Hong Kong’s pet scene is strong. In almost everywhere you go in the city, you’ll find owners walking their pooches before work, on their lunch break or on a long weekend stroll. Moreover, many of us were working from home last year, meaning we had even more time to spend with our best friends. While Hong Kong houses a number of spectacular hikes to take your dog on, the lack of dog-friendly restaurants proved to be the gap in the market. Recent months have shown a wave of new dog-friendly restaurants cropping up to welcome canines in with welcome arms – some of which even are featuring a dedicated dog menu. So, here are some of the new dog-friendly restaurant openings and some of the old-time classics to take your furry friend out for your next meal.
Ciacoe Italian Wine Bar
On vibrant Star Street, most of the restaurants are actually already dog-friendly. Blessed with alfresco spaces, pooches are welcome to sit and dine outdoors with their owners at any time of the day. One of our favorite lesser-known gems is Ciacoe, an Italian wine and cheese bar. Frequented by post-work happy hour seekers, this casual hideout never fails to bring cheerful crowds over for a lively ambiance. Of course, your dog won’t be doing the drinking.
1 Moon Street, Wan Chai, 2529-5661. Open every day.
This sleek coffee store in Mong Kok is loved for its coffee, but more importantly, its dog-friendly environment. Although this is already a double win for us, there’s more – the breakfasts are delightful too. Make it a dog date with your other half and spend a weekend morning here – you’re sure to meet some fellow pooch advocates.
1/F, 50 Shan Tung Street, Mong Kok, 2341-0288. Open every day 12:00pm to 11:00pm.
FAM Art Park
If a picnic in the park with your pooch sounds as heavenly as it does to us, then FAM might be your calling. Set within the lush green grounds of West Kowloon Cultural District, the restaurant is the perfect spot for a sunny day to sit outdoors in. Order the dim sum picnic set to bring your goodies to the grass, where fold up chairs and a mini table from the restaurant await.
Unit 1-3, G/F, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2866 -3667. Open every day 12:00pm to 10:00pm.
There’s a beautiful alfresco area at Lagom Kaffe’s Two Harbour Square venue, where dogs can sit and dine with their humans. A picturesque setting populated by happy hour hunters and sunset seekers, this dog-friendly spot is perfect for every occasion. It’s filled with lounge chairs and tables to sit back and relax in on weekdays and weekends. Bring your dog to watch the sundown – it’s well worth the trip.
1/F, Two Harbour Square, 180 Wai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, 2368-5228. Open every day 8:00am to 2:00am (closed between 5:30pm to 7:00pm). One more location in Ngan Tau Kok.
Coffeelin – Happy Valley
Recently opening its Happy Valley branch in addition to its successful Sai Ying Pun flagship, Coffeelin is an open-air dog haven for coffee enthusiasts. The café is a popular spot by neighborhood locals and visitors alike, with most of them bringing their furry companions along. Enjoy the best of Italian delights – the coffee, the vibe and obviously, the gelato. It’s a great spot for a sunny day out.
8 Cheong Ming Street, Happy Valley, 6012-6242. Open every day 8:00am to 6:00pm.
Located next to minimalist boutique hotel TUVE, Superhooman features a coffee-by-day and cocktails-by-night concept. Don’t fret though, it welcomes dogs all day long. Bring your pooch for your morning brekkie or for evening drinks – dogs are allowed indoors too, meaning they can take a nap under your table while you dine in peace.
G/F, 16 Tsing Fung Street, Tin Hau, 9181-1193. Open every day, times vary.
Repulse Bay is famed for its sandy shores, but there’s an abundance of diners to choose from too. Sip Song is a crowd favorite, usually filled with patrons from near and far embracing the weekend vibes. The restaurant is dog-friendly, meaning you can bring your canine to soak in the sun too – perhaps followed by a run along the beach.
Shop 114 & 115, The Pulse, 28 Beach Rd, Repulse Bay, 2328 8385. Open every day 1:30am to 9:30 pm (closed between 4:00pm to 6:00pm).
In up-and-coming Tseung Kwan O, there are also many dog-friendly restaurants to choose from along the promenade. Chilli Lime is a particularly welcoming venue, offering comfortable cushioned sofas to sit and dine in bliss. Order a Pad Thai and a happy hour beer to embrace the cozy ambiance.
Shop G07, G/F, Monterey Place, 23 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, 2246-0055. Open every day 11:00am to 11:00pm.
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