Five epic dog-friendly adventures in Melbourne's North

Nov 26, 2021

Melbourne’s North offers a plethora of activities that you and your four-legged-friend can enjoy together. We’ve compiled a list of the best local adventures that go beyond a trip to the dog park.

Our four-legged friends are more than just pets, they’re our companions . They motivate us to get out of bed. They’re always happy to see us when we come home. They’re our cosy sidekick on the couch. 

It’s no secret that our dogs are a part of the family, which is why we’ve made sure all our apartments are pet-friendly. 

If you’re considering a Caydon apartment in Melbourne’s North, we’ve sniffed out the best local haunts for you and your bestie to enjoy together. 

Moon Dog World, Preston

As its name suggests, Moon Dog World is a friend of the canine. Located in the heart of Preston, this brewery specialises in craft beer and offers 72 varieties on tap. Dogs are welcome in the beer garden, so bring your sidekick along when you pop-in for knock off drinks or a sunny Sunday session. 

Darling St Espresso, Moonee Ponds 

Hidden off the main streets of Moonee Ponds, Darling St Espresso is the perfect place to unwind with your furry friend. Nestled inside a renovated corner store, the menu offers a modern all-day breakfast and good coffee to kick start your day.

Out the back, you’ll find the dog-friendly courtyard where the neighbourhood pooches socialise alongside their owners. If you and your dog are feeling energised after your visit, the Maribyrnong Park and Maribyrnong River walking trail are a short stroll away. 

Trav’s Treats at The Vale, Ascot Vale 

For the gourmand dog, check out The Vale’s ‘dog menu’. This unique menu is a collaboration between The Vale wine bar and local business Trav’s Treats, who specialise in natural, homemade dog treats. Over summer, your pup can even quench their thirst with a specialty ‘dog brew’. All profits from the dog menu go directly to The Lost Dogs Home.

This wine bar caters for people too with its seasonal wine list and contemporary-Australian menu with a hint of South American influence.  

Kissaten Cafe, Alphington 

Coffee or wine. Sunshine or rain. Kissaten Cafe has you covered. The menu offers cafe fare with a modern Japanese twist inspired by the owner’s wife’s Japanese family.

Meanwhile, the courtyard features a Japanese-themed garden and a heated, undercover area which is dog-friendly and a great place to enjoy no matter what the weather app predicts. 

Hoppa & Joe, Fairfield 

This bright, modern cafe is a Fairfield favourite, especially among the four-legged variety.

For the canines in our lives, there are dog treats to munch and puppuccinos to sip. For owners, you’ll find a seasonal menu, baked treats and ready-to-go sandwiches.

Once you’re done and dusted here, take your pooch to Fairfield Park Boathouse and Tea Gardens, which is a short 10 minute walk.