We all hate sad puppy eyes our dog gives us each time we leave home on a Saturday night. How we wish taking them along to every evening out was possible. Your pet is bound to feel anxious, curious or bored all by themselves. They may even turn the house into a mess sometimes in their boredom or even anger. More power to establishments that love pets! Here are some pet-friendly cafes in Macau that accommodate you and your furry friend. Spend some quality time, chill or simply enjoy the outdoors and have a fun day out with your pet, without compromising on your social time and yummy food. Win-win!
Ristorante La Gôndola
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This Italian-style restaurant is Macau’s best summer option! Set in Cheoc Van Beach, it boasts an incredible terraced seating area where expats and locals join friends and family to dine, have fun and relax over glasses of sangria, a feast of grilled meat or chicken, pizzas and pasta. The food is great and fresh, while the space allows for children and pets to roam and run around, playfully, with no traffic. Bring your dogs and have a blast here!
Ristorante La Gôndola 41 Escadaria da Praia de Cheoc Van, Coloane, +853 2888 0156
Miramar is a Portuguese-based restaurant serving an infinite array of delicious dishes! They present fish, seafood, and meat directly from the grill, but also traditional dishes such as seafood rice, duck rice, roasted codfish, among others. Vegetarians also have a lot of option and the best thing is that you can bring your pet friends as well! Miramar has an outdoor seating area for people to relax and enjoy lunch or dinner time amongst friends, family, and pets. The beach is right in front, so why not take your dear doggy for a walk before relaxing at Miramar!
Cat Cave Cafe
Known as a safe haven for some stray cats and kittens lurking around Macau. Pet-lover and pet store supply owner, Ivy says her love for animals and most especially orphan and homeless felines ignited her interest to open a cafe where people can interact and be aware of adoption rather than buying pets. With a multi fusion and affordable menu, ranging from pizzas, pasta, sandwiches, and rice, Cat Cave Cafe is very popular amongst students, locals, and of course, cat lovers.
Find your average friendly cafe situated on the streets of Taipa island, with an artistic ambiance and a chill vibe. It’s hard not to keep your phone away to take some shots of this chic place. Did you know Lax Cafe loves dogs just as much as we do? Lax Cafe has some treats for your doggy to munch on as you enjoy your meal. Stay tuned to their events page on Facebook for pet-related events and activities, which your furry friends will surely enjoy attending.
This Macanese cafe is every local’s (young and old) favorite spot for a hefty lunch or a quick coffee and famous “pressured milk tea”, accompanied by their savory sandwiches. Why the best-loved you ask? Their exceptionally friendly service alone magically transports you from being in a regular restaurant to a room apt for huge family gatherings. Pets are welcome to join the party as well since nobody gets left behind in a family. Although they are preferred to be placed outdoors since the elderly are usually dining inside the cafe, it’s just as homey outside as it is inside.
Taipa Village has plenty of hidden jewels and one of them is Quarter Square–a gallery, showroom, and coffee shop in one. It’s more than just a place you can come and go. Feel free to order one of their delicious signature drinks, the caramel rum coffee or organic matcha latte and enjoy yourself with a little chat with the shopkeeper or relax at their rooftop with your friends and pet. You may catch a friendly french bulldog named Copper that loves belly rubs and enjoys meeting other fellow furballs as well.
Lord Stow’s Garden Café
You may have to journey far and wide for this one, but it’ll definitely be worth the travel. This cafe is located behind the original Lords Stow’s bakery which is famous for its luscious Portuguese egg tarts. Skip the queues and dine in their cafe where you would be surprised that it’s not just about egg tarts but a whole new world of pastries. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome to dine with you in their front section, on a leash, and on the floor as well.
This article was originally written by Hannah Estenilo in March 2018 and updated by Leonor Sá Machado in January 2020.