There are cafes:
- in the hustle bustle of downtown Ganges convenient for in town shopping
- in the funky character village of Fulford while shopping or waiting for the ferry
- with stunning ocean views and dog water bowls
- with lush green lawns, delightful old character benches and picnic tables to sit on
The cafes listed below allow pets to join their owners on their outside patios, decks and lawns. There’s nothing better than grabbing a Latte, digging into a good book in a cozy cafe chair with your best friend by your side. We recommend that you inquire before settling in to a seat with your pet, if you come across a cafe on Salt Spring, that doesn’t have pets already present or has not been advertised here.
Tree House Cafe
A hip little cafe in the heart of Ganges in a funky Salt Spring building built around a plum tree. It is the place to be for music and delicious food in the Summer and you can also cozy up to warm soup in the Winter! Friendly no fuss dogs can sit with owners in the outside patio area. Delicious take out food is also available for you, if you and your furry friend want to picnic on the beach or on top of Mount Maxwell!
106 Purvis Lane
Nestled on the waterfront boardwalk in the heart of Ganges Village, Auntie Pesto’s offers lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday year round and Sunday evenings during the summer months. Dogs are welcome to join their owners at the tables set out in front. Chef Shawn Walton prepares a fresh, from scratch menu using quality local ingredients whenever possible as well as creating innovative and inspired specials.
2104- 115 Fulford Ganges Rd
Salt Spring Mercantile
True to the quaint Fulford Village feel SS Mercantile is a sweet little country store created on the historic Patterson’s Market site offering a wide variety of groceries, funky, fun and locally made gifts, cold drinks, ice, quick tasty foods like pizza, samosas, and local artisan foods. There are a number of tables outside for you and Fido to enjoy a drink or pizza together and there is also a doggie hitching station with a clean bowl of fresh water!
Hours are Saturday – Thursday 9-6 / Friday 9 – 7 / Sunday 9-6
2915 Fulford Ganges Road
(250) 653 4321
Salt Spring Roasting Company
Affectionately known as “Roasters” locally, this little cafe has tables outside where dogs are most welcome to join their owners. Inside a smorgasboard of yummy soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts await you. As well as the fabulous and famous Salt Spring coffee, cold drinks and teas!
109 McPhillips Avenue
Fernwood Road Cafe
Follow your inner Quail to this fun, relaxed and welcoming place to hang out, enjoy the view and soak in the vibe of North Salt Spring Island. Oh yeah, and have a pretty darn good coffee with your pooch beside you on a lovely green grass lawn out in the sun!
325 Fernwood Road
Salt Salt Country Grocer Deli
In the Upper Ganges village you will find Country Grocer nestled between the Liquor Store and Uptown Pharmasave. The store has a deli area with tables and chairs inside and out. Pets are most welcome to join their humans for a rest and drink on the outside patio seating area. If your pet doesn’t mind sitting and waiting for you while you pick a few things up there are covered cool areas at both entrances where you can hitch them up for a while.
370 Lower Ganges Road
TJ Beans Coffee Shop
*Great Coffee *Great Food *Great Deck *Great Location for you and your pet to enjoy the *Great Vibe and the downtown scenes of Ganges. Everything from samosas, croissants, sandwiches to local artisan food like Laughing Daughters Gluten Free cookies! Free Wi-FI service and if you Order a Talk-a-Latte (any large specialty coffee) you can use the VoIP phone to call Home anywhere in Canada or USA and say “Woof” to friends and family!
110 Lower Ganges Road
Grind House Coffee Stop
Swing into the Fulford Hall parking lot and enter the world of specialty coffees liked the signature Salted Rosemary Latte. This picturesque and pet friendly setting is a perfect stop after hiking Ruckle Park or swimming at Drummond Park. It is a great spot to catch up with neighbours, meet up with friends, hang with the locals and enjoy the Salt Spring vibe. Grab yourself a delicious coffee or tea and Bite Me! Bakery scone before catching your morning ferry. Host Tymon is awesome – just read the reviews! Water dish for poochies makes it all the more friendly for furry friends. Open Mon-Fri 5:45 am – 2:00 pm and Sat 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Fulford Hall parking lot at 2591 Fulford-Ganges Road (before the turn at the oceanfront en route to the ferry). Face Book page
Glad’s Ice Cream & Sweet Shoppe
We all love ice cream! Including our furry friends. GLAD’S is the place for you and your pet to woof down an in store baked and rolled waffle cone or slurp out a cup of delicious sweet creamy ice cream, add berries with your frozen yogurt or sorbet. Lots of great candy choices for the kiddies too. GLAD’S is also a Doggie water stop with an outside order window for when you are out and about shopping in the heart of Ganges. You will find GLAD’S directly across from Mouat’s Trading. Open seasonally from April to October and daily 11 to 5 pm.
Special Summer hours – July and August 9 to 9 pm
101 Purvis Lane
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