Monday, December 15, 2008

Been here a month

Hello Berkeley,

It's been awhile since we posted. It's been over a month now since we opened. Wow, time goes by fast. How is everyone doing? Holiday is here already!? Wow, we haven't gone shopping at all... Hmmm, maybe coffee is a great gift to friends and families. Some customers have asked for gift cards and yes we are capable of doing that, but we are didn't do it this year. We are trying to get our name out there and when the need for it comes, we will have it for everyone. We will start loyalty cards in the near future. For now, we are hooking up our usual customers. Please bear with us and thank you for your support. We just put some blinds up to keep it cooler in the shop and tinting as well as windows will be following. We will not make the tinting dark because we think being able to look outside while having a nice drink make you feel warm and fuzzy. I thought of something the other day. I had a customer sleeping at one of our tables. The customer had his head down. One of our employees pointed that out to me, which I don't mind. Here is when an idea came to my head. If you are ever at work and you have your head down and someone catches you, just wake up and say "amen". That way others won't think you were sleeping. ***Sonoma Coffee Cafe is no way responsible for the outcome of this. You shouldn't sleep while on the job and should've bought coffee from us.*** Anyway, we are about to close and we're ready to call it a day. See you all later.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Week 3

Hello Berkeley,

We are having a lot of fun with the customers and joking around with them. We do try and sell our personality, but our coffee is really good. Hmmm... that wasn't a good business pitch, but we don't care. We love people coming in and chatting with us. Thank you everyone for coming to our shop and visiting. We encourage interaction with the employees and also smiles. :) Cal game tomorrow! Go Bears! We will do some sampling so please stop by. Oh, to the people at Xtreme Pizza, you guys rock. I was really clumsy tonight and dropped a whole calzone. Yikes! I was tired and hungry and that just made my day worse. The manager comes and asked what happened and I told him my story. He was very kind and made me another one. Great food and great customer service. Anyone ever go to Loony's? Another place that is AWESOME! I can honestly say that everything there is goood. Everyone there is super nice and the set up is awesome. If you're a sports fan, don't miss out on this place. Well, almost closing time, but I just wanted to say thank you everyone and have a safe night.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Day 19

Hello Berkeley! We're happy to see a lot of our returning customers and smiles on their faces. We have a lot of people come in the day, but our afternoon is slow. It's ok because we're here for you any time of the day. It's great to see people are still finding out about us. Our night time customers are slowly coming in. We do plan on staying open later if it does get busier. We know finals are coming up and our permit only allows us to stay open until 11 P.M. If we do get a lot of customers and request for it, we will open later for you! Please let us know what we can provide for you and it can be done. On a different subject, how is everyone doing with finals coming up? I remember the days of late night cramming and drinking coffee. I used to get a bucket of ice filled with water and put my feet in it to keep me awake. Try not to get tempted with your friends asking you to go out and party or hang out. I know it's easy to say yes, but you really pay the price later. Anyway, good luck everyone and you get to enjoy a long vacation after finals! Talk to you later.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hello Berkeley

Hello Berkeley! We are located on 2131 Durant Avenue (corner of Fulton and Durant). Today is day 17 and we are happy to see new and our usual customers. We would like to thank all the feed backs from everyone and we are continuing to make changes in order to make this a community coffee shop for you. We love to change things up in here because a new look is not a bad thing. We think of it as getting a new haircut or styling your hair. We are currently working on having sliding glass windows and shading our shop. We thought it was going to be a cold winter when we opened, but the weather has been warm and heats up our shop. :( Thank you for bearing with us. Look out for our employee drinks that will be posted soon. We are tempted to have customer drinks as well..., but that's later down the road. We see the great reviews from Yelp and I hope we continue to see more. We love it when people stop in and give us suggestions, so please post on Yelp as well. We believe that Sonoma Coffee Cafe here in Berkeley is your coffee shop. Everyone puts in their suggestion and we make it happen. Our dream is to be that coffee shop that everyone goes to study, meet a friend, hangout, relax, and come in to chat with us. Just like someone posted on Yelp about being a Friends/Cheers kind of place. We hope to continue serving you with a smile and laugh together. Till then, see you next time and have a good day.