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Cafe Flore

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Neighborhood:
The Castro
American, Californian, Coffee Shop, Seafood, Coffee Shop
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2298 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1506
415-621-8579
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice changes, great food!

Changed ownership last September and the place looks great. Table service now, and a great menu, lots of choices. Full bar, great service!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
William M
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San Francisco, CA
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Francisco, CA
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341 reviews 341 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Changed ownership last September and the place looks great. Table service now, and a great menu, lots of choices. Full bar, great service!

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Vancouver, Canada
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230 reviews 230 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It's a funky restaurant but you can't eat the decor! I have to say the food was dead average but the service was FANTASTIC!!! So if you don't care about the food and the most important thing is the setting, location and fabulously fun staff Cafe Flore is for you!!! I would say it's best for drinks. The food such... More 

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West Hollywood
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160 reviews 160 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is “the place.” Apparently it has always been "the place," I just haven't hung out here that much. It was even discussed on the HBO TV Series “Looking.” My friends, the social-transit people who live/work part time in San Francisco along with me use Café Flore as the meeting point, and I have to say, it is that. People... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A friend and I stumbled upon this quaint joint, following a long walking tour of The Castro district. Encouraged by the large number of "locals" she and I initially stopped at Cafe Flore for only a beer, though left with full bellies and nothing but smiles. A mixed crowd, the friendly, attentive and VERY cute server welcomed us and put... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This place has a lot of history. Whether you are siting inside or outside, this is where local and tourists converge. It is a great place to meet somebody for a date, or to hang out wth somebody you love.

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I have to preface this review with the statement that I have been going to Cafe Flore on almost a weekly basis since about 1991. It is a beautiful space, had a mellow atmosphere and delicious soups, pasta dishes and desserts. It often got crowded and noisy on weekends, so I chose weekday afternoons/evenings when the place had a quieter,... More 

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Best place for breakfast, foods is delicious. I had eggs, fruit, potatoes, coffe, read a little. Great friendly staff. Many people enjoying the day at this lovely place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Fabulous cafe, buzzing atmosphere, delicious food, friendly staff and beautiful sunshine! Ok maybe I can't grant Cafe Floré with the last one! But a really great place for brunch or lunch.

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Santa Rosa, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Okay, been going to the Castro for years. And before that lived only two blocks from Cafe Flore. Ate here for the first time yesterday with friends. My suspicions about the place turned out to be true. Over priced food, overly crowded space and long wait times. So the four of us arrived about 3:45pm on a Saturday. Our waiter,... More 

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Navarro, California, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great place to meet someone gay. Right in the middle of all the gay life. There is a outdoor seating area where one can watch the street. The food is OK and it takes a while to get to you. Usually pretty busy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2298 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighborhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: 415-621-8579

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Coffee Shop, Seafood, Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
 

Staying in The Castro

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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighborhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighborhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theaters and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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