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Saturn Cafe

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145 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4498
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed 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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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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161 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Porto Alegre, RS
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The portions are big, you can share them for sure. We were greedy and got one dish for each one plus a beer. The food was excellent! The staff and the environment are also nice and the prices are reasonable. Also, it's a good option for the evening because the places in Santa Cruz close quite early (it was around... More 

Thank Carla V
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere, wonderful service! Accessable and family friendly-there is a changing station in the bathroom.

Thank Ya'el M
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The location is very good (close to the bus terminal too). A decent list of menu options. Quality and taste OK but not extraordinary. Good, lively ambience.

Thank nara501
Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Great vegan food, lots of seating place and nice patio. They serve Beyond meat sandwhich that really ressemble chicken. Their vegan burritos for breakfast is so huge, it can feed two people.

Thank KikiBailey
Santa Cruz, California
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209 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Well, it's not out of this world, but it's still a lot of fun. The cafe has a kooky Saturn theme. Families with kids will like the window box tables full of doo dads of all kinds--notes, small toys, photos and things that will keep you occupied while you wait for your server to show up to take your order.... More 

Thank BrinMoreson
west coast
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

For me, the best part of this restaurant was the service and the decor. The food was very very bland in my opinion. I could have made better at home and I'm not a very good cook. To me everything tasted like it was prepackaged and just heated up. We came here because it is vegetarian and the outside seating... More 

Thank cantbelieveit_8
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

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.

Thank goodwillbabe
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178 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 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 

Thank Royal B

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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, Vegan, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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?