By Saige Traise, Naturally L&A — You know what they say… Summer is the perfect time of year to stay indoors and eat that questionable pack of ramen noodles that you forgot was at the back of your cupboard.
Wait. Is that REALLY the dining experience you’re looking for???
If you’d rather switch out fluorescent indoor lighting for the beautiful shining sun and the crusty ramen for mouth watering meals, we have options that will more than suffice here in Lennox & Addington. Follow along below and learn about a few of L&A’s absolutely gorgeous outdoor patios. Along with a fantastic meal, you’ll often find live music and vibrant atmospheres.
Join us as we tour our amazing local restaurants equipped with patios for your summertime dining pleasure.
Santorini Mediterranean Grill
54 County Road 8, Napanee
Take a step into Napanee’s very own patio oasis at Santorini Mediterranean Grill. Grab a drink or a bite to eat from a broad and delicious menu while you enjoy the well-kept greenery of the comfortable backyard area. Santorini has been providing the public with a unique and mouthwatering dining experience since 2019 and is happy to welcome you to this ever-growing outdoor area. Where better to enjoy a beautiful summer day than on Santorini’s gorgeous patio, with friendly staff there to make any day a special day. Stop by on Saturdays and every other Sunday to embrace the amazing live music, completing the perfect patio experience.
The Waterfront River Pub and Terrace
22 Water Street West, Napanee
It’s hard to come by a more beautiful waterside scene than the patio at Napanee’s stunning Waterfront River Pub & Terrace. The Waterfront team has put in hard work for a decade to create a truly bucket list restaurant. Located right on the banks of the Napanee River, you couldn’t ask for a better patio location. Dive into the expansive menu while you sit back and enjoy the views of lush greenery and flowing water at this award-winning restaurant. It can’t get any more peaceful than this. Come celebrate The Waterfront’s 10th anniversary this year by enjoying a meal (or two, or three…) on this absolutely perfect patio.
86 John Street, Napanee
Whether you’re looking for a hot or cold caffeine boost, Coffee Cravings in Downtown Napanee has you covered. The friendly atmosphere in store is only topped by the ambiance on the patio! You’ll a variety of indulgences from lattes, cappuccinos, gourmet coffee and some fantastic icy items.
Loaf N’ Ale Pub & Restaurant
25 Dundas Street East, Napanee
While you’re out exploring Downtown Napanee, there’s no better place to have an authentic outdoor dining experience than at The Loaf N’ Ale Pub & Restaurant. Equipped with ample seating and covered tables, you’re welcome to come by for a drink or a bite to eat while overlooking the hustle & bustle of the downtown core. The Loaf N’ Ale frequently features live music to take your experience to the next level. If dinner isn’t your thing, that’s okay! Come by on Saturdays and Sundays and start your day with a tasty brunch on the patio.
352 Main Street, Bath
The sun is shining, Lake Ontario is glistening, sailboats floating in the distance… With a drink in your hand and food on your plate you feel completely at peace on the beach. But wait. this isn’t the beach, it’s Bath’s newest dining experience: Beachside BBQ! If a fun and comfortable environment adorned with lots of colour and entertaining music is what you’re looking for, then this is the perfect place to be. Not sure if you want to eat indoors or outside? That’s ok, because Beachside BBQ’s street side patio expands when its large garage-type door is open. You can enjoy the beautiful summer air while still taking in the unique indoor restaurant ambiance.
368 Main Street, Bath
You’ll love the local food expertly prepared at Welborne Commons in Bath. Found right on Main Street in Bath, this restaurant is committed to serving the community with fresh meals that highlight delicious locally-sourced food and drink. Take a seat on the raised, street side patio and enjoy the meticulously crafted menu while taking in the views of this charming village. Specials and new features are always on the menu. There’s no better place to take it all in than under an umbrella and smiling faces all around.
360 Main Street, Bath
Whether you’re looking for a hearty scoop of ice cream, specialty drinks or a hotdog, hamburger or panini, stop by and see the crew at 360 Castaway’s in Bath. They offer a fun environment for their customers, and even better, a cozy patio where you can devour your delicious delights.
The Lodge Coffee House
376 Main Street, Bath
Enjoy a latte, a sandwich, a cold beverage or a sweet treat on the sweet garden patio at The Lodge Coffee House in Bath. Cassandra and the fun loving crew at this cute village café have opened up the back of their store to become an amazing spot to enjoy their wonderful products outside in their shaded area. After you’ve enjoyed your Lodge purchase, pop over and and browse The Shoppe Shed, featuring products from variety of local small businesses throughout the season.
Black Cat Café
5 Ottawa St, Tamworth, ON K0K 3G0
You’ll love your experience at The Black Cat Café in Tamworth. Try one of their specially crafted meals or enjoy a quick treat on one of the many different outdoor dining areas. From a patio to a covered deck to vast garden seating, The Black Cat truly has it all for those who wish to have their meals under the summer sun. Oh, and don’t forget about the famous Black Cat Café pizza nights. Every Friday come by and grab a jaw dropping homemade pizza, perfect to tear into right there on the spacious patio!
3 Concession Street South, Tamworth
We know you’ll love the home-cooked goodness from Devon Café in Tamworth. Everything they make is from scratch, from soups to sandwiches to fantastic treats. You’ve gotta try the butter tarts! Everything tastes great inside their cozy café, but just a little bit better from their Dragonfly Lane patio!
The River Bakery & Café & Patio
11 Concession Street South, Tamworth
Stop by and try the specialty grilled cheese sandwiches at The River Bakery & Café in Tamworth. They also offer delicious homemade soups and serve locally roasted coffee. All are perfect to enjoy from their fantastic patio. If you’re a lover of live music they also feature live entertainment every Monday night from 7-9pm. As owner Linda likes to say… “It doesn’t get any better than that!”
Lakeview Tavern & Restaurant
5771 County Road 41, Erinsville
Erinsville’s Lakeview Tavern & Restaurant has proudly watched over Beaver Lake since 1878. What makes their delicious food offerings taste even better? Their gorgeous two-level patio is ready to welcome you to a wonderful dining experience. This stone patio comes with umbrella shaded tables, beautiful flowers, and of course, a fantastic view of the waterfront. Don’t miss your chance to dine here and try the large menu selection, especially their famous fish and chips. Also be sure to check out The Lakeview’s Facebook page to learn about all of their live music events happening this summer!
Wherever it is that you choose to dine, move the party to the patio and enjoy a delicious meal with a side of the great outdoors. We’re sure that you – and most importantly your taste buds – won’t regret it.
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