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Dining With Your Dog: A Guide to Outdoor Cafes in Brooklyn

Ah, spring! Fresh air, soft breezes, and wonderfully warm sunshine. What a great time for dog walking in Brooklyn. The weather is enticing you to take your best friend for a nice walk. But, wait! What happens if you want to enjoy a drink, snack, or meal and you still have pup with you? There's nothing to worry about if you visit one of these outdoor cafes!

Freelance reporters from the blog 'This Is New York' have compiled a list of some of their favorite outdoor hangouts in Brooklyn.


Búdin 114 Greenpoint Ave., Greenpoint Enjoy a snack during a sunny afternoon break on the tranquil patio.

Kave 1087 Flushing Ave., East Williamsburg/Bushwick Grab a sandwich (or two!) and eat it on the large patio. Do you and your pet prefer sun or shade while you eat? This place has plenty of both!

Schmackary's 193 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg So many cookies from which to choose! Whatever your choices, you and your dog will enjoy the tranquil backyard while you munch away.

The West Coffeehouse & Bar 379 Union Ave., Williamsburg This patio is so sprawling, it has its own Wi-Fi network! Hint: Try an apple butter toast.


Brooklyn Kolache Co. 520 DeKalb Ave. What do you get when you add a little Texas flair to a traditional Czech pastry? Just call it delicious and enjoy it under an umbrella in the backyard.

Daily Press Coffee 505 Franklin Ave. Wash your burrito down with beer or wine whatever the weather on this partially covered patio. It has heat for chilly days and fans for when temps rise.

Kava Shteeble 94 Ralph Ave. Enjoy your pastry by the fire pit on a chilly summer evening.


Brewklyn Grind 557 Myrtle Ave. Enjoy a cup of brew and pastry on one of the large picnic tables. Do you prefer your pastry sweet or savory? Here you can have both!

Outpost Café 1014 Fulton St. Enjoy a salad or sandwich in this whimsical outdoor garden.

Pillow Cafe Lounge 505 Myrtle Ave. Enjoy a hearty breakfast of bacon cheddar waffles on the large outdoor patio.


Tekoá 264 Clinton St., Cobble Hill Enjoy breakfast or lunch at a picnic table on the sidewalk. If you and your dog like to people-watch while you eat, Cobble Hill Park is just across the street.


Roots 639 Fifth Ave., South Slope This tiny back garden offers a quiet place to soak up some sun while you enjoy the friendliest service around.


Brunswick 240 Prospect Park West, Windsor Terrace Don't blink or you'll miss this low-key place with its sliver of garden on the side. Enjoy the avocado toast with feta cheese and the friendly service.

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