If you want to experience attitude, rudeness and genuine idiotic tactics, look no further - Sebs is there for you to provide all of that and then some.
I have lived in the Mount Pleasant area for 8 years. For some reason I never went to Sebs until yesterday. I now know why I was avoiding it.
I came into the restaurant. There was one table for 4 available and 1 seat at the bar where the cooks are. I went to sit down at the table and was immediately told by a server that I would have to sit at the bar. The spot at the bar had less than 1 foot of space. I doubt that my plate and my cup would have fit in this spot.
The server told me it is either the bar or nothing. So I chose the latter of the two - NOTHING! I left the restaurant in complete disgust.
I would have been in the restaurant for 20 minutes to have breakfast but instead I spent my money at another cafe. I would expect something like this in Point Grey or in Kitsilano. I guess there are greedy restaurant people in East Vancouver as well. Now I know.
This restaurant has a very greedy attitude. They turned away my business in hopes of having someone come in to fill up the table.
So just to let everyone know - don't go there if you are by yourself or with one other person. You may get told to sit in a corner and eat your food on your lap. I would recommend not spending a dime at this place. You are better off going hungry or walking up to main street and the attitude doesn't exist there.