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Note: Many of these places have been sent in by our viewers and may not have been verified as accurate by It is suggested that you call or otherwise verify dog policies with these places before going to them. In addition, policies often change as to the dog-friendliness of places.


Homemade Cafe'
2454 Sacramento
Berkeley, CA
Phone:(510) 644-3230
Comments:3-4 small outdoor tables and a great 7-day a week breakfast-lunch menu. The wait-persons always bring water dishes out for your dog and treat them kindly. People in line usually play with your dog while you eat (bonus!).


Forge In The Forest

Carmel, CA 93923
Comments:Upper and lower Dog friendly patio. Special dog menu with

Carnelian Bay

Old Post Office Coffee shop
5245 North Lake Blvd.
Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
Comments:They recently added an outdoor patio with about 6 tables. When we went, 3 of the 6 tables had dogs at them. The staff was cool about having the dogs but said they only allow well behaved ones and they need to be tied up to your table because sometimes they get a whiff of the excellent food (we ate there two days in a row and both time it was fantastic food)and jump on the waitresses! Only open for breakfast and lunch.

Costa Mesa/Newport Beach

Side Street Cafe

Costa Mesa/Newport Beach, CA
Comments:Sorry, I wish I had more information to provide you on its location right now. This little cafe has a small indoor seating area, with about six tables outside. Dogs are VERY welcome here. They will go so far as to even bring your dog a doggie water bowl and biscuits. The patrons are generally very dog-friendly too.

Glen Ellen

Garden Court Cafe and Bakery
13875 Sonoma Hwy. 12, Glen Ellen
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Phone:707 935-1565
Comments:Dogs are welcome on an inclosed patio and they even have a special menu just for your special pooch. It's called "Bleu's Corner".

Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay Coffee Company
Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone:650 726-1994
Comments:outside patio area, ok to bring dogs, i was just there,


In University Town Center, next to University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92612
Comments:Upscale resturant with informal touch of elegance. Flower's on the table, candles at night. Birtta's is a wonderful cook. Cute outdoor patio where pets are welcome.

Laguna Beach

Ocean Avenue Brewery
237 Ocean Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA
Comments:This micro-brewery is situated in the shopping area of Laguna Beach, and has quite good (and a bit pricey) food. While dogs are definitely not allowed inside the main restaurant, there is a raised patio in the front of the restaurant where dogs are permitted. We've spent a couple afternoons sitting on the patio with a microbrew after taking a hike in the nearby hills with Emma. The added benefit is that this is a walking area, and there is a lot of people-watching to do.

Lake Tahoe

Marie Calender
please call Inn at Heavently B&B for the address. It's very close to it.
Lake Tahoe, CA
Comments:My dog doesn't like to be left alone in a hotel room.

Long Beach

George's Greek Deli
Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA
Comments:delicious greek food for a super-reasonable price - and if you sit on the patio, your doggy is very welcome

Los Altos

Clarkes Charcoal Broiler

Los Altos, CA
Comments:Many outdoor tables.

Los Angeles

The Pig, Memphis-Style BBQ
612 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Comments:The owners love dogs.......they give them water and a pork shoulder bone if they have them.........rib bones are terrible for dogs..........very canine friendly......lots of people bring their dogs and hang out outside.......some people even order food for their dogs.......brisket a la carte.

The Back Door Bakery
1700 block of Silverlake Boulevard, Los Angeles 90026
Los Angeles, CA
Comments:this is where the locals go with their dogs in LA's legendary bohemian enclave of Silverlake. not only are there outdoor tables and fantastic food (breakfast people: don't miss the GIANT FRUIT PANCAKE. it'll rock your world!), there's also a box of dog-biscuits at snout-level when you go inside to order your food. If you shouldl FORGET to give your dog a bone, the owner will most likely come outside with a couple of treats in hand. We go there at LEAST once a week. Better still, the Silverlake Dog Park is only two blocks away!

Los Gatos

Willow Street Wood Fired Pizza
20 S Santa Cruz Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Comments:Of course the dining is on the patio, but they have plenty of heaters when it is chilly. They have locations in Willow Glen (residential district of San Jose), San Rafael, Saratoga and will soon open a new location in San Francisco. I am not sure if these other locations are dog friendly.

Willow Street Pizza
20 S. Santa Cruz Ave
Los Gatos, CA
Comments:They have a large patio dining section with heat lamps to keep you warm. The staff is very nice to dogs. There was no hassle and they even brought out a bowl of water for our dog!

Menlo Park

Cafe Borrone
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Comments:Large outdoor seating area near a fountain. Favorite

Mission Viejo

Taco Mesa

Mission Viejo, CA
Comments:While they have not said that dogs are permitted, there are about 8 outside tables in the front where we've brought our Labrador Retriever, Emma. We've never seen other patrons bring dogs, but we've been bringing Emma there for a while now, and no one has complained. The other patrons often come by and say Hi to Emma. Lots of kids there too.


Bistro Don Giovonni

Napa, CA
Comments:Make sure you make reservations and ask permission to bring your dog. They have two cats. There is outdoor eating which is where we ate. I don't think they would have alowed us inside with with our dog. Excellant service and food. They also provided water for our dog.

Redwood City

City Pub

Redwood City, CA
Comments:All the outside table are dog-friendly and the waitstaff brings every dog a bowl of water

Diving Pelican

Redwood City, CA
Comments:Great outdoor deck-like seating. Awesome place for brunch. Lots of seagulls and birds to keep fido's attention. Recommend taking one of the tables furthest away from the other tables because they are all very close together.

San Diego

Nieman Marcus

San Diego, CA
Comments:Nieman Marcus is wonderful!! You can shop with your dog and also they allow you to eat with your pooch on their outdoor balcony....such a nice place...and the food is great--"Amber just loves it!!"

San Francisco

Polly Ann Ice Cream

San Francisco, CA
Comments:Unusual and exotic ice cream flavors for humans, plus a free mini vanilla cone for your canine companion... what more could one ask for?

199 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA
Phone:(415) 255-7505
Comments:Great bike messenger, artist, motorcycle, bar hopper dive bar with probably one of the biggest outdoor seating areas in all of San Francisco. They allow your dog to play with others "Off-Leash" within the large bounderies of the fenced in outdoor seating area. They have approximatly 10-12 large picnic tables and it is rarly over crowded. Bar serves many beers, good mixed drinks and a small kitchen and BBQ area kicks out cheap eats (great Bloody Mary's!). Enjoy, beware to ultra-conservative-preppy-folks - this is probably not your choice establishment.

San Jose


San Jose, CA
Comments:outdoor seating, greeted the dog with biscuits and water

South Lake Tahoe

717 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Phone:(530) 542-4060
Comments:Wonderful, healthy food, friendly staff and a huge welcome

South Pasadena

Fair Oaks Pharmacy

South Pasadena, CA
Comments:Historic soda fountain and great sandwiches. Outdoor seating and they will bring your dog a bowl of water. Very friendly!

Woodland Hills

La Fontana di Trevi

Woodland Hills, CA
Comments:outdoor seating under awning

stinson beach

sand dollar

stinson beach, CA
Comments:you and your well behaved dogs are welcome on the outside deck - shady umbrellas - water avail - great burgers and garlic fries- local microbrews - a better lunchtime cannot be had




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