15 dog friendly cafes in Whitby

Whitby is a great place to visit with your canine friends, but where can you take them?

A lot of places in the town are dog-friendly, but not all of them – so here is our guide to 15 of the best cafes in Whitby to take your pet along with you.

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Beckett's coffee shop

Located on Skinner Street, near to Boots in the heart of Whitby town centre is Beckett's, one of the best dog-friendly cafes in the town without a shadow of a doubt.

Dog treats are available for diners with canine friends in tow and the menu of home-cooked treats will want you to come back again and again to try everything out.

Prices are very reasonable and the portion sizes are excellent, so come hungry. The perfect place to fill up before a long walk along the beach or up to the Abbey.

Phone: +44 7766 638352

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Address: 9 Skinner St, Whitby YO21 3AH

The Whitby Deli

Just around the corner from Beckett's is The Whitby Deli, which is on Flowergate. The Whitby Deli claims to have the best coffee in the town – try it out for yourself!

Local produce is used where possible at The Whitby Deli, which is dog-friendly, while there is a range of Gluten Free products as well.

Friday and Saturday nights are pizza night at The Whitby Deli, which is licensed so you can have a drink along with your meal. The house gin and tonic is particularly recommended.

Phone: +44 1947 229062

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Address: 22-23 Flowergate, Whitby, YO21 3BA

Cafe La Rosa at La Rosa hotel

La Rosa is a great hotel choice for Whitby visitors and the accommodation's own cafe is a great dog-friendly spot in the town in its own right.

The hotel can be found just a couple of minutes' walk away from the beach so is in a prime location and the afternoon tea is to die for.

If you want to stay at La Rosa hotel during your dog-friendly holiday in Whitby, the accommodation is highly recommended. Stunning sea views combined with boutique design – what's not to love?

Phone: +44 1947 606981

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Address: 5 East Terrace, Whitby, YO21 3HB

Hetty and Betty Cafe

One of the most famous cafes in Whitby, Hetty and Betty is very dog-friendly as well.

Food has been served on the site of Hetty and Betty for almost 100 years and while it was out of use for a long time, it has been back in action under owners since 2018.

A traditional menu offers something for everyone, but can you resist the fish and chips?

Phone: +44 7398 175309

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Address: 7 Baxtergate, Whitby, YO21 1BW

Ellie's Cafe

Ellie’s Courtyard Cafe

Back up to Flowergate now for Ellie’s Courtyard dog-friendly cafe, the ideal place to stop off with your canine friend for a coffee and a slice of cake.

Ellie’s Courtyard Cafe is open nice and early if you want to pop in for a fully cooked breakfast to set you up for another day of exploring Whitby.

Late sleepers can still get in on the action too as breakfast is usually served past noon here.

Phone: +44 7734 831044

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Address: 48a Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BB

Sherlocks Coffee Shop

The Victorian theme and design of Sherlocks Coffee Shop make it one of the must-visit dog-friendly cafes in Whitby.

A tempting menu features a massive range of cakes so you will have to go back for multiple visits to try everything you want to, along with your furry friend.

Sherlocks Coffee Shop can be found right next to the harbour so is in an ideal spot if you want to go on one of the many tours available.

Phone: +44 1947 603399

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Address: 10 Flowergate, Whitby, YO21 3BA

Emma’s Diner

Flowergate is home to a lot of the best dog-friendly cafes in Whitby, with Emma’s Diner certainly deserving of a place on this list.

As you can tell by the name, Emma’s Diner is decked out like a traditional old school American diner, with the theme including 50s music and the outfits that are worn by friendly waitresses.

Big portions are on offer but be warned that Emma's Diner is not currently open on Mondays.

Phone: +44 1947 228010

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Address: 36-37 Flowergate, Whitby, YO21 3BB


Rusty Shears

This quaint tearoom is not just one of the top dog-friendly cafes in Whitby, it also has one of the town's top selections of gins.

There are dozens to try out so even if they do not have your favourite – which is unlikely! – there will definitely be something new to tempt you.

Great cakes on the menu at Rusty Shears in Whitby include treacle tart and banoffee pie and there is a good range of food available for vegetarians at this location as well.

Phone: +44 1947 825111

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Address: 4 Silver St, Whitby, YO21 3BU

The Willow Branch

The Willow Branch has one of the best locations of any of Whitby's top dog-friendly cafes.

Based right next to Whitby Bridge, the coffee lounge serves loose leaf teas, sandwiches and afternoon tea on an enticing menu.

British classics and American pancakes sit side by side on the menu, while there is a good range of beers, wines and ciders to pick from to enjoy with your meal as well.

Sunday hours vary at The Willow Branch, so if this is when you plan to visit it is worth giving them a call in advance to check they will be open.

Phone: +44 1947 825060

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Address: 5a, 5 Golden Lion Bank, Whitby, YO21 3BS


Over the river now to Arnie's, which is the perfect people-watching spot in the summer.

Located in Market Place, there are few better places in the town to enjoy a cold beer so this is definitely one of Whitby's best dog-friendly cafes for that reason.

Fish and chips and mussels are among the seafood fare on offer at Arnie's, which is ideally located for a stop on the way back into the town centre after visiting Whitby Abbey.

Phone: +44 1947 821222

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Address: 4 Market Place, Whitby, YO22 4DD

The Singing Kettle

The Singing Kettle

Right next to the Angel Hotel is the Singing Kettle cafe, a cash-only dog-friendly establishment.

The fact that The Singing Kettle is popular with locals and tourists alike is a testament to its quality home-cooked food.

Find this hidden gem, which also serves a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day, from either Baxtergate or New Quay Road. You can even get a packed lunch to take away from The Singing Kettle to enjoy later in the day as well.

Phone: +44 7985 238046

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Address: Angel Yard, Off Baxtergate, Whitby, YO21 1BL

Mr Coopers

Mr Cooper’s Coffee House

Service with a smile is guaranteed at Mr Cooper’s Coffee House, making it one of the best dog-friendly cafes in Whitby without a doubt.

There is seating outside too, though this tends to get snapped up quickly when the sun is out and the weather is warm.

If conditions are not as nice there is no need to worry. The hearty home-cooked food on the menu at Mr Cooper’s Coffee House will help keep you warm. Of course, the coffee is great too!

Phone: +44 7938 783824

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Address: 72 Church St, Whitby, YO22 4AS

Windy Corner

Windy Corner Tearoom and Bakery

Next on our list of the top dog-friendly cafes in Whitby is the Windy Corner Tearoom and Bakery.

Found on The Parade to the north of the town centre, Windy Corner Tearoom and Bakery is the perfect place to stop off for a light lunch.

The steak pie on the Windy Corner Tearoom and Bakery menu is highly recommended! With the cafe being so close to the beach, it is ideal for after a long walk with your canine friend.

Phone: +44 7526 169925

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Address: 5, The Parade Whitby, YO21 3JP

Java Cafe

Java cafe

Back to Flowergate now, the dog-friendly cafe Java is located right next to Whitby Bridge.

Open early in the morning and serving full English breakfasts, those who need a caffeine boost to kick their day off should definitely check out Java.

Paninis, sandwiches and soups are the order of the day and there is a gorgeous selection of cakes to try out as well. You might want to ignore the diet for a day or so!

Phone: +44 1947 821973

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Address: 2A Flowergate, Whitby, YO21 3BA

Marie Antoinette’s

Marie Antoinette’s

Last but not least in our dog-friendly cafes in Whitby selection is Marie Antoinette’s, which is on Church Street, not far away from the Abbey.

Marie Antoinette’s is famous in the town for its home-made cheesecakes, so make sure you leave some room for dessert if you are heading here with your pet.

Also recommended is the afternoon tea for two with prosecco, which is a great way to while away a couple of hours during a day out in Whitby.

Phone: +44 1947 606990

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Address: 139 Church St, Whitby YO22 4DE

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