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Scott Bell, a Menlo Park local, teacher, farrier, and singer with the Bell Brothers, is joining Andre Pacheco, David Adler, Carolyn Fredericks, Scott Thompson, Pete Sommer from the West Coast Songwriters Association, and Vic Martin to roll out their very best acoustic jam night on Jan. 13. The range of music spans from folksy acoustic to rock and country rock.

The show starts at 7:00 pm. Cafe Zoë is located at 1929 Menalto Ave, Menlo Park, Corner of Menalto & Gilbert.

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Café Zoë hosts 2nd annual Gingerbread House decorating competition on Dec. 14

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Café Zoë is hosting the 2nd annual Gingerbread House Decorating Competition on Thursday, December 14, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Participants must use the gingerbread house provided by Café Zoë, but you can bring as many decorations as you’d like as well as use the free supply at the café. There will be two rounds: participants […]

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Melody for Charities to put on benefit concert for Warrior Canine Connection on Oct. 21

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Menlo Atherton High School students, Café Zoë and Purpose Clothing Store will host a concert to raise money for an organization that partners veterans with service dogs. Warrior Canine Connection’s mission is to help veterans recover from the traumas of war and reconnect with their families and communities by partnering them with a service dog. […]

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Café Zoë celebrates summer and its 9th anniversary by launching new fundraising drive for Willow Oaks School

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Café Zoë will host its annual summer party on July 14th starting at 5:00 pm and launch its next fundraising effort to raise money for the Willow Oaks School to purchase new art tables for its students. The café has a long-standing friendship with the Willow Oaks School. In past years, the café raised money to purchase extra […]

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Country Corner’s beloved owner Bob passes away

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More tears along the Alameda de las Pulgas with the news that the beloved owner of Country Corner, Bob Wehab, passed away on Friday. A steady stream of loyal customers have set up make shift memorial in front of the convenience store/deli, revered for its great sandwiches and super friendly service. A notice of visitation […]

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Farewell to a Menlo Park treasure – the family who ran the Plantation Cafe

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Yesterday was the last day for the Plantation Cafe on the Alameda, operated the last 15 years or so by Soo Shin, her mother, Maryann Kim, and brother Ji. They were much beloved by their regulars, including a generation of La Entrada school kids. Notes one regular: “The joy they brought to people is probably […]

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Local Menlo Park resident hosts presentation on Hope for Kenya at Café Zoë

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Local Menlo Park resident and Alto International School teacher, Ina Berenger, will host Peter Midodo from Kenya, head of Joyschool, and Derek Bevan, founder of Hope for Kenya for a presentation on their charitable work with Hope for Kenya. According to the founders, Hope for Kenya’s mission is “to construct high quality, self sustaining, primary […]

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Spotted: Clint Baker All Stars at Cafe Borrone

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Do Menlo Park residents know that they can hear New Orleans style jazz at Cafe Borrone during the spring and summer months? And that it’s free? We’ve interviewed bandleader Clint Baker who brings his All Stars to the cafe on Friday nights. But we hadn’t stopped in to hear the band recently. Tonight turned out to be a […]

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No longer forlorn, Foster’s bites the dust

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Ever since its closing Foster’s has looked forlorn. Then when the fence went up around it and adjoining buildings, it looked just sad. Now it’s gone along with lost-in-memory places such as Mumfords, Wo Sing, Menlo French Laundry, and, of course the infamous Johnny’s Smoke Shop, the best place to buy comics back in the day. But […]

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Spotted: Foster’s Freeze in Menlo Park under lock up

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We’ve been saying good bye to Foster’s Freeze in Menlo Park for two years now. The big sign is long gone and the stripped down shell of a building gets more and more forlorn looking. The latest chapter is the installation of construction fence, all to make way for the building’s demolition. As previously reported […]

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Music and fundraising for Willow Oaks School at Cafe Zoë on Saturday, Feb. 11

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Emails Kathleen Daly, owner of Cafe Zoë : “Saturday evening is something really special. Not only do we have Scott Bell and Scott Thompson returning to play music at 7:00 pm, but before the event we will host a musical ensemble from Willow Oaks school. Get to the cafe at 5:15 pm to watch a […]

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