Toronto’s patio scene can be hectic. When summer hits it seems like everyone in the city is looking for a seat with sunshine. Locations like Oasis and The Porch may be the most popular, but with them comes long wait times and large party crowds. Not always ideal if you’re hella high.
Luckily Toronto also offers a wide array of hidden gems, located in back alleys and behind unassuming storefronts. Spots with chill vibes and minimal masses.
So whether you’re on an indica trip and looking to be alone with your thoughts, or searching for a secluded spot with friends after some sativas – here are the 7 secret patios in Toronto you need to check out this summer while stoned.
Pinky’s Ca Phe
53 Clinton St, Toronto
Located a few blocks north of Trinity Bellwoods, Pinky’s is a relatively new restaurant with amazing Vietnamese vibes. Their menu is superb and very reasonably priced which makes it the perfect patio spot for some late night munchies.
28 Kensington Ave, Toronto
Fika Cafe sits in the heart of Kensington Market, dishing out delectable pastries and charming chai lattes. In the back you can find their beautiful patio, complete with a hammock built for two.
60 Kensington Ave, Toronto
Another Kensington Market staple, Cold Tea is a secret (it’s not a secret) bar tucked down a back alley in the back of the Kensington Mall. Its got a killer patio and is also a convenient two minute walk from Hot Box Cafe so you can stock up before you chill out.
942 Queen St W, Toronto
On the west side of the city lies Fonda Lola, known for its Mexican food and margaritas. From the front it looks like a small unassuming restaurant but in the back there is a garden oasis complete with hanging vines and illuminating lanterns.
The Three Speed
1163 Bloor St W, Toronto
The Three Speed is a no frills bar located in Parkdale at Bloor and Dufferin. Its cosy patio comes complete with an ancient fireplace so you can get lost in the flames while flying high.
136 Ossington Ave, Toronto
Resposado on Ossington offers an intimate backyard patio with dim lighting and Don Julio. They play live jazz music on Thursdays/Fridays so smoke up and go swing.
Bovine Tiki Bar
542 Queen St W, Toronto
Bovine Sex Club may be famed for its live music shows, but up on the rooftop sits a little known tiki bar with a beautiful Polynesian patio. Tropical drinks and terpenes should be a match made in heaven.
Hotbox Cafe POTio
204 Augusta Ave, Toronto
What kind of half-baked listicle would this be without including the Hotbox Cafe POTio?
For a $5 entry fee you can chill out in the back and actually smoke the good stuff. Just remember that it is BYOB (bring your own bud).