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118 Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4527
+1 831-429-5858
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Portland, Oregon
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324 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Good latte, interesting building, friendly barista, historic building, free wifi with code on your receipt.

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Woodinville, Washington
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353 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I had a chocolatey coffee concoction here that was really good. The building itself is small, but interesting and historical. You may need to get coffee to go if all the tables are full. Free wifi draws a lot of college kids on the weekends and the place is crowded. There is a small bakery. Service is good.

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Thank Brin651
San Jose, California
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358 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I've tried several coffee places in Santa Cruz and this is by far the best tasting one with espresso based drinks. The cappuccinos and lattes are great and the staff is wonderful in preparing it just the way you like it. One big bonus is this little shop is in a historic building that is beautiful, hence the

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Thank Brix510
Fremont, California
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5,167 reviews
1,541 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,642 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015

The Octagon is close to the Downtown Santa Cruz area, right next door to the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce as well as the Museum of Art and History. First, I find the building's shape - Octagon - very fun to look at. There is nice indoor and outdoor seating When I come here I usually enjoy a coffee and... More 

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Sacramento, California
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444 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

This is a great place to take a break when you are mooching around Santa Cruz: excellent coffee, comfortable places to sit, wifi, and friendly staff.

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Thank Julie S
Seattle, Washington
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

i'm surprised there are so few reviews of this place. We were sightseeing in Santa Cruz during a downpour of biblical proportions when we spotted Octagon and a parking spot right in front. Their coffee is spectacular. Breakfast sandwiches were delicious. The barista was friendly and efficient. A great spot!

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Thank Bruce C
Sonoma County, California
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2013

I've been a Lulus customer for years. Both locations have the best coffee, great atmosphere, reasonable prices and great foods. Love them.

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Thank Song H
Santa Cruz, California
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Unique building, free wifi, good coffee. Can be noisy due to acoustics, so don't count on cellphone conversations while inside.

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Thank halrhp
United States
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2011

The girl who made my coffee had an attitude, but she made a mean cappuccino, so I forgave her. This place has cool art.

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Thank moonslice
Davis, California
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331 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2009

Lulu's At the Octagon is a pleasant coffee shop located in the "Octagon," the only surviving piece of the historic Cooper House complex, which was destroyed in the '89 Loma Prieta earthquake. I loved the old Cooper House and pine for the lazy days I spent on the outdoor patio, listening to Don McCaslin's band play their excellent mix of... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4527
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-429-5858

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