10 Pet-Friendly Eateries In Christchurch That Are The Perfect Summer Hangout

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh

Pet-Friendly Cafes Restaurants Christchurch

Do you feel guilty leaving the house without your furry companion? Watching those little sad eyes look up at us as we depart can be one of the most heartbreaking scenes ever. However, you don’t have to leave them behind. Now, you can take your pet to one of the following 10 pet-friendly eateries in Christchurch. Plus, the food is bloody delicious.

1. Qubed Coffee Lounge

Ever hear of a Puppuccino? Well, this café serves this cappuccino-inspired drink for dogs so they don’t feel left out. Likewise, they serve doggylicious treats too. But, that’s not all, the folks down here are no stranger to creativity, as they are home to some of the most insanely unique freakshakes in Christchurch. Perfect for summer!

📍 1 Hamill Road, Halswell, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand

2. Beach Café & Wine Bar

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Head to the beach for a morning stroll, and afterward treat yourself and your pooch at the alfresco dining area in this delightful spot. With a delicious array of food on the menu, you’ll be happy out as you bond with your doggy, and watch in cuteness as the smile never drops from their faces, and the tails constantly wag.

📍 16a Beach Road, North New Brighton, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand

3. Hello Sunday Café

If you prefer the shade during the summer heat, dogs are allowed inside this lovely spot. Serving scrumptious belly fillers like the juicy shakshuka special, dragon bowls, and more…it is no wonder it is one of the best places for brunch in Christchurch. Be sure to share a little bacon with your pooch, it will totally brighten up his or her day.

📍 6 Elgin Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand

4. Central Bark Café & Bakery

While you chow down on pieces from the all-day breakfast menu, your doggy can get something from the exclusive pup menu. Yep, you heard that correct. They serve pupcakes with carrot, peanut butter and mashed potato, dog nachos, puppuccinos, and more. Additionally, this place is one of only four locations to get a dogs birthday cake in Christchurch. No better place for your dog to feel like a human.

📍 11a Langdons Road, Papanui, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand

5. Boat Shed Café

This famous 5-star café is located along the Nelson waterfront, and offers a magical place to relax in the sunshine. With an extensive menu, from breakfasts like pancakes stacks, to lunch and dinner like beef nachos, and fish and chips…you won’t go hungry. Dogs of all sizes are welcome, so you won’t have to feel guilty about leaving your loved one behind.

📍 2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

6. Bunsen


Chillout in the alfresco courtyard, under the summer sunshine, after a long work with your little doggy. With a mouthwatering selection of brunches, baked goods and more…you’ll be spoilt for choice. There is plenty of shade for the pups that get too hot, and they’ll even receive a water bowl, and a doggy treat, if they remain on their best behaviour.

📍 Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

7. Maison De Crepe

Take your doggy on a French adventure, where you can dive into a range of sweet and savoury brunch crepes, which just so happen to be one of the most instagrammable foods in Christchurch. Owners have been known to dress their furry friends up for a trip to one of the best pet-friendly eateries in Christchurch.

📍 106 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

8. Emperors New Clothes Café

Health enthusiasts will love this little gem of a spot. Serving excellent coffee, delicious salads and more…it’s the perfect pit spot on a walk with your furry friend. You can relax and dig into your grub, while your pooch is treated to complimentary doggy treats.

📍 95b Dyers Pass Road, Cashmere, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand

9. Barefoot Eatery

Nourish your mind with some wholesome plant-based and vegan food at this incredible joint, which is one of the best vegan eateries in Christchurch. Fuel your brain with your furry friend by your side, in a lush interior, surrounded by plants, exhibiting total summer vibes.

📍 20 Welles Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

10. Dux Dine

Head to this beautiful eatery that boasts an elegant outdoor dining area where you can hangout with your pet. Enjoy an array of inventive dishes, and wholesome vegan platters, even tasty vegan pizza. You can even have a few G&Ts in the sunshine, without having to worry about your pooch at home alone. Indeed, one of the best pet-friendly eateries in Christchurch.

📍 28 Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand

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