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What's Cookin' Behind the Curtain - Who Let the Dogs Out

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Every Friday, LAist is taking you on a trip down to Orange County to uncover the unique dining experiences that await adventurous eaters willing to explore beyond the county line.

They say that dogs are a man's best friend. I didn't have a dog growing up, due to my mom's fur allergies, so I never quite understood the sense of passion that dog-owners have for their canine companions. But over the years, after seeing how intensely loyal and loving they are to their dogs, even moreso than people in many cases, I've wondered why there aren't more businesses that cater to dogs and the people that love them.

The Park Bench Cafe
in Huntington Beach is one of the few restaurants that I've been to which completely embraces this dog-friendly mentality. An outdoor cafe located in Huntington Beach's Central Park, Park Bench is a haven for dog-lovers that want a good meal while taking their furry loved ones out for a little recreation. Serving breakfast and lunch, the café can stand alone as a quality eatery, but truly differentiates itself by virtue of its dog-friendly atmosphere.