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Saturn Cafe

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145 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4498
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Open now
All 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
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manchester UK
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW 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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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long wait to sit, the food was delivered very fast. Everything was excellent. Very excellent . Possibly the best vegan restaurant I've been to. Taquitos excellent. Burgers excellent. Onion crisps excellent. Mason Jar drinks were excellent. Loved it all. Vegan sundae very special and my husband loved the treat.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not a vegetarian, but still enjoyed our meal in this 100% vegetarian restaurant. Had the peanut royale which was quite good. Vegetables with nice spicy peanut sauce and brown rice. For desert, the four of us shared a chocolate madness: chocolate ice cream and mousse, brownies and more. For us, it was enough. Can't imagine anyone eating this alone.... More 

Thank Pjotr v
San Jose, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A vegan and vegetarian restaurant with awesome milkshakes. A circular room with a Saturn motif. You can also eat outdoors. Quirky decor but food is excellent.

Thank cherylgriffin29
American Fork, Utah
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It took 25 minutes just to take our order. Then forever to bring our check and some to go food we had ordered for family. The food was good though. None of us are vegetarian, but all found food we enjoyed.

Thank jberghe18
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant itself has such a retro vibe that my husband swore he was sitting in his Grandma's kitchen - and this is said with great affection ❤️. It was a busy weeknight when we walked in. A sign on the door said "help wanted" and we waited a few minutes before being seated. Then we waited a bit more... More 

Thank Babbersz
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

After a 14hour flight to the USA and a few hours drive from San Fran to Santa Cruz, it was so amazing to track down a great vegan friendly restaurant to have our first decent meal. And there were so many options! It took quite some time to decide what I wanted to eat but ended up getting the BBQ... More 

Thank JayDahlia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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163 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We stopped here around 10 PM after leaving the boardwalk. The food was so fresh! I got the club with avocado. It was delicious - this was actually one of the better meals we had on our trip. We stopped on a whim and couldn't have been happier!

Thank nikolaik

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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, Gluten Free 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?