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Saturn Cafe

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145 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4498
+1 831-429-8505
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gem of a place in downtown Santa Cruz. You can walk from the boardwalk, but it'd be a hike. The place is not a vegetarian restaurant, but it might as well be, as vegans can have an entree, shake, and dessert and stay vegan! The waitstaff are friendly and cool, and the food is delicious. It's diner... More 

Thank NorCal_Prof
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this cute little cafe. It's decorated in diner style and is in a nice venue on a corner lot. The food is veggie but they are heavy on the meat substitute options. I don't know if this is typical in USA but it's not in the veggie eating spots of Brighton. I'm not vegetarian so didn't bother me -just... More 

Thank BrightonPanther
Lahore, Pakistan
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vegetarian/Vegan guilty-pleasure diner food with a mostly breakfast style/burger offering. The home cooking style is yummy, crunchy and rich. If you're looking for ultra healthy, choose wisely or elsewhere go.

Thank Bilal W
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I ordered from there a few times when we visited SC because they had vegetarian friendly options. Then we actually went to have lunch there and all the staff was hip, friendly and welcoming. Overall a great experience!

Thank Gavynn W
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this vegetarian cafe on the edge of the Santa Cruz downtown area, and were very happy with he discovery. All the staff were very friendly, and this was our first proper burger and fries since arriving in California - it set a very high bar! The cafe is fully vegetarian, with plenty of vegan options. The food... More 

Thank Christopher B
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I have now dinged here the times. I have enjoyed the black bean burger. My boyfriend had loved the dried stuff: corn dogs and chicken fingers. Fun interior--like Happy Days meets space race. I especially appreciate kombucha being on the menu. It is my impression those in charge of Saturn Cafe, invest a lot of love into their business

Thank Amanda V
Seattle, Washington
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136 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Traveling through Santa Cruz we stopped here for dinner and liked it so much we came back for lunch! For diner there was a short wait (15 min) and it looked like they were under staffed, as one section of the restaurant was closed. I had a breakfast burrito and my partner had the Saturn burger. The waitress was really... More 

Thank SeattleReebs
Hasselt, Belgium
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely relaxed atmosphere! Super, complete, home-made vegetarian or vegan meals. Superb service, thanks a lot ma'am!

Thank AkeVDVoort
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Saturn Cafe is the vegetarian version of the classic diner, featuring breakfast options, "burgers", salads, sodas, and milkshakes. From what I could tell, no meat is served, period. Although the menu features "burgers", these are all delicious veggie burgers featuring a variety of toppings. Non-vegetarians will be surprised at how good the food is, and vegetarians will be thrilled at... More 

Thank Conor C
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Hands down best veggie joint in SC. Love the food, atmosphere, shakes and service. Great late night stop for good food and good times with friends.

Thank Dannie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4498
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-429-8505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?