Fork Café Opens Today in the Castro, Complete With Rainbow Stained Glass

Fork Café's unfortunate rainbow stained glass.
Fork Café's unfortunate rainbow stained glass. Photo: J. Barmann/Grub Street

They had originally announced an opening in Fall 2011, but Fork Café (469 Castro Street) didn’t quite hit that timeframe, and after some construction delays, etc., they open for business today in the former Fuzio space. Fortunately, the owner of the place knows what he’s doing, and also co-owns nearby Sit & Spin, a laundromat with an attached café, and Burger Urge in the Haight. Unfortunately, like the tagline for Burger Urge, he seems to have made a slightly unfortunate choice here as well, with the décor: a bit of rainbow stained glass at the front entrance. Because the Castro is gay, get it? And gay people like the rainbow flag motif on everything!

As Eater notes, they’ll be doing American, diner-y food, including omelets and waffles for breakfast, sandwiches at lunch, and basic dinner options — not unlike across-the-street stalwarts the Cove Café, Café Mystique, and Harvey’s. So yeah, nothing much to see here. But we’ll alert you if a full menu becomes available.

Fork Cafe Opens Today in the Castro [Eater]
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