Scenic patios in Riverdale Toronto

With its leafy streets and community vibe, Riverdale really lends itself to patio life. Whether it’s an airy brunch you’re after or an evening dinner under the stars, you’ll find an outdoor space to suit your fancy among these scenic patios.

Rooster Coffee House

479 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4K 2N4

With a view like this, it’s no wonder the owners at this neighbourhood café decided to populate the sidewalk out front with bistro tables and chairs to create a makeshift patio. Looking out over the Don Valley from the top of Riverdale Park, this street side seating area offers breathtaking views of the city skyline. Best of all, you can drink in the scenic setting while enjoying a velvety smooth cappuccino paired with a delicious pastry.

The Riverdale Perk

633 Logan Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 3C4

Located at the south end of Withrow Park, you’d be hard pressed to find a patio more idyllic than the one here. The outdoor seating area at the park-side café is a delightful spot to nibble on sandwiches and housemade cupcakes, washed down with a cup of coffee. The charming local haunt is a popular spot, so be prepared to fight for a table during the dog days of summer.

Tabülè Middle Eastern on Queen

810 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H7

This is the second location of this modern Middle Eastern restaurant, and it’s definitely a popular place. The food menu features traditional hot and cold mezze (falafels, fried cauliflower with tahini, hummus and pita) alongside more substantial grilled meat and seafood dishes. Ask for a spot on the back patio and indulge in the atmospheric outdoor space, which offers bench seating, colourful pillows and decorative lanterns.

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Toronto’s posh Yorkville neighbourhood may sometimes seem intimidating, but you'll find there are plenty of welcoming places where you can relax with a fine beer. The area's robust patio offerings make post-work pints a must. Don’t forget that it's also a prime hood for a little casual TIFF-ing – people-watching here might result in a few celebrity sightings.
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