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Jumpin Java is a great place to get work done. They’ve got free wi-fi, mellow background music and more electric outlets than a marijuana grow room. In fact, since my girlfriend lived near when I was writing my SF book (and I was homeless and staying with her), I wrote much of it here. Maybe in the future, when this writing shit has made me famous, and I die at a premature age, and my widow and illegitimate children are squabbling over my millions because I didn’t leave a will, and some genius has started city tours following the “Broke-Ass” path, people will come to this spot and say, “Wow he really use to sit here and write!”

Probably not, but the truly amazing thing about this place is that it might be the only spot in the world where you get this many gay men together and not a single person is picking up on one another other. Truthfully it’s a little eerie.

Jumpin Java
139 Noe @ Henry
[The Castro]

photo from Future Gringo

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website BrokeAssStuart.com is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, Geek.com and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.

3 Comments

  1. Jezebel Spirit
    April 6, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    You know what else is eerie? I know an African-American who doesn’t like watermelon, and an Asian fellow who is a really good driver.

    Good job on keeping gay stereotypes alive here in SF.

  2. Takes One
    April 6, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Ah, the smug superiority of the SWM!