Saturn Cafe

Santa Cruz, California

3.8 / 10 votes

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Vegetarian diner food with a funky atmosphere

The Saturn Cafe is a 100% vegetarian with lots of vegan choices, including nachos, soup, burgers, pasta, sandwiches, and vegan desserts including cake, pie, and soy ice cream.

They also serve beer and wine, and they're open really late.

The atmosphere is very funky, a sort of mix of punk and hippie, along with a Rock-ola jukebox and gender-neutral bathrooms.

Added by Dave Rolsky on Feb 3 06 (last updated Aug 9 11)

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Fun diner atmosphere with huge portions and garlic fries to die for.

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Atmosphere: 5.0
Rockin'. The layout of the place is just super neat -- and I like the retro, twelve-year-old-child-who-wants-to-be-an-astronaut style of the place. It's cool. Plus, it has gender-neutral bathroom choices of robots or aliens. I was sold.

Service: 3.5
It was pretty busy when we got there, but the food took a little bit of time to get to us. Not enough to complain about, and the staff was helpful and super patient (as we kept changing our minds mid-order).

Food: 4.5
I'm not generally a huge fan of burger 'n' fries joints, but this one stood out. It isn't all vegan, but they have a lot of vegan options. The Diablo burger was delicious -- and very spicy. This is the only burger joint I've been to that has actually satiated my need for spice. Plus, they had a few options for vegan milkshakes, and any place that has those, has my attention (but I was definitely eying the options for the non-vegan milkshakes, and if they can broaden their options, that would be fantastic).

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Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


  • American
  • Eclectic (Varied)


  • Brunch


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11am - 3am
10am - 3am

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