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Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 67
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
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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
Pleasant family dinner

I took 4 grandchildren age 10-19 for dinner. They recently found out that I do reviews on Trip Advisor and looked me up to read them. So tonight I ask them to rate their experience. I loved my eggplant sandwich. The 10 year old said his pasta was yummy, but the garlic bread was not as good as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Computernana
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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149 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I took 4 grandchildren age 10-19 for dinner. They recently found out that I do reviews on Trip Advisor and looked me up to read them. So tonight I ask them to rate their experience. I loved my eggplant sandwich. The 10 year old said his pasta was yummy, but the garlic bread was not as good as his moms.... More 

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Thank Computernana
Lawndale
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by for breakfast on Saturday morning. As we were standing in line, I quickly glanced at TripAdvisor and was strongly encouraged by the rating. The excitement was short lived. The counter service person seemed to have little interest in customer engagement. She struggled to find the register button that would match the type of preparation of the egg... More 

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Thank LifesaSnap
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Delicious and healthy selections with prompt and friendly wait staff. We visit the cafe every Sunday with many friends after our church service.

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Thank KmmLaon
Level Contributor
35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I'm vegetarian, and I loved this place. Usually I don't find many options to eat, but this place has plenty of them!!! Food was delicious and very healthy! Definitely will go back again when in Encinitas. :)

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Thank Amarianir
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The food is excellent here! Wow, what a great surprise! Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian, they have it all. Food was excellent! Staff very friendly!

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Thank RobertP999127
Novato, California
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Went there for lunch. The food was of course vegetarian mostly, but there were other foods available as well. Three in our party had the salmon sandwich special, and I had a delicious salad. All left satisfied. Good place to eat in Encinitas. I look forward to eating there again.

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Thank Michael H
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I absolutely love this place!! I went there everyday for the week that I was there on a business trip. Delicious healthy food. Lots of varieties for food and juices. Cannot wait to go back!

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Thank PersianG48
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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Thank NDakotaTransplant
Phoenix, Arizona
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165 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank PhxDogMom
Oceanside, California
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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: Vegetarian, Healthy, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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?