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Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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VEGETARIAN ENTREES‎
$8.45
Sauteed organic tofu $+1.50
Grilled chicken $+1.50
Small side salad $+2.95
Encinitas Veggie Grill
Fresh seasonal vegetables grilled with balsamic vinaigrette marinade served over short grain organic brown rice.
$8.45
Small side salad $+2.95
Nourishing Natural
Fresh seasonal vegetables steamed, served over short grain organic brown rice with tahini-ginger sauce
$7.95
Small side salad $+2.95
Veggie Stuffed Spud
Baked potato topped with steamed veggies, herb butter and cheddar cheese or tahini ginger sauce. Also sub tahini sauce with Tofu Dill
$8.45
Small side salad $+2.95
Spirit's Path Platter
Corn bread with pinto beans, rice, steamed vegetables, butter and cheddar cheese
$8.45
Small side salad $+2.95
Tempting Tamale
Corn, green chiles, pinto beans, ground peanut and garlic wrapped in corn masa with ranchero sauce and sour cream with rice and black beans. With salad garnish.
$7.95
Small side salad $+2.95
Yogi Bliss
Organic tofu sauteed in ginger-soy sauce, with short grain organic brown rice. Salad garnish.
$8.75
Sauteed organic tofu $+1.20
Small side salad $+2.95
Veggie Stir Fry
Fresh‎ seasonal veggies stir fried in a ginger-soy sauce served over organic brown rice
$8.95
Small side salad $+2.95
Nirvana Burrito
Sauteed veggies, pinto beans and organic rice wrapped in a whole wheat chapati topped with ranchero sauce, cheese sour cream and guacamole. With salad garnish. Sub soy cheese, omit sour cream Sub soy cheese.
$8.95
Small side salad $+2.95
Black Bean Enchiladas
Corn tortillas stuffed with black beans, rice and cheese with mild enchilada sauce, sour cream and guacamole. With salad garnish.Sub soy cheese, omit sour cream
$8.75
Small side salad $+2.95
Stuffed Veggie Quesadilla
Whole wheat chapati stuffed with sauteed veggies and cheese, topped with guacamole, salsa and sour cream. With salad garnish. Sub soy cheese, omit
FISH & CHICKEN‎
Add a small side salad to any entree
$8.75
Small side salad $+ 2.95
Chicken-Stuffed Spud
Baked potato stuffed with chicken in ranchero sauce topped with sour cream and guacamole. With salad garnish.
$8.95
Small side salad $+ 2.95
Chicken Enchiladas
Corn tortillas stuffed with ranchero chicken, black beans, organic rice, and cheese topped with mild enchilada sauce, sour cream and guacamole. With salad garnish
$8.95
Small side salad $+ 2.95
Carlsbad Quesadilla
Whole‎ wheat chapati stuffed with ranchero chicken and cheese, topped with salsa, sour cream and guacamole. With salad garnish
$8.95
Small side salad $+ 2.95
Escondido Burrito
Chicken in ranchero sauce, pinto beans and organic rice in a whole wheat chapati topped with ranchero sauce, cheese, guacamole, and sour cream. With salad garnish.
$7.95
Beans and rice $+1.50
Small side salad $+ 2.95
Chicken Tacos
Chicken in a mild taco sauce on corn tortillas with cheese topped with shredded lettuce and sprouts. With chips and salsa. Sub mock chicken and soy cheese
$8.75
Beans and rice $+1.50
Small side salad $+ 2.95
Neptune Fish Tacos
Fish fillet sauteed in chunky salsa on corn tortillas with cheese, shredded carrot cabbage and lime With chips and salsa
$9.95
Small side salad $+ 2.95
Mt. Palomar Stir Fry
Grilled chicken stir fried with fresh seasonal vegetables in a ginger-soy sauce served over organic brown rice. Sub steamed veggies for Sub mock chicken
BEVERAGES‎
12 Oz $2.95
16 Oz $3.75
Carrot
12 Oz $3.95
16 Oz $4.50
Veggie
Carrot, beet and celery
12 Oz $2.50
16 Oz $3.25
Organic Apple
12 Oz $2.50
16 Oz $3.25
Orange
12 Oz $2.50
16 Oz $3.25
Peach
12 Oz $2.50
16 Oz $3.25
Organic Lemonade
12 Oz $2.50
16 Oz $3.25
Papaya
12 Oz $2.50
16 Oz $3.25
Pineapple-Coconut
$1.25 Per oz
Wheat Grass
COFFEE & TEA‎
$1.75
Organic Lotus Coffee
$1.50
Organic Hot Tea
$1.95
Chai Tea
$1.95
Hot Chocolate
$1.50
Passion Fruit Iced Tea
SHAKES‎
Topped with whipped cream
$3.75
Soy shakes upon request $+1.00
Vanilla
Vanilla extract, vanilla ice cream, milk.
$3.75
Soy shakes upon request $+1.00
Chocolate
Chocolate syrup, vanilla ice cream, milk.
$3.95
Soy shakes upon request $+1.00
Pineapple-Coconut
Pineapples, vanilla ice cream, pineapple coconut juice
$3.95
Soy shakes upon request $+1.00
Orange
Orange juice, vanilla ice cream
$3.95
Soy shakes upon request $+1.00
Blueberry
Blueberries, vanilla ice cream, milk.
$3.95
Soy shakes upon request $+1.00
Swami’s Carrot
Organic carrot juice, vanilla ice cream cinnamon and nutmeg.
$3.95
Soy shakes upon request $+1.00
Peanut Butter
Peanut butter, vanilla ice cream, milk
$3.95
Soy shakes upon request $+1.00
Espresso
Espresso, vanilla ice cream, milk
SMOOTHIES‎
Frozen blended drinks made with fruit and fruit juice only No ice, sherbet or fillers
$3.95
Strawberry Banana Boost
Strawberry, banana, organic apple juice
$3.95
Peach - Ananda
Peach, banana, peach juice
$3.95
Blu Arcturian
Blueberry, banana, organic Apple juice
$3.95
Coc - Aloha
Pineapple, banana, pineapple-coconut juice
$3.95
Tropical Calm
Pineapple, banana, papaya juice
$3.95
Strawberry Soother
Strawberry, peach, banana, peach juice
$3.95
Peacha Colada
Peach, pineapple, pineapple-coconut juice
$3.95
Purple Prana
Blueberry, banana, Papaya juice
$3.95
Blissful Bella
Strawberry, blueberry, organic apple juice
DESSERTS‎
$2.25
Vanilla Ice Cream, Cup
$2.75
Vanilla Soy Ice Cream, Cup
APPETIZERS‎
Our Menu offers options for many dietary preferences. Use these Icons to find items that fit your needs
Cup $2.95
Bowl $3.95
Natural Homemade Soups
Made fresh in our kitchen every morning with Love. Served with 8-grain bread One soup is always vegan and one is usually gluten free! Sub tortillas
Cup $3.75
Bowl $4.75
Hearty Vegetarian Chili
Cheddar cheese and fresh onion on top with a side of corn bread and honey butter Sub soy cheese, sub tortillas
$5.50
Humble Hummus And Pita
Tasty spread made of ground garbanzo, sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon and garlic, served with wedges of whole wheat pita bread
$5.50
Cardiff Quesadillas
Whole wheat chapati grilled with jack and cheddar cheese and topped with sour cream guacamole, and salsa.*Sub soy cheese.
$5.95
Guacamole With Chips
Avocado dip served with blue corn chips and salsa
$7.95
Nachos Grande
Organic blue corn chips topped with black beans, organic brown rice, olives, red onions, cheese, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream Sub soy cheese.
$5.50
Nachos Chiquitos
Organic blue corn chips topped with cheese sour cream salsa, and guacamole.Sub soy cheese, omit sour cream
$4.50
Chips And Salsa
Organic blue corn chips and homemade salsa
LOTUS FOR LITTLE ONES‎
Served with organic blue corn chips and salsa
$3.95
Kiddie Quesadilla
Whole wheat chapati filled with jack and cheddar cheese Sub soy cheese
$3.95
Indigo Child s Wrap
Whole wheat chapati folded over pinto beans and cheddar cheese.Sub soy cheese .
$3.50
Kiddie Grilled Cheese
On crust less 8-grain bread with jack and cheddar cheese. Sub soy cheese
$3.50
P B and Honey or Jam
On crust less 8-grain bread with crunchy peanut butter and honey or jam.
$4.75
Kiddie Pasta
Chef’s pasta of the day tossed with butter and Parmesan cheese
$3.95
Little One’s Taco
Chicken or tempeh in a mild red sauce on a corn tortilla with cheese choose chicken Choose Tempeh, or mock chicken, sub soy cheese
$4.95
Top Dog
A tofu hot dog on a whole wheat bun with your choice of mustard, onions, ketchup and relish Sub chapati
ALL-DAY BREAKFAST‎
$7.95
Huevos Rancheros
Two free-range eggs on a corn tortilla, topped with homemade ranchero sauce, cilantro, and jack cheese. Served with organic rice, beans, guacamole and sour cream
$6.95
Two Eggs As-You-Like
Two free-range eggs with home fries grilled with sauteed bell peppers and green onion. Served with 8-grain toast and jam
$6.95
Acai Bowl
Organic acai blended with apple juice or soy, blueberries and banana; topped with fresh fruit, coconut, granola and honey.
$7.95
Three Egg Omelet
Three free-range egg omelet with jack and cheddar cheese and 2 veggies of your choice with home fries. Served with 8-grain toast and jam . Veggie choices: mushroom, spinach, bell pepper, tomato, broccoli, red onion
About
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;
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $9
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, American, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lotus has an excellent menu, freshly prepared food and a great, friendly atmosphere. Instead of table orders, you browse one of the menus when you enter and order at the counter. Tip: be sure to check out the specials and desserts on the chalkboard...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Michael K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My customer has a very restricted vegan diet. He was very happy to see a number of options. He had the stir fry, I had the Bean enchiladas. Both were terrific.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank George W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I came here for dinner two weeks ago after the recommendation of a friend. The staff here at Lotus Cafe & Juice Bar are AWESOME!!! Yes, I said that... AWESOME!!! The food is extremely good and what I really liked was that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SirJanos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first trip to California has not disappointed!! We've dined at this particular restaurant twice since my arrival....the food is fabulous!! Very fresh and distinctively appealing to the eye....I love this place!!!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mummarocks2
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Best place for breakfast, lunch or dinner after your surfing session at Swami's. Huge selection from vegan to meat with health ingredients. Lovely atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank surfynomads
Reviewed December 9, 2018

For starters, breakfast is served all day and looks amazing. We ordered lunch this time but plan to try breakfast next time. The menu has so many choices that it takes quite a while to decide what to order! The Lotus burger is simple but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 2Weevils
Reviewed August 6, 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank doobm
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.

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Dany92118
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