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7 Patios to Visit This Summer

Story by: Team Destination Cape Breton

Sit back, relax and enjoy a meal on one of Cape Breton Island’s many patios. Whether you’re oceanside, beachside, or nestled in the mountains you won’t regret exploring these patio options.

1. Big Spruce Brewery

Big Spruce Brewery is Atlantic Canada’s only organic, on-farm craft brewery and hop yard. With a beautiful south-facing view of the Bras d’Or Lake (a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve) from their picnic tables, outdoor bar, or cozy patio, you’ll want to stay all afternoon. So stop in, grab a seat and drink up the view!

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2. Meat Cove Chowder Hut 

Enjoy a bowl of Meat Cove Chowder Hut’s famous seafood chowder while enjoying being tucked away in one of Cape Breton Island’s most isolated communities. While the seafood chowder is a feast for your stomach, the patio’s views are a feast for your eyes! Watch whales play off the coast or watch the sunset over the mountains that tower around you.

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3. Governor’s Pub & Eatery

Governor’s Pub & Eatery, is a superb Cape Breton Island seafood restaurant renowned for its fresh-from-the-ocean seafood, home-cooked meals, and fabulous, friendly service, with two outdoor patios overlooking spectacular Sydney Harbour. If their mouthwatering lobster wasn’t enough for you, you can also be treated with live Celtic music in their Celtic Pub, located upstairs.

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4. L’abri café, restaurant and bar

L’abri café, restaurant and bar are located along the Cabot Trail in Chéticamp has become one of the most popular eateries on the Island. We’ve no doubt you’ll enjoy their amazing menu that has something for everyone, the seafood lover, the vegans, and everyone in between.

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5. Route 19 Brewing

The three-level restaurant features a full food and drink menu with items for everyone. Route 19 Brewing food menu specializes in East Coast favourites with a unique twist – such as lobster pizza, baby donairs and some of the Island’s best seafood chowder. If their amazing food wasn’t enough, they’re also one of the Island’s three craft beer breweries!

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6. The Rusty Anchor Restaurant

Are you ready for some ocean-side dining? The Rusty Anchor Restaurant’s patio sits just metres from the Atlantic Ocean. We’re not sure what’s more memorable, the Atlantic Ocean views or their freshly caught lobster!

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7. Glenora Inn & Distillery’s Washback Pub

The Washback Pub is found at Canada’s first single malt whisky distillery. Come and enjoy a whisky tasting and tour the distillery before sitting down for an unforgettable meal in their lush courtyard patio. Be sure to take a bottle of their famous single malt whisky home!

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Our team at Destination Cape Breton is always exploring our beautiful Island. We love discovering our hidden gems, working with partners, and putting our Island on the pedestal it deserves!

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