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Pet Friendly Cafes and Restaurants in Port Douglas

Pet Friendly Cafe's


Choo Choo’s at St Crispins (Breakfast & Lunch – Licensed)

Choo Choo’s at the Marina (Breakfast & Lunch – Licensed)

Two locations

9 St Crispin’s Avenue &

Port Douglas Reef Marina

Tel: 0400 652 906

7.30 am – 4.00 pm

Choo Choo’s is located in a panoramic lakeside location overlooking the Sheraton Grand Mirage golf course, with stunning views out to the majestic mountain ranges beyond.

The fayre offered is delicious breakfasts and lunches and local Four Mile Roasters blended coffee. Open days a week this is a great location for anyone staying at Four Mile Beach location (5 minute walk from the Four Mile shops) or take the Bally Hooley train (also pet friendly) and enjoy Choo Choo’s at the end of your destination. 

Choo Choo’s is particularly dog friendly with dog bowls for a thirsty dog and even doggy treats for sale.



OTZ (Deli, Coffee, Breakfasts, Lunch)

366 Port Douglas Road

07 4099 3373

Monday – Tuesday 7.30 – 17.30

Wednesday – Friday 7.30 – 22.00

Saturday – Sunday 8.00 – 16.00

OTZ is located in the shopping precinct at Four Mile Beach Plaza, about 4 kms out of Port Douglas.  

With Grinders coffee, fresh juices and smoothies, gourmet sandwiches, summer salads, home made pies, deli food, frittatas and pastas. Bring a hamper to stock and go and have a picnic on the beach!


Cafe Fresq – Café/All Day Breakfast/Lunch 

Corner Macrossan/Grant Street

07 4099 6111

6.30 am – 3.00 pm

Located off the main thoroughfare of Macrossan Street this is the perfect place to sit and people watch. Café Fresq serves all day breakfast (their eggs benny and roast veggie salad are to be recommended) lunch and a kids menu. Bring your pooch and they have dog bowls available with water to cool your thirsty dog down. 


The Lighthouse Café 

1/19-23 Esplanade

Open every day 6.30 am – 3 pm

4099 4642

You couldn’t get nearer to the beach unless you were swimming in the sea.  Located on the esplanade beach front.  Enjoy breakfast, lunch and light meals under tropical sky with the gentle wafting sea breeze.


The Central Hotel Port Douglas

9 Macrossan Street

07 4099 5271

10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Happy hours – 10.00-11.00am 4.00-6.00pm

Built in 1878, The Central is the oldest pub in Port Douglas and is indeed very central!  The Central has three bars, the front pavement bar, the lounge bar upstairs and the large back area bar. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor pavement section, where there are water bowls placed for not only visiting dogs and those passing by.

The Central Hotel is the place to watch sporting events on their giant screen, see live bands, where there is live music almost every day of the week.  There is a restaurant, pool table, pokies and Keno. If you want to sit and have a drink and catch up with your friends on Facebook they even have a wireless internet hotspot. 


The Courthouse Hotel – Macrossan Street/Wharf Street

Corner Macrossan/Wharf Street

07 4099 5181

Opening times 9.00 am – 11.30-12.00 pm

Happy hours: 9.00-10.00 am  5.00-6.00 pm

The Courthouse Hotel or affectionately know locally as “The Courty” is the most iconic pub in Port Douglas, if not Australia.  Overlooking Anzac Park and the Coral Sea beyond this heritage Queenslander building has a charm that attracts locals and visitors alike.

There are many dining and drinking areas available on the ground and first floors.  If you are bringing your doggy friend then the main area downstairs next to the street is a perfect place for you to imbibe whilst your dog can have a rest.  The management are happy for you to have a dog in these areas as long as they are kept on a leash. 

The Courthouse Hotel offers live music 5 nights a week, TAB facilities, pokies and an upstairs verandah bar where you can watch the sunsets. 


HiTide – Café/Bar/Restaurant (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

07 4099 9100

9-13 The Esplanade

Opening hours: 7.00 am – 9.00 pm

Happy hour 4.30 – 6.00 pm

Hi Tide is located in a prime oceanfront location overlooking the waving palms and golden sands of the iconic Four Mile Beach.  Boasting its place as the only licensed restaurant in Port Douglas that overlooks Four Mile Beach, this is the prime place to bring your pooch and enjoy the ocean breeze over a cocktail (sea breeze or sundowner cocktails optional).

There are a variety of dining options, from breakfast to lunch and dinner menus (from fennel spiced pork belly to home made potato gnocchi with pecorino crumb).

They are happy to produce food to meet any specific dietary requirements and HiTide is one of the few restaurants that are open every day of the year. 

Dogs are allowed on the front verandah area.


Lure – Café/Bar/Restaurant (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Reef Marina

Open 7 days a week

Breakfast 7.30-11.30 am

Lunch 12.00-3.00 pm

Tapas 3.00-5.00 pm

Dinner available from Tuesday to Saturday from 5.30 pm

Lure is spectacularly located a the Port Douglas Reef Marina and overlooks the cloud speckled peaks of the Great Dividing Range and the bobbing masts of the moored luxury yachts. 

Pets are welcome along the boardwalk tables and the friendly staff will even serve your thirsty pet water if needed.

This is the perfect place to chill with a sundowner as you watch the setting sun, or have a delicious meal at a reasonable price.


Hemingways Brewery – Bar/Café/Restaurant

Reef Marina

07 4099 6663

Open: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm

Hemingways Brewery is a microbrewery, bar and restaurant located at the Reef Marina and overlooking the array of yachts and luxury vessels moored at the Marina.

Dogs are allowed on the boardwalk seating area, so you can sit in this relaxed vibe whilst sampling their hand crafted beers – “My Wife’s Pal”, “Hard Yards” and “The Prospector” to name a few. If you are not sure which one you would like they offer a taster paddle so you can taste them all before making up your mind!

With a smoker on the deck you can feast on full chicken wings brushed with BBQ sauce – just make sure you have extra napkins!  Other specialities include popcorn chicken accompany it with their sweet potato fries  - delicious.


Pet Friendly Restaurants



3/28 Wharf Street

07 4099 5558

Open:    Mon – Thursday 3.00-10.00 pm

     Sat & Sun from 12.00 pm onwards

Seabean is a delicious Tapas Bar located overlooking St. Mary’s Church and the Sugar Wharf with the Coral Sea beyond. Share plates of tapas or a paella with wine or sangria and watch the sun set on another perfect day in paradise. 

A must is their famous crema catalana served in half a coconut.

Bring your furry friend and they can enjoy the ambiance with you on the outside seating area.


Sassi Cucina e Bar

4 Macrossan Street

Open 11.00 am – 12.00 am

07 4099 674 

Sassi Cucina e Bar is located in a prime location overlooking the waving palms of the Coral Sea and is a prime spot to enjoy a sundowner cocktail. 

Whether for lunch or diner, Sassi offers a range of authentic made Italian dishes and desserts

In the outside area bring your pet and there is room for them to relax with you.



Chilly’s Pizzeria

2 Mowbray Street

Open: 5.00 pm till late

07 4099 4444

Wonderful homemade Italian fayre served in this stunning tropical setting under waving palm trees. Dine on delicious wood-fired pizzas, traditional paellas and pastas.  You really will feel like you are in the tropics! There is plenty of room for your dog in this al fresco restaurant.


Pet Friendly Coffee Locations


Wheelie Good Coffee – IGA

Capt. Cook Highway/Port Douglas Road

If you fancy a civilised grocery shopping trip then take your pooch to IGA and finish off your trip with a beautifully ground and brewed coffee.  Sit with your dog outside and soak up this community atmosphere.


Origin Espresso Bar

Mon-Fri 6.30am – 3.00pm

Sat-Sun 6.30am – 3.00pm

3/21-23 Warner Street

This is a perfect place to have a coffee. Not only do Origin Espresso have one of the best coffees in Port Douglas with through their own special Four Mile Roasted coffee blend, but it’s just cruisy place to meet a friend, do some work (good internet access) or just enjoy the environs of Port Douglas. Relax with your pet on the balcony café area. Also offering speciality teas, kobucha and affogatos.


Café Ziva

20 Macrossan Street 

4099 6635

6.45 am – 6.00 am

Centrally located overlooking Port Douglas Shopping Village Café Ziva has an outdoor area (where you can be with your dog). Offering hearty breakfasts, gourmet burgers and a range of healthy freshly blended juice options.

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