It's a Dog Day Morning, Afternoon & Night in LA: Restaurants

Discover pet-friendly patios and special menus for your pup

Dogs enjoying brunch at The Rose Venice
Nothing better than brunch with your bestie at The Rose Venice | Instagram: @bradythegoldenpup

With LA's famously great weather, al fresco dining is practically a year-round option. And if there's a nice patio, chances are the restaurant is dog-friendly. Some restaurants even have dedicated menus for your pup. As always, call ahead to confirm whether your canine companion can join you.

Dog and Mapo Tofu at Pine & Crane DTLA
Who needs Ken, Yolandi has Mapo Tofu from Pine & Crane DTLA | Instagram: @yolandi_eats_la
Dog on the patio at Zinc Cafe & Market in the Arts District
Matisse on the patio at Zinc Cafe & Market | Photo: @matissehobbes, Instagram

Downtown LA / Metro

  • Pine & Crane - Vivian Ku opened the sequel to her fast-casual Taiwanese restaurant in June 2022. The newer location is more spacious and best of all, serves breakfast with veg-friendly items like Daikon Rice Cakes and Thousand Layer Pancakes.
  • Zinc Cafe & Market - Located in the Arts District, Zinc's flagship location serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a dog-friendly patio shaded by a mature olive grove.
Dog on the patio at HomeState in Highland Park
Hendrix at HomeState in Highland Park | Instagram by @happy.little.hendrix

Highland Park

  • HiPPO - Opened in July 2018, HiPPO is a collaboration between James Beard Award-winning Chef Matt Molina and Silverlake Wine partners, Joe Capella and Randy Clement. HiPPO ("Highland Park Post Office") features a bow truss ceiling, open kitchen, and a dog-friendly patio.
  • HomeState - Breakfast Tacos and a dog-friendly patio FTW!
Popeye the Coffee Dog at Muddy Paw Coffee
Popeye at Muddy Paw Coffee | Instagram by @popeyethefoodie

Silver Lake

  • Muddy Paw Coffee – With the motto "Have a Cup, Save a Pup!" this pet-friendly coffee roasting company raises money for local animal rescues and hosts adoption events.
  • Wood - Enjoy handmade, wood fired Neapolitan pizzas at the pet-friendly, shaded and secluded patio.
Dog on the patio at Alcove Cafe in Los Feliz
Sunday Funday at Alcove Cafe | Photo: @susanelee, Instagram
Dog on the patio at Home Restaurant in Los Feliz
There's no place like Home for Bella | Instagram: @homerestaurantla

Los Feliz

  • Alcove Cafe - The huge patio is busy day and night, but well worth the wait for brunch with friends and furry family.
  • Home Restaurant – Aram and Rose Serobian have been inviting friends, neighbors and their fur babies into their Craftsman-style restaurant for more than 20 years.
  • Messhall Kitchen – A popular post-hike destination, the lively patio has doggie water bowls for hot summer days and fire pits for cooler nights.
French bulldog and a Margarita at Salazar in Frogtown
Buttermilk and a Margarita at Salazar | Photo: @buttermilk_the_frenchie, Instagram


  • Salazar - Inspired by the Sonoran desert, the pet-friendly backyard setting beckons diners from near and far to enjoy killer Mexican BBQ and top notch Margaritas and Micheladas.
  • Spoke Bicycle Cafe - Located along the L.A. River Bike Path, this bike shop/cafe hybrid serves breakfast all day with lots of spaces for groups, kids and dogs.
Dog on the patio at HomeState in East Hollywood
Charlie knows there's breakfast tacos at HomeState | Photo: @charliethesupportivedog, Instagram

Hollywood / East Hollywood

  • HomeState - While owners queue up and devour Texas-style breakfast tacos and Frito pie, their canine companions can appreciate the eye bolts for leashes, water bowls and doggie treats.
  • Running Goose - Enjoy Central American inspired cuisine with your furry bestie on the spacious covered deck.
Rumi the Wooly Shiba Inu at The Sycamore Kitchen
Rumi the Wooly Shiba Inu at The Sycamore Kitchen | Instagram: @woolyrumi


  • The Sycamore Kitchen – This La Brea brunch-lunch spot with a huge, dog-friendly patio is also a great place to fuel up with coffee and pastries to go.
  • Black Dog Coffee – This Miracle Mile favorite is dog-friendly and donates part of Friday profits to Best Friends Animal Society. 
Free water for Brutus the Bulldog at Tail O' the Pup
Free water for Brutus at Tail O' the Pup | Photo: @brutus_west_hollywood, Instagram

West Hollywood

  • Tail o' the Pup - Doggy Dog (skinless pup), Doggy Beer (no ABV beer for dogs) and free water for your pup at the Pup!
  • The Eveleigh - Located on the famed Sunset Strip, The Eveleigh has an AstroTurf front patio that's ideal for brunch with your pooch.
  • Gracias Madre - The plant-based Mexican cuisine and expansive patio with a comforting fireplace are a "natural" fit for vegans and their pups.
  • The Henry - Located at Robertson Plaza, The Henry features an elegant indoor/outdoor bar and dog-friendly patio that's perfect for alfresco dining with your bestie.
Dogs enjoying brunch at The Rose Venice
Nothing better than brunch with your bestie at The Rose Venice | Instagram: @bradythegoldenpup


  • Gjelina - Dogs love the sun-splashed patio at this celeb favorite in Venice. 
  • The Rose – Beloved by Venice locals, the sprawling space features indoor and outdoor dining with a pet-friendly beer garden. 
  • Simonette - Tucked inside the Palihotel Culver City, Simonette is an all-day café, bar and bistro inspired by classic French neighborhood cafés.
  • Sweetgreen – Located at the pet-friendly Platform in Culver City, Sweetgreen: The Lab features healthy seasonal salads and a shaded patio for your pooch.
Dog wants the lobster roll at Broad Street Oyster Co. in Malibu
Emma really wants the lobster roll at Broad Street Oyster Co. | Instagram by @emmadoodle_andsibs


  • Broad Street Oyster Co - Go for a hike with your fur baby at Solstice Canyon, then treat yourself to a cold beer, lobster roll and Santa Barbara uni.
Dog with grilled hamburger patty at Lazy Dog in Torrance
Mmm... grilled hamburger patty at Lazy Dog | Photo: @mollythemaltipom, Instagram

South Bay

  • Lazy Dog - Located at the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, this dog-themed eatery offers a special dog menu on the patio with a free water bowl and choice of grilled hamburger patty or chicken breast, brown rice, peas and carrots for $4.95. Other locations in Downey, Santa Clarita and West Covina.