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Saturn Cafe

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145 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4498
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
great food

just what we needed on a stop in Santa Cruz. good food, we liked everything we got. Service was a little slow at that time, but we were really hungry, so who knows. would go again if in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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  • Families with children
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just what we needed on a stop in Santa Cruz. good food, we liked everything we got. Service was a little slow at that time, but we were really hungry, so who knows. would go again if in the area.

Thank drtraveler13
Newark, Delaware
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A vegan/vegetarian/gluten free fast food heaven! We had the appetizer sampler: vegan taquitos, onion strings, garlic fries and sweet potato fries. We got a choice of two dipping sauces and we chose the Spicy Chipotle (excellent!) and the spicy BBQ. It was happy hour so this was 1/2 off (as well as our wine!). The wine selected was limited to... More 

Thank Gwenag
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic lunch here at Saturn Cafe. Local and organic ingredients in the sandwiches! They also had a great selection of local beers.

Thank Tomlaw2
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was excited to try this veggie spot after reading several great reviews on Happy Cow. My friend and I are on a road trip from LA to San Francisco, so Santa Cruz is a great spot to stop for lunch between Carmel and San Fran on the final leg of the trip. We should have know that things were... More 

Thank KatBarry1
York, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We found this by accident, were intrigued by the menu. We are not vegetarians, but loved the food! Wished we could come back and try something else on the menu. Decor is fun and funky. Prices good for CA and food was excellent.

Thank Trawlergirl
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Visited Santa Cruz couple of weeks ago and searched for a vegetarian restaurant. We found & tried this place. Food and service was so good that we saw no reason to eat elsewhere next day. Lots of options on the menu and I'd like to taste them all if I just had enough time in this town.

Thank HelsinkiJaakko
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We were here for some after dinner drinks on a Thursday night. We loved the setting, service and excellent Amber beer & Organic Arnold Palmer.

Thank JoostDenmark
Rio Vista, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We are visiting our grandson in Santa Cruz and he suggested going to the Saturn Cafe. He says it is very popular with the students. My vegan husband was in heaven. He wanted to order and try everything as there usually isn't even one thing he can eat on a menu. My grandson ordered the veggie nachos and loved them.... More 

Thank Crt1943
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I try to eat strictly plant based, which can be challenging when traveling! I was so excited when we came across this place. We sat at the bar and I ordered a glass of red wine. I had been craving some good nachos and was pleasantly surprised to see them on the menu with vegan cheese. While I probably could... More 

Thank Sarah S
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I got a burger and the steak fries with ranch, spicy chipotle, and spicy buffalo sauce and was in vegan-gluten free heaven. Danny, a UCSC student, helped me look through the menu and was incredibly helpful and attentive in taking my order. The food--and the sauces--were outstanding. It was exactly the kind of meal I needed after a long day.... More 

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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
10:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am

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