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Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar

765 South Coast Highway 101, In the Lumberyard Shopping Center, Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-479-1977
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Ranked #6 of 255 Restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $9
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy, Organic
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
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
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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101 reviews 101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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54 reviews 54 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
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
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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 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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San Diego
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98 reviews 98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I worked with Duffy, Eric, Aria, and other staff for two back to back corporate group events and they were all amazing. We were not easy customers, however they accommodated us and were willing to go above and beyond to provide a fantastic experience for our guests. The food is awesome and healthy - FRESH! Our clients were thrilled with... More 

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San Diego, California, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Five of us, including a child, each had a different menu item. Everything was outstanding from the Portobello Sandwich, Cranberry-walnut Spinach Salad, Burrito, Soup, Black bean Enchiladas, Grilled Cheese child's menu to the large Smoothies. Orders are taken at the counter, but your food is brought to the table. Dine in or outdoors. For what you get, this was a... More 

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Vista, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Since I was to be dining alone I wanted to be able to eat in peace so I found Lotus. The staff is friendly and the menu is definitely healthy. This is a great place for people with dietary restrictions. I ordered the Cobb with ranch (no restrictions here!) and it was made with really fresh ingredients. Service is a... More 

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Additional Information about Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar

Address: 765 South Coast Highway 101, In the Lumberyard Shopping Center, Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone Number: +1 760-479-1977
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 9
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy, Organic

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