Summertime means convening with friends and family outside, preferably over drinks and delicious food. As Toronto continues to reopen, many local restaurants are serving customers in outdoor settings while following all government recommendations for safety. Here’s our top picks for Cabbagetown patios to visit soon!
The Tilted Dog Pub
The Tilted Dog Pub + Kitchen offers a charming patio in an enclave behind their restaurant, surrounded by rustic brick and greenery. They take their commitment to sourcing food locally seriously, and often include herbs from their backyard in dishes like duck breast salad or buttermilk fried chicken. Their summer patio menu offers lots of other favourites, such as burgers or cubano sandwiches. They also offer a varied selection of craft beers on tap and wine and cocktails.
For an authentic Yakitori Izakaya experience, you can’t beat Zakusshi on Carlton. Their signature dish is charcoal grill skewers, and they offer over 30 varieties to choose from, which you can pair with a tempting array of side dishes. Finish your meal off with a selection from their delicious imported sake choices, and you are in for a treat! Best of all, this sunny Cabbagetown patio is a great place to relax and people watch on Carlton.
Church Street Garage
Known for walls covered with Ontario license plates, this affordable bar is a favourite of students and locals alike. Beers on tap, small plates of traditional pub grub, and their famous pasta makes up the menu. Church Street Garage is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and their kitchen is open as late as 3am for night owls to enjoy.
Irv Gastro Pub
“Gastro Pub” is a fitting name for this Cabbagetown patio, which adds gourmet twists to classic diner dishes such as a Mushroom Melt Burger topped with wild mushrooms and garlic aioli. If you have trouble deciding, they offer a list of rotating specials that is sure to please at an affordable price. Be sure to try their Handcrafted Refreshers, a build-your-own-cocktail option in which you choose your spirit, flavoured syrup, and an optional upgrade.
This short list of Cabbagetown patios is only the start of what this vibrant neighbourhood has to offer! Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow along with the Medallion blog to get more Toronto lifestyle tips.