Café Zoë opens second location with fundraiser for local mental health nonprofit

by Contributed Content on September 17, 2014

“A place for peace, hope & community.” Not the motto you’d expect from your average Silicon Valley coffee shop, but Café Zoë and its owner Kathleen Daly are anything but average.

Opened in 2008 in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park, Café Zoë offers all the perks of your favorite coffee shop —locally roasted coffee and espresso, homemade pastries, salads, and sandwiches, and a friendly and welcoming staff. But what makes Café Zoë unique is Kathleen’s dedication to fostering community and supporting those in need.

Kathleen with ZoeKathleen and her daughter Zoë (pictured right), for whom the café is named, are now bringing their vision of peace, hope and community to downtown Redwood City. On September 19, 2014, Café Zoë will celebrate the opening of their second location (2074 Broadway Street) with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Community members are encouraged to join.

In yet another example of the Café’s dedication to their local community, that evening Café Zoë will host an anniversary celebration and fundraiser for local nonprofit Young Minds Advocacy Project.

Young Minds Advocacy Project is a non-profit founded by long-time Menlo Park resident and public interest attorney Patrick Gardner (pictured above with his daughter and YMAP colleague Annabell). The organization works to improve the lives and strengthen the voices of low-income young people living with mental illness. For the last two years, Young Minds has increased access to mental health services and supports for California’s most vulnerable youth and their families.

The evening event celebrates Young Minds Advocacy Project’s two-year anniversary with food and drinks donated by Café Zoë, live music, a raffle, and a silent auction. The silent auction will feature items donated by local businesses that the whole family can enjoy. Items include tickets to the Chabot Space & Science Center, Legion of Honor museum, the Exploratorium, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Asian Art Museum, California Academy of Science and more.

The event will be open to the public from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Tickets are available online at and will also be sold at the door for a suggested donation of $50. All donations are tax deductible.

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