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8 Best Covered Patios in Toronto

8 Best Covered Patios in Toronto

It ain’t fun eating in the pouring rain, but luckily you’ll find plenty of covered patios in Toronto to shelter you from the doom and gloom.

You can’t always predict the weather, but if it looks gloomy out, maybe it’s best to book your reso at a covered patio in Toronto just in case!

Here are some of the best covered patios in Toronto to visit on rainy days.

If you’re looking for even more outdoor spots to grab food and drink in Toronto, check out my posts on the best patios in Toronto, beautiful patios in Toronto, and rooftop patios in Toronto.

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Best covered patios in Toronto

Brunch at Wish Restaurant in Toronto
Covered patio at Wish Restaurant in Toronto

Wish Restaurant

Wish is located in the chic Yorkville neighbourhood, and you can rest assured that you’ll stay safe and dry from the rain with their covered patio.

Their super cute patio is actually open year-round, even in the winter – they just add heaters!

Their menu is all about elevated comfort foods, and they’ve also got some amazing brunch (and burgers).

LOCATION: 3 Charles St. East, Toronto, ON

Bar Raval

Enjoy Spanish tapas and craft cocktails at this swanky restaurant by Chef Grant van Gameron, which also has an enclosed patio perfect for rainy day dining.

They’ve got a menu full of classic and house cocktails, as well as local beers and ciders and local and imported European wines.

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The interior of Bar Raval is also super unique and romantic, and you can find them right by College & Bathurst!

LOCATION: 505 College St, Toronto, ON

King Taps Restaurant & Bar in Toronto Financial District

King Taps

King Taps occupies a huge two-storey space in the Financial District, and both their upstairs and downstairs patios feature huge umbrellas, while the lower level is also partially covered.

Craft beer and pizza are the specialties here at King Taps – the BBQ Chicken, Bianca, and Stinging Bee pizzas are my favourites!

I also have a blog post all about my King Taps restaurant review if you’re interested in learning more!

If you’re into craft beer, you might enjoy this post on the best craft breweries in Toronto!

LOCATION: 100 King St. West, Toronto, ON

Gusto 101

Gusto 101 is one of the best restaurants on King West, and you’ll find them in the chic King & Portland neighbourhood.

They’re housed in an old industrial-esque building that actually used to be an auto shop!

You can enjoy classic Italian eats and wine on their rooftop patio, which has a retractable glass roof for rainy days.

LOCATION: 250 Adelaide St. West, Toronto, ON


Patria serves up authentic Spanish tapas and paella on King West, and they’ve got a romantic patio that’s completely covered.

They source premium ingredients directly from Spain, and they also source the freshest seafood for their dishes on a daily basis!

They’ve also got an extensive wine list with imported Spanish wines to pair perfectly with all your tapas.

LOCATION: 478 King St. West, Toronto, ON

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General Assembly Pizza pop-up at The Slip, Harbourfront, Toronto

General Assembly Pizza

You can enjoy General Assembly’s wood-fired pizzas by the Harbourfront at their new patio location at The Slip.

Since it’s located under the Harbourfront Centre Theatre, it’s entirely covered and perfectly safe for you to enjoy your wood-fired pizzas.

There’s also plenty of seating available in the huge space, which is nice!

It’s actually just a summer pop-up, and you can visit now through Labour Day weekend.

LOCATION: 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON

The Goodman Pub & Kitchen at the Toronto Harbourfront

The Goodman Pub & Kitchen

Located right down the Harbourfront from General Assembly is The Goodman Pub, which has both uncovered and covered patio seating.

Enjoy waterfront views while sippin’ on a beer or indulging in some comfort food!

The cabana-style booths feature glass windows to keep you sheltered all around from any darn weather mishaps, and they even have heating for the cooler months.

Funny thing – I snapped this photo right after a heavy rainstorm, and the people sitting in the far left booth look super dry and cozy.

LOCATION: 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON

Outdoor patio at Cluny Bistro in Toronto's Distillery District

Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie

Cluny is one of the cutest and best restaurants in the Distillery District, and they’ve got a beautiful semi-enclosed outdoor patio that’ll keep you dry on rainy days.

Enjoy all of the European vibes while indulging in delicious French dishes.

It’s a super cute patio to visit with your girlfriends, or to go on a romantic summer date!

They even have heating for those extra chilly evenings at the end of summer.

LOCATION: 35 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON

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Best covered patios in Toronto:

  1. Wish Restaurant
  2. Bar Raval
  3. King Taps
  4. Gusto 101
  5. Patria
  6. General Assembly Pizza
  7. The Goodman Pub & Kitchen
  8. Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie

These were some of the best covered patios in Toronto to visit on rainy days in the city!

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