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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Patio is perfect

I have never been disappointed with my visits to Lotus. The food, the staff and the atmosphere is always the best. I really appreciate they are dog friendly on the patio. You must visit here if you are in Encinitas.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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San Diego, California
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have never been disappointed with my visits to Lotus. The food, the staff and the atmosphere is always the best. I really appreciate they are dog friendly on the patio. You must visit here if you are in Encinitas.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My friend and I met at the Lotus Cafe for lunch. Since I was traveling with my well-behaved dog, we ate out on the lovely patio. A waiter brought my dog a bowl of water. Very nice! Just as I remembered from my previous visit, the food here is delicious. I ordered the Escondido Burrito, which was a good size... More 

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Oceanside, California
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Extensive menu -- if it's your first time, plan to take at least 15 min. to peruse the menu. In our group of 5, everyone ordered something different, and we "taste-tested" each dish. I ordered the charbroiled eggplant with red peppers. Was really good, and different, but my fav was my friend's chicken/walnut salad sandwich. The blue chips they serve... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

The food was very good and the people were very friendly who gave great service. We had the curry and it was delicious and enough for two meals. Our grandson enjoyed his pasta dish. We will definitely go back there next year.

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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 29 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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42 restaurant reviews
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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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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?