We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Saturn Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
145 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4498
+1 831-429-8505
Website
Today
10:00 - 00:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 10:00 - 03:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 179: English reviews
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is fresh, organic, and great tasting! The portions are far beyond what you pay, as well! It is well worth a visit!! So much food we couldn't finish but it's impossible to stop eating!

Helpful?
Thank Heidi A
East Jutland, Denmark
Level Contributor
38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here looking for some mexican food and a burger. The menu had everything we wanted except that it was all vegetarian. We stuck with it though and the food was actually good. The staff was really nice and attentive. If youre a vegetarian or vegan this must be heaven. If youre not, it's a fun experience, but... More 

Helpful?
Thank Globerouleur
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a veggie, and sometimes, all I want to eat is a junk-food meal that hits all the right notes. The Saturn cafe serves up some incredible meals. 100% would eat there again.

Helpful?
Thank Carla M
Fullerton, California
Level Contributor
34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my vegetarian boyfriend and three of our friends who are meat eaters. I am so pleased to say that the food exceeded expectations of not only my boyfriend and I who don't eat meat, but also our friends who expected it to only be salads. There were burgers, cheese fries, and taquitos just to name a... More 

Helpful?
Thank mrs L
Sacramento
Level Contributor
60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is a gem of a place in downtown Santa Cruz. You can walk from the boardwalk, but it'd be a hike. The place is not a vegetarian restaurant, but it might as well be, as vegans can have an entree, shake, and dessert and stay vegan! The waitstaff are friendly and cool, and the food is delicious. It's diner... More 

Helpful?
Thank NorCal_Prof
England
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Loved this cute little cafe. It's decorated in diner style and is in a nice venue on a corner lot. The food is veggie but they are heavy on the meat substitute options. I don't know if this is typical in USA but it's not in the veggie eating spots of Brighton. I'm not vegetarian so didn't bother me -just... More 

Helpful?
Thank BrightonPanther
Lahore, Pakistan
Level Contributor
55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Vegetarian/Vegan guilty-pleasure diner food with a mostly breakfast style/burger offering. The home cooking style is yummy, crunchy and rich. If you're looking for ultra healthy, choose wisely or elsewhere go.

Helpful?
Thank Bilal W
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

My partner and I ordered from there a few times when we visited SC because they had vegetarian friendly options. Then we actually went to have lunch there and all the staff was hip, friendly and welcoming. Overall a great experience!

Helpful?
Thank Gavynn W
Level Contributor
42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this vegetarian cafe on the edge of the Santa Cruz downtown area, and were very happy with he discovery. All the staff were very friendly, and this was our first proper burger and fries since arriving in California - it set a very high bar! The cafe is fully vegetarian, with plenty of vegan options. The food... More 

Helpful?
Thank Christopher B
Level Contributor
22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I have now dinged here the times. I have enjoyed the black bean burger. My boyfriend had loved the dried stuff: corn dogs and chicken fingers. Fun interior--like Happy Days meets space race. I especially appreciate kombucha being on the menu. It is my impression those in charge of Saturn Cafe, invest a lot of love into their business

Helpful?
Thank Amanda V

Travellers who viewed Saturn Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Saturn Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 03:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4498
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-429-8505

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Saturn Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?