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103 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4422
+1 831-427-9583
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank bkct1
Sunnyvale, California
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Petaluma
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank 102bonniepeterson
Salt Lake City, Utah
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 

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Divonne-les-Bains, France
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Anne-and-Klaus
Leeds, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank QSM42
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank John B
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice. Everything is delicious. The sauces are so tasty! Some of the dishes have a choice between a spicy and a non-spicy sauce. I've tried them both anf they are both excellent. The servers are friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this restaurant. Very "Californian".

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Thank David R
Capitola, California
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

A very original concept for vegetarian food in downtown Santa Cruz...even the names of the dishes are original! I had the "I am warm-hearted" and loved it! The staff was great too! Pay them a visit!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?