This past November I visited Santa Cruz and ate in a wonderful new Indonesian place there. The service isn't polished, but it's very friendly, and the proprietess is happy to explain if you have questions about the (handmade, slightly hapless) menu. My party tried a beef dish, a fish dish, an appetizer and a gingered iced coffee, all perfect. Subtle, spicy, sweet, all the best S words -- plus pretty cheap. It's called Batik Cafe, at 1209 Soquel Ave. I signed up with Chowhound just so I could post about it, so you gotta trust me on this.