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Holiday 2016 Newsletter

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Our Holiday Newsletter for December 2016

Happy Holidays!

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Greetings and Happy Holidays dear friends of Zizzo’s!

May this newsletter find you enjoying the season and finding some time for yourself… You know, like stopping into your favorite coffeehouse for a delicious holiday mocha and saying hello to your friends (‘tis the season!).

The Holidays are a tonic for our souls. They move us to think of others rather than of ourselves. They direct our thoughts to giving.

B.C. Forbes
It is with this classic pearl of wisdom in mind that we offer up some thoughts on making the most go your Holidays.

Need A Last Minute Gift?

It’s easy to spend too much money on gifts. Who doesn’t love a grandiose gift? But therein lies the rub: How do I get the best of both worlds?

You can pick up a delicious bag of coffee, bottle of your favorite wine, or even a gift certificate for that coffee or wine lover on your Christmas list!(Mention this newsletter and get a $25 gift certificate for $20)

Roosevelt’s Got Your Drink!

While you’re shopping, take a short break and stop in to try one of our scrumptious Holiday Drinks:

  • Eggnog Chai
  • Eggnog Latte
  • Maple Latte
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Gingerbread Latte
  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Gingerbread White Mocha
  • Holiday Spiced Mocha
  • Frosty Nog Frappazizzo
  • Pumpkin Frappazizzo
  • Vermont Hot Spiced Cider
Here’s all the fabulous music that’s coming up at Zizzo’s this month:
TONIGHT! Friday 12/2- Ruby Rudman and Friends “Holiday Sing-Along” 7-9:30pm

Saturday 12/3 – Scotty Wright plays piano and sings jazz favorites 7-9:30pm

Thursday 12/8 – Aaron Avila sings contemporary and classic favorites 7-9:30pm

Friday 12/9 – David Hobbs plays guitar and sings classic rock 7-9pm

Saturday 12/10 – “Just Judy” featuring Ruby & Brandy with Scotty Wright on piano and Joe Dollister on Bass  7-9:30pm

Thursday 12/15 – “The Keaven Shine Show”  7-9:30pm

Friday 12/16 – Merrick’s Winter Formal (Private Party)

Saturday 12/17 – “Rocky’s Christmas Concert”  7-9:30p

Thursday 12/22 – “KaTs Christmas Concert”  7-9:30pm

Friday 12/23 – “Matias” on guitar and vocals (90’s rock) 7-9pm

Saturday 12/24 – Merry Christmas Eve – Closing early – No Music

Thursday 12/29 – “Steve Wilson Duo” – Jazz trombone, vocals and piano  7-9:30pm

Friday 12/30 – Al & Richard  play and sing classic favorites 7-9:30pm


Saturday 12/31 – New Years Eve!!! LET’S DANCE!!!
2nd Annual East Coast/West Coast Ball Drop Dance Party 7-10pm
All Night Happy Hour Bubbles! Cake & Noise Makers!!! Come celebrate with us as we stream Times Square LIVE and watch the ball drop at 9:00pm West Coast time

THANK YOU ALL for helping to support our small local business and being a part of the Zizzo’s Family!


Christine & Aaron and “The Zizzonian Gang!”

Copyright © 2016 Zizzo’s Coffeehouse & Wine Bar, All rights reserved.

Minimum Wage Increase / Price Increase

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Dear Zizzo’s Customers,

As you may know, on January 1 of 2016, California’s minimum wage will be raised by $1.00 to $10.00 per hour: an 11% increase. In some cities and counties it will rise even higher. We fully support this increase to help employees earn more of a livable wage, particularly here in Santa Cruz County.

While we welcome this increase in the minimum wage, we also value all of our employees equally. To that end, we’re happy to announce that each of our employees will be receiving a $1.00 per hour pay raise.

The unfortunate downside of this wage increase is that it will mean a corresponding raise in the prices of our offerings in order to offset the additional costs of payroll. Beginning on January 2nd, you will see moderate price increases for most of our products.

We realize this is probably not the best news to start the new year with, but we hope you will join us in support of these higher wages as our economy continues to recover.

We sincerely wish to thank you for your continued patronage. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Yours Truly,

Aaron & Christine Anderson

Just Added – Today 4p to 6p – Kylan deGhetaldi

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Come listen to some excellent piano work from Kylan during Happy Hour today 4-6p. $5 drafts and $6 glasses of wine and holiday tunes. What’s not to love?

Great Entertainment Lined Up This Weekend!

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Get your music fix this weekend at Zizzo’s!

Zizzo's Wine Piano Logo

Here’s what we have in store for you:

THURSDAY – 7:00PM to 9:00PM
John David
John David on piano and vocals – A fun mix of classic jazz and pop.

FRIDAY – 6:30PM to 9:30PM
Al & Richard
Bluesy Classic Rock, Pop, & Jazz. Even a sing-along or two!

SATURDAY – 6:30PM to 9:30PM
Date Night with Stuart Buie
The soothing jazz, pop, and classical piano of Stuart Buie. It’s the perfect accompaniment for your date night!

SUNDAY – 11:00AM to 2:00PM
Sunday Brunch with Robert Ridder
Come join us as we continue our new Sunday Brunch offerings with Robert Ridder on the piano. We’ll be featuring brunch food specials along with Mimosas and Sparkling Cocktails while Robert entertains with classic jazz and pop.

Let us entertain (AND FEED) you.

See you here!

Fall Newsletter #2

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Halloween—stop in if you dare.
Sunday Brunch—you’ll feel like a millionaire!

Greetings, Zizzonians!

With the change of seasons (and the change of time this weekend!), we also have some exciting changes to announce.

Starting on Sunday, November 8th, we will be kicking off our new Sunday Brunch at the Wine Bar. From 11:00am to 2:00pm every Sunday, we’ll be featuring delicious food offerings from the kitchen along with a Mimosa Bar, Sparkling Cocktails, and Happy Hour pricing on select beers and wine. Robert Ridder will join us on the piano this week with classic jazz and pop tunes for your enjoyment.

Adding Sunday Brunch at The Wine Bar also means the Wine Bar (and kitchen) will now be open on Sundays from 11:00am until 5:00pm – Hurray!


Stop by this Halloween weekend. Carve out a bit more fun before all things spooky are put to rest. We’ll be open normal business hours all weekend with tricks and treats.

Don’t forget that our 1st Annual Halloween Bash and Costume Ball this Saturday, All Hallows Eve from 6:30p – 10p.

Come get your fun on as we celebrate the kookiness that is Halloween! Dancing and fun to be had by all. There’s a $100 Zizzo’s Gift Card up for grabs as 1st Place prize for Best Costume.

THAT’S RIGHT – $100 Gift Card. Pretty cool.

Plus, we’ll have free Halloween treats for the kids between 11:00a and 6p!

Oh, and if you don’t dress in costume, you risk getting a pie in the face! (Just kidding. Maybe.)



We’re making some changes to our general operating hours. Here’s our new store hours:

Sunday: Coffee 7a – 5p, Wine Bar/Kitchen 11a-5p

Monday: Coffee 6a – 6p, Wine Bar/Kitchen – closed

Tuesday: Coffee 6a – 6p, Wine Bar/Kitchen – closed

Wednesday: Coffee 6a – 6p, Wine Bar/Kitchen – closed

Thursday: Coffee 6a – 9p, Wine Bar/Kitchen 4p – 9p=

Friday: Coffee 6a – 10p, Wine Bar/Kitchen 4p – 10p

Saturday: Coffee 6a – 10p, Wine Bar/Kitchen 4p – 10p

HAPPY HOUR: Thursday – Saturday 4p – 6p

The great news is that, even when the Wine Bar and Kitchen are closed, you will always be able to get a glass of wine or beer whenever the shop is open. Just ask one of our friendly baristas and they’ll be glad to fix you up!

We’ll see you soon!

Come Join The Zizzo’s Team!

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Help Wanted Window Flyer

1st Annual Halloween Bash & Costume Ball

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Come dance under the disco ball with us!


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New Arrivals!

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Tasty new arrivals at the Wine Bar this week. The Alfaro Dragon Slayer is sublime. Plus, Rombauer Chardonnay by the glass! ‪#‎alfarofamilyvineyards‬‪#‎morganwinery‬ ‪#‎rombauer‬ ‪#‎camomi‬


Wine Cream Truck

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We think this is an awesome idea. Whaddya’ think about a Zizzos’s “Wine Cream” truck???
‪#‎winetruck‬ ‪#‎whydidntithinkofthat‬ ‪#‎capitola‬ ‪#‎ineedwine‬ ‪#‎wineideas‬‪#‎santacruz‬ ‪#‎montereybay‬


Cold Brew

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Yes – We love being awesome!

Cold Brew

#coldbrew #coldbrewcoffee #capitola #santacruz #welovecoffee