About the Café

Join us at The Downward Dog Company’s exciting new Cafe & Restaurant in the heart of Bodalla, on the Far South Coast of NSW.

A modern contemporary atmosphere, in a home that has now for almost a century housed good food and great times. There is always something fresh on offer from the café’s a la carte menu for lunch, dinner, snacks and delicious coffee. We use Rush Roasting Co.’s unique delicious blend, made with love, passion, experience, history and inspiration. Roasted in the southern highlands from carefully and ethically sourced beans from around the globe.

The Downward Dog Café is also Fully Licenced with a wide range drink options, from wine and beer to cocktails!

Open 6 Days a Week and Friday and Saturday night (open Thursday through Sunday nights during summer holidays), we cater for Vegetarians, Vegans and Gluten Free as well, so you’re sure to find something on the menu for you.

Find out more!
Open Tuesday to Sunday

Art, Music, Activities, Functions and more!


Unique and Captivating Exhibitions

The Downward Dog Café is all about introducing the community to the arts and to each other! Come along to one of our frequent art exhibitions. Each exhibition is on display for a month so there is always something new and different to check out, or join us on opening night and enjoy complementary antipasto and wine, you can even make a reservation to join our “Table of 8” and meet the artist, an interactive dining experience hosted by our exhibiting artists.

Our friendly and accommodating staff all have ties with the art world from visual to performing and want you to have a great time, all while helping the arts thrive in our local area.

Latest Exhibitions


Live Entertainment and Music

The Cafe puts on regular music events every month featuring amazing local and interstate artists. Whatever your taste in music there will be something for everyone! So far the Cafe has featured a range of acts spanning genres from Blues, Rock, Indie and Jazz.

Music events at the Cafe come under the banner of the Courtyard Sessions and they are completely free to attend. Because the Courtyard has a limited capacity of 60 or so people, we strongly encourage you to book a table to ensure your place at these intimate live events.

Check out our events guide for the latest music coming up at the Cafe.

Upcoming Music


Join in fun activities and clubs!

Participate in a range of fun activities or join one of the clubs that host group events at the Cafe. So far the Cafe has featured art classes, yoga sessions, book clubs, knitting and crafting clubs and much more.

We’re always looking for more people and groups to host regular activities and clubs at the Cafe. If you are interested in holding one of these events don’t hesitate to give us a call on (02) 4473 5583.

Activities and Clubs


Organise your next function at the Cafe

The Café is available for functions, with a selection of options available to tailor your function to suit your needs. If you’re interested in booking a function head over to the functions page to find out more about venue spaces, catering and other services we can provide. Or call us now on (02) 4473 5583.

Functions Information


We welcome Pooches at the café, there are doggy beds, doggy biscuits and puppychinos available to keep your furry friend happy!
Dogs are limited to the outdoor spaces and must not enter the main café area, must be kept on a leash and must be friendly.


The Downward Dog Cafe Bodalla