Man’s best friend lives—and eats—exceedingly well in this city. Dogs have no shortage of restaurants happy to roll out the green carpet, offering everything from bowls of filtered water to gourmet Scooby snacks. For proof, check out Instagram’s @dogsofsqirl, where the furry cuteness of puppygrams meets the fervor of toast porn.
The feed, launched in 2014 by Sqirl chef-owner Jessica Koslow, includes photos of a blue-eyed Australian shepherd peering over a half-eaten bowl of Kabbouleh and a black-and-tan puppy practicing high fives. “My dog came from a customer at Sqirl,” says Koslow, whose terrier-dachshund mix, Münk, is a social media star. Beyond cooing over the rascals below the table, Koslow finds herself in conversation with customers more often when a pup is present. “It connects people,” she says, “and gives us a sense of community.” The gallery isn’t reserved for dogs alone, however. Cleo the bunny (who has 21,000 followers herself) made a recent cameo, sniffing one of Sqirl’s sorrel pesto bowls. Here are three more spots that love pets:
The Trails Café
2333 Fern Dell Dr., Griffith Park
The ideal pit stop for a posthike nosh, the café supplies water bowls and dog treats while you refuel with coffee and quiche.
Angel City Brewery
216 S. Alameda St., Downtown
Four-legged companions are greeted with biscuits made from peanut butter and grain left over in the beer-making process.
Superba Food + Bread
1900 S. Lincoln Blvd., Venice
Nurse a rosé with Fido during brunch, lunch, and dinner. He can expect water bowls and goodies from Bruno’s pet store down the block.