Perfect for Pooches: Dog-Friendly Independents in Leicester

A man’s best friend, our trusty sidekicks, and our fur-babies, we’re a nation of dog-lovers and it’s no different here in Leicester city.  If you’re heading out with your furry friend and wondering where you can confidently bring them along to, look no further, as there are some great Dog-Friendly Independents in Leicester who’ll welcome your pup with open arms, a fresh bowl of water and maybe even a little tasty treat or two.


Tommo the Dog at Leicester Coffee House
Leicester Coffee House

Based in a historic building on Granby Street, Leicester Coffee House provides in-house roasted coffee and homemade cakes and more importantly, is home to Tommo the dog, Head of Customer Service. It’s the perfect pit-stop for a cup of coffee and something sweet, and, who knows, maybe your dog will find a new best friend in Tommo. His hidden talent is his Freddy Mercury impression, and if you’re lucky I’m sure he’ll do a verse or two.

Beau the dog at Orso Cafe

Orso is an independent coffee shop and eatery inspired by Australia & Bali.  From 10am-3:30pm they serve up deliciously fresh food with a menu that changes weekly so you’ll never get bored.

While you’re there don’t forget to say hello to Beau, their resident K-9 and head of pup-lick relations.

If you’re having a bad day Beau is a fantastic listener and will always be more than happy to hang out with you until you have cheered up.

Bread & Honey

This quaint little café is located on King Street and is a gorgeous hidden gem serving freshly baked treats from raspberry loafs, lemon cruffins to the chicest almond croissants that deserve to be posted on your Insta story.

All dogs are welcome and you can be assured that they will be treated like royalty by the fantastic staff there, as they often keep doggy treats behind the counter!

Beans the dog at La Foret Cafe
La Forêt Café

Also located on King Street you’ll find La Floret Café. Inspired by a fusion of flavours from across the world they serve a fantastic range of classics with a twist.

Make sure to pop by to try their Deluxe Avo Toast topped with scrambled eggs, homemade hummus, Tunisian Harissa paste, grilled sweet vine tomatoes, garnished with black olives, parsley and basil oil! How amazing does that sound.

Four legged friends are more then welcome to enjoy a water bowl while relaxing in the beautiful surroundings.

Beans the dog at Bryter Moon Deli
Bryter Moon Deli

Where coffee and fairy lights collide. Located in the Silver Arcade, Bryter Moon Deli have a fantastic selection of coffees, teas, craft beers and delicious food to enjoy in a gorgeous, calming environment.

No pup gets left out at Bryter Moon Deli where your 4 legged friend can enjoy a puppucino while you treat yourself to a slice of freshly baked deliciousness.

As you can see the puppucino has Beans’ seal of approval.

St Martins Coffee Shop

If you haven’t been to St Martin’s Coffee Shop and you live in Leicester, where have you been! Serving specialty coffee and delicious food, this dog friendly café is a must.

Grays Coffee Shop & Kitchen

Located in the city’s cultural quatre you’ll find the LCB Depot, home to Grays Coffee shop & Kitchen. They are serving up fresh, seasonal, exciting food from Jerk Chicken Souls Bowls, Samosa Toasties and Beef Madras Burritos all in this gorgeous dog-friendly environment.

Prana Café

For our vegan furry friends Prana Café is the pawfect place to enjoy a sweet treat on a Sunny afternoon in the city. Why try their delicious 100% vegan afternoon tea or if you’re feeling a little adventurous the plant-based kebab is sure to cure those hunger cravings.

James Café Bistro

This quirky little bistro is based on Bond Street and is the ideal pitstop when you’re exploring the city with all paws.
Serving delicious, freshly prepared comforting food, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible in a fantastic pooch-friendly location, what more could you want?

With plenty of outdoor seating available, why not enjoy one of the best burgers in the city whilst catching some rays this summer.

Café Dido

If you’re after a traditional but tasty breakfast, lunch or quick snack, Café Dido is a friendly place for all (including fur babies). Its location on Loseby Lane makes it the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by.

Saints of Mokha

Legend has it that Mokha in Yemen became the first city to export coffee worldwide, hence the name. Established in 2016, Saints of Mokha is a young, independent coffee roaster right here in Leicester. Serving up delicious coffee you won’t get anywhere else. Why not treat yourself to their famous Red Velvet Latte while your pup enjoys taking in the atmosphere.

Pubs & Bars

Queen of Bradgate

A craft beer & cask ale house on the High Street with traditional pub dining, cocktail bar, live music and ping pong, the Queen of Bradgate is proud to always be dog friendly and will happily provide you with a fresh drink for them to enjoy while you’re sipping on your choice of beverage, whether it’s a 241 cocktail at happy hour or a morning cuppa.

The Exchange

In the heart of the Cultural Quarter, The Exchange stands tall as a relaxed, airy and friendly space for those mid-day meetings, after work drinks and light lunches. Dogs are welcome, so pop in for a water bowl and tipple du jour, as you watch the hustle and bustle of the city go by.

The Parcel Yard

If you’re taking a trip in or out of the city via Leicester Railway Station or on your way back into town from a walk in Victoria Park, head to The Parcel Yard to spend some quality time with your pooch. Well behaved dogs are welcome and water bowls and complimentary dog treats are available in the bar and garden areas, as with all Steamin’ Billy pubs.

The Tree

A neighbourhood hangout with a glorious beer garden serving up freshly made food and seriously tasty beers and a selection of cocktails. The Tree are self-proclaimed dog lovers and will happily allow your four-legged friend to join you in their bar area.

King Richard III

A cosy historic city centre pub, bring your dog along to marvel at this gorgeous period feature building while you work your way through their large selection of lagers, ciders and real ales. Your furry friend is allowed outside and inside, apart from the back room/restaurant. Water bowls and treats are provided to keep them satisfied.

The Globe

The Globe has been synonymous with serving fine ales and food since 1720 and that’s not all, they are proud to be a dog friendly pub. Welcome in the bar area downstairs or their outdoor seating, they’ll also happily provide water bowls and complimentary dog treats.

Cocktails at the Globe pub leicester
The Distillery

Whether it is great beer, delicious cocktails, scrumptious food or a place to just kick back and watch the match; The Distillery is the place to be and an added, important bonus, dogs are welcome too. Where possible they’ll try and seat you in an area away from too much noise so you and your pooch can relax.


Harriman & Co

If your four legged friend loves to shop then why not head over to Harriman & Co?

Home to a gorgeous selection of home wear items, from rugs to vases, interior fragrances to stationary the list goes on.
You are guaranteed to fall in love with one, or two pieces in there (I have to walk very quickly past the shop else I will spend every last penny I have).

Whilst you browse, your pup will be treated to delicious snacks that Harriman’s keep behind the till for this kind of emergency.

Who’d of thought there were so many Dog-Friendly Independents in Leicester and the list is constantly expanding.

To make staying up to date with all of these locations, we have created a trail of were your four-legged friends can join in on all the fun.

Download the LoyalFree app to follow our Dog Friendly trail.

Beans the dog in the office

P.S. All locations have been quality checked by Beans and he has assured us they are fantastic for all furry friends.

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