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In the Wash, area laundromats


Reminiscent of something that came out
of the 1950s, the place has personality
even though it’s a tad rundown. It’s the
only mat in Live Oak. It is close to the
Coff ee Spot CafŽ and a quick skate to the
Jose Avenue skate park. 1600 Capitola
Road, next to Live Oak Market • Open
from 7:30am to 9:30pm

The only 24-hour mat around, King’s gets
bonus points for having new front-loading
washers and being located right next to
Nob Hill Foods. 222 Mt. Hermon Road,
Scotts Valley • Open 24 hours a day, 7
days a week

A little cleaner than its off spring, this
mat off ers drop-off cleaning services
and magazines to read while you wait.
Located next to 7-11 and the Corner
Pocket Bar and poolroom, you could
also stroll down 30th Avenue and have a
breakfast burrito at Elizabeth’s Market •
3100 Portola Ave, Santa Cruz • Open from
6am to 1am

A bit run down, but it off ers a Wednesday
discount for top-loaders and is located
close to Coff eetopia, Pink Godzilla, Chill
Out CafŽ, Pleasure Pizza, Santa Cruz Surf
Shop, Freeline, Castaways Bar and the
Pleasure Point surf spots. 3621 Portola
Ave, Santa Cruz • Open from 6:30am to

This mat is not in the best shape and is
not very clean. However, it scores major
points for convenience as it is the only
mat in the Seabright business district
and is located right next to Brady’s Yacht
Club, Java Junction Coff ee House, Day’s
Market, Seabright Brewery, Taqueria
Cancun. On the plus side: It’s right down
the street from the beach. 2429 Seabright
Ave, Santa Cruz • Open from 8am to 10pm

This is probably the cleanest, most
sparkling medium-sized mat out there.
The downside is that it is right next to the
entrance to UCSC and there are not many
shops or cafes. It is next to Slug Books
and a 7-11. 228 Cardiff Place, Santa Cruz
• Open from 7am to 10pm

A small to medium-sized mat, this sudsy
spot is pretty clean and located next to a
7-11, Upper Crust Pizza, New Leaf Market,
Ye Old Watering Hole Bar, and across the
street from Taqueria La Cabana. If you
were up to it, it is also walking distance
from Kelly’s French Bakery. 2429B
Mission St, Santa Cruz • Open from 6am
to 11pm

Pleasant, clean, not many machines, but
it’s close to Ugly Mug Coff eehouse.
2880 Porter Ave, Soquel Village • open
from 7am to 9pm

Fairly clean with a large variety of
washers. Located next to DJ’s Mini Mart,
a Do-It-Yourself car wash and Joe’s Pizza
and Subs. It is also right down the street
from Tacos Morenos and Staff of Life
Market. 825 Water St, Santa Cruz • open
from 7am to 9pm

Moderately clean with multiple washers
and dryers of varying sizes. Close to a
barbershop, Del Mar Cleaners, a giant
liquor store and it’s within walking
distance to the Capitola Mall. 2175
41st Ave, Capitola • Open 7am to 11pm
Monday-Thursday and 7am to midnight

This medium- to large-sized mat is neatly
arranged and very clean. With an on-site
attendant, it is a great place to do your
laundry and some grocery shopping
at Safeway across the street. 102
Whispering Pines Drive • Scotts Valley •
open from 7:30am to 12:30am

One of two laundromats in Santa Cruz
that off er drop off services as well as an
in-house coff ee bar and snack-shop of
sorts, this mat is clean and peaceful. A
good place to study and get some laundry
done. This mat is also one of the few
with an on-site attendant and wireless
Internet. 105 Laurel St, Santa Cruz • Open
from 7am to midnight

Comments (2)Add Comment
written by Bosquindo, March 16, 2012
Kings Village Wash & Dry is no longer 24 hr. It is open at 7 AM and closes at 11 PM everyday.
written by Debby V., February 28, 2012
Really useful reference! Long drive to town from my home. I got a bit behind & found myself frustrated with the thought of lugging all my laundry back home, unwashed. My window of opportunity, for a laundrymat still open, had closed, or so I thought! I found this listing & a chance for a 24 hr Wash I hadn't known of. My usual late-nite option changed its hours a few months back and thought someone would want to correct that info on this website. Listed as The Laundryworks 3100 Portola Ave, Santa Cruz • Open 6am to 1am* is now 6am to 11pm!

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