Did you know that Lakeview East has a plethora of outdoor dining options? Eat and drink “Al Fresco” in Lakeview! View more outdoor dining spaces in Lakeview East in our Al Fresco Guide!

1. Café L’Appetito

3332 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657

Since 2014, Cafe L’Appetito has brought a taste of Italy right to Broadway. Inside, you can find a variety of imported Italian goods, a fresh deli, and a friendly staff.

Outside, find the perfect summer patio seat on Broadway or Buckingham. Relax while enjoying your cool Caprese salad. Chill out with an iced coffee made with traditional espresso. Get a taste of home with an authentic Canoli – just like Nonna used to make! Or explore their coffee menu with Lavazza, one of the oldest and largest coffee companies in Italy.

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2. The Original House of Pancakes

616 W. Diversey Pky. Chicago, Illinois 60614

Pancakes and patios are a perfect pair! The Original Pancake House on Diversey offers a large outdoor patio that is ideal for a sunny summer breakfast in Chicago. Snag a specialty skillet, a mouthwatering “Apple Pancake”, or their famous German style pancake the “Dutch Baby”. 

The Original House of Pancakes is a quality experience. They use real butter, pure whipping cream, and grade AA eggs in all of their products. All batters and sauces are made fresh in the kitchen. Stay refreshed in the summer heat with a glass of OJ– it’s hand squeezed each morning!

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3. Esencia Urban Kitchen

3351 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657 

Specializing in brunch and lunch, a prime seat on Esencia’s sidewalk cafe during the day is a coveted spot!

Located at the corner of Roscoe and Broadway, you’ll find a cozy patio at this neighborhood restaurant that’s best known for their unique and flavorful Mexican cuisine with homemade recipes, classic techniques and fresh ingredients.

Try some “hibiscus enchiladas”, “chilaquiles” and “lemon ricotta pancakes”. ¡Qué rico!

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4. Johnson’s Real Ice Cream

2951 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657

Ice Cream and eating Al Fresco go hand in hand. Check out Johnson’s Real Ice Cream for some special Chicago-themed ice cream flavors and a family-filled atmosphere. Since buying the previous Bobtail Ice Cream space, Johnson’s has kept some of the best, signature flavors neighbors love.

Try their Chicago flavors, “Cubby Crunch” and “Daley Addiction”, taste their top seller “Salted Caramel Choco Pretzel Trap”, or try a Johnson family favorite “Blueberry Pie.”

Get your scoops, get outside, and enjoy a quality treat from Johnson’s Real Ice Cream!

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5. PingPong

3322 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657

Are you looking for a classy outdoor patio to enjoy a delicious meal and cocktail? 

Inspired by simple and fresh Asian flavors, PingPong offers an environment perfect for tasty and authentic Chinese cuisine, close friends and well-made cocktails.

Their outdoor patio is a stylish spot to enjoy drinks, food and night-time in Chicago! Indoors, you will see chandeliers, authentic Asian fans, and classic artwork that matches the 1930’s Shanghai theme.

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6. Moe’s Cantina

3518 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60613

Wrigleyville has some of the best rooftops in all of Chicago, and believe us when we say that’s no easy feat!

Moe’s Cantina’s rooftop opened last summer and has been a favorite for top contender ever since. Offering Mexican fare and yummy cocktails, along with TVs and comfortable seating – there’s not much Moe’s Cantina’s rooftop doesn’t offer. Cubs fans can wine, dine, and watch their favorite sports team without paying the price for tickets. Now that’s a steal!

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