Best patios in Kitsilano you need to check out this season

Apr 22 2021, 2:10 pm

Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood is known for its quaint shops, bustling beaches, cuddly dogs, adorable babies, and of course, its epically sunny patios.

This beachside paradise is the perfect place to lounge out and relax on a patio, and there are tons of options to pick from.

Here are the best patios in Kitsilano you need to check out this season.



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Oddfish is keeping it simple and delicious. Let’s take a moment to appreciate their gorgeous patio complete with fresh flowers. Their menu changes frequently based on what the sea brings them. You can get everything from Trout to Seabass and even Octopus, to enjoy in the sunshine on their patio.

Address: 1889 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-564-6330

The Galley


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The Galley, beachside at the Jericho Sailing Centre, will reopen on May 1. This one-of-a-kind patio is where you can get a fantastic view of downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park, the North Shore Mountains, Bowen Island, and the Strait of Georgia – with a beachside menu to match.

Address: 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-222-1331

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The Elllis


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The Ellis is a cozy gastropub in the Kits neighbourhood. This cute little patio is the perfect stop for a sunny morning brunch or a dinner after hitting up Kits Beach. The pub features a late night happy hour during the week, and an afternoon happy hour on weekends.

Address: 2204 York Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-2456

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Browns Social House


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Located in the heart of Kits just off of West 4th Avenue, Browns Social House is great for shoppers or beach-goers. With an extensive food and drink menu, you’re sure to find something there. The patio faces the street and is great for people watching.

Address: 2296 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-733-2420

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LOCAL Public Eatery

The Local Public Eatery is an obvious choice but we had to include it. The casual beachside sports bar has a hugely popular patio across the road from Kits beach. It’s always packed, so be prepared to wait for a spot, and those fish tacos will taste even better.

Address: 2210 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-734-3589

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Las Margaritas


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This Cantina-style spot serves Mexican food and perhaps more importantly, delicious margaritas. The beach is right down the street and their corner patio on 4th and Maple is great for people watching, tequila-sipping, and of course, sunbaking.

Address: 1999 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 778-650-4533

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The Boathouse


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The Boathouse Kits is right next to the beach, so you know the patio comes with a killer view. The second-floor patio gets full really quickly, so make sure you plan accordingly and secure your spot.

Address: 1305 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-738-5487

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Darby’s Public House


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Darby’s rooftop patio is the perfect place to kill time on a summer afternoon. Whether you’re here for pub fare or a round of beers, there’s no denying this is a top spot to soak in some rays on a nice day.

Address: 2001 Macdonald Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-731-0617

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The Naam


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The Naam Restaurant is known for its vegetarian, soy-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free food, but it also has a small patio, quietly hidden away from the street. Uniquely, The Naam is open 24 hours, seven days a week, so you can enjoy the patio at all hours.

Address: 2724 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-731-0617

 Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe

The popular breakfast spot offers a kitschy interior that regulars love, but the colourful covered patio is not a bad place to enjoy a classic brekkie plat either.

Address: 2095 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-732-6810

The Eatery

Yes, the interior is amazing, but if you need a break from the neon-technicolor wonder this iconic Kits sushi spot has a sunny patio you can enjoy your meal and cocktails on during the warmer months.

Address: 3431 West Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-738-5298



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Chewies is a perfect spot to devour a feast of fresh seafood on a patio. Amazing for people watching and amazing for atmosphere, there’s never a bad time to chill on this 1st Avenue patio in the heart of Kits.

Address: 2201 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-4448

49th Parallel

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Donuts, coffee, and good vibes await you at 49th Parallel and Lucky’s Doughnut’s Kitsilano covered patio. Usually always packed with folks catching up or getting some work done, there’s no denying this patio is a must-hit at least once during a stroll down the bustling street.

Address: 2198 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-420-4901

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Lucky Taco


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Lucky Taco offers a menu full of delicious handhelds and a super sunny patio where you can enjoy its happy hour.

Address: 1685 Yew Street, Vancouver, BC V6K 3E6
Phone: 604-739-4677


Rain Or Shine

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This 4th Avenue parlour is a hot spot for more than just its deliciously crafted ice cream and fresh waffle cones. Rain or Shine Kits has a charming street-side patio perfect for plunking down and enjoying a cone on a summer afternoon.

Address: 1926 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-7246

Rocky Mountain Flatbread

This place is taking pizza to a whole new level. Rocky Mountain Flatbread is serving up a huge variety of homemade pizzas including the option to create your own flavours. Patio time is best spent with a cold drink or cocktail in your hand, along with one of this spot’s pizzas.

Address: 1876 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-730-0321

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Colony Bar Kits


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Soak in the sunshine along with a meal from the wide selection of options at The Colony Bar Kit’s patio with a pint of beer. Or two, maybe even three.

Address: 3255 West Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-6070

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Juliet’s Cafe


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This neighbourhood cafe offers a menu of hearty breakfast, brunch, and lunch eats. It has a quaint and sunny outdoor patio.

Address: 1905 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver
Phone: 604-732-8212

Castaway Kitchen & Bar

Castaway Kitchen and Bar on Kitsilano has a patio where you can enjoy a meal along with your choice of drink from their wide variety of selections like cocktails, fishbowls, beers, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Address: 3293 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-736-0212

The Cider House


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If you love ciders as much as we do, you have to check out The Cider House. You can sit and relax on their patio as you try different ciders from their tap that has over 20 different selections. They also have food items you could order alongside their cider from poutines, tacos, nachos and more.

Address: 1602 Yew Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-1975

Their There


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Their There has a variety of light items from breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, pastries, as well as a selection of coffees and teas you can order for takeout to enjoy out on their sunny patio.

Address: 2042 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-736-8828

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