Many dog owners know how difficult it is sometimes to plan leisure if you want to include your pet friend. This concerns even big cities like Kyiv, where only a limited number of cafes and restaurants allow dogs in. The heart of Western Ukraine, Lviv, follows the latest trend and makes the city dog-friendly — and fine dining spots haven’t escaped the change. Let’s check out where you can drop by with dog in Lviv.
This cozy winery shop is located in the heart of the city right near the Latin Cathedral. The location is convenient for walking tours with pets, and a stop for a coffee and dessert in this café, styled as an early 20th century apartment, will allow restoring the strength. The menu here has various classics from European cuisine: Belgium style mussels, French pie quiche Lorraine, 4 types of Italian pasta and, of course, Galician special — Strudel. Naturally, winery shop offers a truly broad range of alcohol to satisfy everyone’s tastes: white, red and sparkling wines from different regions of the world, as well as cruchon — a mixture of fruits, champagne, white and red wines.
Address: 5, Katedralna Square
The SOWA café is a pet-friendly and healthy café, which specializes in Belgian waffles. The menu includes not only the well-known tastes like ice cream, chocolate, or banana, but also savory options which fit vegetarians, such as vegetables, mushrooms, and salmon. The menu includes several soups, salads and main dishes as well. As for the beverages, in addition to classical choice of coffee and tea, SOWA offers lemonades, non-alcoholic cocktails and smoothies.
Address: 40, Staroievreiska Street
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Just like in Kyiv, the famous Druzi café welcomes pets in Lviv, which isn’t surprising given the name of the café means “Friends”. According to reviews, dogs here can have a bowl of water while their owner enjoys picks from the menu. Breakfast options, served from 8 A.M. on workdays, are especially convenient for those walking pets in the morning. There are tips to try scrambled eggs with spinach, potato mushrooms and tomatoes, oatmeal with berries, poached eggs with ham, and a popular Ukrainian dish — syrnyky served with berries or chia pudding.
Address: 5, Krakivska Street
The small dog-friendly shop, which is reflected in the name, is located not far from the oldest park in the country — Ivan Franko Park, perfect for long walk with dogs. The place's special are bagels of all sorts and flavors: from sweet options, like cherry and blueberry, to savory, like ham, salmon, and chicken. All bagels can be taken to-go, or tasted without a rush in the café. As for the drinks, there are tips to try Chai Latte, Almond Raf and healthy smoothies.
Address: 3, Tadeusha Kostyushka Street
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The popular Italian cuisine restaurant, surrounded by Lviv’s sightseeing spots perfect for a walking tour, is pet-friendly as well: here furry friends will be offered water and treated with respect. One of the special things about Vapiano is an open kitchen, where visitors can watch their pasta, pizzas, antipasti and salads being prepared by skillful chefs. Moreover, guests have an opportunity to create a refined version of their favorite dish, made according with their preferences.
Address: 12A, Akademika Hnatyuka Street
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