Collies and Co. Cafe in Samford, Reviewed

Employee of Collies & Co holding a border collie puppy

Samford seemingly has it all for families: a fantastic kids’ park and playground, Harry Potter-themed stores and a number of child-friendly cafes and restaurants, including the newest kid on the block: Collies & Co. – a unique cafe that serves coffee with a side of puppy kisses.

If you want a unique experience that is guaranteed to fill your heart with the joy that only puppies can, then you are going to LOVE Collies & Co! 

Collies & Co Cafe

outdoor dining area at Collies and Co Cafe Samford

Food For adults, there’s an all-day breakfast menu and lunch menu which specialises in gourmet burgers. On the dedicated kids’ menu, you’ll find scrambled eggs on toast, pikelets with maple syrup and other kid-friendly fare like toasties and babycinos.

Drinks To wash down the food, there are delicious mocktails, tea, Cleanskin coffee, juices and milkshakes (including kid-sized milkshakes).

Dog cafe options. Separate to the entire puppy cuddling experience, Collies & Co. is also cafe that not only welcomes your children but also your pet dog, because they’re part of the family too, right? Once you and your children have made your menu choices, it’s time for your puppy to decide on their preferred brunch! The Collies & Co. “Doggo menu” features warm and frothy puppycinos and dog-friendly chicken nuggets, just to name a few of the canine options. Bowls of water are also provided for dogs, but it’s important to remember to keep your dog on a leash. Collies & Co also offer a takeaway service of delicious smokehouse meals.  

Collies & Co Puppy Cuddling Experience

Employee of Collies and Co gives dogs treats

Collies & Co Cafe in Samford is proving extremely popular thanks to their delicious food and coffee, friendly service and their puppy experience! Due to its popularity, the ‘Puppy Cuddle Dine-In Experience’ must be booked in advance. Priced at $50 for adults and $25 for children aged 2-13 years (kids under 2 are free when seated in a high chair), the experience includes a main meal and drink person, 45 minutes of non-stop puppy love and a Polaroid photo to commemorate your cuddles. Availability does depend on the puppies, with pedigree and rescue puppy litters on hand at various times throughout the year. From time to time, there are also pedigree border collie puppies to play with, which give the cafe its name.

Before entering the dog yard, you’ll be sanitised with veterinary-grade disinfectant spray and two animal attendants oversee the puppy play session. Don’t forget to take your phone or camera to get some happy snaps! 

Collies & Co also operates as a regular cafe during the above hours and no booking is required if you just want to grab a coffee and a bite to eat (sans the puppy experience). 

Remember, you do need to book in advance for the Puppy Cuddles experience and everyone participating needs to book. You can read more about the terms and conditions here

Other things to know

Statues of sheep and border collie dog at Collies and Co Cafe in Samford

Collie’s & Co. Cafe features an indoor and outdoor dining area which is partially fenced and partially shaded. From the outdoor area, you can also view the dogs playing without having to go into the enclosure. This is great for kids that may feel a little unsure about getting too close to the very excitable puppies. Parking is available on Main Street, although it can be limited during busy periods. Highchairs are available, and there is plenty of room in the outdoor eating area for a wheelchair or pram. There are toilet facilities located inside the cafe. 

Sign for Collies and Co Cafe in Samford

Collies & Co. is located at 14 Main Street, Samford. For more information, or to make a booking, please visit the Collies & Co. website. For more family-friendly activities in the Samford area, check out our full list of ideas.

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