Music | Events

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 Wednesday night, "$3 Thursday" when bottled beers are $3 and draft beer is $5 all 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 with links to music if you’re interested in booking your band.

Cafe Zoë is turning 10 this Tuesday, June 19th. We are thrilled to reach this milestone and we're feeling so grateful to our community that has helped us get here.

Thank you, all. We appreciate you more than words can express.

Wren Goodkind Live Music

Friday, June 22nd, 7:00-9:30pm
One of Zoë's very best friends returns to the cafe to sing sweet songs to us!

"Wren Goodkind is a Bay Area-born singer/songwriter who currently lives in Nashville and works at a wonderful cafe (not as wonderful as Cafe Zoë, of course) called Frothy Monkey. She is excited to be amongst some of her favorite people at her favorite place to play music!"

Facebook Community Meeting

Thursday, June 21st, 6:30-8:30pm
From the Rotary Club of Menlo Park: “The Rotary Club of Menlo Park is hosting a Rotary Connects event at Cafe Zoe’s featuring Facebook as the presenters. Two Facebook executives, John Tenanes, VP Global Real Estate and Brent Harris, Director of Public Policy will be our guest speakers. The title of their talk is “Facebook Today and Tomorrow.” Come join the Willows neighborhood for light snacks and drink hosted by Facebook at Cafe Zoe’s on Thursday June 21, 6:00 - 7:30 PM. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what is taking place at Facebook currently and what their plans are for the future. Q&A will be part of the program. Facebook has proven to be community minded and is committed to reaching out to the various communities within Menlo Park to connect and build positive relationships.”


Trivia Night

Every Wednesday night, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Looking for a place to flex your knowledge muscles on just about anything? Come down to Cafe Zoë on Wednesday evenings when we host friendly, but challenging, Trivia Nights.

$3 Thursday

Every Thursday
$3 Bottled Beers
$5 Draft
$6 Local Craft Beers: Freewheel Brewing Company, Lazy Duck

Knitting and Crocheting Group Meet-Up

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month
Come join knitters and crocheters at the cafe the first and third Thursday evening of each month. Craft together with good company & good food and drinks! Beginners welcome!

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