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Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar

765 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 479-1977
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Ranked #3 of 225 restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was on our to visit list while we spent the week in Encinitas. Nothing on the menu excited me, but I was willing to give it a try based on the other reviews. I would consider this restaurant to be a "new age" Denny's: basic, bland, and boring but with a vegetarian flair. If you want to savor... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Had lunch here today with a friend. We ordered the chapati salad, hummus (we substituted pita for fresh veggies) and coconut lentil soup. We dressed the salad with their tasty lemon herb dressing. The hummus was not smooth which was fine but it needed something more so we squeezed our lemon over it. The soup eh we didn't finish a... More

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Ashiya, Japan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Have been back twice to The Lotus cafe. Once for lunch then for dinner. It's always interesting to try out their menu and have a smoothie. Everything we ate was fresh and tasty. It's a causal atmosphere with outdoor seating. You order at the counter and the food gets delivered to your table. If you feel like take out after... More

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Upon recommendation of a "healthy place to eat in Encinitas" after a workout, we ended up at the Lotus Cafe. Truly a highlight as far as quality went - the greens smoothie (with protein) immediately hit the spot, and the generously-sized Cosmic Cobb salad was the perfect recovery meal.

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Mound, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar is a great little place on the Pacific Coast Hwy in Encinitas. It's healthy menu lists fresh, well prepared foods ordered casually at the counter and brought to your table or booth. Help yourself to fresh drinking water if you prefer not to purchase one of their many beverages. They were happy to make... More

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Carlsbad, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We decided to have brunch this past Sunday and were surprised to find more choices on the menu than expected. It ranged from vegetarian to adding protein such as tofu, chicken or fish. My daughter loved the "Turger", turkey burger with cheese. The blackened chicken salad was delicious. The tofu egg scramble did require some salsa, however. The shakes were... More

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Menifee
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91 reviews 91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The food here is always delicious and different. The smoothies are made with no added sweeteners, just juice and fruit. We sat outside this time and enjoyed people watching.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

If you're trying to eat healthy, the choices don't need to be boring if you come here. They have stuff you'll want to try and you'll feel virtuous while enjoying the food. Plus there's an air of exoticness to the place. Great for yourselves or to share with out-of-town guests.

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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great food and lovely atmosphere in Encinitas. Can't go wrong with this lunch spot! Dine in or dine out.

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Reno, Nevada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Went here on a lark after enjoying a day at the botanic garden. The only think we had pointing us was a hankering for a good fresh California salad, so yelp pointed us here. A bit of a wait in line, but clearly because this is the most popular place for miles. I had a gorgeous tuna salad, shared a... More

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