Toronto is full of patio destinations to fill your summer with. From brunch or lunch with your bestie, to a night out with the entire fam jam, patios are where we all want to be this season. Old Town Toronto is home to many options. Below we highlight a few spots we think you should visit along with MUST TRY menu items from each. Want to find the option closest to you? Check out our Google Map of these featured patios.

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Le Papillon on Front

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: High Noon – Hard Seltzer (Pineapple or Grapefruit)

Appetizer: French Onion Soup – Our famous French Onion Soup topped with craquelins and smothered in melted Swiss cheese.  

Main Course: Bouillabaisse – Seafood stew in a tomato-pernod bisque served with toasted garlic bread.

69 Front St E., 416-367-0303
Tues-Thurs: 4pm-9pm. Fri-Sat: 4pm-10pm. Sun: 4pm-9pm.
Instagram: @lepapillononfront


Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Negroni Sbagliato – A bright and bubbly variation on the classic.The combination of bitter Campari, Italian sweet vermouth, and sparkling wine.

Appetizer: Antipasto Misto – Cold cuts, Italian assorted cheeses, pickles.

Main Course: Bianco Funghi Pizza – Mozarrella, gorgonzola, goats cheese, cremini mushrooms.

260 King St E, 416-613-1236
Mon-Sun: 4-9 pm. Wed-Fri: 12-2 pm.
Instagram: @mangiabevii

The George Street Diner

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: George Street Mimosa – Made with freshly squeezed OJ.

Main Course: Ultimate Irish Breakfast – The most Ultimate Irish breakfast ever! 2 free range Eggs cooked to your liking, Fresh Baked Farrelly’s Famous Soda Bread, Sausage, Belfast Ham, Bacon, Fries, Baked Beans, Seared Tomato, Sautéed Onions and Marinated Mushrooms.

Dessert: Irish Strawberry Butter Scones – Best Buttery Scones in the city. Melt in your mouth goodness. Baked fresh in our kitchen from scratch.

129 George St, 416-862-7676
Wed-Sun: 8am-3pm.
Instagram: @thegeorgestreetdiner


Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Personal Mini Pitchers – Personal pitchers 32oz, starting at $14.25, 9 beers to choose from!

Main Course: Famous Chicken Wings – Fresh & never frozen, from St Lawrence Market, 1/2 price Mondays & Wednesdays.

Main Course: Fish & Chips – Battered per order using Moosehead Lager, and homemade coleslaw.

189 King St E., 416-701-7771
Mon-Sat: 12pm-1am
Instagram: @gabbystoronto


Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Leftfield Brewery Ice Cold Beer – Fans demand Ice Cold Beer! A crisp and refreshing all-natural craft ale made with 100% Ontario ingredients that’s seriously great – without being too serious.

Drink: Rosewood Winery – 2021 Flora – Fermented using non-selected, wild yeast. Free run. Aged in stainless steel for 5 months. Bottled without fining or filtration. Vegan friendly and dry.

Main Course: General Assembly Pizza – Sweet Heat – Name a more iconic flavour duo. We’ll wait. Sonny and Cher. Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Sweet and spicy. Some pairs are just destined for greatness! The combination of hot salami, chilli and honey means you’re getting the perfect bite every time. And that’s something worth singing about. 

140A The Esplanade, 416-901-1134
Everyday: 8am – 8pm
Instagram: @makeitgoodgood

Bindia Indian Bistro
(Located on newly pedestrianized I Heart Market Street.)

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Strawberry Mint Mojito – Fresh strawberries and mint make our Mojito extra flavourful. So good, you will want to order a pitcher.

Appetizer: Fish Pakora – Fried pieces of tilapia battered in chick pea flour and served with mint sauce. Come enjoy this mouth watering gluten-free appetizer.

Main Course – Jumbo Prawns – Marinated in yogurt and Indian spices, grilled to perfection in our Tandoor, served with mint chutney. Our freshly baked garlic naan will enhance the flavours of this dish and excite your taste buds.

16 Market Street, 416-863-0000
Tues-Sat: 11am-10pm. Sun: 11am-9:30pm.
Instagram: @Bindiaindianbistro

C’est What Beer Garden

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: C’est What Ginger Wheat -A New World wheat beer that features a real ginger snap balanced by soothing green tea and aromatic blood orange.

Main Course: Grilled Cheese – Brie, cheddar, and Frangelico onion-raisin chutney in thick cut Challah brushed with black garlic butter. Shown with a side of seasonal house pickled veggies.

94 The Esplanade, 416-867-9499
Sun & Tues-Fri: open at 4pm. Sat: open at 12 noon.
Last call at 10pm. Closed Mondays.

Instagram: @cestwhatto

Neo Coffee Bar

Must Try Menu Items:

Dessert: Peach Roll Cake -Launching July 4. Enjoy our signature roll cake filled w/ peaches and rosemary-infused whipped cream.

Drink: NEO Yuzu Lemonade – Launching July 4. Enjoy a refreshing lemonade w/ fresh ginger, lemon and yuzu juice.

Drink: NEO Cold Vanilla Foam – Launching July 4. A creamy NEO iced coffee topped w/ house-made cold vanilla foam for a little pick me up for the day/night.

161 Frederick St, 647-348-8811
Mon-Fri: 7am-7pm. Sat-Sun: 8am-7pm.
Instagram: @neocoffeebarto

Cantina Mercatto

Must Try Menu Items:

Appetizer: Albacore Tuna Crudo – Albacore Tuna Grilled Rare with farro, snap peas, grape tomato, cucumber.

Main Course: Napoli Pizza – Napoli Pizza with anchovy, peperoncini, tomato, fior di latte, basil.

Main Course: Ricotta Agnolotti – Bay scallops, asparagus, lemon veloute, herbs, crispy garlic.

20 Wellington St. E, 416-304-0781
Mon-Wed: 11:30am-10pm. Thurs-Fri: 11:30am-11pm.
Sat: 4pm-11pm.

Runner Market

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Foreign Affair Picnic Piquette – A new exclusive to Runner Market: the Foreign Affair Picnic Piquette. A blend of Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, this low-alcohol bubbly has hints of fresh strawberries and a splash of colour from dried Merlot. Aromas of lime zest and pomegranate are complimented by floral notes. A perfect alternative to beer and cider.

Appetizer: Gaucho Pie Co. Roasted Mushroom Empanada – These Argentinian goodies are made with love in Toronto by three siblings. The Roasted Mushroom Empanada is a Runner Market fave. Made with Mushrooms, Pasilla Peppers, Gaucho Pie Co. Spice, Olives, and Roasted Red Pepper. Served warm and perfect for nibbling along side an ice cold beer on the patio.

Dessert: Drip Creamery Burnt Tea – The OG Drip Creamery flavour. Inspired by Kyoto, this is a roasted green tea ice cream (hojicha) met with a bite of cocoa nibs. Enjoy this unique ice cream on the Runner Market patio because it’s summer and life is sweet!

141 Berkeley St, 647-360-8262
9am-9pm seven days a week

The Corner Place
(now with live music Thursdays)

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Spicy Margarita – Its like a Margarita, but spicy!

Appetizer: Tacos – Japanese Fried Chicken and Katsu Fish Tacos.

Main Course: CP Breakfast – Our most popular brunch item! 2 Eggs, 2 peameal bacon, 2 sausages, 2 bacons, side of fruits, hand crushed red skin potato home fries & toast.

11 Jarvis St, 416-850-1738
Instagram: @thecornerplace
See website for current hours

Cafe Oro di Napoli

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Vanilla Espresso Martini – Vanilla Vodka, Kahlua and freshly brewed espresso put a twist on the classic Espresso Martini.

Appetizer: Calamari Fritti – Deep fried calamari served with horseradish aioli.

Main Course: Prosciutto e Burrata Pizza – San Marzano tomato sauce, prosciutto di Parma, burrata, garlic, oregano, basil, olive oil.

75 Jarvis St, 416-315-7979
Mon-Sun: 12noon-10pm
Instagram: @cafeorodinapoli

Versus Coffee

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Latte, Americano – Espresso based drinks (specialty Coffee)

Main Course: Avocado Toast/Smoked Salomon Toast – Open face toasts

Main Course: Breakfast Sandwich – Grilled bun sesame with egg, tomatoes, cheese. mayo, chili flex

70 Adelaide St E, 647-987-5470
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-6pm
Sat & Sun: 8am-6pm

Instagram: @versuscoffee

Bar St. Lo
(Located on newly pedestrianized I Heart Market Street.)

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: St. Lo Espresso Martini – northern keep vodka, kahlua, montenegro, mezcal, espresso

Appetizer: Burrata – truffle honey, grilled red onion, hazelnuts, sourdough, basil

Main Course: Tuna – guacamole, grilled pineapple, taro, gem lettuce, jalapeno lime vinaigrette

26 Market Street, 416-519-1909
11-3pm, 5pm-midnight
Instagram: @bar_stlo


Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Raspberry Gin Lemonade – An invigorating blend of equal parts Bull Dog Gin and Lychee liqueur, finished with fresh-pressed and additive-free raspberry lemonade. Available by the pitcher or glass!

Appetizer: Halloumi Fries – Halloumi cheese, seasoned with za’atar. Dredged in corn flour. Fried to a golden brown. Drizzled with yogurt and served with a tomato harrisa.

Main Course: Soba Noodle and Salmon Bowl – 7oz Miso marinated baked salmon filet served on a bed of baby greens and soba noodles with cherry tomatoes, edamame, shitake mushrooms, green onions and sesame seeds.

35 Church St, 416-366-7800
Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-9:30pm. Fri: 11:30am-10:30pm.
Sat: 10am-10:30pm. Sun: 10am-9:30pm.
Instagram: @hothouserestaurant

The Works Craft Burger and Beer

Must Try Menu Items:

Appetizer: Onion Tower – A tower of crispy & crunchy onion rings served with variation of our special dips.

Main Course: Son of the Beech – Fusion Burger made with fresh patties, topped with feta cheese, sundried tomato, avocado and our signature Beech house sauce.

Dessert: Shake what your brownie gave ya – Legend craft brownie milk shake.

60 Wellington E, 416-594-9675
Sun-Thurs: 12noon-10pm. Fri-Sat:12noon-12midnight.
Instagram: @the_works_downtowntoronto

Petit Dejeuner

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Mimosa – Freshly squeezed orange juice with bubbly Prosecco.

Main Course: Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Sausage and Scrambled eggs – A tasty sweet and savoury combination to get your day going.

Dessert: Strawberry waffles with vanilla whipped cream – Belgian waffles cooked to order with sweet strawberries.

191 King St E., 416-703-1560
Wed-Mon: 9am-3pm

Betty’s BTO

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Cocktails on Tap – Pour your own cocktails. Enjoy them on the front patio or take it home for later!

Main Course: Twelve Brothers Pizza – Have a seat on the front patio and order a Twelve Brother’s pizza, ready for you in 2 mins!

Drink: Beer & Wine – We have a wide selection of beers and wines at takeout prices. Serve yourself and enjoy on our front King St. patio.

242 King St E, 416-368-1300
11am-8pm daily

Market Street Catch
(Located on newly pedestrianized I Heart Market Street.)

Must Try Menu Items:

Main Course: Lobster Grilled Cheese – East Coast Lobster Meat, handmade daily, sandwiched with old cheddar cheese on buttered and toasted brioche.

Main Course: Seared Ahi Tuna Salad – Herb crusted and seared Ahi tuna steak on a fresh greens salad with avocado and candied pecans.

Main Course: Seafood Tacos – Three corn tortilla tacos with a choice of the following; grilled octopus, fried shrimp, fried halibut or seared tuna. Topped with pico de gallo, roha salsa, sour cream and coleslaw.

14 Market St, 416-363-2020
Sun-Mon: 11am-8pm. Tues-Thurs: 11am-9pm.
Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm.
Instagram: @marketstreetcatch_official

Imperfect Fresh Eats – St. Lawrence Market Area

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Perfectly Green Smoothie – Banana, Fresh green apple, mango, mint, ginger, spinach, with Apple Juice (GF, diary free)

Main Course: Surf & Turf Bowl – Spring mix and sweet potato noodles as the base.
Protein: Kalbi Steak & Garlic Butter Shrimp
Toppings: Alfalfa sprouts, green peppers, jalapeños, taro chips, sweet potato mashed & crispy onions with House-made Peanut Sauce & Sweet Chilli Thai Dressing.

Dessert: Açai Bowl – Açai bowl contains- bananas, mangos, green apples, blueberries and açai; topped with homemade walnut seeds granola, fresh seasonal berries, oats and coconut flakes! NO ADDED SUGAR

100 Front St E, 416-362-0222
Instagram: @imperfect_eats


Must Try Menu Items:

Appetizer: Antipasto Platter – Family Style Platter that includes; Bufala Mozzarella & Tomato, Grilled Calamari in a Warm Tomato Salsa, Prosciutto & Olives, Warm Mushroom Salad & Organic Greens.

Main Course: Branzino – Mediterranean Sea Bass w/ Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Lemon.

Main Course: Spaghettini ai Gamberi – Spaghettini w/ Black Tiger Shrimp, Brandy Tomato Cream.

15 Toronto St, 416-864-7373
Mon-Fri: 12-2pm & 5pm-10pm. Sat: 5pm-10pm.
Sun: Closed

Rooster Coffeehouse

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Iced Macadamia nut latte – All of our iced lattes can be made with milk or any of our milk alternatives, coconut, almond, oat, soy and YES macadamia nut!

Dessert: Hot buttery cinnamon buns – We get buttery hot vegan buns made fresh every Saturday and Sunday but you have to come early!!…they go fast. During the week we offer an equally delicious vegan version so moist and gooey you can’t tell the difference!

Dessert: Cookie Ice cream sandwiches – Our resident baker makes up many different flavoured chewy cookies and packs them full of ice cream. When she’s feeling inspired we even get rice crispy bar ice cream cookies!

343 King St E, 647-530-4779
Mon-Sun: 7am-7pm
Instagram: @roostercoffee

Third Wave Coffee Inc

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Espresso Lemonade – Sparkling blood orange lemonade with shot of espresso.

Drink: Nitro Cold Brew – Smooth and refreshing nitrated coffee.

Dessert: Pistachio Orange Blossom ice cream – House made ice cream with unique flavour.

42 Church St
Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm. Sat-Sun: 9am-6pm.
Instagram: @thirdwavetoronto

Looking for more places to dine in Old Town Toronto? Check out our list of local restaurants by clicking here.

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