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103 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4422
+1 831-427-9583
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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234 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a vegan place just off the main strip of downtown Santa Cruz. The food is great especially if you have dietary restrictions. I love the chai latte and the key lime pie is to die for!! The menu items all have cutesy names...it's kindof adorable.

Thank Lesley B
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I love this place. It offers vegan fare, has a nice variety of interesting dishes and deserts to sigh for. The only problem is the servings are on the small size. The chocolate truffles are incredible.

Thank yobbb
New York City, New York
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We have been to the other locations many times so stopped in here for takeout. It's expensive but you know you're getting great quality. Nice staff. Smaller space and shorter menu than the other gratitudes we'd been to.

Thank bkct1
Sunnyvale, California
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105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This creative and delicious restaurant is located just off the main down town strip in Santa Cruz. It is one of my favorite restaurants, and I bring my friends here while in the area. The food is organic, vegan, and full of life. They do try to make tofu taste like bacon, or serve tofu, for that matter. It based... More 

Thank MichaelH6811GY
Los Angeles, California
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100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 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
Reviewed 26 September 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 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 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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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 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
Reviewed 4 September 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 QSM42
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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?