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145 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4498
831-429-8505
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Ranked #29 of 328 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I love the diversity of options on the menu. I always eat here when I'm in Santa Cruz. The music played it great, the space is funky and the good is delicious. This past visit, I ate sweet potato fries, the vegan bbq chicken salad and a decadent brownie sundae dessert. Yummmm.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Best shake ever, yum yum yum. Food is also amazing, and I'm not even a vegetarian! Vegan burrito was delicious.

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Top Contributor
310 reviews 310 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a vegetarian, vegan type of place for the most part. It has awesome soup, sliders, grilled cheese, etc.. Service was good as well. If your looking for something different give this a try.

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London
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95 reviews 95 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Funky place, a cool diner and crazy decor with glass top tables full of memorabilia. It was quite popular and had a nice atmosphere. Service was good. Portions were good and everything was nice. It really is a fun place, and for sure I would love to return to it! I can't think of anything I didnt like about it.

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Maui, Hawaii, USA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Good healthy diner food (I think this only exists in Santa Cruz) Reasonable prices, good service and everything very tasty Located Downtown Santa Cruz with parking in back Would eat here again

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Boston, Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to me and I'm so happy we went. The variety of options on the menu went from omelettes to salads to desserts that are vegetarian or vegan. I had a sesame tofu salad and my partner had a southwestern omelette. The portions were great! I was tempted to order the chocolate pumpkin cake but couldn't. Too... More 

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is the best burger joint in town. The fact that the burgers are veggie or vegan is not important to me. The California burger is my favorite. Comes with a side. Get the string fries. Add a pint of local organic beer. Great service, too, and from a bunch of baby hippies. Who'd a thought?

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Fairfax, VA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Fun and kid-friendly. Try the no-cholesterol burgers with an ice cream milkshake. The local Costco sells $100 worth of gift cards for $80.

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El Cerrito, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The location at UC Berkeley is like a copy cat version for wanna be hippies while this one is the real thing. Good vibe and food and servers. Yeah.

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Hollister, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

When the cafe was over at the west side I never had any complaints. Now in Downtown I find the food not as yummy, and the staff is a bit uppity and smug. Sure, its vegetarian, or vegan, but taste needs to be improved for the prices. The beer menu is nice, and the desserts are quite tasty, but expensive.

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Additional Information about Saturn Cafe

Address: 145 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4498
Phone Number: 831-429-8505
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Vegetarian

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