NileGuide Expert Says:
Diplomatico has a nice patio and reasonable prices. Call ahead to ensure you get seated right away. This is a perfect place for people watching.
594 College Street
M6G 1B3 Toronto, Canada
+1 416 534 4637
It's a running joke here that Canada has two seasons: winter and patio. And, rumour has it that Café Diplomatico started the trend. Opened in 1968 by a pair of Italian brothers looking to create an Italian-style restaurant where ex-pats could enjoy their coffee, this Little Italy hotspot is now a city favourite. The restaurant has expanded over the years, but is still run by the same family. The food is excellent and reasonably-priced, the atmosphere is unpretentious, and in the summer there are even flat-screen TVs mounted outside so you can enjoy your brunch in the sun and still catch the World Cup games.