There's no denying we're a nation of coffee lovers. And research shows we're also a nation of dog lovers! But sadly, the two don't always go hand in hand, with many cafes simply refusing to allow entry to our four-legged friends. 

But never fear - this Easter long weekend we’ve got your brunch spot sorted for you and your pooch. You won't have to choose between your brekko and your best friend – you can have both! Here's our run down of our top dog-friendly cafes in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra!

BRISBANE

1.Atticus Finch Café – This café offers good company, good food & even better coffee. That’s as good as it can get, right? Wrong! This coffee not only is pet-friendly they have taken it a step further and even created a puppy model search. So, look for further, you and pooch will be nothing be appreciated it. You can find this puppy haven at Shop 2 83 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington. Open every day! Find out more here

2. Goodness Gracious – Goodness gracious me how have I never been here before!?! You’ll ask yourself after your first visit. While you’re inside upsizing your breakfast (Yes, that’s a real service they offer) your pup will be making millions of friends in their pooch parking area. And they’ve thought of everything with the area being decked out with water bowls and hooks for your lead. You can find this wonderful café at 250 Oxley Road, Graceville. Find out more here

3. Brown Dog Café – if the name didn’t give it away, the friendly welcoming you’ll receive when you and your pooch rock up will seal the deal. With outdoor sitting on astro turf you and your dog will feel at home. They offer a great selection from breakfast and lunch to cold beverages and coffee. You can find them here 54 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba. Click here to find out more. 

4. Todd & Pup – Hidden in the leafy streets of Moorooka, you can find this spacious café with an outside deck perfect your yourself but more importantly your pup. While you sip on a hot coffee, your pup will be able to enjoy the all the pats in the world! Check them out at 398 Tarragindi Rd, Moorooka. To find out more, click here

5. Our Haus Café – When you come to Haus Café for brunch don’t worry about making sure your pup is fed beforehand, they’ve got delicious meaty treats and pupachinos waiting to go! And if that doesn’t seal the deal their human food is spectacular as well. Your pup can enjoy the love at 95 Riding Rd, Hawthorne. To find out more, click here

CANBERRA

1. Millhouse Café – You can pop in and find this café at 57 Collet Street Queanbeyan. It may be a little drive from Canberra but most tables are located within the large garden area, giving your pooch more than enough room to lounge around and have a sniff! They offer a great breakfast and lunch for those humans who also enjoy a nice brunch in the garden! To find out more, click here. 

2. The Knox - this groovy café can be found at Shop 1 13 Watson Place Canberra, is known by the locals as a dog hot spot. They’re open for breakfast and lunch every day. They will love your pooch almost as much as they love delivering healthy fresh good to all their beloved customers. To find out more, click here

3. Wilbur’s Café - when you and your pooch arrive at 14 Hackett Pl Canberra you’ll feel the vibe that your pet is not being tolerated but welcomed with open arms. The owners love their own pooch so much they named the café after him! You can enjoy breakfast through to dinner while your pooch enjoys nothing but pats, love & a nap. What a winning combo! To find out more, click here

4. The Deck at Regatta Point – if the fantastic views of the Lake Burley Griffin aren’t enough to get you to visit this café. Maybe the knowledge that they will happily provide dog water for your pooch after a big day of walking and exploring. You’ll find this café at Barrine Drive, Parkes. For more information, click here

5. Eat Me Drink Me – it has the perfect set up for you and pooch. It’s located Shop 1, Kaleen Plaza, Georgina Cres, Kaleen. You can enjoy you’re your perfect coffee and a little treat while your pooch can enjoy the comfy couches. Your little pooch may even look the café more than you after it makes so many new furry friends! For more information, click here

MELBOURNE

1. Patch Café - can be found in Richmond at 32 Bendigo Street 3121 VIC. If you’re looking for a paleo option that doesn’t compromise on taste you’ve come to the right place. And they would love to for you to enjoy their guilt goodness with your pooch being welcomed just as much as you! You can check out their menu here. For more information check out their website. To find out more, click here

2. Priscilla Jones – You’ll find this delightful café at 21 Graham Street, Albert Park. This café is your one stop shop for everything from Big Breakfast to luscious lunches, but don’t forget to involve your four-legged bestie, because it’s not a real brunch without them! Priscilla Jones serves house made doggy treats for $2.50 and puppycinos for $3. For more information check out their website. For more information, click here.

3. The Palace Hotel - you can find this doggy haven at 505 City Road South Melbourne. It’s the perfect spot for a late lunch on a nice Sunday arvo. With a great friendly pub vibe, your dog will feel right at home in the beer garden. Especially, thanks to the resident pooch called Billy the Staffy who loves making new friends. For more information check out their website. To check out their menu, click here

4. Leroy’s - is the perfect café for your whole family, and yes that includes your fur baby! They actively welcome young families and their four-legged friends, rather than just putting up with them. You will find this gem at 5 Mason street Newport 3015 and if you venture out the back you’ll see why it’s built for kids and dogs. There is a sandpit, blackboard and playground just waiting to be explored! For more information check out their website. To find out more, click here

5. Dish & Spoon - when the sun is shining head out to the courtyard or the selection of outdoor tables near the front of the café. And you may be pleasantly surprised by the furry-tailed, very friendly & pat loving creatures that may be hanging around to brighten your morning with the irresistible magic of puppy love. But why leave it up to chance, bring your own puppy to guarantee a good time! You can find this café at 122 Highfield Road, Camberwell and check out their menu here

SYDNEY

1. The Grounds of Alexandria Café – You’ll find this marvellous wonderland at 7A 2 Huntley Street Alexandria 2015. Open every day, your pet won’t feel like they’re the only four-legged animal in the room as The Grounds offers a selection of farm animals including everyone’s favourite pig, Kevin Bacon. Book your table here

2. Skipton’s Café - can be found at 541 High Street, Penrith. Skipton’s offers food and drink to suit all tastebuds and appetite’s. This café is perfect for your pooch as it has a lovely outside courtyard with a bowl of water and some treats. Find out more about them here

3. Storehouse on the Park - 100 Bayswater Rd, Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011. They’re taken pet friendly to a new level with a Dogstation Menu. This menu includes items such as puppycinos, Pawtein balls and Sesame Pup Wafers. The menu was designed by an animal nutritionist Anna Felton so you know the food is nothing but yummy and healthy for your pup! And don’t worry, they have a delightful menu for humans too! Book in for your Dogstation Menu here

4. The Revolution Café Como - This hidden little gem found in the Shire, in Como at 72 Wolger St, Como 2226. This beautiful café offers a delish menu catering to dietary requirement with paleo muffins, gluten free and vegetarian options it’s got something for everyone! With a lovely outdoor area with enough room for you and your pooch with bowls filled with cold water to refresh your pooch and hot roasted coffee for you! Keep up-to-date with this delightful cafe here

5. Dachshund Coffee – every day 64-66 Gladesville Road Hunters Hill 2110. If the name doesn’t give it away that they love dogs their maxim ‘Come, sit, stay’ will confirm any doubts. Their menu is seasonal but their love for wholefoods never changes. They use local suppliers like egganic eggs and Brickfields Bakery to ensure top quality food. With outdoor sitting area perfect for you and your pup to enjoy a Sunday brunch! You can check them out here