They say in Toronto there are only two seasons in the year: winter and construction. We think it should be changed to winter and patios! Every time the warm weather arrives, the city awakes from hibernation and find the trendiest outdoor seating to take in the glorious sunshine. We wanted to highlight some of the best al fresco coffee spots in Toronto, so go discover your new favourite caffeine pit stop with these excellent café patios.
Boxcar Social (Harbourfront) – 235 Queens Quay West
Perfect for when you’re on a leisurely walk along the waterfront or after visiting the Islands, settle down on their picnic tables and soak in the picturesque views of Lake Ontario. With great coffee and bar drinks to choose from, it’s a spectacular place to get together with friends for any occasion, or to go people-watching!
Café Pamenar – 307 Augusta Avenue
In the heart of the always-trendy Kensington Market, surround yourself in a luscious patio garden in their tucked-away back patio. A décor as cool inside as it is outside, you’ll feel like you’ve been escaped from the busy city street into a secluded slice of serenity. With flat whites to die for, grab a book and prepare to blissfully lose track of time.
Full Stop – 2948 Dundas Street West
An eclectic and colourful Junction mainstay, Full Stop’s patio offers spacious communal tables fitted with parasols so you can bask in the outdoor warmth without baking in its rays! Combine great ambiance with an iced coffee, maybe a baked good (or four) and you’ve got yourself ideal afternoon plans.