Dogs are man’s best friend, but sadly there aren’t many cafes or eateries in which our furry friends are very welcome. If you live in Harlem or often frequent it, it can be frustrating that you can’t take your best friend out to eat with you, so we’ve put together this list of some of the best dog-friendly cafes in the neighborhood of Harlem. The next time you want a latte when you’re out walking your dog, don’t take them home first, take them to some of these dog-friendly cafes.
A very appropriately named restaurant in East Harlem, Barking Dog is a wonderful eatery that is incredibly dog-friendly all year round and during the entirety of its opening hours. This restaurant is so dog-friendly, in fact, that it even has a dog theme to the restaurant décor and includes features like dog water fountains for your four-legged friends can enjoy. Whilst Barking Dog is a great place for you and your canine companion to spend some time together, make sure that you plan your visit carefully, as the restaurant can get incredibly busy during brunch on weekends, so plan to avoid disappointment!
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Tio Luca is the perfect choice if you want to enjoy a glass of wine and finely cooked authentic Latin cuisine with your dog at your side. Take notice, however, as dogs are not allowed inside the restaurant and must be seated outside. Located right in the middle of Harlem, just a 10-minute walk away from St. Nicholas Park, this restaurant is in the perfect location to pop in after a long and tiring walk around the park with your dog. If you’re looking to enjoy some fine dining but don’t want to leave your pooch behind, make sure you check out the amazing and friendly Tio Luca to have a wonderful dining experience that you won’t forget.
Harlem Food Bar
Also situated close to St. Nicholas park so the perfect stop for dog walkers, Harlem Food Bar is incredibly friendly to both humans and dogs and serves some of the best food in a less formal setting than Tio Luca, meaning that you can relax and let your hair down a little more when eating here. With special events like happy hour with cocktails every Monday to Friday between 4 pm and 7 pm, Harlem Food Bar uses only the freshest ingredients and cooks a variety of different cuisines ranging from French to Asian and everything in between. Make sure that you try out Harlem Food Bar for quick and tasty food the next time you’re feeling hungry after your long dog walk.
If you find that you can’t go to any cafés because your dog is anxious in crowded spaces or surrounded by many other dogs, try investing in some calming treats for dogs. These treats contain all-natural ingredients that are guaranteed to effectively and safely calm your dog down, easing not only your stress but also your dog’s anxiety.
Got any more suggestions for dog-friendly eateries? Let us know in the comments.