Ah, Gasworks Cafe, the dog friendly cafe in Albert Park that's really barking up the right tree. This isn't just a place to grab your latte and run—though if you're in a hurry, they've got you covered there too. This cafe is like a slice of heaven for dogs and their humans alike.

You'll be welcomed into a vibrant atmosphere filled with friendly faces both behind and in front of the counter. The staff here aren't just baristas and servers; they're unofficial dog greeters. Your pup might even snag a head pat before you get your latte, and let's face it, they probably deserve it more.

Dog treats at Gasworks Cafe

When it comes to chow, this café doesn't disappoint. While you're enjoying a hearty sandwich, a melt-in-your-mouth toastie, or a handcrafted coffee, your furball isn't left salivating on the sidelines. Nope, this café rolls out the doggy red carpet with House-Made Dog Biscuits, Pup Cakes, and yes, Puppy Cinos. All are freshly made and human-grade. Our Yap Pack food critics definitely give it tail wags of approval. Even the takeaway packaging is environmentally friendly; because, let's face it, our pets should be eco-warriors too.

Dog tasty pup cake from Gasworks Cafe

The venue itself is more than just a place to fill your belly. It's housed in what used to be an industrial gasworks facility. So, expect an aesthetic that's more "cool history" than "cookie-cutter cafe." Sheltered by a sturdy, retractable gazebo and warmed by heaters, it's a perfect setting for a relaxed doggy brunch or a quick coffee stop before a run in the adjacent off-leash park. Of course there is also water bowls so you dog stays hydrated.

Gasworks Cafe dog friendly section

Dog Parties at Gasworks

Ever thought about throwing a birthday bash for your fur baby? They offer doggie birthday cakes, treat bags, and Puppycinos, so go ahead and send out those invites. What's more, with the Gasworks off-leash park just a hop, skip and a jump away, your party isn't confined to just one space. Let the dogs run wild and free!

Visiting & Location

Gasworks Cafe is conveniently located at the edge of Albert Park, making it easily accessible from both Port Melbourne and South Melbourne. If you're driving, there's parking along Graham Street, but if that fills up, don't worry—nearby Pickles, Richardson, and Foote Streets offer ample free street parking.

More of a public transport enthusiast? Small dogs in pet-friendly carriers can come along for the ride on Tram 1 along Victoria Street. Your nearest stops are number 30 at Graham Street or number 31 at Victoria Street. Buses 606 and 263 also offer easy access, stopping not far from the park. To get the scoop on traveling with pets on public transport, check out PTV's official site.