At Café Oude 3-Leien (between node 57 and 62), in the district of Assels, it's hard to get a seat in the summer. The tiny terrace offers beautiful views of boats that sail past from three sides.
Across from Sint-Bavo church in Vinderhoute (node 54) you'll find Den Witten Uil, a cosy old inn that has been around since the 16th century. As you can see on the façade, it was called 'In de zwaene' in those days. You can choose from 30 different beers; Augustijn and De Koninck are on tap.
It doesn't have a terrace but beer lovers are crazy about beverages specialist shop De Hopduvel (near node 4), turn left at Coupure. From special kriek beers and limited editions to the newest beer from the US: the variety is astonishing.
In De Walrus, a ‘light brown’ pub that serves food, they serve special rums, gins, an assortment of organic juices, La Chouffe on tap, and organic beers (node 4). With a sunny terrace (if the weather cooperates).
On a cycling trip with children? De Waterkant at recreation park De Blaarmeersen (node 52) has a large playground next door and a sun terrace!