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Saturn Cafe

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145 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4498
831-429-8505
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    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
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Ventura, California
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  • Families with children
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

The crispy sesame tofu salad was just OK. The gingerberry kombucha was great, as was the Turkish coffee milkshake. Everything was way overpriced. The service was terrible. Is this what happens when waitpersons get a living wage?

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Pinole, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Wow, seriously I didn't think it was possible to ruin breakfast!?! This place is god awful.. Had the saturn combo breakfast, fyi this place is Vegetarian.. One bite of the "fake bacon" and everything tasted awful.. I had searched for Denny's but saw this place and opted to give the locals my business... Never again, at least not with substituting... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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.

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New York City, New York
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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.

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Florence, Italy
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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 

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Washington, DC
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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 

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Miami, FL
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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.

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Sacramento, California
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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!

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San Francisco, United States
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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

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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
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

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