17 Kitsilano patios you need to visit this summer

Apr 24 2019, 9:49 pm

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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.

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Here are some must-try patios in Kitsilano.



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Oddfish is keeping it simple and delicious. Let’s take a moment to appreciate their gorgeous patio complete with the 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



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Cacao is creating beautiful and delicious pieces of art with their food. You can enjoy any one of their culinary masterpieces on their quaint, corner outdoor patio all summer long. Did we mention that their handcrafted cocktails are just as delicious as their food?

Address: 1898 W 1st Ave, Vancouver,
Phone: 604-731-5370

The Galley


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The Galley, beachside at the Jericho Sailing Centre, is open till sunset every day. You’ll 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 Ellis

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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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The Kitchen Table


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The Kitchen Table is a short jaunt from Kits Beach, and boasts one of the cutest patios in town. Wooden and filled with live plants and flowers in the summer, this patio is perfect for a cool drink and some food after a long day at the beach.

Address: 1618 Yew Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-738-6966

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Browns Social House

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 onto the street and is great for people watching.

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

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The Local

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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

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 quick, so make sure you plan accordingly and secure your spot.

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

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Darbys 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

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


Chewie’s patio in Kits (Chewies)

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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

49th Parallel cafe patio in Kits (49th Parallel)

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Doughnuts, 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

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 waffles cones. Rain or Shine Kits has a charming street-side patio perfect for plunking down and enjoy a cone on a summer afternoon.

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

Rocky Mountain Flatbread


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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