outdoor seating or, in Italian, al fresco

I live in Phoenix. Most of the year the weather is excellent. In the metro area there are maybe 20 restaurants with outdoor seating. In a city of 3 million...Imagine my surprise when I visited Montreal and discovered literally HUNDREDS of cafes, hole in the wall restaurants, and even bars and nightclubs with outdoor seating.

As far as I'm concerned there's nothing more important in such a venue as outdoor seating. Put me down as a fresh air fiend.

Good examples include:

  • Boulangerie F. Kempinaire, Wallonia, Belgium
  • Blue Willow Restaurant, Tucson, Arizona
  • The Green Room Cafe Toronto, Ontario
  • Cafe Comptoir Chez Mimi, Lyon, France
  • Gus' Cafe, Canberra, Australia
  • No Malice Palace East Village, Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York
  • Garden Lounge, Tokyo, Japan
  • Al Fresco Palo Alto Cafe Palo Alto, California
  • Raunas, Cesis, Latvia
  • Wild Duck Restaurant Eugene, Oregon
  • Mad Magda's Russian Tea Room and Cafe Hayes Valley, California
  • Bar-Restaurant Polonaise Dushanbe, Tajikistan
  • Crocker's Folly, London, UK
  • PEQUIM Mozambique
  • Lost Dog Cafe, Shepherdstown, WV
  • Restaurant Ullmann, Prague
  • Cafe Pongo, Tivoli, NY
  • BACKOFEN Vienna, Austria
  • The Moon Under Water, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Rat and Parrot, Milton Keynes, UK
  • The Enigma Lounge St. Louis, Missouri
  • Windmill on the Common, London, UK
  • Memories at the Inn on Pender, Pender Island, B.C., Canada
  • Fat Cat Cafe, San Juan Island, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Earl Of Sussex Pub, Ottawa, Canada
  • Tosolini's, Canberra, Australia
  • Dupont Italian Kitchen, Washington, DC
  • Schnattl, Vienna, Austria
  • Stephan Browne, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Caffe Strada, Berkeley, CA
  • Le Pistou, Bistrot Provençal, Cairo, Egypt
  • Café Fredgagården, Norrköping, Sweden

    Related nodes:

    Sources: http://www.kwrestaurants.com/category/outdoor.htm http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tw/bot97/nonframed/cafe06.html http://www.javawalk.com/outdoor.html http://www.pubs.com/outseats.htm http://www.gov.edmonton.ab.ca/planning_dev/library_map_publications/_lub_help/ezb/ezb/89_outdo.html Last Updated 05.31.04

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