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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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10:00 am - 3:00 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun Restaurant to visit. Fun atmosphere!

Nice American Food Choices. Vegetarian and Vegan too. Fun Atmosphere. Fun music and table decor. Great location. Walkable town, so you can burn off any extra calories.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
goodwillbabe
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Portland
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Portland
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice American Food Choices. Vegetarian and Vegan too. Fun Atmosphere. Fun music and table decor. Great location. Walkable town, so you can burn off any extra calories.

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Thank goodwillbabe
Mendooran
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149 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I asked them for the best thing on the menu. The staff recommended the spicy jalapeño Chick'n burger. (Using Gardien fillets). The burger was well composed, with cheeze and sauce. All plant based, tasty and more-ish. The side was onion fries, to be fair, they need to eaten straight away, they go soggy otherwise..... All in all, good vegan fast... More 

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Thank Royal B
Santa Cruz, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going here for 20 years. Great veggie burgers, salads, shakes, and desserts. The service is a little show but they are always nice

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Thank Henry S
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We love going to the Saturn when we visit Santa Cruz. It has a delicious, extensive vegetarian menu, and the décor is wonderfully eclectic and fun. They're great for take-out, too.

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Thank guyfromdenver
Hingham, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

On paper, this place seemed perfect- vegan and vegetarian food + space theme. Service was great, but the food was disappointing. Everything was fine, but nothing was great. Overall, just meh.

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Thank Corey L
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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.

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Thank drtraveler13
Newark, Delaware
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

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 

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Thank Gwenag
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank Tomlaw2
Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank KatBarry1
York, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

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.

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