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Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar

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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
healthy, delicious food

The long lines are a good thing.............you have time to contemplate the very extensive menu. Order and pay at the register. The number you are given is colour-coded for indoor or patio seating. There are two self-service stations for water and silverware. When your food is delivered to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The long lines are a good thing.............you have time to contemplate the very extensive menu. Order and pay at the register. The number you are given is colour-coded for indoor or patio seating. There are two self-service stations for water and silverware. When your food is delivered to your table or booth, you will be sooooooooooo happy you came to... More 

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San Diego, California
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The weather is almost always gorgeous there and there is plenty of outdoor seating. We stood in a short line and read the lengthy menu which has plenty of options for people with dietary restrictions. For instance, we were both gluten-free; and my friend was also vegetarian and dairy-free. They had symbols on the menu that signified which items were... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Lotus Cafe is a favorite of mine and where I like to take out-of-towners, particularly if there are vegans and vegetarians in the bunch (but there's meat options, too! Something for every taste for sure). You order at the counter and the food is brought to your table. Everything is fresh, well seasoned, and delicious. Lots of yummy drink options,... More 

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Massachusetts
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Absolutely amazing spot for brunch in Encinitas! A lot of their options can be made vegan and the staff there is so friendly and happy to help accommodate your dietary needs. The acai bowls are delicious, the tofu scramble has the perfect flavor, and their pancakes are 100% worth splurging on!

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Lacey, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by a local......and that means a lot! The artichoke/pesto chicken sandwich was great. The soup was butternut squash, and you were warned at the time of ordering that it was spicy.....because it was! We returned later and had the most delicious chocolate cake. Perfect place to relax and enjoy food as it was meant to be.

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Edmonton, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

On a recent stay in Encinitas, we enjoyed breakfast at the Lotus Cafe three times. Each time was fantastic. We enjoyed their buckwheat pancakes, turkey bacon, a smoothie, coffee. Staff was friendly and accommodating too.

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Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

If you're looking for healthy clean eating this is it. Inside/outside dining. Salads were great. Artichoke & pesto chicken sandwich, pesto pasta, stir fry - everything we tried was delicious!

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Encinitas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I just loved the Portabello mushroom sandwich. I've eaten here several times and can recommend the fresh soup, lovely array of salads and don't forget to check out the daily specials. We love sitting out on the patio with our dog, so it's really a local hang out. Great vibe!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

. The Lotus Cafe was our dinner destination on a Friday night in January, just a few blocks from where we were staying and an opportunity to eat lightly, a break from days of bad diet choices. My wife had the tamale (corn, green chiles, pinto beans, ground peanut and garlic wrapped in corn masa with ranchero sauce and sour... More 

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Encinitas, California
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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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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: Organic, Vegetarian, Healthy, Vegan

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?