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cafe gratitude

103 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4422
831-427-9583
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Ranked #83 of 329 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Vegan
Most recent review
- Aug 27, 2014
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Homer
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

While traveling through Santa Cruz on vacation, my friend selected this restaurant for lunch. I submitted and am I ever glad. The menu is entertaining and informative, clean, nice staff, smoothies to die for, and one terrific BLT (bacon substituted with coconut flakes). We had a great time and dropped big bucks but well worth it.

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Carmel, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Loved the menu titles. Ordered 2 different items - "I am Extraordinary" which was the BLT - way too spicy. Additionally, the "I am Transparent" item, which was 2 corn tacos - the seasoning was perfect. However, the corn tacos are messy to handle - once the tacos get wet by the toppings they disintegrate into your hands. Overall, a... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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163 reviews 163 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Some of the worst food EVER!!!!!!! The whole experience was terrible! Our server was VERY impatient and scowled at every question we asked like she was very annoyed and bothered by them....and us! The 'BLT' was disgusting - for lack of a better taste description. It was a piece of lettuce, a slice of tomato and some toasted coconut sprinkled... More

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I've been a vegetarian for over thirty years and perhaps my hopes were too high but I was very disappointed with this mediocre but healthy food. My husband and I ordered the raw soup which was so full of cayenne pepper he sent it back as inedible. Our main courses were decent but he spicing was also off. Our waitress... More

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carmel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Liked the menu concept of labeling the dishes with positive affirming titles. For Vegans probably a good restaurant. For the Omnivore's among us, not so good. Ordered the "BLT". Had the L & T alright, but the fake B was definitely lacking. I was expecting the look and taste of bacon, but got a mishmash of toasted coconut and maple.... More

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Fremont, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Food was terrible! $75 FOR 3. I was given a bowl of mystery food & they also used to allow customers to donate $$$ & when a homeless person came in they could eat for free. they stopped the giving bowl.

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Lovely place to eat healthy delicious food and drink nutritious smoothies. Was a bit surprised by the price. Lunch for 4 cost us $90.

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Amsterdam
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The food here is GREAT. And try the incredible juices. They actually serve wine here too! Nothing to dislike.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful combinations for food, vegan, delightful smoothies all with zen like and fun names. I'd visit again and again if I was in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Went after being recommended by someone who lives locally. Slightly skeptical at first. When ordered didn't think it would be great. After the first mouthful all of that changed. Fresh and vibrant. So tasty and struggled to finish as the food was wholesome and filling. Not badly priced either. The jasmine tea was really good. Go with an appetite if... More

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