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Outdoor dining spots in Winston-Salem

Make the most of good weather by taking your meals al fresco on one of Winston-Salem’s many beautiful patios.

WStoday: outdoor patio at Krankies on a sunny day during fall

Catch some sunshine rays for a Vitamin C boost at these outdoor dining spots.

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Is it just us, or does eating outside make food taste better?

Catch some rays or laze in the shade at one of these 15+ patios. Pro tip: Don’t miss the shade level we’ve included for each of these locations.

Coffee shops

Camino Bakery | 310 W. 4th St. | Mostly sunny

The window seats by the front of the shop overlooking the city will leave you feeling refreshed. Pro tip: The setting is perfect for a coffee date.

BYGood Coffee | 301 Brookstown Ave. Ste. 300 | Partially shaded

If you’re stopping by after a run, the coffee shop offers plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy a slow morning or afternoon.

The Remedy | 492 W. End Blvd. | Partially shaded

Perfect for coworking or studying on a sunny afternoon, the shop offers coffee + wine, and a selection of bites to choose from.

Chad’s Chai | 617 N. Liberty St. | Partially shaded

Sit by the beautiful blooms on the patio while sipping on your tea. Shades are available upon request

Krankies | 211 3rd St. E. | Partially shaded

Grab friends and head over for a southern meal and some drinks. Pro tip: Not a fan of being at the mercy of the sun’s rays? Head to the fully shaded patio inside the shop.

WStoday: front porch at Coffee Mill in Lewis

Grab a book, sit back, and relax in a quiet atmosphere overlooking the road.

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Coffee Mill | 275 Shallowford Rd., Lewisville | Fully shaded + partially shaded

Escape the city’s bustling atmosphere and enjoy a peaceful and quiet time while reading a book on the patio.

Coffee Park Airstream | 1208 Reynolda Rd. | Partially shaded

Thanks to warmer weather, you can now use chairs in the parking lot and enjoy views of the Thomas Trail at Crossnore.

Pink Moon Cafe | 848 W. 5th St. | Partially shaded

Party in the front... and back. This cafe provides plenty of seats on the porch and in the backyard — a perfect spot to meet new friends during their weekly events.

Recess | 101 N. Chestnut St., Ste. 99 | Partially shaded

Take advantage of the outdoor seating during spring, summer and fall. It’s the perfect spot for a quick lunch solo or with coworkers.


Midtown Cafe and Dessertery | 151 S. Stratford Rd. | Partially shaded

The casual bakery and restaurant offers plenty of outdoor seating and a cozy atmosphere perfect for families.

East of Texas | 907 S. Broad St. | Partially shaded

Get ready for live music performances during the summer and salsa dancing on Tuesday evenings. There’s plenty of space for kids to play.

WStoday: outdoor seating at Midtown dessertery cafe

Grab breakfast anytime at Midtown Dessertery cafe + enjoy a slice of red velvet cake made from scratch.

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Penny Path Cafe | 122 Reynolda Village Way | Shade available upon request

Stop by the crepe shop and indulge in some deliciousness on a sunny afternoon on the patio in Reynolda Village.

Mozelle’s | 878 W. 4th St. | Partially shaded

Prepare to be blown away by the southern cuisine and charming views of the city. Save this spot for your next date night.

Alma Mexicana | 492 Patterson Ave. | Mostly sunny

Located in Innovation Quarter, the Mexican restaurant offers plenty of space to dine, with close proximity to Bailey Park.

Barcelona Burger Bar | 450 N. Patterson Ave. Ste. 100 | Mostly sunny

Grab a seat at the bright yellow chairs and tables. This restaurant offers plenty of outdoor seating surrounded by lush trees and string lights perfect for meet-ups or parties.

Young Cardinal | 424 4th St. NW | Partially shaded

The space offers multiple seats to choose from for your afternoon lunch with colleagues.

WStoday: Young Cardinal Cafe outdoor dining space

Young Cardinal Cafe and Co. ranks on Yelp’s 2024 list of Top 100 Brunch Spots based on customer reviews.

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The Porch Kitchen and Cantina | 840 Mill Works St. | Partially shaded

The name says it all. Grab a margarita or cocktail along with your Tex-Mex meal for a perfect day at the restaurant located in the West End.

Village Tavern | 221 Reynolda Village | Partially shaded

Dine outdoors at the Reynolda Village and get mesmerized by the cozy space with string light hanging above.

Fourth Street Filling Station | 871 W. 4th St. | Fully + partially shaded

You can choose to sit at the tables under the umbrellas or the fully shaded space which is fully heated during chilly months.

Mellow Mushroom | 314 W. 4th St. | Sun out

Catch the breeze while chowing down stone-baked pizza with craft beer or cocktail.

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