We love dogs! And we’re fortunate to have so many excellent local establishments happy to accommodate our four-legged friends. So next time you’re on a doggy date, head to Takapuna, a rare part of Auckland where dogs are welcomed with open arms.
Cafés and restaurants
Indulge in the culinary delights on offer at the canine-friendly establishments along bustling Hurstmere Road. This vibrant street is a haven for dog lovers. While you enjoy a delicious meal at Jam Café or the brand new Moak Café, your fur baby can chill out and bask in the sun. And Plumm Café, with its picturesque garden, offers the perfect setting for pooch to mooch.
For an extra touch of canine indulgence, Catch 21 Eatery takes the experience to new heights by offering a delectable doggy luxury – the renowned Poochaccino, a creamy drink, adorned with homemade dog treats. If you’re grabbing a quick coffee at Starbucks, park your pup at the water bowls to hydrate while you recaffeinate.
Nothing beats an afternoon settled on the deck at Takapuna Beach Café, where you can relax, take in the panoramic view, and watch the world go by alongside your puppy pal. And if you’re out for a relaxed lunch or dinner, plenty of bars and restaurants welcome dogs: Franc’s Bar & Diner, Regatta Bar & Eatery and The Elephant Wrestler are all delighted to have well-behaved fur friends join the table. They’ll get plenty of pats and attention, and their own drinking bowl, of course.
Fun at the beach
Did you know that Takapuna Beach is not only one of the most beautiful beaches in Auckland but also one of the few dog-friendly beaches in the city? In winter, dogs can frolic off-leash between before 10am and after 2pm. Perfect for hitting the beach for afternoon strolls, sensational sunsets and winter star-gazing.
And if those hours don’t work for you, we’ve got good doggo news! The fabulous Saint Leonards Beach at the south end of Takapuna Beach is our year-round, all day dog-friendly, off-leash beach where your fur friends can play chasing games with their mates, romp in the surf, and sniff the salty sea breeze.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab the dogs and make the most of Takapuna – the dog-friendliest spot on the North Shore.