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Best Dog-Friendly Cafés in Los Angeles

February 28, 2014 10:45 AM

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While many restaurants and cafés throughout L.A. don’t allow dogs, there are many hotspots that are happy to welcome your four-legged buddy. So, for an afternoon of great food and relaxation with your furry friend, try these cafés that specialize in delicious dining, handcrafted coffee, and canine love.
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(credit: : Charline Kim/Yelp)


Daily Dose Café
1820 Industrial St. #104
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 281-9300
www.dailydoseinc.com

Down a brick-paved path with ivy-lined walls is Daily Dose Café, a local coffee shop with European flair. The best part of your morning coffee here will be your pooch enjoying a drink of water, happily offered by the coffee shop. This quaint café, which prides itself on being honest and fresh, offers breakfast and lunch. For some truly delicious fare, try “The Farmer” sandwich, which is filled with roasted squash, avocado, heirloom tomatoes and more yummy goodness on olive bread. The cozy patio is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city with your tail-wagging best bud.

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(credit: Winnie Schroeder/Yelp)


LAMILL Coffee
1636 Silver Lake Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 663-4441
www.lamillcoffee.com

On your way back from a fun-filled day at Silver Lake Dog Park tossing tennis balls and running around, stop by LAMILL Coffee. This beautifully designed coffee shop is located near the Silverlake Reservoir and is a convenient eight-minute walk from the dog park. But, don’t let the chic décor fool you because pet-lovers are welcome. Here, your panting pup can rehydrate at the provided doggy water bowls. As for you, LAMILL is serious about their coffee. They have everything from international blends to organic house brews. Whether you order a coffee or an espresso, your city dog will enjoy the stop, especially if you treat your canine companion to a homemade dog biscuit.

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(credit: Levis Nacaj/Yelp)


Alcove Café & Bakery
1929 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-0100
www.alcovecafe.com

Talk about dog-friendly dining. At Alcove Café & Bakery your pup will love the outdoor atmosphere. Surrounded in a shaded garden patio with brick-paved paths, you’ll feel like you returned to a more simple time. Here, you can order American classics to eat or order hand roasted coffee, handcrafted cocktails and craft beers to drink. The yummy Good Morning! Good Afternoon! Breakfast menu is offered until 5 p.m. Plus, there’s the people watching as well as checking out cute dogs. But, Alcove Café & Bakery has celebrity sightings, too. Keep an eye out for Hollywood stars like, Russell Brand, Katherine Heigl, and Gerard Butler.

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(credit: Linda Jung & Ed Monsour)


Urth Caffé
451 S. Hewitt St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 797-4534
www.urthcaffe.com

Let your wet-nosed friend loose to explore all L.A. has to offer, including Urth Caffé, America’s first exclusively organic coffee company, established in 1989. Urth Caffé offers organically-grown coffee grounds, along with select teas, some from their very own tea garden. To top off their delicious drinks, baristas turn the foamy-froth of lattes into “Latte Art.” The Latte Art comes in all shapes, sizes and animals. The Los Angeles Times named Urth Caffé the “Best Caffé in all of L.A.” but they forgot to mention, this place gets two paws up for its friendliness towards its canine clientele.

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(credit: Kristoffer F.)


Charlie’s Coffee House
266 Monterey Rd.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(323) 474-6753
www.charliescoffeehouse.com

With its very own pet tie-down area, Charlie’s Coffee House also offers water bowls for your loyal pup. This two-story coffee shop is transportation themed with railroad crossing and stop signs, and proudly brews Jameson Brown Coffee which comes from locally roasted coffee beans from Pasadena. The carefully roasted beans are hand-delivered making Charlie’s coffee fresh and delicious. This coffee shop is also an art gallery filled with new and exciting works of art. But, the true beauty is just outside Charlie’s door where all the four-legged friends are enjoying their coffee break.

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Laura Fong is a CBS2/KCAL9 news apprentice. She’s a passionate writer and yogi, who loves a good cup of coffee and all things entertainment. Follow her on Twitter.

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