Time to hit the streets in search of patios to relax on. Soak up the summer around Mount Pleasant, home of many flourishing independent coffee shops and the infamous Dude Chilling Park.
Here are the best patios in Mount Pleasant.
This side-street patio gets you a glimpse of the Main Street excitement. This large patio now extends on to the street, as one of the largest coffee shop patios in Vancouver. Working with local vendors, you can grab anything from a sandwich to a pastry. They also carry gluten-free muffins.
Address: 3010 Main St, Vancouver
Just a block away from JJ Bean, 49th Parallel is one of the most prominent coffee shops in Vancouver. The place is paired with its own dessert shop, Lucky’s Doughnuts. 49th Parallel has a great sidewalk patio similar to that of JJ Bean.
Address: 2902 Main St, Mount Pleasant
Zipang Provisions is Mount Pleasant’s hidden gem. The restaurant is a “fusion of east and west,” where Japanese food is served both classic and inventive. Zipang has great sushi for a relatively cheap price, and a cozy patio great for people watching.
Address: 3068 Main St, Vancouver
Tap & Barrel
It’s true, Olympic Village is still quite the new addition to our maps, but technically it’s part of Mount Pleasant. Situated close to the dock of the village is Tap and Barrel — with a great menu, and a wide selection of beer, this location has a beautiful view of False Creek that’s surreal on a sunny day.
Address: 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
Located in the heart of Olympic Village, Terra Breads has a great patio with a view of False Creek. They have a great selection of pastries, bread, soups and sandwiches. They are also licensed, so you can cool down on a hot day with a bottle of beer.
Address: 1605 Manitoba St, Vancouver
This bistro-style restaurant that serves the ultimate comfort food. From soups and sandwiches to stew and curry, Burgoo offers up the best to cater for all types of palettes. Be prepared to line up for the patio on a sunny day, but with filling portions and $5 daily drink specials, rest assured that it is well worth the wait.
Address: 3096 Main Street, Vancouver
The Whip Restaurant and Gallery
Hidden away on a quiet Main Street is The Whip Restaurant and Gallery, a neighbourhood establishment that uses its lofty space to feature work from local artists. With a small but cozy patio, The Whip serves comfort food, with options abound for vegetarians and meat eaters alike.
Address: 209 6th Avenue East, Vancouver
The Five Point
A neighbourhood favourite, The Five Point serves casual pub fare in a cozy, intimate setting. A street-facing patio along the busy Main Street corridor makes it a great spot for a slow day of people-watching. Make sure to check out the daily food and drink specials to get the best bang for your buck.
Address: 3124 Main St, Vancouver