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“The best coffee in Santa Cruz”
Review of At The Octagon

At The Octagon
Ranked #20 of 23 Coffee & Tea in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

I've been a Lulus customer for years. Both locations have the best coffee, great atmosphere, reasonable prices and great foods.
Love them.

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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Unique building, free wifi, good coffee. Can be noisy due to acoustics, so don't count on cellphone conversations while inside.

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Reviewed November 11, 2011

The girl who made my coffee had an attitude, but she made a mean cappuccino, so I forgave her. This place has cool art.

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Reviewed July 2, 2009

Lulu's At the Octagon is a pleasant coffee shop located in the "Octagon," the only surviving piece of the historic Cooper House complex, which was destroyed in the '89 Loma Prieta earthquake. I loved the old Cooper House and pine for the lazy days I spent on the outdoor patio, listening to Don McCaslin's band play their excellent mix of Latin & jazz standards & R & B. So my review of Lulu's At the Octagon is probabably based as much on that nostalgia as it is on the coffee, lol! However, the coffee is very good, if a bit pricey ($2.50 for the small 8 ounce cup). As the young lady who served me explained, it is "air pressed" through some kind of fancy machine, rather than filtered through paper, which apparently makes it much purer & more flavorful. And in fact it is very good tasting coffee.

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed February 29, 2008

Awesome coffee!

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