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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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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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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
Adorable place with vegan options!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
heathbarr
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Massachusetts
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Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
15 helpful votes 15 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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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Ashland, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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