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103 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4422
831-427-9583
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Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good vegan meal

I usually do not eat vegan, however our daughter suggested we eat at the cafe. The service was good, portions were large and satisfying, the food was great and reasonable priced. We enjoyed the meal, service and the atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
Thomas S
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Savannah
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Sorry to say I was not impressed with Cafe Gratitude, the food was not hot, the presentation was unappealing, and it was expensive, Yes it is Organic and Natural food but there are must better Organic cafe in Santa Cruz, The staff is friendly enough and they try to be helpful...will not be going back, cant afford to have a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I love the variety of selections this place has to offer. I went in for a take out and the place was packed. The service and food was awesome and they have a dessert counter with a good selection of vegan and raw options. My food was delicious and I will definitely be back to try out the rest of... More 

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des moines
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98 reviews 98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Quiet little cafe in the heart of the Santa Cruz downtown shopping district. Food was tasty except for the cheesecake that was not good, service a bit slow given the off hour and few people there. Many gluten free choices. I am not a vegetarian restaurant fan, so please take that into account when I rate Cafe Gratitude as average.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I got the special - broccoli sautéed with garlic - and it was delicious. The cafe has a very cool vibe (like most of Santa Cruz) and I'd definitely recommend a visit.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I loved this place! Live (raw) vegan organic food is the optimum way to create and maintain good health and this food was tasty health in a bowl. I had a cup of delicious warm/hot soup with fresh additions to it to start, then a huge, super fresh, interesting bowl of salad with plenty of tasty, thick, super healthy dressing.... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Used to make special trips to Berkeley and Santa Cruz to eat here. Had not been in over a year and was very disappointed. Most of my favorites no longer on the menu. Food was not nearly as fresh tasting.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

I had read about Cafe Gratitude but this was my first visit. Brilliant experience, food superb, service excellent and a great place. Everything was excellent. Our server has relatives from Tipperary so that might have somewhat swayed my views! I highly recommend this cafe for lunch and the River Run Viognier was perfect with the spring rolls. We will be... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A friend and I eat at Cafe Gratitude as a great place to catch up. Their menu is adorable, as everything has names such as "I am Home" or "I am effervescent." The food is delicious and the servers are so very courteous. The one less enjoyable aspect is that they don't put ice in their water. All in all,... More 

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Savannah
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I usually do not eat vegan, however our daughter suggested we eat at the cafe. The service was good, portions were large and satisfying, the food was great and reasonable priced. We enjoyed the meal, service and the atmosphere.

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ottawa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

this is a cool place. The food is wonderful. Lots of variety, vegan and interesting. You want to read everything. The names of the dishes are definitely in tune with the values of the people running it. They are sending out some good vibrations from this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 103 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4422
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-427-9583

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegan
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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