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Both you and your dog can tuck into tasty treats at these dog-friendly restaurants and cafés in St Ives.

St Ives is a wonderful place to bring your best friend on holiday. With Cornwall being home to miles of dog-friendly coastal paths, vast moorland, and plenty of dog-friendly beaches, it’s the perfect pet-friendly holiday destination.

It’s not just the great outdoors that offers dogs a warm welcome in Cornwall. These dog-friendly cafés in St Ives offer a great place to pitstop on your adventures and outings.

Whilst the dog-friendly restaurants in St Ives mean you can still wine and dine out on your holiday, and your four-legged friend gets to join too!

Read on to discover some of our favourite dog-friendly St Ives restaurants and cafés…

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Dog-friendly Cafés in St Ives

St Ives loves dogs! There’s plenty of dog-friendly cafés in St Ives to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or just a classic Cornish cream tea.

Scoff Troff Café

The Stroff Troff Cafe opens bright and early for dog walkers. They claim to serve St Ives’ best ‘Full English Breakfast’ from 9am every day.

This dog friendly café also hosts lunchtime dishes inspired by Vietnam, markets in Thailand, and trendy cafes in Melbourne, Australia.

The staff are known to shower dogs with love whenever they set foot in the café. They even have a resident pooch called Kodie, on duty to welcome fellow dogs and humans alike.

Scoff Troff Café Info

Breakfast / Lunch is walk in only – no table reservations.

T: 01736 797341


A: Market Place, St Ives, TR26 1RZ

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 8am – 9pm, Sunday: 9am – 9pm

Visit Scoff Troff Café website

Porthmeor Beach Café

The view from Porthmeor Beach Cafe.
Take advantage of the lifted beach dog-ban before 10am with a morning walk followed by a trip to Porthmeor Café.

Enjoy a warming pot of tea in their dog-friendly outside seating area. Or why not dig into a seafood lunch and revel in first-class beach views with your happy and worn out dog resting at your feet?

In the winter months, you and your dog are free to explore all of the St Ives beaches throughout the day with no restrictions.

Porthmeor Beach Café Info

There are three bookable areas at the café: Pods (no dogs), Inside (no dogs), Terrace (dogs welcome).

T: 01736 793366


A: Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1JZ

Opening hours: Breakfast 8.30am – 11am; Lunch 12pm – 4pm; Dinner 5pm – 9.30pm

Visit Porthmeor Beach Café website

Porthmeor Beach Cafe coffees.

Lakeside Cabin Café

This family-run, cosy cabin, pride themselves in being a dog-friendly café near St Ives.

You can enjoy a delicious homemade cake after walking with your pooch around the three scenic fishing lakes where the cabin is located.

Along with a quality lunch menu too, your four-legged-friend may even get treated to a few tasty snacks.

Dog biscuits are always on hand to spoil any dog that visits!

Lakeside Cabin Café Info

A: Nance Lakes, Lelant, St Ives, TR26 3EZ

Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 10:30am – 4pm, Friday – Sunday: Closed

Visit Lakeside Cabin Café Facebook page

Dog-friendly restaurants in St Ives

Dining out in a dog-friendly St Ives restaurant means the whole family can spend the evening together.

Tuck into delicious local dishes with you best friend by your side. From tucked away eateries, to dining with harbour views.

For a full guide on where to eat in St Ives follow the link below:

40 St Ives Restaurants: The Ultimate ‘Where to Eat’ Guide

The Loft Restaurant & Sun Terrace

Settled amongst the quaint and narrow streets behind the harbour is The Loft. This restaurant allows dogs in their covered upstairs sun terrace, perfect for a balmy summer evening.

Overlooking the rooftops with the harbour in the distance, it’s a serene spot in the heart of the town.

Dine out on locally sourced ingredients and enjoy the sunset experience with a drink in hand and your pooch at your feet.

The Loft Restaurant Info

T: 01736 794204


A: Norway Lane, St Ives, TR26 1LZ

Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 12pm – 2:15pm, 5pm – 8:45pm, Sunday: 12pm – 2:45pm, Monday: Closed

Visit The Loft website

Hub St Ives

Find the best “burgers, dogs and BBQ” in St Ives at Hub, with its signature New York style hot dogs, made from 100% free-range pork.

But that’s not the only dogs you’ll find at Hub! It’s a 100% dog-friendly restaurant in St Ives.

Watch the boats goby and tuck into homemade burgers whilst enjoying the company of your own (hot)dog.

Hub St Ives Info

T: 01736 799099

A: The Wharf, St Ives, TR26 1LF

Opening times: Sunday – Thursday: 9am – 10pm, Friday & Saturday: 9am – 12am

Visit Hub St Ives website

The Old Forge

Formerly part of Scarlet Wines, a leading independent wine merchant in Cornwall, The Old Forge is now a venture all of its own.

Serving “seasonal, cheerful, and nostalgic food”, The Old Forge uses high quality ingredients in their small kitchen.

It’s definitely worth venturing out to Lelant for their delicious offerings and dog-friendly warm welcome.

The Old Forge Info

T: 01736 753696


A: The Old Forge, Griggs Quay, Lelant, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 6JG

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 9:30am – 8:30pm, Sunday: 9:30am – 3pm

Visit The Old Forge website

So, next time you’re in the area, unleash your appetite at these dog-friendly restaurants and cafés in St Ives! Remember, in this pawsitively charming town, good food and great company are always on the menu.

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Glenside House Ref. 1137167

Glenside House, Ref 1137167.

Glenside House accepts one well-behaved dog and sleeps up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms. Perfect for a family holiday to St Ives.

There’s an enclosed garden with decking so your dog can stretch their legs. The garden is also seaward facing, so you can enjoy beautiful views too!

Looking for an extra dose of inspiration for your holiday in St Ives? Grab a cuppa and check out our ultimate guide to St Ives for everything you need to know when visiting this coastal gem

Based on original content by Tony Townsend.