What can be better than sitting down to your favorite cup of brew other than sharing it with others? Heading out to your local barista, coffee bar, or coffee house to enjoy it with your dog of course!
The days of sitting in the house with freeze-dried coffee are over. You can thank dog-friendly coffee houses all over the Chicago area for encouraging you to find reasons to get out of the house. If you are not familiar with any of the popular spots, our list of 15 dog-friendly locations is a splendid place to start.
Chicago's Dog-Friendly Coffee Shop
1. The Spoke and Bird
Address: 205 E 18th St, Chicago, IL 60616
The Spoke and Bird offers expansive outdoor seating for pet owners and their doggo's. With covered tables for shade and plenty of room to ram, this coffee spot is a local favorite. Not far from the lake this is a prime spot to come in for coffee and breakfast before you get started on your way to sniffin' around.
2. Buzz Coffee Roaster and Baker
Address: 2779 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
For the more serious coffee aficionados Buzz is your ticket to caffeine bliss. They offer a range of rare beans, unusual flavors, and a unique brewing style you won't find elsewhere. Their outdoor seating is open for customers with pups and is crafted out of the way of sidewalk traffic. They will provide ice or water for your lovely companion upon request, woof!
3. Gallery Cafe
Address: 734 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60642
Phone : (312)-265-1432
If you live near Wicker Park you probably know about this spot already. For everyone else, the dog-friendly outdoor seating is the perfect compliment for their delicious breakfast menu. They have freshly roasted coffees and other pastries to get your morning started off right.
4. Red June Cafe
Address: 2020 N Leavitt St, Chicago, IL
Phone : 773-227-2600
Red June Cafe is a great little coffee shop in the Bucktown area. They have indoor and outdoor seating with free WiFi for all. For pet owners, you can order from the walk-up window for yourself and get a complimentary treat for your pet while you wait. The seating area is spacious and pleasant during all times of the year.
5. Hexe Coffee Co.
Address: 2000 W. Diversey Pkwy, Chicago , IL 60614
As you can tell by now patios are the preferred seating for customers with pets. The one at this location is not only pet-friendly, but it is also beautifully decorated and lit. You can enjoy coffee, warm tea, or even an adult beverage with your loyal companion at your feet. They offer water and ice for pets and there are pet-safe items on the menu.
6. Portage Grounds Coffee & Tea
Address: 5501 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL
If you live in the city but want to travel to the edge, then Portage Grounds is a great option they offer some of the best drinks in town with mouthwatering pastries to match. They even have doggy drinks for your furry companions. Aside from dog bowls, they also have pet treats for their four-legged customers.
7. Elevate Coffee
Address: 3344 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657
Coffee can elevate your mood and this coffee shop can elevate the mood of your pet at the same time. Not only do they serve a mean brew, but they also have treats waiting at the door for your fluffy companion. Grab a pastry, sandwich, or cup of coffee and elevate your way to happiness.
8. Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits
Address: 2051 N California Ave, Chicago, IL
For those looking for a great cup of coffee or just a nice place for lunch, this location delivers. They offer some of the best sandwiches in the city and the freshest brews to hit your tastebuds. Their outdoor picnic-style seating is dog friendly and they even have pet-safe food for your canine friend.
9. Drink Happy Thoughts
Address: 942 West Montrose Ave, Chicago, Illinois
Phone: (312) 971-6635
The best way to start off your day is with happy thoughts and a cup of coffee. Drink Happy Thoughts offers both along with a pet-friendly atmosphere that will put a pep in your step all day. Their outdoor seating is small, but if you have a mid-sized dog or smaller you will be comfortable while you drink your caffeinated creations.
10. Edie's Café Bar
Address: 675 N. Wells, Chicago, IL
Breakfast, good company, and coffee are perfect companions. At this all-day coffee and breakfast joint, you can enjoy all three no matter what time it happens to be. The location is pet friendly and is often filled with locals noshing and people watching with their pooches at their feet.
11. Metric Coffee
Address: 2021 W Fulton St suite k-101b, Chicago, IL
For those who live in the Fulton Market area, Metric is going to be your go-to Coffee shop. In addition to offering a wide range of rich blends, this location is also dog-friendly. Although its patio is on the smaller side their customer service and pup-pleasing atmosphere make up for it. They also serve their own donut creations.
Address: 2530 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 687-8078
If you are in the mood for a really pet-friendly spot, consider stopping by Colectivo - they love pupstomers! They offer a comfortable patio where your pets can lounge by the fire during the fall. Their menu offers a wide range of human treats in addition to a delicious pup-cup for your furry companion.
13. Froth Cafe
Address:1515 w Monroe, Lobby, Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 210-8366
If you are looking for a twist on your typical coffee, they try out Froth. They offer a diverse range of mixture options that will turn your coffee into a cocktail. The outdoor seating has a fun aesthetic and best of all it is dog-friendly. You can even request ice to fill your doggy travel bowl.
14. Milk & Honey Cafe
Address: 1920 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
Phone : 773-395-9434
Coffee is great but if you want a full meal with your drink consider visiting Milk & Honey Café. They have a large brunch menu to choose from to fill your belly. Their patio is dog-friendly and they are right next door to a dog park where your companion can run and play.
15. Pilot Project Brewing
Address: 2140 North Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL
Phone: (773) 270-5995
From coffee brews to cold brews this out-of-the-way spot is perfect for you and your pet. They offer a large selection of caffeine and adult beverages to choose from. The owners love dogs and made their outdoor space pet-friendly, so you can stop in for a sip while you are touring the neighborhood.
Tips For Taking Your Dog To the Coffee Shop in Chicago
Chicago has a lot of sights worth exploring, but being a crowded city there is not always much in the form of nature.
Taking your furry friend out for regular errands such as grabbing a cup of coffee is a great way to enjoy the fresh air at the same time. It is important to follow a few simple rules when visiting coffee shops in Chicago with your pet.
We have put together a list of vet and owner approved tips to make your coffee shop visit go smoothly.
- Learn the coffee shops dog rules in advance.
- Bring potty bags to clean up messes.
- Ask permission before allowing your dog to mingle with people or other pets.
- Always keep your pet on a leash or in a harness.
- Know how your dog will respond to social situations.
- Make sure your dog is calm and feeling well before going to a coffee shop.
- Only take well-trained pups to social gatherings.
- Try to find a table near the edge or corners of a seating area.
- Bring along a dog toy or his favorite snacks to keep your doggo entertained.
Let us know if you've visited any of these coffee shops with your pup and what was your experience? Which dog coffee shop was your favorite?