Sad news out of South Pasadena today, as Anne Disselhorst, co-owner of the beloved Fiore Market Cafe, has died.
The Disselhorsts first opened Fiore Market Cafe in late 2010 as a leafy, mostly-outdoor daytime restaurant at one corner of the Fremont Centre Theatre property. The market sells everything from salads and grain bowls to sandwiches and to-go items like bread and coffee. Many days, a tight duo or trio of musicians will serenade diners outside in the shade, making Fiore something of a neighborhood gem for small South Pasadena.
With Anne’s passing several days ago, her husband Bill (who makes the bread for Fiore, while Anne baked the sweets) has taken to Instagram to share stories and photos of his wife. In the first, Disselhorst says that Anne “suffered a massive stroke in her brain caused by a very large tumor that no one knew she had.” Others strike a happier chord.
For now, Disselhorst plans to continue running Fiore Market Cafe without Anne. A small selection of photos and flowers in her memory now stand on the counter at the restaurant, with more surely to come in the following weeks.