Warmer weather calls for afternoons of window-shopping and spending too much money at some of the highest-end boutiques and shops in one of Toronto’s best shopping districts. But, you won’t want to spend your entire paycheque, because the best way to end a day in the sun is by dining al fresco and sipping a glass of chardonnay on a picturesque patio.
Check out our list of Yorkville’s best patios that you won’t want to miss out on this summer!
Hemingway’s Restaurant & Bar
The only thing better than a patio is a rooftop patio. Even better than that is a rooftop patio that doubles as a sports bar. Between the sports games and trivia nights, Hemingway’s is also gearing up to celebrate their 42nd anniversary and you know they’re bringing nothing but a party. This rooftop patio will once again be the place to be all summer long.
Sassafraz’s streetside patio is the best place to watch the hustle and bustle of one of the city’s most affluent neighbourhoods. You can watch shoppers strolling through the Yorkville streets while you sit back with a sweet cocktail and bask in the sun. The iconic Canadian geese painted on the side of the building make for a stunning backdrop, while the large potted plants and overhanging umbrellas give off an intimate and romantic touch for any date night.
Kasa Moto is a bit different from the casual pub patios found across the city. Instead, this upscale Japanese restaurant in the heart of Yorkville is a place for getting dressed up with your favourite gal pals for a night of sophistication and an elegant cocktail hour. Serving up sushi platers and noodle dishes, Kasa Moto’s rooftop patio is heated with lots of greenery and comfy sofas so you can hang out all night long.
The Italian restaurant in this adorable yellow corner house opened over 25 years ago but continues to be a staple in Yorkville. The wraparound street-level patio will transport you to Italy as much as the authentic Southern Italian fare found on the menu. This restaurant is so good that even celebrities have been caught on the premise. Who wouldn’t spend the summer on a patio enjoyed by the one and only Queen Bey?
The heated courtyard patio at Sofia will have you feeling like you’re dining in a hidden garden, complete with lots of sunshine and plenty of greenery. Sofia is definitely worthy of its top-tier Yorkville location with her rotating displays of critically acclaimed art collections and live jazz, funk and soul music. The comfy sofas and sleek design make this patio one of the best for sipping on an Aperol spritz while starting that tan.