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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!”

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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???
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Cold Brew

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Yes – We love being awesome!

Cold Brew

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Fall Newsletter

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Greetings Zizzonians!

Can you believe it’s Fall already? Wow, time really DOES fly when you’re having fun.

With Fall’s arrival also comes our Fall specialty drinks at the coffeehouse. Have you tried our Spiced Pumpkin Latte? Mmmmm, yummy! How about our blended Pumpkin Frappazizzo? It’s like drinking a piece of Pumpkin Pie (it’s made with real pumpkin, too!). Either one is a great way to warm up or cool down (depending upon what type of weather Fall brings us in Santa Cruz!).

Be sure to get one of our delicious in-house baked pastries to go with your drink. How’s a non-fat Pumpkin-Raisin muffin sound? Yummy, of course!

Pumpkin Drinks

The fun at the Wine & Piano Bar continues as we roll towards the holidays. We’ve got a great line-up of music, movies, and fun scheduled – including our 1st Annual Halloween Bash and Costume Party on Halloween night. Stay tuned for details!


Here’s a sampling of the entertainment we have schedule for this month:

John David & Joy Haley – John David on Piano & featuring Zizzo’s own Joy Haley on vocals. Fun rock, pop, and jazz. There’s even a rumor that Aaron might sit in on guitar – You don’t want to miss that! Saturday October 3 6:30p-9:30p.

Wednesday Night Date Night with Stuart Buie – The soothing jazz, pop, and classical piano of 17-year old Stuart Buie. It’s the perfect accompaniment for your date night! Every Wednesday in October 7p-9p.

Gemini Jazz with “Z” Amato – All your favorite Jazz Standards featuring Doctor Z! Saturday October 10th 6:30p-9:30p.

Jennifer Bloomer – A lovely blend of pop, jazz, contemporary folk and classical with soulful melodies and themes on piano and vocal. Even some tasty original tunes! Friday October 16th 7p-9p.

Ca’ Momi Wine Event featuring Raleigh Neal and Gina Rene – Great tasting, reasonably-priced wines to taste and the VERY cool music of Raleigh Neal and local starlet Gina Rene. Don’t miss this VERY cool happening! Saturday October 24th 6:30p-9:30p.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show – You read that right. Just in time for Halloween! Tuesday October 27th 6:30p-9:00p.

Don’t forget, you can get our complete schedule and the latest update on the happenings here at our website at www.zizzoscoffee.com. You can also subscribe to and import our events calendar at http://zizzoscoffee.com/events/category/events.

That’s “All The News That’s Fit To Drink” for now – We’ll see you soon!

Christine & Aaron

Exciting Changes Are Here!

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Greetings all,

Some exciting news to share with you!

To begin, starting Tuesday August 4th, we are back to our regular hours for your convenience (we finally have enough staff to cover all the needed shifts!). Here’s our regular store hours:

Sunday: 7am to 5pm
Monday: 6am to 6pm
Tuesday: 6am to 9pm
Wednesday: 6am to 9pm
Thursday: 6am to 9pm
Friday: 6am to 10pm
Saturday: 6am to 10pm

Our Wine Bar is open Tuesday through Saturday starting at 4pm, with Happy Hour running from 4pm to 6pm on those days. Our kitchen opens at 4pm, too, so there’s plenty of yummy things on hand to share.

Next, beginning Tuesday August 4th – Every Tuesday night is “Movie Musicals” night! Come join us each week as we feature a different movie musical on our big screen, complete with FREE popcorn! You’ll be able to see everything from movies like “Mama Mia!” to “Phantom of the Opera” to all your favorites from the 40s and 50s. This week’s featured movie is “Grease” starring Olivia Newton John and John Travolta. The show starts at 7:00pm!

Also, in addition to our live music offerings Thursday through Saturday, we now have live music on Wednesday nights. That means entertainment 5 nights a week for your enjoyment – How fun is that?

Here’s our schedule of events for the next couple of weeks:

8/4 – Movie Musical Night featuring “Grease,” 7p
8/5 – Stuart Buie, 7p-9p
8/6 – Jon Kennedy, 7p-9p
8/7 – John David & Joy Haley, 6:30p-9:30p
8/8 – July Fire, 6:30p-9:30p
8/11 – Movie Musical Night featuring “Chicago – Diamond Edition,” 7p
8/12 – Stuart Buie, 7p-9p
8/13 – Brohemia After Dark with “Bro,” 7p-9p
8/14 – Jennifer Bloomer, 7p-9p
8/15 – Robert Ridder, 6:30p-9:30p

For a complete list of our upcoming events, please visit Our Events Calendar at our website.

Thanks so much for your continued support – We really appreciate it!

Christine & Aaron
Zizzo’s Coffeehouse & Wine Bar

Take a look inside Zizzo’s!

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We now have a new feature on Google Maps called “Look Inside.” Come on in and check us out!

(Click and “mouse” around on the panorama, and use use the white arrows to move from place to place!)

Look Inside Zizzo’s Coffeehouse & Wine Bar