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Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar

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Organic, Vegetarian, Healthy, Vegan
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765 South Coast Highway 101, In the Lumberyard Shopping Center, Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-479-1977
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Description: Lotus Cafe is dedicated to serving fresh, healthy, natural food at...
Lotus Cafe is dedicated to serving fresh, healthy, natural food at affordable prices, prepared with love, simplicity, and a joyful heart. Our ingredients are sourced with care and are always natural. My husband and I, who are the owners of Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar, have been long-time vegetarians (21+ years). We wanted to create a place where vegans, vegetarians, and my own family (who are not all vegetarians) could come and happily share a meal together. While Lotus is predominantly a vegetarian restaurant, we also offer many fish, chicken, and turkey options, with a fish special every night; there is also a turkey burger for our non-vegetarian patrons. Lotus Cafe is casual and affordable; you place your order at the counter, get your table number, and on your way to your table collect your napkins, utensils, condiments, and help yourself to water at one of the condiment counters. Pick the table of your choice, and a food runner will bring your food out to you. We have ample seating both inside and outside, with a patio in back and seating that wraps around the side and front of the cafe if you prefer to be outdoors. We feel very blessed to be so whole-heartedly embraced and supported by our wonderful local Encinitas community; and we are also deeply appreciative of our loyal following of out-of-town visitors and regulars! If you looking at the TripAdvisor website because you are traveling, we wish you a blessed and beautiful journey, filled with much Joy, Inspiration, Peace, and Well-being! Blessings, johanna & carl
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
awesome food and diverse menu

If you are conscious of getting a healthy meal look no further. This restaurant has something for everyone. Daily specials and an acai bowl that rocks!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Reed560
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Encinitas, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
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English first
Encinitas, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are conscious of getting a healthy meal look no further. This restaurant has something for everyone. Daily specials and an acai bowl that rocks!

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Ashland, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This restaurant has some organic food and does list the origin of their fish, poultry and meat. Shared a dinner there with two other friends and all 3 of us enjoyed our meal. I had a salad and it was a really good salad presented very well.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

clean food - that fills. Self service booths in the heart of Encinitas. Choices of conscious eating in a space influenced by Ganesh and India paraphernalia leaning towards the respect of Swami nearby.

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is the food portion and vibe offered for those who want a laid back atmosphere with healthy food that is delicious and nutritious. We go there all the time for an acai bowl or organic salad. many vegetarian or vegan entree- love the Chili....

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Joshua Tree
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The salads here at The Lotus Cafe are so fresh and great tasting. It is located on the main highway and has outdoor seating to view visitors strolling on PCH. I highly recommend the Cranberry, Walnut, Spinach & Organic greens Salad while my husband enjoyed the Caesar Salad w/Avocado. Walk up to order & they deliver to your table. Casual... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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116 reviews 116 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We went for dinner with 6 friends. Two of our friends are vegan the rest of us eat everything. The menu has a nice variety of choices. My husband had the minestrone soup. He said it was very good. I enjoyed the portobello mushroom sandwich. It came with tortilla chips. Friends had different salads and burritos. You order and pay... More 

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San Diego, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I've eaten here every time of day. Whether brunch following a good walk, lunch with a friend or hungry at dinner time, I'm never disappointed. The offerings are creative, fresh made and delicious. Try any omelet, the grilled mushroom sandwich or anything with eggplant. You can't go wrong with one of their yummy (and plentiful) salads. And of course, you... More 

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Alta Loma, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Whether you are vegetarian or not, you will enjoy the carefully prepared meals here. You can order things the way you want them prepared. The juice bar has very tasty concoctions. The environment is uplifting and pleasant with an East Indian flair. Outside seating is available, so you can dine with your doggie. Be sure to pick up a menu... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The Lotus Cafe was so good my wife and I had dinner her two nights in a row. Each night we ordered something different, and out of the four different things we ordered from the menu not one of them was bad. The eggplant and and red chili sandwich was probably our favorite followed by the grilled mushroom sandwich. But... More 

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Imperial, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Nice spot for for the vegans, non - GMO, etc. Encintas / Leucadia style... The omelet I had was really good, and the portions are very generous- very good! - It's self serve , after your food is ordered, so do not come here hoping for table service. If I am paying $13.00 for my meal I just expect that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 765 South Coast Highway 101, In the Lumberyard Shopping Center, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-479-1977

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 9
  • Cuisine: Organic, Vegetarian, Healthy, Vegan

Description

Lotus Cafe is dedicated to serving fresh, healthy, natural food at affordable prices, prepared with love, simplicity, and a joyful heart. Our ingredients are sourced with care and are always natural. My husband and I, who are the owners of Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar, have been long-time vegetarians (21+ years). We wanted to create a place where vegans, vegetarians, and my own family (who are not all vegetarians) could come and happily share a meal together. While Lotus is predominantly a vegetarian restaurant, we also offer many fish, chicken, and turkey options, with a fish special every night; there is also a turkey burger for our non-vegetarian patrons. Lotus Cafe is casual and affordable; you place your order at the counter, get your table number, and on your way to your table collect your napkins, utensils, condiments, and help yourself to water at one of the condiment counters. Pick the table of your choice, and a food runner will bring your food out to you. We have ample seating both inside and outside, with a patio in back and seating that wraps around the side and front of the cafe if you prefer to be outdoors. We feel very blessed to be so whole-heartedly embraced and supported by our wonderful local Encinitas community; and we are also deeply appreciative of our loyal following of out-of-town visitors and regulars! If you looking at the TripAdvisor website because you are traveling, we wish you a blessed and beautiful journey, filled with much Joy, Inspiration, Peace, and Well-being! Blessings, johanna & carl
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?