With the warmer weather nearly upon us, the mind starts to daydream about good times spent on the patio. Well us here at Cbridge.ca love patios, so we thought we’d give a complete breakdown of all the patio experiences to be found in Cambridge, Ontario.
Our rating system is broken down into 3 crieteria, Sun, Noise and Atmosphere. Sun is rated on the amount of sun exposure you’d find, from 1 (Lots of shade) to 5 (Tons of sun). Noise is rated on the amount of road noise, from 1 (Nice and quiet) to 5 (Very noisy). Atmosphere is rated on the ambiance (neighbourhood it’s located, proximity to traffic, things to see, hip factor etc.), 1 (Poor) to 5 (Excellent). This focuses just on the patios, so I won’t be rating the cuisine for each. I will be adding more rated restaurants soon.
Top Patios In Cambridge Ontario
1947 McClintock Drive, Cambridge, ON N3C 2V4
Situated on an elevated deck above Puslinch Lake, the view really can’t be beat anywhere in town. Lots of sun later in the day and getting to watch a sunset over the lake is really something you should experience.
510 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, ON N1R 7R9
An open air patio that is totally covered by a roof, so doesn’t get a ton of full sun. Tucked away to the side of the building it’s protected from the hustle bustle of Hespeler Road. Lots of different style seating gives you options of where to hang out.
13 Main St, Cambridge, ON N1R 1V5
Sidewalk patio in the heart of Downtown Galt. On this patio there’s lots of foot traffic coming and going down Main Street. Lots of sun exposure with available umbrellas. Not a huge patio area, so could easily be full on a busy summer day.
55 Water St N, Cambridge, ON N1R 3B1
Located along Water Street, and tucked right up beside the restaurant it offers a nice mix of sun and shade with a trellace overhang. This patio gets a good amount of afternoon sun exposure making it a good choice to soak up some post work rays.
7 Queen St W, Cambridge, ON N3C 1G2
Ernie’s kinda stretches the definition of patio, being as it’s really the back part of the restaurant that they have big, garage door style windows they open in the summer. This area gets lots of afternoon sun as it sets behind the restaurant.
707 King St E, Cambridge, ON N3H 3N8
Open air, streetside patio in Downtown Preston. Lots of afternoon and early evening sun. It doesn’t have a huge area, with seating for 5 tables.
210 King St E, Cambridge, ON N3H 3M6
Open air patio with a little bit of privacy from busy King Street. The sun sets behind the building, so lots of afternoon shade.
Cambridge Smart Centre, 44 Pinebush Rd, Cambridge, ON N1R 8K5
Located under a full overhang, there isn’t a ton of sun to be had here. A bonus they do have is an outdoor fireplace, so for those cool Summer and Fall evenings you can still enjoy the patio experience. Since it’s located in the Smart Centre parking lot there isn’t a lot of road noise nearby.
440 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, ON N1R 6J7
Located right near busy Hespeler Road, this patio is very open and uncovered so it’s pretty noisy with a 6 lane road right beside it. The sun sets behind the restaurant, so you won’t get much evening sun, but full exposure during the day.
164 Beverly St, Cambridge, ON N1R 3Z5
Located right beside the street at the corner of Dundas and Beverly, this patio is pretty noisy. Though with some nice greenery and fences that surround the patio, it is reasonably private. The sun sets behind the building, so this patio gets tons of shade in the afternoon.
500 Can-Amera Pkwy, Cambridge, ON N1T 2H3
Open air patio located right beside the busy Can-Amera Parkway. This is a pretty gigantic patio, so if you’ve got a bigger group, they could definitely accomodate. It gets afternoon and early evening sun.
900 Jamieson Pkwy, Cambridge, ON N3C 4N6
Open air patio located in the back corner of a parking lot, so it’s tucked away a bit from the road, aside from the 401 a couple hundred metres away. Lots of seating. The sun sets behind the restaurant, so it’s pretty shady most of the day.
38 Pinebush Rd, Cambridge, ON N1R 8K5
Open air patio in the middle of the SmartCentres parking lot. Can be very sunny during the afternoon/early evening. It isn’t real close to the main arteries of the shopping centre, so not an overt amount of road noise.
34 Main St, Cambridge, ON N1R 1V4
Open air patio that feels reminicent of the European patios you’d see in the movies. Can often see gorgeous sunsets down Main Street in the evenings. Close to the hustle and bustle of Main Street, can be noisy.
More Patio options in Cambridge
State & Main
Junior’s Sports Bar
Crabby Joe’s Dundas Street
East Side Mario’s
Boston Pizza Pinebush
Boston Pizza Franklin
The Temple Bar
The Loose Grape