With the uncertainty of the weather during the spring in summer, there are periods when it seems as though the rain won’t go away. So, it’s great to know there are some Toronto restaurants where you can still enjoy dining on a patio, even if there’s a storm. These restaurants offer great coverage so you can have a lovely meal and stay completely dry. What more could you want? 

Here are covered patios in toronto to check out.

Paradise Grapevine

Browse an awesome beer, cider, and wine list as you nibble on some delicious snacks. It’s Bloor location has a partially covered patio layered in vines and plants offering a fresh and bright vibe, while still being super cozy. If the weather clears up then you have the option of sitting on the side where the patio is totally open. It’s all about the options.

Cactus Club Cafe

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, this hotspot has a beautiful rooftop deck that has a removable covering, so you can still choose to eat on the rooftop anytime. That means you can even enjoy this patio in the winter! There’s awesome food with a lot of vegetarian options too!

The Pilot Tavern

The Pilot Tavern on Cumberland has quite the patio for you to enjoy. Bad weather? Don’t fret, retractable coverings are all around so you can stay put even when it’s raining.

El Pocho

Did someone say taco night? This flavourful Mexican food eatery is just what your Tuesday night is missing. With fresh ingredients, as well as an entirely gluten-free menu, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t forget to sip on some tequila cocktails while you’re at it. 

Atomic 10

Want another option for taco Tuesday? Check out Atomic 10. This restaurant features large awnings that roll out to protect your hair, your food, and your drinks. And don’t forget to check out the neon signs — they make for a great photo op.


How gorgeous is this rooftop patio? If you’re looking to impress a guest, this is the spot to visit. A glass covering protects you and your food at all costs. Enjoy an impeccable menu curated by Chef Steve Gonzalez and follow it with some boozy drinks that go late into the night.

Drake Sky Yard

The rooftop patio attached to the Drake Hotel is a west-end classic. Large umbrellas cover the area, so you can go and enjoy a yummy brunch, lunch, or dinner without having to worry about the weather. Just don’t forget to make a reservation — this place always books up fast!

Gusto 101

Another Toronto classic is Gusto 101. If you’ve got a craving for Italian, the King and Portland eatery is here to serve. With a glass that covers the entire patio, you can enjoy some antipasto, calamari, and pasta, without the disappointment of rain. Our favourites? The Cavolo Nero salad, Mafalde Ai Funghi, and the house wine that’s just $1 an ounce.

Ascari Enoteca

Ascari Enoteca has alway been a neighbourhood locale in Leslieville that is named after the famous Formula 1 race car driver, Alberto Ascari. This awesome restaurant has a covered patio so you can enjoy the mouthwatering menu options in rain or shine.

Harbour 60

Harbour 60 has total old-school vibes, plus a gorgeous patio to enjoy your meal on. The flowy white covering keeps you dry in case of any changes in weather!

Blueblood Steakhouse

Book your reservation on the terrace for a magical night on the Blueblood Steakhouse. Aside from the amazing food served here, you definitely won’t be disappointed by the view.


Located in Yorkville, Hemingways has a wonderful patio that’s also heated, so it stays open for the winter too. There’s pub-style comfort food to explore here alongside beers, shareable plates, and more.

Bar Reyna

Bar Reyna’s back patio is like a beautiful secret garden you didn’t know existed. Enjoy your cocktails and snacks while snapping some aesthetic pics for your Instagram feed.

Bellwoods Brewery

If you’re looking for a chill place to hang out with friends and relax, check out Bellwoods Brewery. There are a ton of on-tap beers and brews to try as well as a handful of goodies to eat too. The patio is right at the front of the brewery, which can be sheltered to keep you dry in rainy weather.

The Rebel House

Rebel House, located in the heart of Rosedale, has a giant parachute to protect you from the elements while you enjoy some classic patio eats and drinks.

Birreria Volo

Head over to Little Italy’s Birreria Volo to enjoy an extensive selection of beer, wine, cocktails, and easy eats with some friends on its rustic back patio!

By The Way Cafe

By The Way (BTW) is a contemporary downtown bistro, located in the Annex neighbourhood, offering fresh and flavourful Mediterranean cuisine with an Israeli flair. It has a covered patio with a perfect view of the bustling street, where you can dine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

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