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Lulu Carpenters

1545 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3928
+1 831-429-9804
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“great coffee” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
1545 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3928
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1 - 10 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 20 April 2017

We had heard that Lulu Carpenters was a good place to grab a cup of coffee so we decided to check it out. The decor was hip and cool so we were encouraged. Everyone working there deserved to be fired. Yeah, that sounds harsh but...More

Thank rjbouch
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We went on the recommendation of a friend and came away rather disappointed. While the latte tasted good, it was luke warm, which must be a Santa Cruz thing; it's not the only place here that makes luke warm espresso drinks. Also, we ordered a...More

Thank richandbeck
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Stopped by 3 times on a Sunday before I could finally get a table to sit at. Stays packed but typical dominance of locals with laptops chewing up the tables but not necessarily the goods... After the third try I got a space to sit...More

Thank BorisMurchant
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I had walked by this place several times, but I didn't realize how nice it was inside. Pleasant employees, food made to order, and lots of ambiance.

Thank David P
Reviewed 7 September 2016

A great alternative to the chains, this cafe offers a variety of coffee and tea drinks, pastries, indoor and outdoor seating, internet, and local art on the walls. This is a great place to meet up with people and they now offer brunch on weekends....More

Thank leabird
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Lulu's has been around for decades. My sister lived in Santa Cruz for years and took me here and is Located just a few short blocks from where the beloved Cooper house stood. You can park in the back, off the main street but I...More

Thank randomtravler2016
Reviewed 14 July 2016

From the hipster interior to the wonderful aromas of coffee, this place was a hit all around. We were lucky to find some seats right outside the shop to enjoy our New Orleans coffees. They were fantastic! Loved this place!

Thank Lori T
Reviewed 28 May 2016

I really like the coffee and food choices here at Lulu's but forget about finding a table and seating. They have regulars who come in, snatch up the tables and sit there for hours with their laptops. Near impossible to ever get a seat to...More

Thank EileenM17
Reviewed 8 March 2016

this is my fav. place in santa cruz! it so cozy and the white wedding tea is the best choice! I spent so much time here, planning my days in santa cruz and my trip for all the california! good memories and good tea time...More

Thank Sofia D
Reviewed 6 March 2016

The smell of coffee lingers all over the corner. The service is a bit slow, and there aren;t a lot of seats available for sitting. Great for to go.

Thank AmyJune H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
06:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 00:00
Thursday
06:00 - 00:00
Friday
06:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1545 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3928
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-429-9804
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