12 Best Burnaby Patios To Hit Up On A Sunny Day In 2023 (+ What To Order)

Looking for the best Burnaby patios to lounge in? Well you’re in the right place!

Sunshine, umbrellas, and cold cocktails only mean one thing – patio season is around the corner, and restaurants in and around Burnaby are gearing up to provide their patrons with the best outdoor dining experience.

And customers start surfacing from their “order-in only” indolence, to soak up some much-needed vitamin D while enjoying fresh salads and sipping on their favourite cold drinks.

From cafes to restaurants to bars, the following are the best Burnaby patios offering the best flavours this patio season.

1. Earls Station Square

All locals know of Earls as one of the 3 major chains in the city, serving global comfort food and drinks consistently. The newish Station Square location has a cosy dining room finished with beautiful glass, metal, and brass touches; but, what makes the place whole is the striking patio with marble tables, comfy seats, and view of passerbyers. Finished with string lights, this patio could be your new favourite hangout spot.

Apart from Earls’ staples like the Crispy Prawn Roll and Truffle Tortellini which are proven winners, you should also try the following.

Earls Famous Clam Chowder – New England-style chowder, thick, creamy, and immensely delicious and satisfying.

Does pineapple belong on pizza? Let the Tropic Thunder Pizza help you decide (we’re confident you’d say “yes”!). Topped with ham, marinated pineapple, and white cheddar sauce, this pizza could become your recent favourite!

What to order: Crispy Prawn Roll, Truffle Tortellini, Earls Famous Clam Chowder, Tropic Thunder Pizza

Address: 6070 Silver Drive, Burnaby, BC V5H 0H5

Website | Instagram | Facebook

2. Hart House Restaurant

Photo credits: Hart House Restaurant

With spectacular gardens, a historic vibe, and ever-growing popularity, Hart House Restaurant came into the business in 1988, and the place still continues to attract people with an incessant love for fine cuisine.

Hart House has one of the most ravishing patios in the Lower Mainland. Surrounded by lush greenery and offering beautiful views of the lake, this spot comes to life during Spring and Summer.

While the Caesar Salad here is most likely to be one of the best versions you’ve ever had, their Roasted Beet & Gorgonzola Salad impresses us more. What makes all the fresh elements in the salad sing is the maple & chilli vinaigrette.

The Roast Chicken Supreme is one of the most-ordered dishes here. While the roast chicken is juicy and delicious on its own, the clever addition of fregola a la puttanesca packs the dish with flavour, and the pistachio pesto on top adds some crunchiness along with a subtle sweet flavour.

The Sticky Toffee Pudding is soft and almost chewy, and the spiced chantilly cream adds a nice contrast to the sweet pudding. The whole dessert is so decadent, you’ll be introduced to heaven in a single bite!

What to order: Caesar Salad, Roasted Beet & Gorgonzola Salad, Roast Chicken Supreme, Sticky Toffee Pudding

Address: 6664 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5E 4H3

Website | Instagram | Facebook

3. Chez Christophe

Rightly described as “dessert heaven” by many, Chez Christophe is a popular award-winning bakery cafe in Burnaby Heights known for its beautifully crafted pastries, signature chocolates, and more.

Also offering some light meals and a full coffee bar, the bakery has both indoor and outdoor patio seating; the latter has the best seats in the house, where you can sip a cup of coffee paired with one of their popular pastries while watching vehicles go by.

First things first, when you visit Chez Christophe, the first name that comes out of your mouth should be Croissant Cube. This is their signature offering that comes perfectly done with a different filling each day. The croissant cube is flaky and buttery (without being overwhelmingly so), and whatever filling you get in yours, we guarantee you’ll love it.

Their Double Baked Almond Croissant is twice baked to attain crunchy perfection and is rich, flaky, and absolutely delicious. The almond cream filling plays its part in making this pastry delightful.

You can get this double-baked goodness with chocolate as well. Try the Double Baked Almond and Chocolate Croissant.

The smooth, creamy, and sweet Green Tea Latte is a crowd favourite as well.

What to order: Croissant Cube, Double Baked Almond Croissant, Double Baked Almond and Chocolate Croissant, Ham & Cheese Croissant, Green Tea Latte

Address: 4717 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC V5C 2K8

Website | Instagram | Facebook

4. Burnaby Mountain Clubhouse

Photo credits: Burnaby Mountain Clubhouse

Hidden in the heart of North Burnaby, Burnaby Mountain Clubhouse restaurant is a cosy and intimate place, with a patio offering phenomenal views of majestic mountains and green forests. This place is so picture-perfect that it can be the backdrop of all your celebrations; not to forget, the food is remarkable too.

The Classic Beef Dip sandwich is a delectable mess. The shaved roast beef simply melts in the mouth, the dijon mustard delivers a kick, and the potato baguette gives a nice body to the sandwich. But, what steals the deal is the flavourful au jus that you dip the sandwich into.

The Lobster Sensation Sandwich is a sensation, indeed! You get generous chunks of lobster – fresh and cooked to perfection, and complemented by the bursting flavour of lemon aioli.

Available on Sundays, as part of their Roast Beef Sunday menu, the Slow Roasted AAA Angus Striploin is moist, tender, and delicious, and comes with all the classic accompaniments to satisfy your cravings.

What to order: Classic Beef Dip, Lobster Sensation Sandwich, Slow Roasted AAA Angus Striploin

Address: 7600 Halifax Street, Burnaby, BC V5A 4M8

Website | Instagram | Facebook

5. Earls Kitchen + Bar Amazing Brentwood

A family-run business since 1982, Earls is a family-friendly casual restaurant chain with the kind of places where you can gather with your loved ones to celebrate special occasions.

Located in Burnaby’s Brentwood Mall, Earls’ new Burnaby establishment features an epic outdoor dining space, which seamlessly connects to the indoor dining area, and is sleek and modern.

A notable addition to Earls’ menu is the Truffle + Steak Tortellini. The cheese-filled tortellini is tender and comes smothered in a rich and creamy truffle cream sauce. The steak on top is juicy and tender and adds an elevated savoury flavour to the cheesy pasta dish.

The menu, of course, features some of the restaurant chain’s signature dishes, like the Crispy Prawn Roll, which is widely known for its addictive crunch, and the Seafood Platter – ideal for the summer, featuring the freshest of seafood and refreshing condiments.

The Crispy Tofu Sushi Tacos are bites of heaven for vegans, and so is the Vegan Kale + Mushroom Pizza.

When it comes to drinks, if it’s your first time here, DO NOT skip Earls’ signature Iced Irish Coffee. 

What to order: Truffle + Steak Tortellini, Crispy Prawn Roll, Seafood Platter, Crispy Tofu Sushi Tacos, Vegan Kale + Mushroom Pizza, Iced Irish Coffee

Address: 4525 Lougheed Highway Unit 1308, Burnaby, BC V5C 3Z6

Website | Instagram | Facebook

6. OEB Breakfast Co.

egg benedict brunch bowls
Photo Credit: pistachiopicks

Located in The Amazing Brentwood mall, the ever-popular breakfast/brunch place, OEB Breakfast Co. welcomes you with familiar classics, which are given an upscale twist. Take a seat on the outdoor patio, and enjoy the pleasant weather with your breakfast favourites.

The extensive menu at OEB can be quite overwhelming, but everyone is guaranteed to find something they love, and there are some OEB signature dishes you shouldn’t miss, like the French Toast Trifle.

You get two thick slices of brioche French toast smothered in buttery, sweet, and tangy lemon curd, and served with fresh berries, crunchy pistachios, and light and airy torched pavlovas. A perfectly enjoyable breakfast plate!

The Canadian Lobster & Shrimp Crêpe is equally delightful and filling. You can taste the butter poached lobster and shrimp in the scramble, and the brown butter hollandaise takes it up a notch.

OEB’s breakfast poutines are absolutely tempting, especially the Confit de Canard – duck confit poutine, and the Gold Digga – roast pork poutine.

What to order: French Toast Trifle, Canadian Lobster & Shrimp Crêpe, Confit de Canard poutine, Gold Digga poutine

Address: 4525 Lougheed Highway Unit 2306, Burnaby, BC V5C 3Z6

Website | Instagram | Facebook

7. The Dolar Shop Station Square

If you’re a hot pot purist, The Dolar Shop is your mecca! This upscale Chinese hot pot restaurant chain is popular for offering individual hot pots, and the ingredients they use are always of premium quality.

Of course, the most loved aspect of The Dolar Shop is the ability to have your individual hot pot, without having to compromise your preferences for the people you’re dining with.

The Dolar Shop serves some of the best broths you can find anywhere around the world. One of their top options is the Exquisite Silver Soup base, which is a combination of pepper pork tripe and chicken broth, leading to a strongly flavoured base that offers a kick.

Boneless Chicken Leg tastes best in the Exquisite Silver Soup base. The fact that the chicken meat remains juicy no matter how long you cook it in the soup makes this combination a surefire hit.

The Wagyu Cubes are premium bite-sized, perfectly marbled steak cubes that turn into tasty and tender meat in any soup of your choice.

Available in limited quantities, the Black Truffle Mushroom Broth is a fragrant and flavorful soup that tastes amazing as it is and flavours up the protein of your choice superbly well.

The Wagyu Pancake and Pancake Banana Egg are two items you can nibble on while waiting for your meat to cook.

What to order: Exquisite Silver Soup, Boneless Chicken Leg, Wagyu Cubes, Black Truffle Mushroom Broth, Wagyu Pancake, Pancake Banana Egg

Address: 6078 Silver Drive, Burnaby, BC V5H 0H5

Website | Instagram | Facebook

8. Trattoria Burnaby

Photo credits: Trattoria

Located at walking distance from Metrotown skytrain station, Trattoria Burnaby is a local Italian restaurant chain serving classic Italian food, prepared and served for sharing with family and friends.

While the dining room here is full of energy, the red umbrella-covered patio tables offer the best seats to indulge in the most sumptuous Italian meal.

The Spaghetti & Signature Meatballs is a must-try dish. Trattoria’s meatballs are some of the best in the region and taste fantastic. This is as tasty and as authentic as it gets.

The Rustico 21 pizza comes with a rich porcini bechamel sauce base, portobello mushrooms, potato, rosemary, and cheese. Safe to say, the pizza is excessively desirable.

Linguine Carbonara is a rich and decadent pasta dish you’ll love here. These thicker strands of pasta blend with the rich and yolky carbonara sauce seamlessly, leaving you with a rich, creamy, and cheesy mouthful till the very last bite.

Wrap up your patio meal with Zeppole al Cioccolatto. These are Italian-style doughnuts that come to your table warm, and the subtle hints of chocolate and nutty gianduja make them the perfect end to your Italian meal.

What to order: Spaghetti & Signature Meatballs, Rustico 21 pizza, Linguine Carbonara, Zeppole al Cioccolatto

Address: 4501 Kingsway #102, Burnaby, BC V5H 2A9

Website | Instagram | Facebook

9. ZUBU Metrotown

Photo credits: ZUBU

With four locations in the Lower Mainland, ZUBU is a Japanese ramen bar that also serves handmade gyoza, temaki, and a lot more. The restaurant’s Metrotown location features a large dining space along with a patio, which is a nice place to chill with your favourite bowl of ramen and a refreshing glass of Japanese cocktail.

If you’re looking to start with some appies, try the Crispy Chicken and Takoyaki.

The chicken thighs are double fried and are crispy, crunchy, and still juicy on the inside. The ponzu sauce, with its well-balanced sweet, savoury, and sour flavours, makes for a perfect dipping sauce.

If you like bold flavours in your food, Tonkotsu Kuro ramen is for you. With a pork broth base, which gives you the classic ramen taste, and pork chashu as the main protein, this bowl of ramen will make you feel nostalgic.

If spicy is your favourite flavour, then the Spicy Chicken Ramen is the MVP. You can choose the spice level of your broth from mild to burning hot (we chose extra hot, and absolutely loved it). With a broth this good, any filling will taste good, and this ramen bowl is just splendid.

What to order: Crispy Chicken, Takoyaki, Tonkotsu Kuro, Pork Chashu Bowl, Spicy Chicken Ramen

Address: 4575 Central Blvd. M01, Burnaby, BC V5H 4J5

Website | Instagram | Facebook

10. Personas Patio + Restaurant + Lounge

Photo credits: Personas

Personas Patio + Restaurant + Lounge – true to its name, Personas is known for its signature patio, which features an exclusive bar area, table seating, social seating, as well as outdoor fire tables. Whether you visit the place on your own, with your partner for a date night, or with a group of friends or colleagues, the patio here has the perfect setting to meet your needs.

If you’re there just to have a few drinks, we have a couple of recommendations for you – Cotton Candy Cosmo and Mojito.

The former is a colourful and playful twist on the classic Cosmopolitan cocktail. The head turner here is definitely the huge cotton candy garnish on top.

The Mojito is a strong and highly refreshing drink that will pair well with some of their flavour-packed snacks, like the Naked Wings and The Bao Mac.

Naked Wings are salt and pepper wings – the perfect bar snack – that can be enjoyed with a dip of your choice. 

The Bao Mac comes with double beef patties nestled inside a warm and fluffy bao bun, along with pickles, onion, cheese, lettuce, and their special sauce, which makes it stand out.

What to order: Cotton Candy Cosmo, Mojito, Naked Wings, The Bao Mac, Thai Prawn flatbread

Address: 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby, BC V5G 1C7

Website | Instagram | Facebook

11. The Keg Burnaby

Photo credits: The Keg

The Keg is one of the first names that locals remember whenever they crave steak, and when it comes to steak, this place takes pride in serving only the finest.

With multiple locations around the country, The Keg has always given importance to al fresco dining, and the same applies to their Burnaby location as well. The restaurant’s casually stylish decor traverses the patio as well, leaving you with an amiable space to dine in, during the day or at night.

The Scallops & Bacon appy is the perfect plate to start a heavy steak meal with. Fresh, plump, and buttery scallops come wrapped inside fatty and crispy bacon and are served with a martini cocktail sauce that pops.

Moving on to The Keg’s classics, the 12 oz. Peppercorn New York Striploin is a great choice. The crusted steak has a deep peppery and smoky flavour and comes perfectly prepared to your cooking preference. The whisky sauce only makes the steak all the more decadent.

The Prime Rib, no matter what size you order, comes to the table still juicy, and you can taste the seasoning in every inch of the meat. Served with strong horseradish and dark, smoky, and sweet red wine herb jus, the steak will leave you singing The Keg’s praises for a long time to come.

For your side, don’t forget to get their Twice Baked Potato. With a crispy exterior and a soft and fluffy interior, the potato tastes extraordinary with a lot of crispy bacon bits.

What makes your dining experience at The Keg whole is their classic Billy Miner Pie. Loved for more than 50 years, this is literally “THE” dessert to have at any of the restaurant’s locations.

What to order: Scallops & Bacon, Peppercorn New York Striploin, Prime Rib, Twice Baked Potato, Billy Miner Pie

Address: 4510 Still Creek Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5C 0B5

Website | Instagram | Facebook

12. Studio Brewing

Photo credits: Studio Brewing

With the recent expansion of their patio, Studio Brewing is all set to welcome more guests to enjoy good patio vibes. Located at a walking distance from Royal Oak station, the brewery is almost always busy, and people love it on the patio, which sits right next to the bike lane, providing easy access to bikers too.

How can you not order a beer (or more!) at a brewery?! From their Limited Series menu is the Genki Clear, a fun and exciting brew that combines yuzu peel and freshly pressed yuzu, delivering a crisp and incredibly refreshing yuzu rice lager.

Another winner from the same menu is Bonza, a bright tropical medley that’s ideal for warmer days.

Daisy Chain is a popular brew from Studio Brewing. This is a New World Saison blend with fruity and floral notes paired with a rustic charm. It is transcendent, to say the least!

Studio Brewing’s patio also has a rotating food truck lineup; so, you don’t have to worry about dealing with your “hangry” self!

What to order: Genki Clear, Bonza, Daisy Chain

Address: 5792 Beresford Street, Burnaby, BC V5J 1J1

Website | Instagram | Facebook

Burnaby Restaurant Patios

Burnaby is a melting part of different cultures and cuisines, which means there’s more food for you to explore. Our best Burnaby restaurants list would be a good starting point.