Ah, the dog days of summer. Where it's finally cool enough to go outside and not have your skin feel like it's going to burn off. When the air doesn't feel as thick as pea soup. This is the kind of summer I can get down with.
No matter what the weather, my absolute favorite summertime hang out spot is Sanctuary on Green, a Bavarian tea house/gift shop/sculptor's workshop owned by the Koehn family. Sounds like a strange combo, I know, but this place is an incredible hidden gem. Set back off a busy street in South Euclid, a place I don't really consider to be scenic, this shop set inside a house butts up against a huge undeveloped piece of land which features beautiful old trees and a creek/wetlands. They have indoor seating which is nice - you're essentially eating in the store looking out windows at the scenery and treetops. But outside! Wow! Amazing! There's a fantastic patio overlooking the mini-ravine (not sure how else to describe it) that makes you feel like you're eating in the middle of the woods. And not in a, "I need bug spray," kind of way.