Atmosphere and Amenities

Outdoor Seating

When it's warm, we want to eat outside. Fortunately Chowhounds know the best places with outdoor seating, from bars to restaurants to coffee shops. Weigh in on your favorite spots.

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Ice Cream & Shop(pe) | Uptown Palm Springs

by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

Ice Cream & Shop(pe) opened last summer at Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs. I admired the cute aqua-colored ice cream pe...

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Barefoot Cafe | Campbell

by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

My friend and I convened at Barefoot Coffee Roaster's cafe in Campbell to hold our Mardi Gras sweets taste-off. A fir...

Banh Mi Dog @ Dapper Dog | The Castro - San Francisco

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Approaching the City late last night, I asked Siri where I could get a hot dog at that hour and she directed me to Da...

Melanie Wong commented 2 months ago

Happy Girl Kitchen | Pacific Grove

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Happy Girl Kitchen's pickles and preserves were a fixture at the Ferry Building's farmers market in San Francisco ove...

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tre2012 commented 2 months ago

Key West - Outdoor Seating - Italian / Seafood recs needed

by fishermb 4 months ago

Despite living just a few hours away in Miami, I've spent next to no time in Key West, we usually just wind up with d...

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shermybeagle commented 2 months ago

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Cat & Cloud Coffee | Pleasure Point - Santa Cruz

by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Five years ago, Mom and I spent two weeks holed up in a vacation rental in Pleasure Point while her home was being re...

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"The Bomber" Sandwich @ Mal's Market | Seaside

by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Awhile ago a friend had recommended the meatball sandwich at Mal's Market in Seaside on the Monterey Peninsula. We he...

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Housemade Soups @ Gordon's Cafe | Old Town Salinas

by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Gordon's Cafe & Catering got its start as Old Town Deli & Cafe. For its 25th anniversary this year, it renamed itself...

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by buhnard 4 months ago

I'm going to ask for recommendation on something most of us don't usually care about - design. What is the most arch...

The Vine | Niles - Fremont

by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Last night I attended a birthday party at The Vine in Fremont's Niles district. A balmy evening, the patio out back w...

Melanie Wong commented 4 months ago

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Pascaline Patisserie & Cafe | Sebastopol - Sonoma County

by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

When I first learned of Pascaline's opening last year, I figured I'd try it some day. Then I heard that it makes koui...

Zosia Cafe & Kitchen | Polish Cuisine in Graton

by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Table talk at a dinner party last week mentioned a Polish restaurant coming to Graton. Polish, really?!? So yesterd...

Melanie Wong commented 5 months ago

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Tupelo Coffeehouse | East Sacramento

by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Tupelo Coffeehouse in East Sac was my home away from home yesterday. I started my day there with a large cappuccino a...

Cafe Lumiere | Old Monterey

by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

A few months ago, I started my morning at Bright Coffee http://www.chowhound.com/post/bright-coffee-lilify-monterey-1...

Melanie Wong commented 5 months ago

Weekday Sit-down Lunch - MetroTech / Downtown Brooklyn

by thegforceny 6 months ago

Friend getting PhD at the NYU Metrotech campus. Where can I meet her for lunch nearby? Money really not an issue ...

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Bkeats commented 6 months ago

Vertigo Coffee Roasters | San Juan Bautista

by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Yesterday on my way south, I took a detour off Hwy 101 to San Juan Bautista for a caffeine stop and rest break at Ver...

Melanie Wong commented 6 months ago

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Breakfast at Jam | Logan Square - Chicago

by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

This morning was my chance to check out Jam for breakfast.