Gene Cafe

entertainment-nightlife / Other

Gene Cafe information

Vancouver , Canada
2404 Main St
Getting there
Bus: 3
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baked goods $3-6
Opening hours
7:30am-7pm Mon-Fri, 8:30am-7pm Sat & Sun
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Colonizing a flatiron wedge of concrete floors and expansive windows, slide onto a chunky cedar bench with your well-thumbed copy of L'Etranger and you might catch the eye of an available local. If not, console yourself with a perfectly made cappuccino and a chunky homebaked cookie (the fruit pies are recommended for additional consolation).

On sunny afternoons, bask on a wood-block perch in the sun outside and watch the Mount Pleasant locals strolling around the neighborhood like they own the place. They might look serious, but they just need a hug. And if you're lucky, you'll spot a regular: a little dog transported around by it's owner in a tiny bicycle sidecar that looks like the cockpit of a WWI German fighter plane (complete with fake machine gun).