Must Read: 10 of the Best Dog-Friendly Coffee Shops in Chicago

Pets are not allowed in many public places such as hospitals, cinemas, restaurants, museums, religious temples, schools, and much more. Coffee shops too have a track record of not allowing pets into their cafes. This is often a problem for people who must take their pets everywhere they go. 

If you are one of such people, you may be unable to enter certain coffee shops in Chicago. In this article, I have reviewed 10 of the best dog-friendly coffee shops in Chicago. 

The good thing about each of these coffee shops is that they serve some of the best coffee in Chicago while creating room for your furry friend to tag along. They even feature treats on their menus that can be served to your dog or cat while you enjoy your coffee. Without further ado, let’s talk about these dog-friendly coffee shops in Chicago. 

10 Best Dog-Friendly Coffee Shops in Chicago

The following is a list of the best dog-friendly coffee shops in Chicago, Illinois:

  1. Colectivo Coffee
  2. Metric Coffee
  3. Pilot Project Brewing 
  4. Gallery Cafe
  5. Buzz: Killer Espresso 
  6. Red June Cafe 
  7. The Spoke and Bird 
  8. Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits 
  9. FROTH Cafe
  10. Edie’s All-Day Coffee

I have provided details about each coffee shop including service hours, location, social media profiles, website, contact details, and the sort of menu they offer. One constant you should keep in mind as you read through each coffee cafe is that they offer great-tasting coffee. The advantage they have over other cafes in Chicago is that they create room for visitors and customers to come with their pets. 

Colectivo Coffee

Colectivo Coffee is my go-to dog-friendly coffee shop. It was founded in 1993 but has consistently undergone changes and facelifts to ensure it meets the modern standards of a proper coffee shop. Their branding is top-notch as is the coffee and treats they serve. Colectivo has an outdoor seating arrangement designed to accommodate people and their pets. 

Colectivo has five locations in Chicago. It is located in Andersonville at 5425 N. Clark Street, Evanston at 716 Church Street Evanston, Lincoln Park 2530 N Clark St Chicago, Logan Square at 2261 N Milwaukee Ave., and Wicker Park at 1211 N Damen Ave Chicago. The cafe is open from 6:30am to 4pm from Mondays to Thursdays and from 6:30am to 6pm from Fridays to Sundays. 

For more details, visit They have a mobile application to make orders and seat bookings easy. 

Metric Coffee 

Metric Coffee offers a rich blend and variety of coffee sourcing from five different countries. The quality of the coffee sold is a major concern for the cafe and they want to ensure that beyond securing customers for now, they maintain a legacy of fine-tasting coffee. 

They have got an outdoor setting that is designed to accommodate pets. The cafe is open every day from 6am to 4pm. It is located at 2021 W Fulton St., Chicago, IL 60612. To learn more, log on to

Pilot Project Brewing

This cafe does not boast its own coffee product but serves as a platform to taste coffee from different brands, newbies and established brands alike. Pilot Project Brewing is a brewery incubator, tasting room and cafe in Logan Square, Chicago and the Brewery District of Milwaukee. The brewery helps start-up breweries by offering assistance with fine-tuning recipes, production and business development.

The cafe is accomodative of pets as you go in to take part in the coffee tasting experience at Pilot Project Brewing. You can visit the cafe from 11am to 10pm from Sundays to Thursdays and from 11am to Midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The cafe is located at 2140 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647.  

Gallery Cafe 

The Gallery Cafe Chicago is both a place to rewind over a good cup of coffee, enjoy the relaxing ambience of creative arts, and give your dog a treat. Yes. all of these in one cafe. You can order a sandwich as a treat for your dog and something to complement your coffee. Although small, the Gallery Cafe is a dog-friendly breakfast coffee shop. 

It has two locations in Chicago. The first is at 1760 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 and it is open from Sundays to Saturdays from 8am to 3pm. The second location is at 734 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60642 and it is open from Mondays to Saturdays from 7am to 5pm and on Sundays from 8am to 4pm. Follow on IG @gallerycafechi.

Buzz: Killer Espresso 

The Buzz Killer Espresso cafe is another dog-friendly coffee shop in Chicago. They roast their coffee in-house and offer a range of coffee brands. Together with coffee, you can enjoy some treats at the cafe. It is a cool place to take your dog for a treat and some coffee tasting. 

You can visit the cafe at 2777 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. It is open everyday from 9am to 2pm. Take outs are available also. Follow the Buzz: Killer Espresso on Facebook for more information. 

Red June Cafe 

The Red June Cafe is a great place for a coffee breakfast in Chicago. Aside from their fine-tasting coffee, the cafe offers a menu of light foods made with the best of ingredients. It is unarguably one of the best cafes in Chicago. Their coffee is superb, the food is great, and you can come in anytime, even with your pet. 

Enjoy your coffee in the beautiful outdoor setting at Red June Cafe. They are open from 6:30am to 4pm on Mondays to Fridays and 7am to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. You can find the cafe at 2020 N Leavitt St, Chicago, IL. You can place an order by calling (773)-227-2600. 

The Spoke & Bird 

This is a woman-owned (WBE) food hospitality coffee shop. If you care about treats to go with your food, you should consider this cafe. They have a rich menu of breads, pastries, and food. You can get a complete coffee breakfast or lunch at The Spoke & Bird. 

To show how much The Spoke & Bird is dog-friendly, they organize an annual Howl-o-ween Puppy Parade and costume contest. The Spoke & Bird has two locations in Chicago. You can find them at 205 E 18th Street, South Loop where they are open Mondays to Fridays from 7am to 7pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7am to 5pm. The second location is at 1248 W 18th Street, Pilsen where they are open every day from 8am to 3pm. 

Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits 

This cafe is located at 2051 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. The cafe is open on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday (9am-6pm) & Saturday, Sunday & Monday (9am-3pm). You can take coffee in the cafe with treats such as cheese, macaroni, cakes, and more. 


FROTH boasts of having a cocktail approach to coffee. It is located at 1515 w Monroe, Lobby, Chicago, Illinois 60607. Its outdoor setting is heavenly and I will recommend it for anyone who wants to enjoy a range of coffee varieties with their furry friends. 

From Mondays to Wednesdays, FROTH is open from 8am to 2pm and from Thursdays to Sundays from 8am to 7pm. To see more, visit

Edie’s All-Day Cafe 

Last but not the least, a dog-friendly coffee shop in Chicago is Edie’s All-Day Cafe. I love this cafe because of its beautiful layout and lovely design. The environment is top-notch, relaxing, and pet-friendly. From the cafe’s signature parfait to burritos, beacons, grilled chickens, toasts, and more are among the treats you can enjoy with your coffee while at Edie’s. 

The cafe has two locations. One is at 675 N Wells St. Chicago, IL 60654 while the other is at 354 W Hubbard St. Chicago, IL 60654. For more information, log on to



When you need a quick break from work with your furry best friend, head to one of these great Chicago dog-friendly coffee shops.

Choosing the best dog-friendly coffee shop in Chicago doesn’t have to be an arduous process. The best ones are spread across the city, and no matter where you live or visit, there’s probably a shop nearby that welcomes your pup with open arms. So what’s stopping you? Stop by, grab a bite and, of course, a cup of joe—you deserve it. 

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