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Saturn Cafe

145 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4498
831-429-8505
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Ranked #43 of 329 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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Cuisines: Vegetarian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Carmel, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Service was great. The unique planetary diner decor was great. Free Parking was available in the CVS lot in the back of the restaurant. Each table had a unique design. Their homemade bean burgers were delicious - I ordered their breakfast burger with egg, no fake bacon and on a gluten free bun with onion strings - which was delish.... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We're vegetarians and it's difficult to find vegetarian locations. But this Cafe is just amazing. Don't expect Pepsi or Cola since they contain chemicals and corn syrup. This Cafe makes their own cola drinks with natural ingredients. If you're a vegetarian visiting Santa Cruz then you should come to this location.

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Pleasant Hill, California, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had brunch here. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Scrambled tofu burrito was excellent. My non-vegan adult daughter loved her omnivore option. I hope to get back here soon or try their other restaurant in Berkeley.

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Santa Cruz, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Understanding that humans are omnivores and thus require both vegetation and meat is an important concept in basic biology.. I suppose that's why I avoided going here for so long after hearing about it when they first opened up. I was never into the whole all vegetarian thing. After some time passed and I kept hearing nothing but good things,... More

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Devon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We ate here two nights running as the food was so good. I can't remember what I had but it involved peanuts, satay, vegetables , tofu and brown rice and was delicious. My husband had a tofu salad, which was also great. The local IPA beer was also delicious. All great value and very friendly service.

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I lived in Santa Cruz in the 80's and used to go here a lot in the original location. The food was different, cheaper, and better back then. Now there are a lot of fake meat dishes and average salads. The Chocolate Madness, however, is as good as it ever was.

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Vacaville, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Being a vegetarian in Solano County has major disadvantages when you eat out. When we found the Saturn Cafe I was very excited! Once I opened the menu I was overwhelmed! I usually know what I want once I open a menu due to the limited selection. At the Saturn Cafe that was not the case! It took me forever... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had lunch here and came back the next day because it was just so incredibly good. The service was extremely friendly and the choice of food was excellent. We had a fantastic soup of the day on both occasions and also had a really good portobello burger; decent portions and all made from fresh, good ingredients. We gladly returned... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is like a 50's café. Food is good. The Chocolate Madness is wonderful if you still have room after eating. Or you can go there just for dessert. We have been here and have come back later for just dessert, since we were full from our meal.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Huge portions, tons of options.Giving up cheese is difficult, so many vegans opt out of Mexican food,giving this place a special WAHOO in my mind. They use Daiya brand cheese and a couple of their own.All super fresh, endless options, loved it!

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