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Lulu Carpenters

1545 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3928
+1 831-429-9804
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good38%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“good eats” (2 reviews)
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1545 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3928
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was there with some friends and we had a really good brunch. The coffee was delicious and the food too, the only bad thing is that they didnt had a few things that were on the menu and that was a bit frustrating. Besides...More

Thank Antonia L
Reviewed 20 July 2018

ive been here and its nice outside- there are alot of people at this place and it takes time to get an order in. it's a very nice place.

Thank WillS1706
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Really like this little place; it feels classy, comfy, casual. Lots of great coffee drinks (hot & cold) & a multi-page tea menu ~ the teas scooped & bagged by hand. The baked goods are way better than your average coffee shop fare, & the...More

Thank JamaisVu
Reviewed 27 February 2018

It often seems that bad baked goods have to come with coffee. Not so at Lulu Carpenters where the bakery does an amazing job! They have all the usual staples supplemented with a nice selection of vegan and gluten free baked items. Also fabulous pies,...More

Thank DeeWhyte
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We had heard that Lulu Carpenters was a good place to grab a cup of coffee so we decided to check it out. The decor was hip and cool so we were encouraged. Everyone working there deserved to be fired. Yeah, that sounds harsh but...More

Thank rjbouch
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We went on the recommendation of a friend and came away rather disappointed. While the latte tasted good, it was luke warm, which must be a Santa Cruz thing; it's not the only place here that makes luke warm espresso drinks. Also, we ordered a...More

1  Thank richandbeck
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Stopped by 3 times on a Sunday before I could finally get a table to sit at. Stays packed but typical dominance of locals with laptops chewing up the tables but not necessarily the goods... After the third try I got a space to sit...More

Thank BorisMurchant
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I had walked by this place several times, but I didn't realize how nice it was inside. Pleasant employees, food made to order, and lots of ambiance.

Thank David P
Reviewed 7 September 2016

A great alternative to the chains, this cafe offers a variety of coffee and tea drinks, pastries, indoor and outdoor seating, internet, and local art on the walls. This is a great place to meet up with people and they now offer brunch on weekends....More

Thank leabird
Reviewed 14 July 2016

From the hipster interior to the wonderful aromas of coffee, this place was a hit all around. We were lucky to find some seats right outside the shop to enjoy our New Orleans coffees. They were fantastic! Loved this place!

Thank Lori T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1545 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3928
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-429-9804
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