Spring is in the air and I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a serious case of Spring Fever! I love this time of year and want to be outside as much as possible, heck I’d sleep outside if it was more convenient! Of all the things I like to do outside, enjoying good food and drink ranks pretty high on the list. I checked in with our local dining spots and watering holes to find out who will setting up shop al fresco this year, and the winners are…
Trax Cafe~ My favorite outdoor dining spot in Ambler by far! Trax has a lovely wraparound porch set against the backdrop of a beautiful vegetable and perennial garden that blooms all season long. The porch is covered so you can enjoy a nice warm day without being in the sun. Trax is open for lunch and dinner. www.traxcafe.com
KC’s Alley~ At a place named KC’s Alley, where else would you dine but in the alley? The alley is covered so it’s a great place to enjoy lunch, dinner or late night drinks on a hot day. www.kc-alley.com
Finn McCool’s~ Finn’s patio out front is easily the largest outdoor dining space in town, open for lunch, dinner and drinks. www.finnmccoolstavern.com
Saffron~ Saffron serves lunch and dinner outside, but only has two tables. The up side is they can be reserved in advance! www.saffronofphilly.com
From The Boot~ This year you will be able to enjoy lunch and dinner outside as FTB has the go ahead for dining out front. www.fromtheboot.com
Dettera~ Another lovely al fresco dining spot, like KC’s, Dettera’s outdoor space is an alley, although it doesn’t look like any alley I’ve seen before. It is beautiful and spacious, even has a fireplace for cool nights. Dinner only. www.dettera.com
Shanachie~ Enjoy lunch, dinner and drinks out front 7 days a week. www.shanachiepub.com
Zina’s Kitchen~ They have two, yes only 2, tables so it’s best to get there early (or late) or be prepared to wait to sit outside on a nice day. It may not hurt to drop the hint that more than two tables isn’t a bad idea… No website yet, but you can be their friend on facebook.
Jo-Jo’s Java Joint~ Jo-Jo’s has a huge patio out back, a great place to relax with some coffee, tea or lunch. They have free wifi, so bring your laptop for lunch and enjoy a breath of fresh air while you work. Visit Jo-Jo’s on facebook.
ToTo’s Gelateria~ A charming front porch to enjoy lunch, coffee and of course, ToTo’s famous gelato. www.totoscafeambler.com
Cone Heads~ Do breakfast or lunch at the outdoor tables or enjoy your sweet treat on the bench! www.coneheadsambler.com
Cafe Maida~ With tables out front this is the perfect spot for people watching while enjoying coffee, gelato or a lite bite. No online contact info, they’re old school, stop by or call 215.939.6250.