Toronto’s best cafe patios to hit up this summer

Apr 30 2018, 7:26 pm

Get your caffeine fix and a dose of vitamin D at this cafe patios where cold brew in the sunshine and lattes in the shade are the order of the day.

Whether you’re simply 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 Toronto.


fika cafe patio kensington


Artsy and cozy, this Swedish-inspired coffee shop in Kensington Market is in a converted old house that allows for outdoor latte sipping on front and back gardens – the latter of which is complete with a hammock.

Address: 28 Kensington Avenue, Toronto

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Portland Variety

portland variety


Fuel up on quality cappuccinos and crafted sandwiches during weekday power meetings, or brunch it up with a sunglass-clad clientele curing their hangovers with coffee on weekends.

Address: 587 King Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-368-5151

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Dundas & Carlaw

Dundas and Carlaw

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Everyone is welcome at this east side cafe and bar. From the brainstorming, laptop-clad creative set, to stroller-pushing nannies from the ’hood, here, no one will judge you if you swap the mid-afternoon coffee for a craft beer or Caesar.

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

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Te Aro

tearo coffee


Aside from the delicious brews and crafted bites, one of the best features at this east side coffee roaster and café is its large (dog-friendly) front patio.

Address: 983 Queen Street East, Toronto
Phone: 416-465-2006

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Cafe Pamenar

cafe pamenar


Offering an intimate, artistic, and cozy vibe, this hidden gem in Kensington Market is full of character. Quality espresso, beer, and small bites are on the menu while the patio real estate is flush with seating out front as well as a shady backyard where you can unwind after a day of vintage shopping in the surrounding area.

Address: 307 Augusta Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 647-352-3627

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Boxcar Social

boxcar social patio


The location at Harbourfront Centre is not quite your quaint local coffee shop, but making up for the clientele of tourists is the prime patio with an unmatched view overlooking Lake Ontario.

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

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Good Neighbour Espresso Bar

the good neighbour cafe latte


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, Toronto


Belljar Café

the belljar cafe


The backyard patio at this Dundas West cafe is a hidden gem where if you linger long enough you find the coffee-drinking set replaced by beer drinkers while indie artists perform inside.

Address: 2072 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-535-0777

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Early Bird Espresso

early bird espresso


The sunny back patio at this Queen West cafe is on the lower portion of the roof and offers prime coffee-sipping real estate. Ideal for both outdoor brainstorming sessions and intimate dates or meetings, the patio is outfitted with a picnic as well as small bistro tables.

Address: 613 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-348-2473

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Northwood patio



Cafe by day, cocktail bar by night. This patio-blessed establishment across from Christie Pits offers is an ideal destination to kick-start your day, or alternately cap it off.

Address: 815 Bloor Street West, Toronto

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cafe patio jimmys


The location in Kensington Market has one of the sweetest backyard patios in town. The serene hideaway is the perfect place to recharge with a latte or iced tea.

Address: 91 Baldwin Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-352-5466

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Dineen Coffee Co.

dineen coffee patio


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, Toronto
Phone: 416-900-0949

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Full Stop

full stop cafe


Located on 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.

Address: 2948 Dundas Street West, Toronto

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Rooster Coffee House (Broadview)

Rooster Coffee House


Across from Riverdale Park East, this west-facing front patio at this location of Rooster Coffee House is popular for top-notch brews and parkside views.

Address: 479 Broadview Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-995-1530

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With files from Erin Davis.

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