Indulge in the best of summer’s pleasures Beat the heat with local patios and cool treats

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If there’s one thing Edmontonians love during the summer, it’s a great patio or a delicious cool treat. Check out these local places and enjoy the warm weather.

93-96 STREET

OTTO (11405 95 St)

Otto | Stephen Strand

With its Dutch-inspired simplicity, OTTO is a great place to cool off. When the large garage-style door is open, it allows in a breeze. Try their selection of food, like Pinocchio chocolate and salted caramel ice cream ($5) or craft beer, like Lemons and Limes Sour beer ($7) or Earl Grey and Blackberry Tea Saison ($8).

Mona Lisa’s Pub (9606 118 Ave – no minors)

Mona Lisa’s Pub | Mimi Williams

Their pub fare includes darned good fried chicken ($5.50 for three pieces after 4 pm, Sun and Wed). The patio is also an excellent place to enjoy a cold adult beverage. Bring some friends and grab a bucket of beer for $20.

Mama’s Bodega Fresh Food Market (9304 118 Ave)

Mama’s Bodega | Talea Medynski

Peruse the fantastic selection of Filipino food, including the unique ice cream. The Creamy Halo-Halo ($11.55 for a 1.5L container) has a mild coconut flavour with a variety of fruit mixed in.

The Carrot Coffeehouse (9351 118 Ave)

The Carrot Cafe | Aydan Dunnigan-Vickruck

Enjoy the charming patio and try one of their summer drink specials, such as an iced chai or iced latte (both $4.25).

Popular Bakery (9307 118 Ave)

Popular Bakery | Talea Medynski

Buy a vanilla or chocolate soft ice cream in a waffle cone ($2.50), a perfect treat on a summer day. They also offer iced coffee ($2.50).

86 – 87 STREET

Jasmine Belle Café (8702 118 Ave)

Jasmine Belle Cafe | Stephen Strand

This café has a mélange of treats, like smoothies, the classic breakfast ($10), or Belgian waffles ($10). Choose from a selection of bubble teas, like this refreshing Hong Kong milk tea with lychee jelly ($4.75). Don’t forget to relax on the turquoise patio set.

Handy Bakery (8660 118 Ave)

Handy Bakery | Aydan Dunnigan-Vickruck

Buy a non-alcoholic Portuguese beer “Sarges” ($2.50) or one of their custard tarts ($1.40), lattes ($3.50), or cappuccinos ($3.50) and enjoy it in their fenced-in patio.

Passion de France (11812 86 St)

Passion de France | Aydan Dunnigan-Vickruck

Buy an iced coffee ($4.25) or an Italian soda ($2.75) from this French bakery and then sit outside at one of the tables in the spacious patio just off of 118 Avenue.

PARK PLAZA

Lan’s Asian Grill (11826 103 St)

Tom Lim, one of the owners of Lan’s Asian Grill, holds ice cream made in-house. | Talea Medynski

This family-owned restaurant specializes in southeast Asian cuisine and makes their own vegan ice cream in flavours like coconut with mango swirl, durian, or pandan, topped with fresh fruit. Two scoops for $6.

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