Winter is over, now it’s time to enjoy this lovely weather. The Eglinton Way has a great selection of patios for you, your family, and your friends to discover.
1. Doppio Zero
Wish you were up at the cottage and out of the city? Doppio Zero offers a great gourmet menu filled with your favorite Italian food that will take you away. This quiet dinner spot in the middle of the city will leave you feeling relaxed and provide an excellent dining experience.
2. Hotel Gelato
Summer is a season of long hot days, outdoor adventures, and gelato (of course)! There’s no better place for a mid-day cool down than The Eglinton Way’s Hotel Gelato. A glimpse at their broad selection of flavours will leave you wanting to try every kind. Beyond gelato, Hotel Gelato offers a breakfast, brunch, and lunch menu to satisfy your savory cravings. Stop by for a meal with friends or a mojito gelato for one.
3. Seven Numbers
A popular choice among Torontonians, Seven Numbers cuisine is prepared by the infamous Mama Rosa. She’s charming and her cooking is sure to satisfy. Pair your dinner with the house sangria and your night is set. Don’t forget to bring along your favourite pair of sunglasses as the sun sets over your perfect evening at Seven Numbers.
4. The Mad Bean
This locally run coffee shop is a hub of activity. I run into more familiar faces here than at any other spot along The Eglinton Way. It’s not hard to understand why The Mad Bean has become a local favourite. The coffee is strong and offered alongside specialty drinks like the Dublin Fog or Jenaccino. The Mad Bean offers classroom-style seats outside in the summer. Definitely worth checking out!
5. The Abbot on Eglinton
The Abbot is known for some of the best pub food in the area. The friendly staff here will keep you hydrated on those hot summer days. Settle in with a pint or refreshing glass of wine along with your favourite comfort food and enjoy the cozy and hospitable atmosphere at The Abbot all summer long.
6. Crosstown Coffee
Filled with local charm and flavour, Crosstown Coffee has some delightful pastries that pair perfectly with hot and cold drinks. Their patio is tucked away on Highbourne Avenue and filled with character including their signature penny-farthing décor. Bike, stroll, or walk up to this trendy and fun-filled coffee experience.
Ferraro is The Eglinton Way intern’s go-to lunch spot in the neighbourhood. Nothing beats their gourmet pizza, made in a wood burning oven, with a cold beverage. Their pasta, sandwiches, and salads are well-known among those who live and work in the area. Ask any local, they’ll tell you their favorite dish at Ferraro. Come visit their patio and discover yours.
8. Phipps Bakery Café
The dining room at Phipps Bakery Café is perfect for rainy-day weather. At Phipps, floor to ceiling murals give the impression of dining in a secret garden, hidden away from cloudy skies. Phipps celebrated its 30th anniversary on The Eglinton Way last fall, went meatless, and now serves an entirely vegetarian menu. Just a couple steps from their cake and cookie counter, the lunch counter at Phipps is ready to serve you when the weather just won’t cooperate.
Whether it’s the new Unicorn Frappuccino or an iced blonde cinnamon almond milk Macchiato, Starbucks offers custom and signature drinks that are ubiquitous. Enjoy any of their drinks and snacks on the Starbucks patio.
10. Second Cup
The Second Cup Patio is the perfect place to catch some sunshine. Second cup offer a unique selection of iced-teas on their specialty drink menu and has polite and cheerful staff.