Frequently Asked Questions about Café Zoë: Our vibe, policy, and character
What is Cafe Zoe?
Cafe Zoë is a community coffee cafe serving brewed coffee, espresso drinks, quick breakfast items and a full lunch We are also open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights, serving beer and wine, and featuring a variety of fun events and live music. Check out this great article that the Menlo Park Almanac wrote about us when we first opened! Though we have evolved since that time, the piece still provides good insight into what we're all about.
What's so unique about Cafe Zoe?
Everything! Cafe Zoe is the antithesis of the cookie-cutter "corporate" coffeehouses you can find in most towns. From the very beginning in 2008, Cafe owner, Kathleen Daly, envisioned her new establishment to be a comfortable and inviting gathering place for the surrounding communities. Her vision was that Cafe Zoe should be as cozy as a living room, but with ample space and an ambiance that accommodates conversation, creativity, art and music - a place for people to get to know each other and interact about things that matter to them. Cafe Zoe, named after Kathleen's daughter, has evolved into "a place for peace, hope and community" - which exactly what Kathleen envisioned. She even included that sentiment on the Cafe's sign and logo!
Can I bring my kids to Cafe Zoe?
What's general vibe at Cafe Zoe?
Warmth, friendliness, community awareness. Cafe Zoe has become a community hub where people can meet up with friends or business partners, get some work done, or spend quality time with loved ones. We have upbeat, engaging baristas and the work of local artists on display -- artwork, posters, eclectic jewelry and more. We keep our prices low but our quality and quantity high.