Read the most accurate and up-to-date list of the best patios in the Beaches neighbourhood in Toronto, compiled and reviewed by a local. The Beaches neighbourhood is known for its incredible Toronto beaches, iconic boardwalk, parks, bike trails, and beautiful beachfront.
With its vibrant atmosphere and stunning lake views, the Beaches neighbourhood is known for its outdoor patios nestled among the many Beaches restaurants. Keep reading to learn more about the best patios in the Beaches Toronto.
Restaurants open and close in the Beaches all the time here, and many other blog posts (Yes, I’m talking to you, BlogTO!) have outdated and inaccurate lists.
As a local resident, I can guarantee that these patios are all open and ready for you to visit this summer!
1. Toronto Beach Club
The Toronto Beach Club opened in 2021 and is the only full-service restaurant located on the beach. In the heart of Woodbine Beach, Toronto Beach Club is a high-end dining spot with a gorgeous outdoor patio.
This Mediterranean seafood restaurant is a very popular spot in the Beaches, and they have an impressive Oasis Sunday Brunch that includes a seafood bar.
Reservations are strongly recommended for the Toronto Beach Club. Advance reservations are not accepted for the outdoor patio; however, upon request, guests with reservations will be accommodated on the patio before other guests if space and weather permit.
Type: Fine Dining & Brunch | Location: 1681 Lake Shore Blvd. E. | thetorontobeachclub.com
The covered, heated patio is located at the back of the restaurant and oozes ambiance. The patio seats 40 people and is open year-round. Pets are also welcome on the patio!
This Latin-American restaurant focuses on tapas-style sharing plates. The menu includes tacos, arepas, tequenos, empanadas, chilaquiles, and, of course, churos!
There are also some excellent drink options, including Margaritas, Mimosas, Arroz con Cafe, and their own Inmigrante beer! Inmigrante also offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are recommended.
Type: Casual Dining | Location: 1959 Queen St E. | www.inmigranteto.com
3. Breakwall BBQ & Smokehouse
Breakwall BBQ & Smokehouse is located on Queen St. E., close to Woodbine Ave., and just a 10-minute walk from Woodbine Beach and the music venue, HISTORY. This smokehouse includes all the BBQ favourites, such as ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and chicken wings.
The patio off the front of the restaurant overlooks Queen St. The patio also has a TV that allows visitors to watch sporting events such as hockey and baseball while enjoying a drink and some food on the patio
This is your closest bar and patio option to HISTORY and you will find it very busy before and after a show!
Type: Casual Dining | Location: 1910 Queen St E. | breakwallbbq.com
4. The Gull & Firkin
The Gull & Firkin is a British-style pub with typical bar food items such as burgers, fish & chips, chicken curry, and shepherd’s pie. The heated outdoor patio overlooks Queen St. E. close to Woodbine Beach, and is an excellent spot to watch the Beaches Jazz Festival.
Type: Pub/Bar | Address: 1943 Queen St. E. | www.facebook.com/gullandfirkin
5. The Stone Lion
The Stone Lion is another pub located in the Beaches neighbourhood with traditional pub food such as chicken tenders, burgers, and Nashville chicken. They do highlight their gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian menu options.
The patio at the Stone Lion has two sections and is probably the largest patio in the Beaches. Both patios have heaters and umbrellas and are a very popular summer spot!
Type: Pub/Bar | Location: 1958 Queen St E. | www.stonelionpub.com
6. Mira Mira
Located at the corner of Queen St. East and Kenilworth Ave, this fine-dining restaurant is located in an old bank building. Mira Mira offers a lunch, dinner, and brunch menu. Menu options include seafood, pasta, and beef, including steak frites.
The seasonal dog-friendly patio is small but cozy and comfortable. Reservations are recommended but do not guarantee patio seating. Patio seating can be requested at the time of reservation.
Type: Fine Dining & Brunch | Location: 1963 Queen St E. | www.eatmiramira.com
7. Sauvignon Bistro & Bakery
Sauvignon is a French restaurant located just west of Woodbine Ave. on Queen Street East and has been in business in the Beaches neighbourhood since 1998. This restaurant is only open for dinner Tuesday-Saturday. Menu items include mussels mariniere, duck confit, pan-seared salmon, and roasted rack of lamb.
The covered seasonal patio is located on Queen Street, at the side of the restaurant.
Type: Fine Dining | Location: 1862 Queen St E. | www.sauvignonbistro.com
8. La Sala
La Sala is an Italian restaurant located beside Cobb’s Bakery and close to Kew Gardens Park. It has a lovely patio out front and is the perfect location to enjoy a cozy meal right in the centre of the Beach.
Type: Casual Dining | Location: 1975A Queen St E, Toronto
9. Green Eggplant – CLOSED OCTOBER 2023
Sadly, this long-time beach restaurant closed its doors in October of 2023
This family-friendly restaurant is located directly across from Kew Gardens and is a local beach favourite! With lots of menu options, large portions, and an excellent breakfast and brunch menu, this is a favourite beach restaurant!
The small patio is located right on Queen Street and it is protected under an awning, making it perfect for brunch or dinner.
Type: Casual Dining & Breakfast | Location: 2024 Queen St E.
10. Juice & Java Cafe
Perfect for a morning coffee or a light lunch stop, Juice and Java has a small, sunny outdoor patio located just minutes from Kew Gardens park.
This neighbourhood gathering spot not only includes coffee, juice, tea, crepes, sandwiches, and light meals, it also has an indoor reading room and free wifi.
Type: Cafe | Location: 2102 Queen St E. | www.juiceandjava.ca
11. SLATE Restaurant and Bar
This Italian restaurant serves classics such as antipasto, ravioli, spaghetti, chicken parmesan, Margarita pizza, and an excellent cocktail menu! There is also a Kid’s Menu.
The small seasonal patio is located out front and is a prime spot to watch the Beaches Jazz Festival with a cocktail or glass of wine in hand!
Type: Fine Dining | Location: 2237 Queen St E. | www.facebook.com/SLATEToronto
12. The Beacher Cafe
The Beacher Cafe is a landmark location in the Beaches and has been serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the Beaches since 1986. Most popular for breakfast, the Beacher Cafe can be found close to the Glen Stewart Ravine, a few blocks east of Kew Gardens Park.
Open seven days a week, the patio offers seating along the front of the restaurant, making it a favourite patio spot for local Beachers and visitors alike.
Type: Casual Dining & Breakfast | Location: 2162 Queen St E. | www.thebeachercafe.com
13. Outrigger Tap and Table
Outrigger is a pub-style restaurant with a large variety of menu options, including quesadillas, butter chicken wraps, and lobster grilled cheese. I personally highly recommend the Hot Lobster, Spinach, and Artichoke Dip, and my favourite drink is the white wine sangria!
The large patio feels like you are sitting in a garden and is a very popular spot at the east end of the Beach, close to the Fox Movie Theatre and ED’s Real Scoop Ice Cream.
Type: Casual Dining and Bar | Location: 2232 Queen St E.| www.facebook.com/OutriggerTO
14. Oro Cafe and Eatery
This Italian cafe serves gourmet coffee, pastries, sandwiches, and Roman-style pizza.
The Oro Cafe is a perfect location to grab a coffee and a sandwich or pastry before heading down to Woodbine Beach, or sitting on the patio and people watching.
Type: Cafe | Location: 2377 Queen St E. | www.orocafeandeatery.com
15. Garden Gate Restaurant (The Goof)
Garden Gate Restaurant has been a favourite local restaurant in the Beaches since 1952. It’s affectionately know as “the Goof”. The nickname came about due to a burnt out light on the neon side, leaving the spelling “Goo F” – and the nickname ever since.
The Goof has a small side patio where locals regularly enjoy Chinese food at very reasonable prices!
Type: Casual Dining | Location: 2379 Queen St E. | www.thegoof.menu
16. ViVetha Bistro
At the very east end of the Beach and close to the Neville Park Streetcar loop, you will find Vivetha Bistro. This Italian French fusion restaurant has been serving the Beaches since 2005. With excellent pasta dishes, large portions, and really delicious deserts, it is worth travelling to the far end of the Beaches to enjoy this cozy restaurant.
The quaint patio is the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic meal with a date, or savour a coffee and the most delicious Grand Marnier french toast for breakfast!
Type: Casual Dining and Breakfast | Location: 2485 Queen St E. | www.vivethabistro.com
Recently Closed Patios in the Beaches, Toronto (October, 2023)
If you are searching for patios in Toronto, the following locations may appear in your search. As a local Beach resident, I can confirm that the following restaurants are now closed and their patios are no longer open to visitors:
- Murphy’s Law (1702 Queen St. East) – CLOSED
- Green Eggplant (2024 Queen St. East) – CLOSED October, 2023
- Hogtown Smoke (1959 Queen St. East) – CLOSED
- Whitlock’s Restaurant (1961 Queen St. East) – CLOSED
- Wedlocks (1961 Queen St. East) – CLOSED July, 2023
- Mullins Irish Pub (917 Kingston Rd.) – CLOSED
Final Thoughts: Best Patios in the Beaches, Toronto
No matter what type of dining experience you’re looking for, there are many excellent patios in the Beaches to choose from!
From casual breakfast spots to romantic dinners on the beachfront, you can find an excellent spot to relax, eat, and enjoy a beverage before (or after) spending the day at the beach and exploring all the Beaches neighbourhood has to offer!
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