Since A’tuin’s crew now has a canine member we thought we would set up a page dedicated to great dog friendly cafe’s and campsites. So this is Ada’s page of tail wagging good stops, only the very best locations get included here.
1. Jamworks at Glen Aplin
Situated on the New England Highway about 30 minutes from Tenterfield and just before Stanthorpe, Jamworks has to be one of the best dog friendly stops you could ever make. The cafe is fantastic, delivering great fresh meals or snacks often served with their own relishes and jams, so a great way to try out Jamworks products before you go shopping for some gourmet travel essentials. The lovely ladies at Jamworks have set up a designated secure dog area so can shop knowing your dog is safe and secure with a supply of fresh water and even a comfy spot to nap. Ada had a lovely time at Jamworks and so did we, great meals and I stocked up the pod with some wonderful products. This is a highly recommended stop. There are some other great Granite Belt business either just down the road or within minutes of Jamworks, so this rates as one of our favourite great dog friendly cafes. https://gumtreesandgalaxies.com/2019/11/14/joie-de-vivre-and-rural-shopping-on-the-granite-belt/
2. Rafa’s Cafe Corindi Beach
Red rock and Corindi are amongst our favourite beach getaways, part of the Coffs coast, just off the highway but still just quite village communities surrounded by National Park and marine park, there is not a lot at Corindi and Red Rock except great beaches and great walks.
But right next door to the pet friendly, Reflections holiday park at Corindi is an awesome cafe, Rafa’s Cafe, this little cafe boasts really fantastic food, including great vegetarian options, fresh juices, smooties, excellent coffee and a great bacon and egg roll. Dogs are welcome, in fact the cafe seems to have some regular canine clientele. This is one of the friendliest most welcoming cafes you will ever visit. I always suspect there must be something in the water at Red Rock/Corindi the locales are some of the most welcoming and chill people you will ever meet. https://gumtreesandgalaxies.com/2019/11/27/relaxing-at-red-rock/
3. Bar Wunder – Toowoomba
Retro, hipster wine bar/beer garden that specialises in welcoming canine clientele, they even have their own menu, which includes doggy snacks. The human menu is pretty good too, includes vegetarian and vegan options, lots of old fashioned comfort foods, like jaffles and chip and gravy rolls, lots of grazing and sharing options, the menu can be checked out here: https://www.facebook.com/barwunder424/menu/
Really excellent venue, dogs are provided with water, toys and rugs. Great relaxed atmosphere and great staff. Highly recommend if you are passing through Toowoomba and want somewhere to grab a drink and a bite to eat with your canine buddy. Full post can be found here: https://gumtreesandgalaxies.com/2019/12/16/bar-wunder-toowoombas-own-tail-wagging-great-bar/
4. Urth Cafe Hume St. – Toowoomba
Mostly outdoor seating with plenty of shade. A fantastic menu with really good vegetarian and vegan options, including acai and pitaya bowls. They also have a couple of puppy only options on the menu to keep the canine member of the family happy, including bacon and peanut butter biscuits and puppy chinos. The biscuit certainly passed the Ada test.
Great breakfast menu, including inexpensive wraps, smoothies and excellent coffee. Rustic charm and lovely service with a great menu, Urth is a fantastic option for a weekend breakfast or for lunch. Now that Ada is part of the family, it is the dog friendly cafes that top our list for places to grab breakfast or just sit with a coffee and a good book. Urth is definitely a great option especially with a canine companion.