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Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar

765 S Coast Highway 101, In the Lumberyard Shopping Center, Encinitas, CA 92024-4451
+1 760-479-1977
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“tofu scramble” (4 reviews)
“salad” (32 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
765 S Coast Highway 101, In the Lumberyard Shopping Center, Encinitas, CA 92024-4451
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s always a joy when there’s more than one GF option and this place was just that. I went for a juice and chicken taco both of which were tasty. The chicken was a little dry but overall a thumbs up from me. I’d like...More

Thank Doob M
Reviewed June 30, 2018

The food and prices were good. I got a tofu scramble. It was good but the others in my group got even better dishes -- including a tofu over rice dish with black beans.

Thank CloseToPacific
Reviewed June 13, 2018

We came here on a recommendation from another person. We struggled to understand the people behind the counter (english not their first language) and then the food wasn't great by any means. Even the wife who really enjoys organic food wasn't impressed at all. Both...More

Thank HypnoWarrior
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

I'm not a vegetarian my any means, but I really enjoy vegetarian meals and vegetarian options that aren't always salads, though the salads here are bomb! Their pasta dished and daily home made soups are my favorite, but the options are endless and they have...More

Thank Dany Z
Reviewed April 2, 2018

What a fantastic menu for everyone's taste. All organic and GMO. They should expand to other cities since it's so wonderful .

Thank normaredk
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Small, casual cafe. Fresh and organic ingredients and they’ll put together a salad preference for you that isn’t on the menu. Located on Pacific Coast Highway not far from either Moonlight or Swami’s beaches, bars, shops, etc.

Thank mlmound
Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

We went with friends who love an early dinner at 4p.m. Really too early for me. The restaurant was about 1/3 full. You look at a menu, then order at the counter. Personnel were friendly and able to,adjust orders to individual interests You receive a...More

Thank Computernana
Reviewed November 13, 2017

This place is lovely, great service, amazing food and the juice is even better. Great selection to make sure to satisfy even the picky ones. Try a desert- you won't regret that either!!

Thank Paradise K
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

Easy vegetarian and vegan options. Fast and affordable. Relaxed environment. Love to grab breakfast here when I’m in the area.

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed September 26, 2017

I am a vegetarian, a health food nut, and a foodie. I went into Lotus Cafe with high hopes. It's a pretty place. It's very clean, with helpful staff, and it is well organized. The menu looks good, except it is way too long --...More

Thank invertpaleo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$6 - $9
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 765 S Coast Highway 101, In the Lumberyard Shopping Center, Encinitas, CA 92024-4451
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-479-1977
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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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