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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
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting San Diego so went with my sisters family to the Lotus as she had been there once before. Arrived early on a Sunday morning for breakfast and everything we ordered was either burnt or cold. Also all the food came separately on small plates so it all looked so unappetising and we had to ask for bigger plates so... More 

Thank Eatoutgirl
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

I've eaten at this restaurant at least a dozen times. The biggest advantage of this restaurant is that they have a huge menu selection. There's something for everyone. Plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options, plus seafood and chicken. However, the chicken is not organic as far as I know. The biggest downside to this restaurant is the food is prepared... More 

Thank S D
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

Freshly squeezed organic juice, salads and healthy good food to enjoy on patio. Since breakfast was what I wanted, had granola fruit and dragon fruit plate. Yummy and healthy!!

Thank momentobello
Carlsbad, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Driven by 100's of times, but my kids and I went today for the first time. Excellent food, great value. Kid loved the fish tacos, and my veggie food was a awesome. Will def come back soon

Thank ltarmo5
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a place that had vegan food for dinner and found this gem. The menu is huge with more choices than you could ever want. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff was friendly and helpful. Great place to stop in if you're anywhere near.

Thank cbpilot
West Nyack, New York
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017

wasn't expecting on how to place your order..... you look at the menu, go to the counter. order and they give you a number and you go sit and wait. It was great. no waiting for your waitress/waiter to bring the bill when finished. Food was delicious. I had the Acai Bowl with fresh fruit. LOVE THAT! everything fresh and... More 

Thank kathleens924
East Coast
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145 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017

This cafe was recommended by a friend. The food was fresh and delicious, lots of organic choices, good coffee and tea as well

Thank eastcoastbb
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

Each Sunday a group of friends meet for lunch at the Lotus Cafe. It is a very welcoming cafe. The service is friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is relaxed with many people meeting and talking to everyone. The menus has many delightful and tasty choices. The food is fresh and served with ample portions. Vegan choices are available too. I... More 

Thank KmmLaon
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
Reviewed January 25, 2017

My friend and I were looking for a great organic café and heard this was great. Wow! They were right! The staff were all very friendly and cooperative ... getting what we wanted was important to them. Food was perfect! We sat on a patio in wonderful California weather! Go before you get overly hungry; it's a popular place and... More 

Thank loveagoodnightssleep
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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233 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at Lotus Cafe before. You have to look at the menu and order at the counter. Once you have your number you gather your own silverware , napkins, condiments,etc and find your seating. Once seated a server will deliver your food. The food is healthy style. There are vegan offerings, salads, all day breakfast, stuffed potatoes, wraps,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $9
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
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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