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$6 - $11
Cafe, American, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed December 13, 2021

I found the food to be pretty basic - a nonimaginative mix of a Western diner and Indian staple food. The service was fast, ambience (room) pleasant. WiFi. Probably not the place to have French toast in.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed July 4, 2021

Stood in line for more than 20 minutes for someone to take order. Person taking orders was on the phone the whole time and did not want to make eye contact or recognize anyone in line. Guys from the back would come out with orders...for delivery and not say anything to anyone. One worker would occasionally walk around and after saying something to him he finally opened another register to move the line. He was rude and didn’t care. So my family won’t be going back. Food was ok but nothing to talk about.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 25, 2021

Tofu eggs? Really? Actually the vegan tofu egg scramble is even better than their real scrambled egg breakfast. It's served with your choice of 2 veggies, a side of breakfast or sweet potatoes and vegan 'meat'.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed February 27, 2020

A pleasant surprise. This is one of many new additions to the area since I last lived in Encinitas, and I would have gone here frequently back in the day. The atmosphere is relaxed and quirky. The drinks are good, and the prices are fine....It is the laid-back sort of place I love about beach towns.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed February 21, 2020

After eating chicken enchiladas, both my husband and I had headaches and pressure in the head--both indications of the use of MSG. I called the manager, and he said they don't use MSG, but we didn't believe him. We are sensitive people, and something was...wrong with this meal. He did not offer us anything else, which we did not appreciate either. Think twice before eating here. Also, we spent $30 for 2 enchilada plates. Rather pricey!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 26, 2020

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...number with your order and the food delivered to your table. While you’re waiting for your food you pick up your utensils napkins dishes and water if you desire. My husband always liked the soups. he was not disappointed in the creamy spinach. soup. The grilled cheese that I had was good. Our friends had quesadillas and nachos salads. The menu has many vegan and gluten-free items for those that want to order. Nice place to enjoy a meal with friends.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

We had dinner here for the third time in 10 years, it was absolutely excellent, very reasonably priced compared to other restaurants in the area, very satisfied

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed August 7, 2019

We were staying nearby and walked to Lotus Cafe & Juice Bar one morning for breakfast. I think my only regret is that we only went once! The weather was perfect for eating outdoors so we sat in the back of the restaurant, outside. The...menu had a ton of vegetarian options and in the end I chose the Coconut French Toast. It's served with some beautifully ripe fresh fruit and I split an order of veggie sausage with my daughter. It was just delicious. My daughter returned for a smoothie the next day and was impressed by that too. I wish we had gotten back there because their menu was pretty impressive and the place had a nice vibe. Next time we make the SoCal trip, it's on the list!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

The food was fantastic! I loved the curry bowl and also the nachos. The atmosphere is very friendly.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 4, 2019

I'm not a vegan nor a vegetarian, so I approached the Lotus Cafe with trepidation when my wife suggested we eat dinner there. We were both pleasantly surprised by the variety of food on the menu, including plenty of items that meat-eaters can enjoy. Quality...food, clean environment, and fun eclectic place. We have been back twice, with friends too.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5