Cafes, umbrellas, restaurants and summer breezes just seem to go together. Patio weather is here and more and more restaurants and cafes are offering outdoor dining for their clientele under the shade of market umbrellas. Whether it is for a light lunch or an atmospheric evening, the weather has turned to become more umbrella friendly.
“I like sitting under an umbrella outdoors at restaurants because in North Carolina, you can’t smoke indoors and I like an occasional cigar,” said one outdoor cafe patron. “Sitting out in the open air, a cool breeze wafting by, while someone brings you a meal or drink. You can’t beat it. The umbrella is even better when it is very sunny out. It provides shade and allows me to stay cool while still enjoying eating outdoors. I’m trapped in an office all day. I want to be outdoors.”