Dog friendly Cafes & Restaurants in St Ives
Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, St Ives is the perfect destination for exploring nature with your doggy. However, long walkies aren’t the only major attraction of Cornwall; a spot of lunch at a pub with stunning backdrops, cosy interiors and delicious food is a truly magical thing to share with your doggy! Finding the best dog-friendly cafes & restaurants in St Ives allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds, and thankfully the region is blessed with several eateries where your four-legged friend will be welcomed with open arms.
When you’re looking for a place to go with your dogs you can’t go wrong with the Hub – they even have ‘Dogs’ written all over their signage!
Whether you visit during the day or the evening, The Hub can offer a warm and friendly atmosphere. In the day they offer a spot to relax and enjoy the harbour views with wonderful Cornish-roasted coffee and hot chocolates to warm you in the winter, or a chilled selection of yummy craft beers to cool you off in the summer heat, as well as delicious food the restaurant is now famous for.
In the evening, the trendy bar/restaurant vibes really kicks in with upbeat music and a lively ambience. This is a wonderful place to eat dinner, with a great selection of burgers, hotdogs and delicious Americana with a Cornish twist. The food at this restaurant became so popular it started to spread to other towns, now with locations all across Cornwall, Devon, and even as far as Bristol. You can’t miss the birthplace of the Hub, here on the harbour-front.
The Hub website
Located at: 4 Wharf Rd, St Ives, TR26 1LF
Porthmeor Beach Café
One of the trendiest eateries in St Ives, Porthmeor Beach Café offers a buzzing atmosphere and al-fresco dining where you can either sit back on the terrace and admire the views or chill out in the heated booths.
Dogs are allowed outside on the terrace areas, there are dog bowls around and friendly staff will greet your doggies with lots of fuss.
Take your pick from an extensive menu which includes their famous build your own breakfast, seafood tapas and vegetarian options.
Porthmeor Beach Cafe website
Porthminster Beach Cafe
Firstly the location of Porthminster Beach Cafe overlooking Porthminster beach is stunning, making the whole occasion feel a little more special. It is such a relaxing setting to eat and drink whilst taking in the splendours of beach and St Ives beyond. Book a window table in advance, particularly over the summer months.The food is outstanding here, our favourite being the Monkfish Curry but the Fish n’ Chips are delicious also and absolutely perfect for lunch. The ‘taste plates’ are a great idea for foodies as this enable you to try many different textures and flavours.
Porthminster Beach Cafe is dog friendly as they now allow dogs on the terrace, which is fully covered if the weather requires it. The staff here are really friendly too and will meet your doggy with lots of fuss!
Surf Shack Cafe
Heralded for its delicious hot dogs, Surf Shack Cafe on the harbour-front also welcomes dogs. Whether sitting inside the cosy little cafe or on the patio, the panoramic views of the harbour are truly a sight to behold. They offer gluten-free and vegan options while their daily offerings extend to lunch, brunch and breakfast.
It’s a small venue but the pet-friendly staff and surroundings are a winner. Whether stopping for a meal or a quick coffee, you’ll be delighted with the service. As the name suggests, the décor takes inspiration from the surf scene with appropriate accessories, colour schemes, and furniture that produce a clear and defined atmosphere.
Given its location right by the centre of the harbour there are plenty of great places to walk the dog either before or after you’ve eaten.
Located at: Wharf Road, St Ives, TR26 1LG
Scoff Troff Cafe
Scott Troff at Marketplace doesn’t only allow dogs, it actively welcomes them. The cafe opens at 9am every day of the week, allowing you to enjoy brekkie after a morning walk. Alternatively, the 4pm closing (5pm on Saturday) allows you to enjoy brunch, lunch or an early dinner too.
Whether opting for a Full English, Scoffs Big Salad Bowl or any of the other tasty treats on the menu, the cosy yet stylish interiors will put you at ease. The cafe looks inviting from the outside with it’s black signage and that atmosphere spills into the interiors too.
A small amount of outside seating is made available on nice days, although most diners will be more than happy with the internal vibe, not least when the resident dog is around.
Located at: Marketplace, St Ives, TR26 1RZ
The Loft Restaurant
The Loft Restaurant and Terrace is a brilliant dog-friendly venue that offers skyline views of the harbour, stunning seafood dishes and a grill. The airy stone loft space has become a firm favourite with local dog owners and is very accommodating for guests that want to enjoy a relaxed but luxurious meal with their friends and family, as well as their furry friends.
It’s one of the few venues in Cornwall that offer this type of experience, and is one you’re sure to remember for a long time. The locally-sourced ingredients and passionate chefs are sure to delight your taste buds while the beautiful venue and equally stunning surroundings are spectacular too. Dogs will bark for joy, and human guests will love it too!
Located at: Norway Lane, St Ives, TR26 1LZ
Check out The Loft website here
The Union Inn
The Union Inn is a traditional pub that serves food on a daily basis between 12pm to 3pm and 5:30pm to 9pm, so ideal for lunch or dinner. They serve a selection of delicious pub grub as well as real ales while the spacious bar area is very welcoming for pet dogs throughout the year. The location in the centre of St Ives is ideal for anyone wishing to explore the local area.
Cosy interiors and a roaring fire makes it a particularly comforting place during the autumn and winter, but can be a great place to freshen yourself up after a long summer walk. The friendly staff are more than happy to provide water for your pet.
The Union Inn is a great pub for non-pet-owners too. For those with a dog though it’s a certain shortlist contender.
Located at: Fore Street, St Ives, TR26 1AB
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