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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


St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

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We’re having a fun-for-all on St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy Hour starts at 4pm and we’ll be featuring $4 pints of Guinness all night long.


Robert Ridder is joining us on piano from 5pm to 8pm for some fabulous tunes.

AND, we’ve got a couple of St.Patrick’s Day ONLY drinks lined up just for you for only $5:

Zizzo’s Double-Black Irish Cream: Guinness with Monin Irish Creme and a shot of our Organic Espresso.

Zizzo’s Double-Black Irish Mint: Guinness with Monin Crème de menthe and a shot of our Organic Espresso.

How fun does all that sound?

We’ll see you then!



Entertainment Schedule

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Entertainment Coming Right Up!

Here’s what we have in store for you at the Piano Bar this week:

Tonight – Bro is performing from 7p – 8:30p.
Friday – Piano and Vocals with John David & Joy Hayley 6p-9p.
Saturday – John and Joy are back from 6p – 8:30p.
3/17 St. Patrick’s Day – Robert Ridder will join us on Piano.
3/18 – Our “Hair of the Dog” Wine Tasting event with Robert Ridder from 5p – 8p.

Come enjoy a laid back, friendly atmosphere with plenty of convenient, free parking. Oh, and the food and drinks are pretty good, too!

See our complete schedule here.

Artist Reception

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You’re all invited to our artist reception for David Stephanus this Saturday, February 21st from 5:00p – 8:00p.

Come meet the artist and view his paintings! In addition to our regular menu, we will be offering a glasses of wine and an appetizer for only $5.

So, you know, why not? We’ll have a great time!

New Store Hours

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Now that the wine bar is up and running, we thought it would be a good idea to let you know when we’re here! Here’s our new hours:

Sunday – 7:00am to 5:00pm
Monday – 6:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday – 6:00am to 9:00pm
Wednesday – 6:00am to 9:00pm
Thursday – 6:00am to 9:00pm
Friday – 6:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday – 6:00am to 10:00pm

The Wine Bar is open Tuesday through Saturday starting at 4:00pm. Happy Hour runs from 4-6p and the kitchen opens at 4:00pm as well.

For now, the wine bar will be closed on Sunday and Monday until our Grand Opening (tentatively set for the 2nd weekend in March).

So, come down and say “Hi!” and enjoy the excellent new surroundings! See you soon.

What A Night!

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Wow, what an evening we had – Our supposedly quiet “soft” opening was anything but! The place was jammed from 4pm til closing. It was SO thrilling to see all our friends (we don’t have customers – they’re all our friends) come out to support us.

Our staff was awesome – no one missed a beat. The food from the kitchen was amazing (Gail’s Mini Red Velvet heart-shaped Cakes were a big hit!). The music from Jen & Jerry was perfect. And visiting with all our friends was divine.

If that was just the “soft opening,” we can’t wait for our Grand Opening! We’ll keep you posted on when that will be.

It was amazing, everyone – Thank you SO MUCH!

Color Us Bronze

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February 14, 2015

Color us bronze! Zizzo’s has taken 3rd place in the Santa Cruz Sentinel’s 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards.

A big “Thank You” to everyone who voted for us.

And an even BIGGER “THANK YOU!” to our amazing staff. Danielle, Sam, Johanna, Renae, Julian, Courtney, Bridget, Gail, and Chef Ricardo – You are the absolute best. We love you! Christine & Aaron

“Soft” Opening set for Valentine’s Day

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February 13, 2015

GREAT NEWS! For those that haven’t heard, our newly added wine bar will be open for Valentine’s Day! Plenty of great local and regional wines on hand, 4 different beers on tap (plus a great bottle selection), and awesome food from our newly remodeled kitchen. Chef Ricardo (new to Zizzo’s!), Christine, and our dessert guru Gail Brown have some wonderful treats in store for you.

Happy hour runs from 4p-6p, and the piano bar starts at 6pm and we’ll be here for as long as you need us. We can’t wait – See you then!