Goa is a haven for our furry friends! While you’ll notice that most of the casual restaurants and cafes, have their own in-house furry friends, we’ve collated a list for you of all the unmissable restaurants where you can enjoy a meal, without having to go through separation anxiety for having left your pet behind. So here, hit up our favourite doggie-friendly cafes around Goa the next time you're around. Unconditional love awaits!
13 Dog-Friendly Cafes & Restaurants In Goa You Can Have A Date With Your Pupper
One of our favourites in Assagao, North Goa, Gunpowder is home to many furry friends. Luna and Queenie are their in-house doggos and are both super curious and friendly. The delicious food and cocktails aside, you can have your pet tag along — the staff is warm and friendly — just make sure your accompanying fur balls are well behaved.
Located close to the Reis Magos Fort, the restaurant has picturesque views of the beach and the sunset. Babazin’s limited menu is full of lip-smacking seafood that you can get based on availability. Better still, you can have your pet tag along, while you gorge on the delicious prawn curry that is amongst the popular choices there.
Located in Calangute, Cafe Sussegado Souza makes some finger-licking seafood. And if their crab and prawn curries were not enough, they’ve recently given us more reason to dote over them. They are pet-friendly and you’re welcome to bring your furry companion along for an outing.
Montego Bay Beach Village
Located at the far end of North Goa, in Arambol, this is a casual diner best known for its cocktails, pasta and the mouth watering preparation of butter garlic prawns. The staff here is super friendly and welcoming both for the patrons and their pets.
A casual dining spot that’s located in Cavelossim, South Goa, the restaurant has a lovely ambience and some delicious food. The chicken quesadilla and pesto chicken are among our absolute favourites here. The restaurant is also known for being super pet-friendly so you can easily have your canine companions following you around.
Chef Peter’s Kitchen
There’s something about eating authentic Goan food in a chef’s backyard because of the care and knowledge that goes into making the all-famous cafreal and shark ambotik or the oldest, close-to-home version of prawn rissois, makes it worth every penny. Add to this the fact that Chef Peter’s lets you bring your furry friends to the party and we say it's a deal too sweet to pass up.
Often our go-to coffee place for a hot cuppa and a mezze platter, this one’s always happy to let our doggos accompany us as we work/eat/chill out of here. The best part about Mojigao is that it envelopes you in a lush jungle and offers the freshest smoothie bowls and juices so both you and your furry pal can catch your cool on a sultry Goan afternoon.
This new all-day brekkie spot in Benaulim has been making all the news thanks to its chill vibe and god awesome crepes. Whether you’re a breakfast person, a live gig person, a bar person or a dog person, this new pupper-friendly cafe should be on your radar.
Bean Me Up
While we need a whole day to gush about Bean Me Up’s all-vegan menu, we will not forget that we can enjoy all of these pizzas with vegan cheese, avo toasts, curry meals and kinds of pasta with our doggies hanging and begging for a bite every second of the meal. One of the most exhaustive healthy menus in Goa, cosy garden seating and other guests’ pets for extra cuddles - could you really ask for more?
The Patio At Pizza Delizia
We’ve been fans of the prawn tacos and beef burritos and of course, keep finding our way back to Delizia for the gig nights. Thankfully for us, we can have a few too many cocktails and a chunky salmon steak with our furry pals in tow. This Arpora pizzeria knows how to show you a good time every time they host a karaoke or have their Latin Dance nights and we can’t help but drag our puppers along.
You’ll often spot us at Toro Toro brunching on the weekends (late breakfast, anyone?). This tropical nook, perched by the Baga creek often lures us and our doggos in with live music and fresh seafood. When here, we recommend ordering off their BBQ section or trying out their thin crust pizzas. Just remember to carry extra treats for pups!
Moki Bar & Kitchen
This lesser-known but well-loved rooftop restaurant in Sangolda has a rather funky menu and deserves to be on your list of places to eat at if you’re living/travelling to Goa with your pup. With some interesting spin on fries, wings, golgappas, sandwiches and the usual cafe suspects, it promises to win you over with some Modern European fare. Oh, and you can thank us if you love the cocktails too.
Darvish is a Spanish food restaurant in Vagator was once a hidden gem but more people need to know about how good their patata bravas, fatoush salad and koobideh kebabs are. So, here, call it a paella-with-the-pup day here as you pick from a curated selection of Middle Eastern delights or stick to our recommendations of Joojeh kebab and a hummus plate.