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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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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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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
Fantastic hearty and healthy breakfast

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Edmonton, AB
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
64 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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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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