Canning River Cafe

Dog Friendly Cafe * Alfresco Dining * Open Daily * Lunch / Dinner * Gluten Free Options * Dog Treats * Dog Water Bowls * Heaters in Winter * Fans in Summer * On The Lead Nature Walk Nearby

Canning River Cafe is your go to for dog friendly dining all year round. With dog friendly alfresco dining fitted with fans and heaters you can enjoy dining here with your dog no matter what the weather.


The Canning River Cafe is located in one of the most stunning suburban Perth bush settings.  As you look out from the alfresco you can see the Kent Street Weir Bridge, that takes you on a series of (on the lead) nature walks and admire the surrounding tall trees and bushland.  There is something just so serene about this spot. You can choose from dining under cover or grab a bar stool in the open air to enjoy a more relaxed dining experience.

The staff at the Canning River Cafe love having four legged visitors. You can grab a dog treat at the counter for 50c when you place your order so your dog can enjoy something to eat too.  Canning RIver Cafe is perfect for breakfast or lunch or if you just want to grab a coffee, milkshake or a sweet treat. Good news for those that like to sleep in breakfast is served until 12 noon. From here the lunch menu is served until 2.30pm.

We had lunch before we left as we were meeting family after 1pm, so enjoyed a nice coffee and some banana bread which the kid and I shared.  My brother ordered this delicious chicken, bacon and salad bagel which was about $18. They also make some great raw smoothies if you are looking for a green fix or something healthy to get you through the day. Note also that gluten free menu options are available.

Here is Arrow enjoying a Schmacko that we bought at the front counter. He loved joining us for lunch, but couldn't wait to go for a walk.

Even if you don't want to dine you can grab a coffee or a smoothie to take with you on your walk 

Canning River Regional Park is a popular spot for a nature walk. It is a dogs on the lead area, but the walks are worth it with several trails to choose from ranging from 1.4km - 3.5km return. We have done the 3.5km walk on a previous occasion and it really is a stunning walk that takes you right along the river, over a bridge and back to the front of the Canning River Cafe.  This walk takes just over an hour and is either bitumised or compacted pathways the whole way around. 

The Canning River Cafe is perfectly located so you can choose to dine before or after your walk.. Maybe a very early nature walk then some breakfast, or enjoy a big lunch and walk it off.  Whatever you choose to do Canning River Cafe and Canning River Regional Park are a perfect coffee and walk combo.

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Review by Dogs Around Perth Reporter Lauren, 26th April 2016

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