Gene Cafe

Coffee in Main Street

Colonizing a flatiron wedge of bare concrete floors and oversized windows, locals treat Gene as their living-room hangout, especially if they manage to monopolize one of the three tiny tables overlooking Main and Kingsway. Coffee is artfully prepared and the menu has expanded to include flake-tastic croissants (gooey chocolate variety recommended) plus Aussie-style meat pies and all-day breakfast wraps.

On sunny afternoons, bask on a wood-block perch outside and don't miss the cafe's striking First Nations' mural exterior, one of many super-cool murals dotted around the neighborhood.