The original Saturn Café was started in 1979 in a tiny house on Mission St. in Santa Cruz, California. The founders aimed to create a community gathering place with a commitment to social and environmental justice. Although the Saturn has grown and changed in many ways since its inception, these core values remain central to all that we do.
Throughout our thirty years in business, one key element remains the same; we know that the well-being of our customers, staff, and the farmers who produce our food, the health of the planet, and the sustainability of our business are completely interdependent. As we continue to reach for the stars, we are dedicated to finding socially and ecologically responsible ways to grow our business.
Saturn Cafe offers traditional American diner fare with a vegetarian twist. Our menu features local and organic ingredients within a vibrant atmosphere. We believe that the health and happiness of our customers, staff and the business itself are inextricably linked and we are deeply committed to socially responsible and green business practices.
Over the years, our menu has evolved keeping up with the ever-growing demand for healthy twists on American comfort food. The Saturn’s menu has grown to include mouth watering vegetarian burgers such as the Space Cowboy and award winning french fries *fried in trans-fat free oil that gets recycled into bio-diesel fuel*. We created The Late Risers Brunch and are proud to say that our Vegan Breakfast Burrito and Breakfast Nacho’s are gaining fans all over the world. Each year we bring home the gold in the Santa Cruz Metro Goldie awards, in categories such as “Best Milkshakes,” “Best Comfort Food,” “Most Innovative Menu” and “Best Burger”!
Berkeley Vegan Earth Day appreciates the valuable impact Saturn Cafe has upon animals, people and the environment, and thanks the company for sponsoring this year’s event.