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Dog Friendly Lisbon - Part I - Café Janis

As you might have guessed by now, Yoshi the Rascall is a big part of my life and exploring Lisbon together with him and André is one of my all time favourite things to do. Lisbon is sadly not particularly dog friendly and you can probably count on one hand the restaurants and bars that allow humans to bring their furry friends with them. This article is a series of hopefully many more, about places you can have breakfast, lunch, brunch or dare I even say dinner? with your pets.

I´ll start off by telling you about this charming little café close to my office in Cais do Sodre, Café Janis. A year ago when they closed a delicious Austrian restaurant minutes away from my office, I was so sad I swore never to visit whatever would come in its place. And as fate would have it, I´ve become somewhat a regular of it. On the grounds of where Hansi once stood, now lies Café Janis - a trendy breakfast, lunch and brunch café which also serves the most delicious cocktails and is super dog friendly! Open on Monday and Tuesdays from 8am to 6:30pm and on Wednesdays to Sundays from 8am to 1am, the café is the ideal place for a weekend brunch, a weekday lunch or after work cocktails.

The staff is super nice, the food delicious ( you gotta try their avo toast and their smoked salmon board ) and the drinks to die for ( Janis CBD, Citrus Moscow Mule, Bloody Mary and many more huge delicious cocktails!). Brunch comes at 18€ and includes a hot drink, an orange juice or Mimosa/Bloody Mary (for the daring ones), homemade granola, yogurt, fruits, chia seeds, coconut flakes, honey or a banana bread with espresso mascarpone and almonds (for the ones with a sweet tooth) as well as a choice of avo toast / a full hearty breakfast / the famous smoked salmon board or Janis´ Special Bun.

On our last visit we brought two dogs ( our own Yoshi and Coco - a beautiful 7 year old german shephard ) and while we chose to sit outside, we´ve seen plenty of dogs inside too. So if you´re into having your fury friend join you for delicious brunches and yummy cocktails in gorgeous cafés - Café Janis is your place.

Happy brunching and stay fluffy,


Café Janis

Rua da Moeda, 1A, Cais do Sodré, Lisboa




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