These are the finest places cafés in and around Southampton to take your dog with you.

The days of leaving your pet at home whilst you enjoy a latte or capuccino are no more, with several of the city's coffee shops welcoming our furry friends.

We've rounded up the best seven dog-friendly cafés in Southampton, according to TripAdvisor reviews.

7. Mettricks Woolston - 4.1/5 stars

Operating seven days a week out of Centenary Plaza, Mettricks offers not only specialty coffee and brunch, but craft beer as well.

One reviewer wrote: "A bit on the expensive side, especially if you have kids to feed. However, you can't fault the quality. Food is delicious as are the drinks. Great also if you have a dog."

"Best cafe in the area."

6. Coffee#1 Shirley - 4.4/5 stars

Nestled in the eclectic Shirley High Street, this light and airy outlet is popular with the locals.

One reviewer wrote, "dogs are welcome in this coffee shop. There are free dog treats available and a bowl of water is just a request away."

"Super friendly staff, great welcome, and lovely, chatty atmosphere inside."

5. Coffee#1 Portswood - 4.4/5 stars

An interior full of old photos showcasing the areas history, and large, well-stocked bookcases, this venue is known for its welcoming atmosphere.

One reviewer wrote: "They offer newspapers, books, free compost and free dog treats. Pet friendly, my dog loves getting a pup cup each time we're there."

"Really gorgeous, cosy place. I usually don't like going to big franchise-based coffee places so I'm glad I found this lovely little spot."

4. Coffee#1 Above Bar - 4.6/5 stars

The last appearance of this franchise on the list, this café is just around the corner from West Quay. Where better to rest you and your pet's legs after a long day's shopping. 

One reviewer wrote: "Our boys love to visit and have become fast favourites with the staff. They provide treats and water for the dogs for free and pup cups can be purchased."

"Such lovely, polite and helpful staff. A great selection of food and drinks and a really nice atmosphere to sit and have a catch up with friends."

3. Peggy May's Cafe - 4.7/5 stars

A cosy, modern cafe in the heart of the New Forest, this outlet prides itself on its friendly service and high quality food.

One reviewer wrote: "Perfect gem. The staff were brilliant. Went for breakfast with family including two small children and a dog, who was made very welcome."

"As always, the best cafe in Lyndhurst! We love it here because the staff are so welcoming and friendly."

2. No.329 Coffee House - 4.7/5 stars

Daily Echo: No329 Coffee House

This Shirley-based cafe reopened last December with a twist from its Nigerian owners - a colourful new interior and a few Nigerian dishes. 

One reviewer wrote: "Dog friendly, people friendly, great coffee and food, great ambience."

"My new favourite spot!!! Incredible warm atmosphere and friendly, funny, helpful staff. Delicious coffee and treats at very reasonable prices."

1. Big Blue Cafe - 4.8/5 stars

A family-run business that has served customers in Totton since 1992, the Big Blue Cafe offers people and pets alike both great value and great variety.

One reviewer wrote, "me and my dog would go to the cafe - I'd have a gluten free full breakfast and the doggie would have a puppychino."

"Brilliant breakfast. Great quality food. Plenty of it at very reasonable prices. Can't recommend highly enough."