By Sheliza Mitha & The City of Coquitlam
Whether you’re interested in people watching or simply soaking up some sun, dining al fresco has never been easier or more enjoyable with Coquitlam’s outdoor restaurant patios. All you have to do is settle in, order a cool drink and figure out what to order.
Where to go? Here’s a list of some of the city’s best patios for dining and relaxing outdoors:
Nestled behind Coquitlam Centre, this Brown’s restaurant sits along Glen Drive and presents a perfect opportunity to people watch while enjoying the bustling ambiance and friendly service.
#120 – 2950 Glen Drive
Featuring a generous patio, Cactus Club Coquitlam makes it easy to enjoy the outdoors while still being close to the city’s entertainment district (the Hard Rock Casino and SilverCity Coquitlam are just a few minutes away).
#110 – 101 Schoolhouse Street
Ideal for families, the EQ Grill is a great place to unwind with friends or little ones after a friendly round of mini-golf or FootGolf (a creative twist on soccer and golf).
1001 United Boulevard
Grab a bite in between swings for some much-needed refreshments, casual eats and great views from the patio at this relaxed pub at the Westwood Plateau Golf Academy and Driving Range.
1630 Parkway Boulevard
Settle in and make the most of summer at this JOEY in Coquitlam with its lounge-y patio in the city that happens to feel more like an out-of-the-way secluded patio.
550 Lougheed Highway
This popular neighbourhood joint in Coquitlam’s eclectic Austin Heights neighbourhood features a friendly atmosphere, a cozy patio for those lazy summer days and nights, and an irresistible menu with more than 40 types of craft beer.
1000 Austin Avenue
Ideally located in the heart of Coquitlam’s City Centre, Milestones offers a welcome break with its sunny patio, remarkable cuisine and refreshing cocktails.
2745 Barnet Highway
Brothers Fred and Farrokh Soofi have owned and operated this family-friendly casual Italian joint since 2001, which boasts a large covered patio, freshly-made pasta, brick oven pizza and more.
2754 Barnet Highway
Tee it up or simply stop by to enjoy the creative menu and scenic views from this incredible patio that boasts some of the city’s best vistas (not to mention the good food and drinks) at Coquitlam’s Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club.
3251 Plateau Boulevard
604.945.4007 ext. 126
This progressive neighbourhood pub has been serving up exceptional food and drinks since 1977, where you can indulge in some fresh signature dishes and grab a cold drink on the patio.
2962 Christmas Way
While this spacious eatery offers an outdoor patio for dining al fresco, you might just be tempted to stay inside with its lounge-y feel and five 70” LED TVs (as well as a quiet seating area for a more relaxed experience).
1075 Lougheed Highway
Another neighbourhood favourite in Coquitlam’s City Centre area, this contemporary Persian eatery (plus a deli/market) includes a leafy patio and shade-friendly umbrellas for outdoor dining and people watching.
#102 – 1158 The High Street