Posted on 3rd JULY 2018

Summertime means Vancouverites get alfresco dining fever, especially as every moment of warmth and sunshine counts to the fullest. When you’re craving a great meal and want to take it outside, direct yourself to South Granville’s 10 prime dining spots with outdoor seating!

Choose from sprawling terraces and backside decks to a secret garden. There are outdoor spaces aplenty to make the most of your laid-back summery days, especially during South Granville’s Happiest Happy Hours!

To help you choose, here’s a list of great outdoor setups – from sun-soaked, shaded, secluded to sidewalks – for you to sip and savour outside under the sun or stars; restaurants are ordered by location from West Broadway, on-or-off Granville Street.



Cactus Club Cafe

1530 West Broadway | 604 733 0434 | WEBSITE | MAP

The primo patio at the Cactus Club Cafe on West Broadway is a crowd pleasing choice for lounging outside and watching the world go by while enjoying a spiffy menu of creative cocktails and contemporary cuisine.

[ Brunch / Lunch / Happy Hour / Dinner ]



Vij’s Rangoli

1480 West 11th Avenue | 604 736 5711 | WEBSITE | MAP

A total gem of an open patio can be found tucked off Granville Street at Vij’s Rangoli.  With a top-notch drinks and popular modern Indian cuisine, it’s a great place to have lunch, dinner, happy hour specials, and soak up some sunshine!

[ Lunch / Happy Hour / Dinner ]



JamJar Folk Lebanese

1488 West 11th Avenue | 604 733 2211 | WEBSITE | MAP

The low-key covered deck at JamJar is perfectly perched street-side for you to settle in with friends or loved ones to share fresh, authentic folk Lebanese food.

[ Brunch / Lunch / Happy Hour / Dinner ]



Fiore Restaurant

1485 West 12th Avenue | 604 558 1485 | WEBSITE | MAP

Fiore Restaurant’s sidewalk-friendly outdoor seating is a pleasant choice to enjoy standout, fresh pizza and pasta paired with one of their must-try Negroni cocktails (10 different version to be exact) or glasses of Italian wine!

[ Brunch / Lunch / Happy Hour / Dinner ]



Heirloom Vegetarian

1509 West 12th Avenue | 604 733 2231 | WEBSITE | MAP

Located at street level in the historic Douglas Lodge building, Heirloom Vegetarian offers a handful of choice sidewalk tables to dine outside and savour healthy, casual vegetarian and vegan cuisine.

[ Brunch / Lunch / Dinner ]



The Stable House Bistro

1520 West 13th Avenue | 604 736 1520 | WEBSITE | MAP

Take refuge from the heat of the day at Stable House Bistro’s sought after patio, set in a shady tree-lined street just steps off Granville Street.  It’s a charming outdoor setup with an ambiance, food and wine selection that can’t be beat!

[ Brunch / Lunch / Happy Hour / Dinner ]



Caffé Barney

2975 Granville Street | 604 731 6446 | WEBSITE | MAP

Grab a table on the sun-soaked, secluded terrace at the backside of Caffé Barney for comforting homemade bites and refreshers any time of the day.  The casual vibe at this tried-and-true local favourite allows you to chill out like it’s your own back deck!

[ Brunch / Lunch / Happy Hour / Dinner ]



Bin 4 Burger Lounge

2996 Granville Street | 604-428-7649 | WEBSITE | MAP

Hit up Bin 4 Lounge for legendary gourmet burgers and the most expansive patio in South Granville! Always drawing a crowd when the sun beams down, it’s the perfect place to while away those relaxed living-is-easy summer days!

[ Lunch / Happy Hour / Dinner ]



Ouisi Bistro

3014 Granville Street | 604 732 7550 | WEBSITE | MAP

Nestled at the south end of the neighbourhood is a cozy secret garden, surrounded by lush greenery, at Ouisi Bistro.  Considered a top choice by locals for enjoying open-air dining, you’ll find this unassuming oasis at the back of the restaurant.  There’s authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine waiting for you, along with weekly live jazz music on Saturday & Sunday evenings, and some Thursday evenings.

[ Brunch / Lunch / Happy Hour / Dinner ]



The Rise Eatery

3121 Granville Street | 604 559 8280 | WEBSITE | MAP

The Rise Eatery’s cheerfully sunny deck may well be your new go-to patio.  Treat yourself to their ever-evolving creative menu and the highly recommended Wheel of Nosh.

[ Brunch / Lunch / Happy Hour / Dinner ]

Image Credits:  South Granville BIA, The Rise Eatery, and Fiore Restaurant.

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