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103 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4422
+1 831-427-9583
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting to see just how different the Santa Cruz location is compared to the newer Los Angeles locations. The menu is more limited, the decor older and there is much more of a hippie vibe compared to the LA hipster vibe. The food is still great and perfect for vegans or vegetarians. We where really surprised by the lack... More 

Thank cultdiva
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Since most of the Cafe Gratitudes have closed I've been missing their food. And Santa Cruz Cafe Gratitude is still happening. Wish I'd taken a photo before eating so you could see the presentation and drool!

Thank 102bonniepeterson
Salt Lake City, Utah
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Came here and ordered the BLT, the Caprese, a Brave, coffee and tea. Service was incredible, friendly, and efficient. The BLT was great-but pretty spicy. The caprese sandwich was also amazing. The brave shot is big and very spicy. Killer coffee and amazing tea. The only reason it didn't get five stars, is i wanted more breakfast options. Otherwise, I... More 

Thank Istenya88
Divonne-les-Bains, France
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

The cafe has a nice ambience and the food is organic, vegan and good. For us it was special to have a coffee with hazelnut milk. The dishes have been given names like "Fresh", "Vibrant", or "Bonita". And they are served with the appropriate greeting: "Be fullfilled" if you chose the "Fullfilled" salad. Tasty and funny, all in all quite... More 

Thank Anne-and-Klaus
Leeds, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We visited Cafe Gratitude on a recommendation and were not disappointed. The restaurant offers a vision of what vegan food can be like when the ingredients are understood and well used. The servers are very attentive and exude positivity - to an almost overwhelming level for a British disposition. Overall a very positive and enjoyable experience of California at it's... More 

Thank QSM88
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while on business. I'm not a vegetarian, but like to eat healthy. Great variety of main dishes, salads, smoothies, etc. I had the polenta, which had a nice sauce, and enough grilled veggies to make it enjoyable.

Thank John B
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice. Everything is delicious. The sauces are so tasty! Some of the dishes have a choice between a spicy and a non-spicy sauce. I've tried them both anf they are both excellent. The servers are friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this restaurant. Very "Californian".

Thank David R
Capitola, California
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

A very original concept for vegetarian food in downtown Santa Cruz...even the names of the dishes are original! I had the "I am warm-hearted" and loved it! The staff was great too! Pay them a visit!

Thank Mauricio O
Woodinville, Washington
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327 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

It's hard to rate this place because the food was good, but it took so long to get served. I would like to give it three and a half stars. This little cafe on Lincoln Street is a good place to go for an organic vegan meal, but it you are in a hurry or you don't have an hour... More 

Thank Brin651
Nevada City, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

We had lunch there today, very clean and great staff. The food was outstanding, amazing what they can make without any animal products. Salad and unusual dressings were great too. We seek this kind of food on vacation and found this place to be one of the best. Give it a try!!

Thank WindyMan22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4422
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-427-9583

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