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Saturn Cafe

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145 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4498
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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
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Queensbury, New York
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135 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're searching for great vegetarian fare or vegan food that is well prepared and well presented then this is the place to go. The menu presents many great choices and the prices are quite reasonable.

Thank MikeyBoy12804
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went here for a late lunch while in Santa Cruz. The place was quiet which was a nice break from the day. I ordered a gluten free and vegan dish which was really good. I thought it was a little odd to have guacamole, salsa, and some other creamy substance(?) served in individual bowls next to the tofu soy... More 

Thank poboi
Shelby Township, Michigan
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to go and look at all the memorabilia. Great tasting food. BUT remember it is ALL vegetarian food.

Thank danamc65
Saint Augustine, Florida
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is like a vegan diner. They have a vast menu.We had the sliders, which are 2 California burgers and 2 Space Cowboy burgers.Hibiscus Cooler to drink... Excellent! Servers are friendly and knowledgeable, fast service, cool atmosphere. Love it! Went there twice !

Thank Kat8545
Hale, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your a vegetarian you'll never have been to a diner that has you so swamped for choice. Burgers, sandwiches, salads and soups everything is 100% vegetarian with plentiful choice for vegans also. As a fellow meat lover this admirably made me sceptical at first however the food was still lovely! Their hot sauce was not the best I've ever... More 

Thank Joseph W
Santa Cruz, California
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Creamy Tomato Soup, awesome! Very flavorful, medium thickness . Slice of soft thick bread comes with it. I dipped & spooned till the end. It was so good and I was so full but didn't want to waste or leave any of it. It also came with a towering mound of salad greens. Cabbage, slivers of carrots, red lettuce... More 

Thank SusheOne1
Bristol, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great diner-style cafe with quirky decorations and friendly staff. The vegan milkshakes are incredible! I'm lacto-free and so milkshakes are a rarity for me but my friend (who's a regular milk drinker!) said they were hands-down better than any milk shake she's ever had! Go on - you have to try one! Also, the dinner options are fab. And the... More 

Thank HolliMint
manchester UK
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went here on our last day in Santa Cruz. If we had found it earlier we would have definitely been more than once. The menu is wide with something for everyone. My party of four all had different things, soup, salad, burger, club sandwich and we all loved it. The waitress was very accommodating and let us tweak my... More 

Thank rachwill
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

A great place to stop on way through. Good, unusual vegetarian fayre which is unusual to find. We are a family of 5 with 1 vegetarian among us but the whole family really enjoyed this meal even the 2 meat eating teenage boys.

Thank Paula C
Aptos, California
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Perfect spot for vegans or those who choose organic foods. They have a terrific tuna sandwich and the absolute best peanut butter shake you'll ever find. Cool, laid back staff, friendly atmosphere, and right in downtown Santa Cruz, minutes to the Boardwalk!

Thank EileenM17

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
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

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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?