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The Best Cafe Patios in Toronto

The best cafe patios in Toronto are for cups of coffee outdoors. Lush back patios and private, shady spaces are the best way to take advantage of good weather with a latte in hand. 

Here are the best cafe patios in Toronto.


Boxcar Social
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Boxcar Social

The original location of the Boxcar brand in Summerhill has a serene patio in the back with plenty of seating and some welcoming greenery. An eclectic mix of benches and tables make for flexible terrain. 

Cafe 23
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Cafe 23

Hanging ivy and two tiers of seating make the patio at this Parisian-style coffee shop the most charming getaway on West Queen West. Post-punk fans will appreciate the mural dedicated to Joy Division.


Cafe Pamenar
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Cafe Pamenar

This Kensington Market staple has overhauled its back patio and the garden is now cozier than ever, with DJs, concerts, and move nights livening up the space. The covered seating area out front is pretty sweet too.

Hot Black Coffee
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Hot Black Coffee

Picnic benches, astroturf and some unique recycled material as protection against the sun add up to comfortable sitting at this secluded patio on Queen West. Hot Black is famously WiFi-free, so leave your laptop at home. Expect firepits on cold days.


Good Neighbour Junction
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Good Neighbour Junction

Outdoor seating stretches down the side of Good Neighbour’s original location in the Junction. It’s a popular spot for folks to lock up their bike and sit a while with their favourite caffeinated drink.


Field Trip Cafe
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Field Trip Cafe

Hop off bustling Bloor Street to this dependable cafe on Westmoreland Avenue with a west-facing patio that sees plenty of sun all day. Good WiFi means you’re rarely the only one hunkering down with work to do.

Happy Coffee and Wine
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Happy Coffee and Wine

Bring your nitro cold brew (on-tap) to the beauty back space at Parkdale’s cafe by day and wine bar by night. The woodsy patio is equipped with greenery and string lights for an all-day hang.


Omnia Coffee Roasters
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Omnia Coffee Roasters

This Leslieville coffee shop adheres to its autoshop roots with a lovely concrete space that’s shared with neighbourhood motorcycle shop Flying Squirrel. Their spacious outdoor patio includes some potted greenery and a mix of biker and non-biker clientele.

Arvo Liberty Village
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Arvo Liberty Village

Both locations of Arvo have outdoor seating but if the casual cobblstoned vibe of the Distillery District isn't your thing, the cafe on Atlantic has much a sleeker ambiance. 

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim of Happy Coffee and Wine, Boxcar Social, Cafe 23, Caroline Meier, @hearty_nomnom, Good Neighbour, Omnia, Arvo Coffee


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