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“Ok food.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Saturn Cafe

Saturn Cafe
145 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4498
831-429-8505
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Ranked #18 of 287 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Ok food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I enjoyed my meal at the Saturn Cafe, though it didn't blow me away. The staff were friendly and happy to recommend dishes and explain what some of the ingredients were. I liked the retro/spacey decor, makes it stand out from the rest of the restaurants. Reasonably priced and the food was of a matching standard. I wouldn't go back, but only because I'm not a huge fan of vegetarian food!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Cruz, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“good vegetarian food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

i go back and forth between really liking saturn and really not liking saturn. i swear we get seated in the worst places, every single time, while there are plenty of great booths empty and available. and the service ranges from really bad to really great, depending on who is waiting on you. despite that, i love the veggie omelet here like you wouldn't believe. my girlfriend is vegan so saturn has lots of options for her and as a carnivore, i'm always really super satisfied with my veggie omelet. saturn may not be my favorite spot in santa cruz, but i like it a lot.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fresno, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good food and fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Our meals were great, the service was super, and the atmosphere was fun. Would definitely eat here again when in the Santa Cruz area.

Visited May 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“funny place with great burgers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

loved the interior of saturn cafe, it felt so childish - in a good way - and so happy. we just went to saturn to check out some fresh organic food, and it worked out pretty well. a burger with roasted vegetables and humus were 10 out of 10. on cheap side, big portions.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Girdwood, Alaska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“If you don't like flavor...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I wasnt impressed. I had the taquitos and they were really bland. I am not going back. Not with all the great options in Santa Cruz

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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