Vegetarian fare can taste just as savory as meat-based meals using a dash of ingenuity, a hint of health consciousness, and more than a smidgen of soy proteins. Enjoy the delicious innovations in vegan and vegetarian food with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of food, drinks, and treats at Saturn Café's Santa Cruz location.
Saturn Café serves up vegetarian diner fare in an upbeat and eclectic atmosphere. Made with local and organic ingredients, the ample vegetarian and vegan menu offerings at Saturn Café can convert even devout carnivores to the soy side. The diner's popular space cowboy burger, a veggie burger piled high with barbecue sauce, onion rings, fakin' bacon, and cheddar cheese, is a healthy ode to the artery-clogging burgers of old ($9.50). Pair your burger with a seasonal organic beer from Santa Cruz Mountain brewery (pint $4.50, pitcher $12) or a mouthwatering milkshake ($5.25). The diner's famous chocolate madness dessert ($6.95 regular, $4.25 mini) will challenge your chocoholic tongue to a tasty table-tennis tournament.
Open daily until 3 a.m., the retro, yet futuristic diner features artistically decorated tables surrounded by colorfully cozy booths, a jukebox, and bathrooms equipped for both aliens and robots. The brunch crowd rolls in late at Saturn Café, which serves up vegan breakfast burritos ($6.95) and french toast ($5.95) all day and into the night. Committed to social responsibility and green business practices, the eatery fries its fries in trans-fat-free oil that later gets recycled into bio-diesel fuel.
From a business started in 1979 inside a tiny house on Mission Street, Saturn Cafe has grown into a green-certified restaurant filled with decorated tables, colorful booths, and a retro feel. Every night chefs whip up local and organic ingredients into vegan and vegetarian versions of traditional American diner staples.
In the kitchen, cooks prepare award-winning fries in trans-fat free oil that they recycle into bio-diesel fuel, and craft a BLT on sourdough. Skilled hands assemble omelets with organic eggs, red onions, and red chard, and whip up vegan and vegetarian milkshakes to wash down wheat- and gluten-free bites.
Central Santa Cruz
145 Laurel St.
Santa Cruz, California 95060Get Directions