Best patios for brunch in Toronto

Brunch is a staple in many Torontonian’s weekly routine and during patio season these brunch hotspots take full advantage of their patio space. From massive rooftop patios to snug street-side seating, here are the best patios for brunch in Toronto!


550 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4

This Parisian-style restaurant offers brunch Saturday and Sunday with two options on the patio front. The front patio is partially covered with bistro seating, while the terrace patio is covered with a modern geometrical structure. Colette offers delicious (and instagrammable) brunch.

Bonjour Brioche

812 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H7

Bonjour Broiche aims to transport you to a café in Paris. The snug, but picturesque, side patio is the perfect place to enjoy freshly baked croissants, quiche and sandwiches. Bonjour Brioche is open for weekend brunch.

School Restaurant

70 Fraser Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 3E1

You can’t have a brunch list without include School Bakery & Café. Known for its daily brunch menu and huge stack of pancakes, School Bakery also has a patio worth talking about. The patio is surrounded by trees and seats about 75 people.

O&B Canteen

330 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X2

If you’re strolling by the TIFF Bell Lightbox on the weekend, you’ll probably notice the sidewalk patio is packed with customers. The brunch menu stays on trend, with items like avocado toast and hot steel-cut oats, and it makes room for classics like eggs Benedict and steak and eggs. The patio seats 75 people.

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

104-85 Hanna Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 3S3

You’ll come for the pancakes, but you’ll stay for the ambiance. Mildred’s Temple Kitchen is known for the daily brunch or “b’lunch” menu, which is filled with delicious offerings. The patio may be on the smaller side, but it offers a great view of King West and is dog friendly!

Barque Smoke House

299 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M3

Weekend brunch never tasted so good! Barque Smokehouse offers one of the most unique brunches in the city, with items like smoked duck pancakes and beef brisket eggs benny. The patio is street side that is so close to the sidewalk you can say “hi” to locals passing by, and you know what? They always say “hi” back!

Drake Hotel

1150 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3

The Drake Café is infamous for its brunch menu that includes some of the best fried chicken and waffles in the city. The street-side patio is complete with fresh flowers and massive umbrellas to provide some relief from that hot summer sun. Brunch on this patio is sure to become a part of your weekend routine.

Gusto 101

101 Portland St, Toronto, ON M5V 2N3

Gusto 101 may be known for its Italian menu, but it should be known for the massive covered-rooftop patio. Seating about 50 people, the patio is bright and modern. Gusto 101’s weekend brunch menu includes frittatas, Nutella brioche, berry bowls and handcrafted pizza!

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