Cafe Floré in San Francisco

Cafe Floré at the corner of Market and Noe Valley Streets in San Francisco (in the very heart of Castro District) was a very popular café among local residents and it was half-way between his house at McAllister Street and San Francisco General Hospital.

Café Flore at 2298 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA (at the corner of Noe Valley Street)

Cafe Floré in San Francisco where Robert Gorter would have his daily decaf cappuccino early evening on his way home after a busy day at the AIDS Clinic and AIDS services at San Francisco General Hospital

To work day and night with dying AIDS patients took a (emotional) toll at Robert Gorter, and on his way home he would stop at Cafe Floré and have his decaffeinated (“decaf”) cappuccino with a biscotti. Usually, around 6.30 to 7.00 pm it was till sunny and for 30-45 minutes, Robert Gorter would wind down here before going home. At Café Fore, Robert Gorter was a very liked guest as they all knew what he did for AIDS patients and their beloved ones. One day, probably in 1986, Café Flore issued a limited number of Cafe Floré watches with its logo that were sold to support the AIDS Community work. Robert Gorter received a watch as a gift to express the gratitude of all staff at Cafe Floré. Robert Gorter still wears this watch nowadays (2014).

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The Cafe Floré watch with the logo of Cafe Floré that was issued in a limited edition for fundraising for AIDS services around 1986 and given to Robert Gorter as a kind of honor for all the work he did for HIH/AIDS patients at San Francisco General Hospital and the HIV positive homeless communities

 

In the heart of the Castro District, the famous Castro Cinema in Castro Street is located. Here since the early 1980s during the week leading up to the CSD Parade, the annual Gay & Lesbian Film Festival takes place.

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Castro Cinema in Castro Street, San Francisco

Inside Castro Cinema at 429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114, United States (2010)

Inside Castro Cinema at 429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114, United States (2010)

Click here to read more about the Cinema Castro in San Francisco

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Hot Cookie is a shop where they sell 35 different kinds of very fresh cookies and the popular shop exists for ages. Hot cookie has a double meaning in English: a “hot cookie” is a very attractive and sensual person; or a hot cookie to eat……

In the gallery below you can see more pictures of Cafe Floré at 2298 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA (at the corner of Noe Valley Street).  Cafe Floré has played an important role in the social activities around the early HIV/AIDS epidemic and was recognised as such in the mid 2000’s by receiving awards and grant money to maintain the cafe as it was.

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