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  • The Best Dog Friendly Brunch Spots in NYC

    by Emily Bergquist
    A happy brown lab with his tongue out.

    Nothing says “weekend vibes” in New York City like brunching at your local hot spot with your best friends. But what if your best friend is furry and has four paws? To help make your brunch planning as smooth as possible, we’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite dog friendly brunch spots in NYC to take your furry friend so you can enjoy the best parts of the weekend with your best pal.

    Brunch spread

    Hutch and Waldo Cafe

    247 E 81st St, New York, NY 10028

    This Upper East Side Australian cafe is vibrant and chic, serving locally sourced food that is fresh and wholesome. In addition to being both family & dog friendly, this cafe also supports local communities and offers distinct cultural vibes; it’s no wonder why this is one of the most popular cafes on the UES!

    Boris and Horton is one of NYC's dog friendly brunch spots.

    Boris and Horton

    195 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

    This cafe is New York’s first Department of Health approved dog-friendly establishment where customers are welcome to bring their own dogs inside the restaurant. The menu offers small bites, sandwiches, pastries and breakfast tacos as well as coffee, tea, and alcoholic beverages. Not only is it a great cafe to dine in, but Boris and Horton also actively helps dogs find their forever home by hosting adoption events and fundraisers.

    Dog & Bone

    162 E 25th Street New York, NY 10010

    A very charming dog-friendly sidewalk cafe inspired by Winston Churchill’s beloved bulldog. The name comes from the British slang for phone, hence the red phone booth you’ll find outside. Serving both British and American dishes, the menu is abundant in tasty treats, and even has special brunch items including a delicious Boozy French Toast Pudding. The restaurant’s catchy slogan is “sit, stay, eat”, and we invite you to do the same here!

    Pig Beach

    480 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY

    An award winning BBQ and grill with a spacious outdoor patio space making it an ideal spot for afternoon hangouts. Known for its dog friendly atmosphere, your pup will likely have plenty of friends to mingle with. They offer seasonal events from special chef cookouts to an annual crawfish boil, to college football bowl games. There is plenty for everyone; you can even play a round of cornhole with the gang!

    Barking Dog

    1678 Third Ave (at 94th St.) New York, NY 10128

    This Upper East Side canine themed restaurant caters to the dog and dog lover, and even has a dog bar watering hole on the patio. With a popular and extensive brunch menu that includes American favorites, a few British dishes, this is brunch spot is a perfect place for an afternoon date with your favorite four-legged pal.

    Looking for recommendations besides just brunch options? Check our list of NYC’s dog friendly restaurants.

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