Summer fun guide: Patios for work lunch

Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive

Lexi's on Third

100 E. Broad St., Downtown


It opened only a year ago, but Lexi's is fast becoming a staple of the Downtown lunch scene. The food is fast and delish, but the restaurant also makes great use of its space at the base of the Chase building.

The spacious, fenced-in patio is perfect for getting a little lunchtime sun. And the view is spectacular - you can look at the reflection of the Chase building in the windows of the KeyBank building and get urban vertigo!

Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails

73 E. Gay St., Downtown


The addictive comfort food has us heading to Tip Top year-round - trying the place's sweet potato fries is a rite of passage for Alive staffers. But when the weather turns, we turn to our favorite patio on Gay Street.

Katalina's Cafe Corner

1105 Pennsylvania Ave., Victorian Village


This Harrison West neighborhood favorite might be a little off the beaten path for work lunch, and the made-to-order food might make you a little late getting back. Totally worth it, especially when you land a great patio table.