The most chill cafe patios to visit in Toronto this summer

Jun 29 2020, 5:48 pm

The ultimate places to pair caffeine with Vitamin D are Toronto’s cafe patios, where cold brew in the sunshine and lattes in the shade are the orders of the day.

Pairing some coffee with those golden rays makes working remotely almost palatable, wouldn’t you say?

Whether you’re enjoying your java in silence, catching up with friends, or tapping away at your laptop with the unusual luxury of outdoor wifi, these are the best cafes with patios in across the city:

Dundas & Carlaw


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Don’t hesitate to stop by this spacious, east end patio for a coffee or a Caesar or both. They’re officially open for business… again!

Address: 1173 Dundas Street East
Phone: 647-639-7281


Good Neighbour Espresso Bar


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The patio at this High Park-area cafe will lure you in for hours with its menu of Instagram-worthy latte art and serene patio seating.

Address: 238 Annette Street


Boxcar Social


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One of Toronto’s best cafe patios, the third outpost from Boxcar Social is an ideal destination for sipping quality coffee, wine, craft beer, or whiskey at any time of day or night.

Address: 235 Queen’s Quay West
Phone: 416-203-2999


Dineen Coffee Co.


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The location in the Financial District is a stylishly designed and history-rich cafe offering the perfect chance to soak up some sunshine before returning to the office. The spacious patio offers prime people-watching opportunities (if you can get a spot) and is one of few coffee shop patios in the area.

Address: 140 Yonge Street
Phone: 416-900-0949


Full Stop


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Located in The Junction, this eclectic and colourfully designed cafe is a reliable source for coffee, baked goods, and sandwiches. But the major draw is the breezy, 30-seat back patio that’s full of communal tables and oversized umbrellas. Just… y’know… keep your distance.

Address: 2948 Dundas Street West


Field Trip


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If greenery is your vice, this Bloorcourt cafe will fill up your proverbial cup while simultaneously serving up splendid caffeinated bevvies. Slip off Bloor West and onto Westmoreland Avenue to discover the joys of this tiny, tucked-away cafe.

Address: 3 Westmoreland Avenue


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