Zizzo's Coffeehouse & Wine Bar

About us

Founded in 2005

Zizzo’s Coffeehouse & Wine Bar is a neighborhood hybrid coffeehouse and wine bar located in Capitola by the Sea, CA.

We offer locals and visitors a totally unique-to-Capitola type of coffeehouse – one offering flavorful, hand-crafted coffee drinks and distinctive wines and small plates, all served in a comfortable, upscale environment in which to socialize, relax, and/or work.

As a locally-owned and -operated business, everyone at Zizzo’s Coffeehouse & Wine Bar likes to think of the people that walk into Zizzo’s not as customers, but as friends. Every single one person. Regulars are routinely greeted by name with a warm smile. Even when it’s busy, there’s always time for a smile and some good conversation. “Good Friends, Great Coffee, Excellent Wine” are more than just words at Zizzo’s – They’re a way of life.

Passing the torch – A Note from the (New) Owners….

(Photo: Christine, Scott, Karen, and Aaron)

On October 29, 2018, Aaron and Christine Anderson passed the torch of ownership of Zizzo’s Coffeehouse & Wine Bar to us – Scott and Karen Hoogner.

We have been customers of Zizzo’s since their opening at Brown Ranch Marketplace in Capitola in 2005. Little did we know that, 13 years later, we would be taking the reins of this magnificent, neighborhood coffeehouse.

For the past seven years, Christine and Aaron worked ridiculously hard to create a successful neighborhood gathering spot for locals. From streamlining daily operations to adding a wine bar to becoming a hot spot for local musicians on Saturday nights. Their tireless efforts provided an exciting opportunity for us to step in and continue down the path they’ve created. Their continued support to ensure a smooth, successful transition to new ownership has been nothing short of amazing and words can’t express our gratitude to Christine and Aaron. Thank you and best wishes to you both as you launch into your next adventure!

As for the future of Zizzo’s, we will carry on with Aaron and Christine’s vision and we will continue providing the same exceptional experience that our valued, loyal employees and customers have come to expect. Since we took ownership, we have been overjoyed with our exceptional staff and have met many incredible, kind customers who have gone out of their way to say hello – a true testament to the culture of Zizzo’s!

We thank you very much for welcoming us to the Zizzo’s family and we are excited to continue the tradition of serving as your neighborhood coffeehouse & wine bar!

Please stop by and say hello….

Scott and Karen Hoogner


  • Les P, CPA“The coffeehouse with the most elegant ambiance and tastiest roast in Santa Cruz County.”
  • Michael G, Massage Therapist“My wife and I started coming to Zizzo’s Coffeehouse & Wine bar when it was recommended by our future daughter in-law. We were so delighted by the atmosphere and great coffee that we changed our walking route so that we could get our Zizzo’s fix everyday. Great coffee shop.”
  • Maggie B, Nurse“Best mochas in town!”
  • Adrienne, Project Coordinator“The service is great here. They are fast but at the same time personable. They know everyone on a name basis. Everyday I come in it’s like I’m visiting friends.”

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