Chez Genèse | The place of new Beginnings

616 South Elm Street - 27406

Hours of Operation

Cafe is open daily from 8am-2pm

Breakfast is served from 8am-11am, Monday-Saturday

Lunch is served from 11am-2pm, Monday-Saturday 

Sunday is brunch only.

We are first come, first serve!

We do not accept reservations.

We are a French inspired cafe in our:

Service & Hospitality

Cooking and eating are meant to be shared and an E X P E R I E N C E. When you eat at Chez Genèse, you can expect to relax, take your time, and enjoy. We want you to feel at H O M E.    



We love food and the simple elegance of French cuisine. We cannot wait to feed you!

Grab & Go:

Skip the wait and grab something from our display case. We currently offer daily quiche specials, potato tart, a variety of desserts and pastries, beverages, yougrt and multigrain jars. This summer, we will be adding a variety of sandwiches and salads.

Special Orders:

We love to help with special orders! Please see below for our current order schedule: 

Whole Quiche - 24 hours in advance 

Whole Potato Tart - 24 hours in advance 

Sandwich & Salad Catering Orders - 24 hours in advance 

Bread & Pastry Orders - 3 days in advance 

Macarons - 3 days in advance 


Do you accept reservations? No, we don't! We are first come, first serve. 

Where should we park? Street parking on Elm Street is 2 hour and free. Lewis Street also offers additional free 2 and 4 hour parking. And, there is a paid parking lot at the end of Lewis Street, if needed! There is a handicap spot right around the corner from us on Bain Street.


Do you offer Gluten Free options? We do! All of our egg dishes can be GF (if you take away the toast!), and all of our salads and dressings are gluten free. AND, almost all of our desserts are gluten free. We also offer several vegetarian options. Vegan is much harder to do and stay true to our French concept though, so we don't have many options in that area! 

Where do we tip? You don't! In keeping with French tradition, we are tip free. Our staff are all paid a living wage, so our best thanks is a kind review or friendly smiles and compliments.


When are you going to open for dinner? As of now, it's not in our plan! We love being breakfast and lunch and keeping our space free in the evenings for private parties, events, or workshops! Once a month; however, we break tradition and host a dinner on the First Friday. Each dinner has a different meal that is highlighted and announced ahead of time on our Facebook and Instagram accounts. 

If you have other questions, please feel free to reach out below! 

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©2018 by Chez Genèse  |  Tel. 336.663.7399

616 S Elm Street Greensboro, NC 27406

Open daily from 8am-2pm

Chez Genèse logo courtesy of Deborah Hocking Studios | Photography courtesy of Barrier Photography