Looking for a patio? We have you covered! Old Town Toronto is your patio destination. Below you will find a list of some of our most popular patios and their MUST TRY menu items. From brunch to lunch, dinner, or after work drinks, come enjoy a patio and support local.

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Market Street Catch

Serving some of the best Seafood that Toronto has to offer and conveniently located on historic Market Street next to the famous St. Lawrence Market.

Must Try Menu Items:

Appetizer: Fried Calamari – Our freshly breaded, crispy fried calamari is a perfect snack to pair with wine or beer.

Main Course: Seared Ahi Tuna Salad – Perfectly seared ahi tuna served on a garden salad with avocado slices and candied pecans.

Main Course: East Coast Lobster Roll – Our famous lobster roll comes packed with Canadian lobster meat and is served with fries or salad


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

Playa Cabana Wellington

Everything at Playa Cabana stems from the desire and need to connect and bring together the community with our passionately made food, drink and atmosphere.

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Dave’s Margarita – Teremana BCO, cointreau, agave. lime juice juice.

Appetizer: Elotes a la Parilla – Grilled corn, queso fresco, chile piquin, chile arbol dressing, lime.

Main Course: Chilaquiles – Fried eggs, ancho braised beef, salsa verde, avocado, cotija, crema.


36 Wellington St E, 416-519-4886
Sun-Thurs: 12-10pm.
Fri-Sat: 12-11pm.
Instagram: @playacabana

Scotland Yard Pub

Nestled along The Esplanade, Scotland Yard Pub stands as a venerable Toronto institution, proudly independent since 1978. A cherished landmark in the St. Lawrence Market  Neighbourhood of Old Town Toronto, our establishment has been a hub of hospitality for 45 years.

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: The Queen Is Dead – A Clarified Milk Punch is a cocktail that transcends expectations, blending the sophistication of earl grey infused gin with the refreshing citrus notes of lemon sherbert and orange juice. Its clarified milk punch presentation adds an element of intrigue and refinement, making it a truly unforgettable libation that will leave a lasting impression on all who indulge.

Drink: Jungle Bird – It’s a unique clarified cocktail that takes your taste buds on a tropical adventure. With a mix of dark rum, Campari, pineapple juice, lime juice, and turbyndo syrup (sugar cane syrup), served over ice, it’s not just a drink—it’s like going to a yummy, tropical paradise!

Appetizer: Yard Nachos – Savour the essence of simplicity with our award winning classic nacho. Crisp tortilla chips, generously coated in melted cheese, form the perfect foundation. Topped with scallions, tomatoes, and jalapeños, each bite offers a burst of flavour. A timeless favourite, perfect for sharing or savouring solo, these nachos are a delightful start to any meal.


56 The Esplanade, 416-364-6572
Instagram: @scotlandyardtoronto

Cantina Mercatto

Brunch with the sun and dine under the stars at our Old Town Toronto patio paradise. Located across the street from Berczy Park, our patio is the best way to enjoy downtown.

Must Try Menu Items:

Appetizer: Fresh Oysters – Choose from either Sweet Island Kiss, PEI or Belle du Jour, NB.

Main Course: French Toast – Brioche, crispy brown butter potatoes, maple syrup.


20 Wellington St E, 416 304 0781
Mon-Wednesday: 11:30am-10pm.
Thurs-Fri: 11:30am-11pm.
Sat: 11am-11pm.
Sun: 11am-10pm.
Instagram: @mercatto.to

Bar St. Lo

This St. Lawrence area hotspot features modern takes on classic Canadian dishes using fresh ingredients from the neighbouring market. Their cocktail menu is innovative and delicious with something for everyone. Always some good music to ensure you’re tapping your feet. Open for brunch and dinner!

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Strawberry Hubris – Infused vodka with strawberry in-house then added amaro averna, lemon, lavender peach shrub and topped it with some cava. Summer flavors ready for your sipping pleasure.

Appetizer: Corn Salad – A staple on our menu since day one using the freshest seasonal ingredients. Our corn salad is made with avocado, red onion and chickpea.

Main Course: Mac & Cheese – Our take on a classic, Mac & Cheese served with flaming bone marrow, béchamel, smoked mozzarella and breadcrumbs.


26 Market St, 416-519-1909
Instagram: @bar_stlo

Lima Charlie

Your new local pub…come join us for good eats, good drinks & good people. we cant wait to meet you!

Must Try Menu Items:

Main Course: Fresh from the market Wings – $10.00 pound of wings Tuesdays & Thursdays sourced from our friends at the St Lawrence Market.

Main Course: Charlie Burger – Famous Charlie Burger & a house pint $22 on Wednesday.

Main Course: Fish & Chips – Battered per order, served with house made coleslaw & fries.

189 King St E, 437-880-8379
Instagram: @limacharliepub

Au Pain Doré

Come and join us at our neighbourhood bakery where we practice traditional baking methods and discover our fresh and authentic gourmet products prepared on site.

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Iced latte – Our Iced latte is the perfect choice for cooling down on our patio while still enjoying the invigorating taste of coffee. Made of Barista espresso, slow roasted locally artisanally crafted in the Italian tradition, mixed with chilled milk, poured over ice. The espresso lends a bold and rich flavor, while the milk adds creaminess and a touch of sweetness.

Appetizer/Dessert: Croissant – Our Au Pain Doré Croissant. This traditional French classic will tempt you with its genuine recipe of 100% pure butter. Irresistible flaky! You can enjoy it every day before 11:00am with a small, brewed coffee for only $5!

Main Course: Mediterranean Wraps – Discover our delicious wraps, an explosion of flavours in every bite! Prepared with fresh ingredients, these wraps combine tender and juicy chicken, or chickpeas in the veggie version, with crunch vegetables and a creamy lemon/coriander yogurt sauce. All that in a soft tortilla and ideal for a lunch on the go.


81 Front St. E, 416-367-2738

Instagram: @aupaindore1956

Duke’s Refresher

With rotating arcade games, a mini basketball court, ping-pong, pool, PS4, there is no shortage of activities to keep you busy all evening long.

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: 40 Beers on Taps – Try our Duxbury x Duke’s Lime Light Cider or one of our 40 beers on tap. Whether you’re a fan of hoppy IPAs or refreshing lagers, satisfy your beer cravings with our wide selection of draught tap beers.

Main Course: Chicken Fingers – We’ve been serving up quality birds since 2020. Featuring Renegade Chicken, our locally sourced chicken fingers are breaded in our secret blend of seasonings + made-to-order. Try our original or sauced + tossed, served with fresh-cut fries made with 100% Canadian Russet potatoes.

Main Course: The Great White Pizza – One of our 8 pizzas, The Great White Pizza includes Grana Padano cream, Bothwell’s Black Truffle Cheese ™, mozzarella, roasted cremini mushrooms, brie.  Our pizzas are made using house-made + hand stretched dough. Check out all 8 pizzas including classic Margherita, or other signatures like The Philly. 


73 Front St. E, 416-603-8826
Mon-Wed: 4pm-2am.
Thurs: 4pm-1am.
Fri: 4pm-2am.
Sat: 12pm-2am.
Sun: 12pm-12am.
Instagram: @dukesrefresherslm

The George Street Diner

Come and join us at our fun and amazing patio featuring comfort food from our classic diner, complete with red booths & counter seating.

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: White Peach Sangria – Bring on the fizz with lots of peach flavors in the form of peach juice and peaches.

Main Course: Chorizo Beef Smash Burger – Homemade beef patty and 1 chorizo patty, smashed on the grill stacked on a brioche bun with cheddar in the middle & chipotle mayo. Garnished with lettuce, tomato and pickles. Served with Salad or Coleslaw or you can SUB Fries.

Dessert: Vanilla Affogato – This is a great coffee dessert. Vanilla ice cream with a shot of espresso. Enjoy this magical swirl and dig in.


129 George St, 416)-862-7676
Wed-Sun: 8am–3pm.
Mon-Tues: Closed.
Instagram: @thegeorgestreetdiner

Balzac’s Coffee

Balzac’s Coffee, housed in a beautifully restored heritage building, offers a cozy atmosphere with a large patio perfect for people-watching. Pick up freshly roasted beans and a coffee to enjoy on the patio, or take it to go as you explore the iconic St.Lawrence Market and the pedestrianized Market Street.

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Sparkling Lemonade – Sip in the sun with one of our new, refreshing sparkling lemonade flavors that are sure to brighten up your taste buds.

Drink: Iced Latte – Cool down with our Iced Latte, a perfect blend of velvety espresso and creamy milk served over ice. Customize your experience with a flavour shot for an extra touch of indulgence.

Drink: Iced Americano – Enjoy the pure, bold flavour of our Iced Americano. Made with smooth, premium espresso poured over chilled water and ice, this drink offers a crisp and invigorating coffee experience perfect for any hot day.

10 Market St. 416-368-4949
Instagram: @balzacscoffee

Cafe Nicole Bistro

Our new and improved street-side patio is fully stocked for a European-style Spritz Summer! Join us for drinks under the arches, sip an Aperol, Limoncello or Hugo Spritz from our new menu. Looking for a more laid-back mocktail? Our Cucumber Lavender Spritz or Blackberry Basil Spritz are perfect!

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Limoncello Spritz – limoncello | prosecco | angostura bitters sparkling water

Drink: Cucumber Lavender Spritz (Non-Alcoholic) – fresh cucumber | fresh lemon juice | lavender seed | honey syrup | lemon soda

Appetizer: Trio of Dips – hummus | tzatziki | guacamole | olive heirloom carrot | grilled artisan bread (GF option available)


45 The Esplanade, 416-860-5151
Instagram: @cafenicolebistro

Bar Notte

Located in the heart of Old Town Toronto, Bar Notte offers up a distinctly Italian-inspired restaurant, pizza and cocktail bar experience. Alive with energy and serving up the vibes and snacks until late, dive in, and let your night unfold at Bar Notte.

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Hugo Spritz – St. Germain Elderflower, Prosecco, Soda, Mint

Appetizer: Beef Tartare Cannoli – Capers, anchovies, egg yolk, parmesan cheese

Main Course: Truffle Shrooms Pizza – Yukon gold potato, taleggio cheese, truffle honey, roasted garlic


11 Church St, 647-349-7297
Tues-Sat: 5pm-11pm.
Instagram: @barnotte

Hothouse Restaurant

HotHouse Restaurant offers a vibrant and inviting atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a meal in the heart of the city. With comfortable seating and a stylish ambiance, it provides an ideal setting for social gatherings, romantic dinners, or a relaxing drink.

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Tropical Lemonade – White Rum, Coconut Rum, lemonade, mango and pineapple juice, topped with soda.

Appetizer: Mediterranean Mezze Platter – Baba ghanoush, hummus, labneh, house pickled vegetables, cornichons, olives, roasted red peppers, grilled za’atar spiced naan (Contains seeds). (VG)

Main Course: Jambalaya – Shrimp, blackened chicken breast, Andouille sausage, bell peppers, red onion, chili peppers, celery, wild rice pilaf. 


35 Church St, 416-366-7800
Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-9pm.
Fri: 11:30am-10pm.
Sat: 10am-10pm (Brunch menu 10am-3pm) (Dinner menu 3:30pm-10pm).
Sun: 10am-9pm (Buffet 10am-3pm) (Dinner Menu 3:30pm-9pm).
Instagram: @hothouserestaurant

C’est What? Inc.

Toronto’s OG craft beer bar. Serving up True Local Flavour since 1988.

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: C’est What Durham Brews – C’est What offers a selection of house 8+ house beers brewed in Pickering Ontario. Two favourites include Al’s Cask Ale and Starlight Lager.

Main Course: Bison Burger – Fresh, extra lean, minced bison from the St. Lawrence Market. Grilled to medium and served on a brioche bun – a C’est What standard! Don’t forget the delicious fresh cut herbed frites on the side.


67 Front St E, 416-867-9499
Beer Garden: Tues & Wed: 4pm-10pm. Thurs-Sat: 12pm-10pm. Sun: 12pm-7pm.
Indoors: Mon-Wed: 4pm-12am. Thurs-Sat: 4pm-1am. Sun: 4pm-12am.
Instagram: @cestwhatto


Authentic Indian Food across from the Gooderham Building and Berczy Park, on Front St. With a backdrop of the CN tower and Toronto’s Financial district.

Must Try Menu Items:

Appetizer: Chicken Malai Kabab – Tender piece of chicken in a light spice cashew and cheese marinate, charboiled.

Main Course: Butter Chicken – A Fan Favorite. Tender chicken morsels in a mild spiced ginger, garlic, chile, tomato, creamy sauce.

Dessert: Pistachio Kulfi – Our housemade ice cream made with roasted pistachio nuts.


49 Front St E, 416-955-9000
Sun-Thurs: 11:45am-10pm.
Fri & Sat:11:45am–11:30opm.
Instagram: @Benares_toronto

Score on King

Sports-themed watering hole with an awesome patio, famous caesars, friendly staff & mouth-watering food items.

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Doggystyle – Gin mixed with OJ, pineapple juice, lime juice & grenadine.

Main Course: Peach Feta Salad – Mixed field greens, feta cheese, sliced peaches, shredded cabbage, sunflower seeds, cucumber, carrots, lemon poppyseed vinaigrette.

Dessert: Churros & Ice cream – Fried churros tossed in cinnamon sugar, dulce de leche, vanilla ice cream.


107 King St E, 416-519-4654
Sun-Thurs: 11am-1am.
Fri & Sat 11am-2am.
Instagram: @scoreonking


Carisma prides itself on being one of Toronto’s Best Italian Restaurants and remains a favourite amongst its long-standing loyal clientele. Carisma is described in one word as what the Italians like to refer to as “accoglienza”, the epitome of hospitality, a warm welcome that only comes with experience, heart and lots of Carisma!

Must Try Menu Items:

Appetizer: Tuna Tartar – Finely Chopped Ahi Tuna, Avocado, Savoury Taro Chips.

Main Course: Spaghettini – Black Tiger Shrimp, Brandy Tomato Cream.

Dessert: Banana Walnut Mascarpone Semi Freddo – Banana Walnut Mascarpone Semi Freddo.


15 Toronto St, 416-864-7373
Mon-Fri: 12noon-2pm.
Sat: 5pm-11pm.
Sun: Open for Private Events.
Instagram: @carisma.to

Goose Island Brewhouse Toronto

Goose Island Toronto Brewpub is centrally located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Enjoy a pint on or sunny, dog-friendly patio and to top it off, you can even catch a glimpse of one of Toronto’s true hidden gems; an original Banksy on our brewpub wall!

Must Try Menu Items:

Drink: Juice Island Hazy IPA – With Punchy notes of mango, guava, pineapple, and orange, Juice Island Hazy IPA was double dry hopped with copious amounts of Amarillo, Cascade, Simcoe, Citra, and Galaxy hops, delivering maximum juiciness for your taste buds, cushioned by a soft, luscious body.

Main Course: Tuna Power Bowl – Seared tuna sashimi, arugula, quinoa, cucumber, carrots, red and yellow beets, chickpeas, cider vinaigrette.

Main Course: Schnitzel – Choice of hand-breaded chicken or pork schnitzel, lemon butter, Emmental cheese spaetzle, braised cabbage, pan gravy.


70 The Esplanade, 416-862-7575
Mon-Wed: 11:30am-10pm.
Thurs-Sat: 11:30am-11:30pm.
Sun: 11:30am-10pm.
Instagram: @gooseislandca


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