Bet you didn’t think we had so many patios to absorb that sunshine, hey? One of these seven places should fit your need for vitamin D while eating and imbibing while in the ‘hood.
Come on over to The East Village, where we’ve got lots of places for you to soak up the sun while eating and drinking all your favourite foods. Our little district consists of two neighbourhoods, Hastings-Sunrise and Grandview-Woodland, both of which are at the heart of what we do every day.
Scandilicious | Grandview-Woodland | 25 Victoria Drive | 604-877-2277
Known for their famous waffles, this local haunt recently filmed their own episode of “You Gotta Eat Here” with John Catucci (be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for the launch date on Food Network Canada). Scandilicous just recently had their patio built and it has already attracted even more waffle-lovin’ crowds.
The Slocan | Hastings-Sunrise | 2715 East Hastings Street | 604-254-9114 (?: The Slocan)
The Slocan have always had a fairly big patio that neighbours and visitors loved — but last month they upgraded, and it now welcomes even more people to chill and enjoy the summer rays. Give this place a try after your next adventures at PNE/Playland!
Pallet Coffee | Grandview-Woodland | 323 Semlin Drive | 604-255-2014 (?: Pallet Coffee)
Their new little patio may only seat four people, but let us tell you; it gets some great rays. Hungry? Do yourself a favour and order yourself one of Pallet’s all day breakfast items, along with a cortado or two.
Campagnolo Roma | Grandview-Woodland | 2297 East Hastings Street | 604-569-0456 (?: Lauren Sandstorm)
Now, we all know that Campagnolo Roma can make a mean pizza — but have you tried their Smoked Octopus Salad?! It’s something worth trying FOR SURE; made with spicy tomato sauce, endive and a bay laurel vinaigrette. Yum, right? Tweet us a pic of your next order and thank us later. ?
The Brighton | Hastings-Sunrise | 2471 East Hastings Street | 604-428-8822 (?: @jenndenator)
Pull up, grab a paddle and relax, because The Brighton is the ideal place to hit up for a few brewskis. Since there’s a different beer special every day and Happy Hour Hi-ball specials from 3p-8p, there’s always a good bargain to be had here.
Platform 7 | Grandview-Woodland | 2331 East Hastings Street | 604-428-1455
Platform 7 Coffee Brew Bar provides a unique coffee culture experience that transforms you to a Victorian London Train Station to experience beautiful hand-crafted espresso and coffee brew bar drinks. Sip on your java and people watch in this unique, one-of-a-kind space.
Nonna’s Table | Grandview-Woodland | 1489 East Hastings Street | 604-253-7141 (?: Nonna’s Table)
Grab a few of your buddies and nab a spot on Nonna’s Patio, located at the iconic Waldorf Hotel. Order yourself the Waldorf Pizza and then just try to tell us you’re not a fan for life. With six pizzas on Nona’s impressive menu (and an authentic wood-fire oven to bake them in), you’ll likely be coming back here more than once.