Restaurants Places to Eat with Pets

Pet Friendly Salt Spring Island has fabulous Cafes and Restaurants which welcome you and your pet. They have a very laid back vibe for both you and your pet to relax in, watch the Salt Spring scene and grab a drink together.

There are cafes:

  • in the hustle bustle of downtown Ganges
  • in the funky character of Fulford Village
  • with stunning ocean views
  • with lush green lawns 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 first if your come across a cafe 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, SSI   250-537-5379




Auntie Pesto's
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, SSI  (250) 537-4181




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,  SSI   (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, SSI  (250) 537-0825





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, SSI
   (250) 931-2233





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, SSI  (250) 537-4144



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, SSI   (250) 537-1216