Music & Events
at Cafe Zoë
We want Cafe Zoë to be your fun place to come for happy hour and stay for whatever fun event is going on. You can expect Trivia every Thursday night and live music every Friday night on a usual week. Other times, we are hosting fundraisers for local causes, knitting group meet-ups, community meetings, pop-up shops, and more.
We firmly believe that we book some of the best musicians of the Bay Area and beyond. Come see the local and touring acts. The musicians that have performed at the café range from anything to mellow acoustic to fast-paced rock and roll.
We are always looking for new musicians to come perform, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with links to music if you’re interested in booking your band.
in the time of the
Stay at Home Order
We are so incredibly GRATEFUL!
There are not enough words to describe the overwhelming emotional and financial support the cafe community has shown us as we navigate this crisis together. We are doing everything we can to hang on and continue to be a community “gathering" place (just not right now, of course).
We are open for door-service only. You can enter only two steps into the doorway. According to the San Mateo County ordinance, you must have on a mask or face covering, so we got creative and made coffee filter masks with ribbon for anyone that shows up without a mask/face-covering.
On another note, we are expanding our breakfast item offerings. BAGELS, BURRITOS and OATMEAL return this Friday morning (4/24). PLEASE NOTE: We are operating with minimal staff, so please be prepared to wait a few extra minutes. Please know we are working as fast as we can.
If you are interested in helping us test our new online ordering system, please let us know this weekend via email, next-door or in-person.
All the best,
Kathleen & Zoë
Trivia Night Online
Every Thursday Night
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Bring your birtual team or join a new one! Trivia is a great way to challenge yourself and others in friendly competition. Themes change every week, but we do our best to make Trivia Night fun for ALL!
Every Thursday night
7:00p to 9:00p
Looking for a place to flex your knowledge muscles on just about anything? Come down to Cafe Zoë on Thursday evenings when we host friendly, but challenging, Trivia Nights.
$5 per person to play, free the first time
A new partner at Cafe Zoe every Wednesday evening until December 11th: Kafenia Peace Collective . $20 includes dinner
Welcome to the Kafenia! Help us grow a Village of All Together through weekly communal meals & dialogues/music/hang out time together with friends from all cultures and backgrounds! Everyone welcome of course who wants space for deep connection, friendship, and global understanding.
Open Mic Night
Cafe Zoë's Open Mic is a great way to show off your skills and network with local and like-minded musicians!
Sign-up begins at 6:30pm and music will start at 6:50pm. Performers are limited to 2 songs or 10 minutes (whichever comes first).
If you have any questions or have specific accommodations, please email Zoë at
NEXT OPEN MIC: Friday, November 15
Every third Friday of the Month
Poetry Open Mic is back in 2019 with "First Tuesday Poets' Night!" Hosted by former SMC County Poet Laureate, Lisa Rosenburg, and Poetess Kalamu Chaché.
Each poet will be able to sign up for 2 poems.
Cafe Zoë will still serve coffee, beer and wine, with a limited food menu.
A suggested donation bucket will be out to help support continuing this event and brining on special guest readers. Thank you for your consideration.