Best List, What To Eat & Where To Eat It

Soak Up The Sun On Winnipeg’s Best Patios

Your Winnipeg summer patio guide is here! These are the best spots in the city.

Pictured: Stella’s Café

Listed alphabetically

529 Wellington’s lucky location sets its tables on a manicured back lawn adjacent to Assiniboine River. As if smart and beautiful food weren’t enough!

Cocktails with a view of the skyline are on the menu at The Allen Restaurant’s rooftop patio.

Relax under the shade of a giant oak tree in the heart of the Exchange District at Amsterdam Tea Room

Soak up the sun on the patio of Café 22′s modern Corydon Avenue location.

Café La Scala is a perennial favourite sidewalk spot to graze and gawk at the beautiful people walking by.

Order up your nachos and margaritas because Carlos & Murphy’s outdoor hotspot is muy caliente.

Carnaval’s Waterfront Drive location offers premium views of the river, Stephen Juba Park, and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Across from well treed Provencher Park, Chaise Café & Lounge welcomes with its home-style deck spilling over with flowers.

Cibo Waterfront Café virtually hangs over the Red River at the end of a short stroll down Waterfront Drive through Stephen Juba Park.

Enjoy a baseball game and river view from Clay Oven’s. The best seats overlook Shaw Park.

Colosseo, a Corydon Avenue landmark for Italian food lovers, serves up a side view of street life with its spaghetti.

Confusion Corner Bar & Grill’s retractable roof blends outdoor fun with protection from the elements.

East Exchange District’s Corrientes offers a street side seat amidst historic architecture and nightlife.

The Fyxx Espresso Bar offers a front row seat to Broadway’s lunchtime food truck action and a comfortable chair to enjoy it in.

A hike upstairs to Forth’s rooftop rewards with stunning views of the Exchange District’s heritage buildings and faded façades.

Step through the gate to a brick-lined patio oasis at InFerno’s Bistro.

Cobblestones, shade trees and umbrellas at The Keg on Garry Street transform this tony destination into a restful place to sip something cold.

Mona Lisa‘s sidewalk café delivers Italian family recipes with so much love homesick travellers will think they have been adopted.

A suburban sidewalk patio is transformed into a lush floral setting for sipping and savouring at South Winnipeg’s Nicolino’s.

Considering The Original Pancake House had us at “pancakes”, it is mighty generous of them to offer all-day sunny side seating in the center of The Forks’ action.

The Park Café‘s hidden secret garden offers fireside seating on cool evenings.

The people-watching is as fun as the food and drinks at Peasant Cookery, located across from the lively Old Market Square Stage.

For those seeking a Mexican resort state of mind, the palapas at Pier 7 Pony Corral have you covered rain or shine. Fire pit seating takes care of cool nights too.

Sitting beside Birds Hill Park, Pineridge Hollow is surrounded by lush forest and all the furry critters that live in it.

Arguably the most stunning sunset view of downtown Winnipeg can be snapped and uploaded from a seat at Promenade Café & Wine.

Inside admire the design details of this 100 year old train station, and outside enjoy Resto Gare’s artsy décor, gorgeous flowers and live jazz.

Mexican eatery La Rocas double-decker downtown patio has room for both streetside people watchers and rooftop-loving city slickers.

The Roost‘s charming rooftop patio is perched above the busy Corydon strip, providing a picnic style hangout for summer sippin’.

The largest urban patio in the city, Rudy’s Eat & Drink is a stylish space that makes every hour happy.

Chef Adam Donnelly’s beautiful presentations draw foodies and beauties alike to the hip and stylish patio of Segovia.

Smith‘s contemporary and comfy seating creates a relaxing space amidst the buzz of The Forks.

Flowers and shrubbery mingle with the sweet scent of Stella’s fresh baking at the Sherbrook, CCFM and Pembina locations.

Tavern United’s rooftop sofas offer a soft spot to relax after a day pounding the pavement downtown.

A view of turn-of-the-century architecture is combined with an unfolding point of view at the Winnipeg Free Press Café.