We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Saturn Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
145 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4498
831-429-8505
Website
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 128 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

I was a bit reluctant to try this restaurant based on exterior and interior decor. However, the food was quite good. The staff was very friendly. There was plenty of parking in the back which is not always easy to find in Santa Cruz.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
travelergo64
,
Ventura, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Ventura, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I was a bit reluctant to try this restaurant based on exterior and interior decor. However, the food was quite good. The staff was very friendly. There was plenty of parking in the back which is not always easy to find in Santa Cruz.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Saturn is hip and the food and whole thing beats my previous favourite veggie restaurant The Chicago Diner which has held the lead for 2 years. I suggest the pulled "chicken" sliders.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Delicious vegetarian fare. My wife and I came here after visiting the pier. Nice selection of food. Interesting and entertaining decor.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florence, Italy
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I've always been skeptical about only-vegetarian food restaurant; but this place is so good I had to change my mind! Food is delicious, I loved the burgers and above all I loved the salads. In addition the location is fantastic; a friend of mine told me that Saturn Cafe is one of the oldest in Santa Cruz and indeed it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
143 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This feels like a typical diner, but serves vegan, vegetarian and gluten free varieties of your favorite feel good foods. Burgers, eggs, Mexican and my favorite...soy mint chocolate chip "milkshakes" . Yummy. And like most diners, it's a little greasy and a little dirty. On the plus side, it is open late, one of the only places around to eat... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, FL
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a retro-style burger and shake joint, but it's all vegetarian and most can be made vegan as well. The burger with chipotle sauce was really good, the Breakfast Burger was just OK. The nachos were good. The shake was really good. We liked the atmosphere. Would recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Stellar vegan food! Consistent total awesomeness! Their scrambled tofu, soyrizo burrito is outstanding!!!! This place just might convert you from carnivore to herbivore! LOVE it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, United States
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Overall the food was very good. Nice to see that this restaurant is still around after so many years! We came here many years ago, decided to eat lunch with our son. Good food, service

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jacksonville, Arkansas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Being vegetarian in the south is not great, so being able to eat at a dedicated vegetarian restaurant is a real treat. Everything on the menu looked good, and I ended up getting the Space Cowboy. The patty was a little dry but still good. Overall the burger was great and the bbq sauce they used brought the whole thing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Sorry, will have to go against the tide of positives here... With the exception of the sweet potato fries, we really didn't enjoy our meals. But in all fairness to Saturn, we should probably have left when we realised that we were in a Vegan/Vegetarian only cafe. We were in Santa Cruz for the day and as it approached about... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Saturn Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Saturn Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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 20
Cuisine: Vegetarian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 145 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4498
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-429-8505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Saturn Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?