Notable Life | Toronto’s Best Spots for Outdoor Dining This January

Patio season came extra early this year as a result of yet another Ontario lockdown. Although temperatures are well below zero, nothing will stop Torontonians from supporting their favorite restaurants, bars and cafés this January.

Here is your full guide to the best Toronto spots that you should be dining at all lockdown long.

Union Restaurant

This Ossington favourite has opened a heated patio that resembles a winter chalet! This cozy space has an abundance of heaters and a fire for warmth, paired with a small menu that includes grilled oysters, beef bourguignon, leek gratin and more!

Lapinou

This neo-bistro inspired by regional French flavors and local terroir has a covered patio with a canopy and heaters to keep you and your dishes nice and toasty!

Cafe23

Coffee always tastes better when you’re sitting in a garden patio surrounded by heaters! Head over to Cafe23 to enjoy their coffee and baked goods in the winter wonderland located behind their store.

Prohibition Social House

Refined cuisine and cocktails on a backyard heated patio? Yes please! This hot spot (no pun intended) is open daily until 11 pm.

Bar Raval

One of Toronto’s favorite bars is serving hot cocktails, coffees and treats on their winter patio to warm you up this January.

SCHOOL Restaurant

In 2022, we have brunch outside! Enjoy all of the brunch classics on SCHOOL’s heated and covered outdoor patio.

Smith Restaurant

Another classic spot that has hopped on the outdoor brunch trend! Their heated patio is open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm.

Cano Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Cano is ensuring that no one has a mediocre outdoor dining experience this January with their beautifully designed heated patio and delicious Italian dishes!

F’Amelia Ristorante

This traditional family restaurant in Cabbagetown has opened an outdoor patio to continue serving authentic and fresh Northern Italian food within a warm and cozy setting.

Paradise Grapevine

For those of you who are not partaking in Dry January, an outdoor wine bar surrounded by natural wines and ciders is the perfect place to spend lockdown!

Bar Picette

A heated Solarium with blankets, snacks and wine sounds like every Torontonian’s dream come true! Be sure to check out this warm and aesthetically-pleasing spot this January.

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