#HighburyHearsYou – we at Cape Town Etc are passionate about getting local restaurants back and booming in business. As part of our #HighburyHearsYou initiative, we’re dishing out the deets on some incredible restaurants in and around town.

What is a restaurant experience without your furry friends? Not many establishments allow pets to come along, but to those who do – we love you!

Here are 10 pawfect pet-friendly restaurants around the Mother City:

The FoodBarn (Noordhoek):

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This lovely restaurant not only has good food but provides water, along with doggy treats for your bundles of joy. They also offer a grassy outdoor area where dogs can play and get to know each other.

Rhodes Memorial Restaurant and tea garden (Newlands):

A spectacular view of the Atlantic and Indian oceans just for you and your pooch. This is a perfect spot to visit after a morning or afternoon hike.

Massimo’s (Hout Bay):

An Italian setting with some awesome pizza, Massimo’s are pet-friendly and offer dogs a bowl of fresh water while they wait outside. Four-pawed guests are welcome to join you inside if they are well behaved.

Lighthouse Cafe (Simon’s Town):

A seaside restaurant for surf-lovers and shaggy doggo’s where fresh air, fantastic food, and sandy shores are all on offer.

Espresso.Kom (Kommetjie):


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Famous for their breakfast and coffee, visit this seaside suburb with the whole family. No floof left behind!

Cafe Paradiso (Kloof Street, Cape Town):

Indulge in some freshly baked bread at one of Madame Zingara’s restaurants while your dogs enjoy a fabulous courtyard area. The courtyard only accommodates a certain number of pups, so call ahead and book to be safe.

Oude Wellington Restaurant (Wellington):

Take a road trip with your pooch and experience one of Cape Town’s most loved farm-style locations. There are 31 hectares of vineyards, horse paddocks, and bamboo hideaways for you and your pets to explore.

Warwick Wine Estate (Stellenbosch):


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Enjoy a lovely meal and a refreshing glass of wine, while your companion checks out the scene. From forest courtyards to multiple open lawns, this is the perfect paradise for your pooch to roam.

Die Damhuis Restaurant (Melkbosstrand):


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You and your family will feel right at home here, with South African cuisine and delectable seafood on the menu. Pooches are welcome to hang around and enjoy views of Table Mountain and Robben Island.

The Dock in the Bay (Gordon’s Bay):


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Enjoy a cocktail and a good meal with a magnificent sunset, all while your fur babies mingle. A perfect social setting for those who love to get together with friends.


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