog owners find a unique haven here; the terrace is not just pet-friendly but is enhanced by the cheerful presence of four-legged companions. Ruam's menu, a delightful mix of signature snacks, salads, and sharing dishes, is complemented by happy hour offerings and weekend free-flowing specials, ensuring every visit is a unique culinary journey. Ruam is poised to become a much-loved gathering spot, where the buzz of conversations and the bark of pups create communal happiness.
Feather & Bone stands as a convergence of quality and hospitality, renowned for offering meticulously sourced produce directly from farmers and artisans. Nestled in the Mid-Levels, this boutique butcher deli and restaurant is a haven for gourmands and their canine companions. Dogs and their pawrents are allowed on the rooftop of Feather & Bone (the best views!). You are invited to indulge in various culinary delights crafted from the finest cuts of beef and other meats flown in from Australian farms and the killer happy hour for humans every weekday (excluding public holidays) between 3 pm and 7 pm. Group Executive Chef Yannick Guillemot curates menus that testify to simplicity and elegance, featuring world-famous classics and innovative takes on your favorite staples. Don’t forget to use the opportunity to take home premium produce that you and your pup can enjoy at home.
Locofama, in the evolving neighborhood of Sai Ying Pun, epitomizes a sanctuary for health-conscious individuals and their furry companions. With a philosophy deeply rooted in offering nutritionally rich and flavorful farm-to-table experiences, the restaurant is a testament to conscious dining. Every dish, crafted to cater to diverse dietary preferences, including vegan, dairy-free, nut-free, carb-free, and pescatarian, celebrates organic and chemical-free produce sourced from local farmers and artisans. Locofama’s ethos extends beyond the plate; it’s a hub where the community, marked by eclectic and conscious locals, come together to socialize. Partnerships with initiatives like Paws United for Dog Adoption Days and Kelly Animals Shelter underscore its commitment to inclusivity, where you can celebrate your four-legged friends in the communal experience. Enjoy the Locofama wine movement with its well-curated selection of wines with probiotics and antioxidants underscoring its dedication to holistic well-being.
Le Garçon Saigon, set in the heart of the city, seamlessly marries the vibrant flavors of Saigonese cuisine with the refined ambiance of a Parisian brasserie. Every evening, from 5 to 7 pm, the restaurant revives L'heure de Saigon, inviting guests and their canine companions to indulge in the golden hours of the setting sun. Patrons can unwind in the brasserie-inspired dining room or bask outdoors with their dogs, savoring meticulously crafted small bites paired with a refreshing Saigon Special or a glass or two from the curated wine selection. Head Chef Theign elevates the dining experience, showcasing mastery over the woodfire grill while catering to lovers of wok, snacks, charcuterie, DIY rolls, and desserts. For those in a hurry or seeking a spontaneous bite with their furry friend, the equally dog-friendly sister restaurant, Le Petit Saigon, offers exquisite banh mi, ensuring every visit is a delightful culinary journey for humans and their four-legged pals.
Rajasthan Rifles, perched at the top of The Peak, offers a unique dining experience steeped in history and panoramic city views. Inspired by the mess halls of the 1920s, where British and Indian officers of the British Indian Army congregated, the restaurant is a testament to the blend of Anglo-Indian cuisine. After a rewarding walk up to The Peak, you can indulge in a culinary journey where the legacy of a bygone era meets contemporary flair. The restaurant offers picnics, allowing diners to bask in the sun with their tired dogs while savoring a selection of Anglo-Indian signature dishes. Each dish, from much-loved chutneys that grace British cheese sandwiches to the beloved curries of South Asia, offers a dining experience that is out of the ordinary, echoing the camaraderie and culinary unification of the officers’ mess.
Little Bao, a gem located across from Victoria Park, epitomizes a modern Chinese diner infused with the eclectic international flavors that define Hong Kong. Founded by Chef May Chow, a Canadian-born culinary maestro based in Hong Kong, Little Bao is a sanctuary for food enthusiasts and their canine companions. Since serving her first Pork Belly Bao in 2013, Chow has transformed Little Bao into a haven of culinary innovation, where the richness of Chinese cuisine meets global flavors, resulting in a menu teeming with playful and experimental dishes. Each bao is a handcrafted masterpiece, toasted to golden perfection and served alongside sharing plates and cocktails that embody the spirit of togetherness. Dog owners find an exceptional retreat here, where the ambiance of inclusivity extends to their furry friends. Chow, celebrated as Asia’s Best Female Chef in 2017 and a prominent figure on the global culinary stage, ensures that every visit to Little Bao is a dining experience and a journey into the warmth of her community. There's lots of merch, too!
Classified is a collection of street-side European-inspired café-workplaces that ooze with charm. Since its inception in 2006, it has reinvigorated street-level dining, offering a cozy retreat where you can enjoy modern comfort food, freshly brewed coffee, and boutique wines. Catering to every family member, including the four-legged ones, Classified is renowned for its inclusivity. A special kids menu delights the kids, while pets relish the experience of dining at the table with their humans. Classified, perfect for every cheese enthusiast, it unveils a world of gourmet indulgence with its pioneering walk-in cheese room where guests can handpick specialty cheeses from the temperature-controlled cheese room. Every visit to Classified is not just a dining experience but a journey into a world where the warmth of neighborhood sociability, culinary excellence, and the joy of family and pets unite, making it a great destination for diverse palates and preferences.
Cabana Breeze is perfect for all-day dining and relaxation, located in the picturesque waterfront retail space of Tung Chung T Bay, adjacent to the Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel. This pet-friendly restaurant, adorned with indoor and outdoor seating, is ideal for casual yet elegant gatherings. Indulge in a menu infused with Mediterranean coastal flavors, featuring fresh and grilled seafood, sumptuous pasta, and pizza dishes. Signature offerings like the refreshing hamachi ceviche and the tender baby back ribs promise a delicious culinary journey. Cabana Breeze, flanked by its scenic stretch overlooking the sea, elevates the dining experience with Tiki-inspired cocktails and a diverse wine selection. The availability of parking at the nearby hotel and the inviting ambiance of cabanas where you can recline with a cocktail in hand makes it the ultimate hotspot for food enthusiasts, families, and furry companions.
Shake Shack, originating from a humble hot dog cart in Madison Square Park, has blossomed into a global community-centric dining experience. Every Shack is carefully crafted to reflect and support its local community, partnering with local artists and purveyors and hosting events to foster community engagement. Its "Stand For Something Good" ethos anchors the brand, ensuring each meal blends quality, sustainability, and community spirit. Ingredients are sourced with stringent adherence to industry-leading animal welfare practices, and each Shack is a blend of sustainable design and community gathering space. From its inception supporting art in Madison Square Park to its global presence, Shake Shack remains committed to transparent communication, accountability, and evolving its practices to continually "do the right thing." There's doggy-friendly seating inside and outside, so you and your furry companion can enjoy your Shack menu together. What's more, Shake Shack donates 5 percent of its sales of Shack Attack to LAPHK. It offers an all-day 'Y'appy Hour' where all dogs receive a complimentary Poochini with any food or drink purchase.
Puppuccino, nestled in the heart of Tseung Kwan O, is Hong Kong’s premier destination, amalgamating a pet-friendly restaurant, indoor snow playground, retail store, and pet spa. Inspired by the intricate artworks of M.C. Escher, the venue’s interior design is a mesmerizing dance of relativity, infinity, and geometrical elegance, offering both pets and their owners a sanctuary of relaxation and visual inspiration. The restaurant is rooted in the farm-to-table philosophy, with vertical farms adorning the space, ensuring every dish blends freshness and flavor. At the heart of Puppuccino’s unique offerings is Hong Kong’s first indoor snow playground for pets. In this sensory haven, furkids can play with joy in real snow! Along Tseung Kwan O's waterfront promenade, guests can indulge in Italian-style dishes and fusion creations while their pets tuck into specially crafted pet foods, making every visit to Puppuccino a shared culinary feast.
With its whimsical charm, the Salted Pig invites guests into a world where culinary delights and cozy ambiance meet. Renowned for its hearty, pork-centric dishes served in generous portions, this unique eatery promises a dining experience that warms the soul and satisfies your hunger. Each of its four locations is adorned with pig-themed décor and rustic wooden furniture, evoking the cozy allure of a classic English farmhouse. Amidst the inviting surroundings, guests are encouraged to unwind and indulge in the diverse menu that, while celebrating the glory of pork, also features chicken, beef, lamb, and seafood dishes. The Salted Pig’s “Tipsy Pig” happy hours are a daily invitation to enjoy great food and dogs for company.
The Salted Pig, Shop GB8-10, Ground Floor, Site B, 45 Tai Hong Street, Site B, Soho East, Lei King Wan, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong; +852 2707 9459, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://thesaltedpig.com.hk/
The casual Thai beachside eatery & bar, Sip Song, is right on the docks of Repulse Bay beach to give you a cracking good time by the sun, sand, and sea, any time of the day. The name, translating to the number '12' in Thai, brings you the essence of a culinary tradition woven from twelve integral ingredients. You’ll enjoy every dish's delicate balance of sweet, spicy, sour, and salty flavors inspired by Thailand's bustling markets and aromatic pantries. The menus are for adventurous pleasure seekers wanting the Sip Song twist! They insist you “leave your frosty attitude at the door, we like to keep things nice and spicy in here!" Inspired by classic drinks with a Thai twist, the cocktails and mocktails are made for easy beachside drinking and pair gloriously with their vibrant Thai dishes. The laid-back beachside eatery and bar also offers a doggy menu for your furry companions, ranging from peanut butter biscuits to minced chicken with coconut oil-scented rice. Even that sounds good!
Pop to The Coffee Academic’s Pulse branch on Repulse Bay Beach and explore the aromatic allure of coffee. It’s the perfect haven for you and your furry friends. The relaxed atmosphere and breathtaking beach views offer inside and outside spaces. Enjoy a good, strong coffee made with only the top 5 percent of Arabica beans, hearty pastries, or buttermilk pancakes for breakfast, light lunches, and delicious bites throughout the day. Take a seat outside and savor the breeze from the sea. There's all-day wifi, so you can drink coffee and feast on desserts until your heart is content or the sun begins to set.
The Coffee Academics – The Pulse, 1/F, The Pulse, 26 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2511 1902, https://www.theacademicsgroup.com/
Fineprint, the brainchild of two Aussie mates, has evolved into a beloved neighborhood café renowned for its exceptional coffee, wine, and sourdough bread. Born from a serendipitous meeting and a shared vision, it blossomed from a small space on Peel Street into a brand with multiple locations, including Tai Hang and Sai Ying Pun. The journey, marked by experimentation and growth, saw the introduction of an array of offerings, from bagels and sandwiches to Australian-style coffee and wine. Rooted in quality and community, every cup of coffee and slice of sourdough echoes the brand’s commitment to excellence and its venue's warm, welcoming ambiance. And… the best bit, your dogs are welcome.
South Lane is committed to green eating, offering an 80% vegetarian menu crafted from high-quality, chemical-free, and organic ingredients sourced directly from smaller farms. This direct sourcing enhances transparency and supports farmers by eliminating any middlemen. The eatery is dedicated to environmental responsibility, featuring a dairy-free drink menu to reduce CO2 emissions and utilizing eco-friendly materials for packaging, including coffee cups and food containers. Every quarter, the team supports three chosen charities focused on environmental conservation, social welfare, and animal welfare, underscoring their commitment to giving back and fostering a sustainable, compassionate community. Each South Lane has a small patio area where your pets are welcome; let the team know if you'd like a bowl of water!
South Lane, Shek Tong Tsui, Ground Floor, 14 South Lane, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 5744 8390, Mid-Levels, Ground Floor, Peace Tower. 30-32 Robinson Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, +852 2723 8808, email@example.com, https://www.southlane.co/
No Milkshake No Life isn't your typical café but a comfort-food club rooted in the heart of the local community since 2016. As a small, independent business, it prides itself on offering an unpretentious, casual dining experience that caters to the universal love for heartwarming, indulgent meals. The menu celebrates real comfort food, featuring everything from cheesy toasts and decadent French toasts to milkshakes topped with an extra dollop of whipped cream and bacon-loaded brunch sets. It's where happiness is served on a plate, welcoming everyone from children to adults. The outdoor patio isn't just for people – it's a haven for dogs, too, complete with water bowls to ensure the furry companions are as pampered and cared for as their human counterparts.
No Milkshake No Life, NOMIKESHAKENOLIFE, Shop A, G/F, Graceful Court, 31-37 Hill Road, Hong Kong, +852 647-133-39, Morning Queue, Shop G01, Mei Kwai House, Shek Kip Mei Estate, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong +852 9816 3818, Sir Berwick -The Comfort Food Club, Shop E Lower G/F Lai On Building, Lai On Lane, 2 Water Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 6605 6428, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.nomilkshakenolife.com/
Elephant Grounds, established in 2013 in Hong Kong, is renowned for its meticulous approach to coffee, homemade bread, and ice cream sandwiches, offering a unique "Coffee n Chill" experience. Hollywood Road's distinct 7,000-square-foot flagship is an urban oasis featuring an in-house roastery and artisan bakery. The Causeway Bay venue is dog-friendly, inviting patrons and their furry friends to savor dishes like buttermilk pancakes and avocado toast in the outdoor seating area. Elephant Grounds is more than a coffee shop; it's a space where the art of coffee brewing is revered. Baristas meticulously 'dial-in' coffees, ensuring optimal flavor profiles with each cup. The all-day menu, infused with premium Japanese ingredients, complements the aromatic coffee, making Elephant Grounds a sanctuary for coffee enthusiasts and food lovers.
Winstons Coffee, a neighborhood gem in Hong Kong, is a harmonious blend of a coffee shop and cocktail bar, echoing the convivial atmosphere of London's historic coffee houses. Open every day of the year, it's a haven where like-minded individuals converge to relish in the rich, well-balanced brew of their locally roasted house blend and a delicious menu that caters to both sweet and savory palates. As the day transitions into night, Winstons transforms; the music elevates, lights dim, and an array of meticulously crafted cocktails awaits, promising an escape where the day's stresses melt away. Since its inception in 2015, Winstons has been more than a coffee shop; it's a community, a gathering spot that mirrors the social and communal ethos of Melbourne's vibrant coffee scene. Every element, from the killer coffee to the inviting ambiance, is designed to turn visitors into regulars and regulars into friends, making Winstons Coffee a timeless retreat in the heart of Hong Kong. Winstons is dog-friendly, too.
Winstons Coffee, Kennedy Town, Shop 8, The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Hong Kong, +852 2697 1878, Sai Ying Pun, Shop 4, 213 Queens Road West, Hong Kong, +852 2559 5078, Tai Hang, No. 4, King Street, Tai Hang, Hong Kong, +852 6178 1622, email@example.com, https://www.winstonscoffee.com/
Enoteca, rooted in the rich tradition of Italian wine bars in Tai Koo, offers a serene escape where guests can unwind and savor a blend of Italian and Mediterranean flavors. With wine as its centerpiece, Enoteca offers a diverse menu featuring pastas, pizzas, and an array of Mediterranean delights. The ambiance, reminiscent of an Italian town piazza, invites guests to enjoy a leisurely dining experience, whether seeking solitude with a glass of wine or the lively energy of a grand gathering. The open-air space, dog-friendly and inviting, allows patrons and their canine companions to bask in the sun and feel a million miles away from the hubbub of the city.
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Bogu Pets Grooming & Coffee https://www.instagram.com/bogu.hk/
Blue Supreme https://www.instagram.com/bluesupremehk/
Buzz Grill Bar & Café https://www.facebook.com/buzzpetfriendly
BWC Lamma https://www.facebook.com/BWClamma/
Cafe Match Box https://www.instagram.com/mochi_shibaa/
Call Me Al https://www.instagram.com/thegolden.biru/
HOOMAN By The Sea https://www.thehoomangroup.com/hooman-by-the-sea
KoBaNe by Minimal https://www.instagram.com/nana180310/
Lazy Creatures https://www.instagram.com/choiballjai
Mint & Basil https://mintandbasil.hk/
Open Door Cafe http://www.opendoorcafe.hk/
Primo Pizza & Bar https://www.facebook.com/pizzaprimohkWC/
Ruam Thai - https://www.instagram.com/ruam_thai/
Stazione Novella https://www.stazionenovella.com/
The Next Chapter https://www.facebook.com/thenextchapterhk
The Shady Acres https://www.instagram.com/theshadyacres/
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