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Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar

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765 S Coast Highway 101, In the Lumberyard Shopping Center, Encinitas, CA 92024-4451
+1 760-479-1977
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was good, and had an amazing variety that could satisfy meat eaters and vegetarians alike. The atmosphere was excellent, with good places to sit both inside and outside on the porch. The only minor inconvenience is that you had to look at a menu and decide what you wanted while waiting in line, prior to reaching the cash... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to this cafe anytime we're in town. The staff is very nice and you can taste the love in everything they prepare. Simple, clean, healthy food with many vegan and gluten-free options. They make the best milkshakes I've ever had. Try the avocado heaven or roasted eggplant & red pepper sandwich. You won't be disappointed no matter what... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by just for drinks, but I wish we'd come for lunch! The menu was great, so many delicious things on offer. The drinks (ace smoothie and chocolate milkshake) were delicious and refreshing, made with love and good quality ingredients. It had a lovely, relaxing atmosphere and really friendly staff.

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Thank Bec C
Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

One of the highlights of visiting Encinitas is eating at the Lotus Café. Their menu offers numerous high quality, healthy options - I always find it hard to choose from so many delicious selections and always order an extra item to carry out for another meal. I especially like the Neptune fish tacos and the Salmon Sandwich. (grilled salmon with... More 

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Thank Linda W
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

An excellent choice for a vegan, vegetarian or poultry diners. Lots of salads, big menu. Nothing super creative, but good wholesome food. Four of us had vegan meals and one a turkey sandwich. Everybody was a first timer at Lotus Cafe. We were all happy with the meal. You order and pay at the counter. The meals are delivered to... More 

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Thank blibin
Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love Lotus Cafe. First off, I am a vegan. I love how many vegan options they have available. They also serve to non vegans, which makes lunches out with a mixed crowd a breeze. They have a large menu with many options, and breakfast too. Everything I have had was delicious, flavorful, and health conscious. The vibe there... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I found this cafe through Trip Advisor when I was filtering restaurants coming back from Legoland. My wife and I have nothing but good things to say. The staff was helpful and friendly and the food hit the spot. The lasagna was the best veggie lasagna I'd ever had and one of the best overall. The kids grilled cheese were... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

This restaurant is open and airy. They have anlarge selection of delicious healthy food. Everyone can find something they will really enjoy. You can eat inside or outside. You order at the cou ter and they bring your food to you. The portions are substantial, the food is very fresh and homemade. Very enjoyable experience.

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Thank pa s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I took my sister on a last minute drive to Encinitas to see Self Realization Temple, Meditation Gardens and Meditation Chapel on J. St. We got there from Los Angeles County about 3:30pm Saturday due to traffic. San Diego was hosting Yoga Journal Live in Hotel Del Coronado for 3 days and couldn't make it so we decided to go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We love their blackened salmon on any of their salads. Their soups are goid, and my favorite shake is the carrot with icecream which tastes like pumpkin

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$6 - $9
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Healthy
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
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
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

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