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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“salad” (27 reviews)
“smoothie” (8 reviews)
“turkey burger” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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765 S Coast Highway 101, In the Lumberyard Shopping Center, Encinitas, CA 92024-4451
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 26 September 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
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Very good food in a nice location with great outdoor seating. Had the 3 egg omelette and a fruit smoothie. Prices are reasonable and I definitely liked the vibe of the restaurant.

Thank Jordan B
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This little cafe is such a nice place to sit and relax after shopping or taking a break from the routine of life in general. There are so many healthy choices to choose from such a freshly juiced drinks, soups, salads or sandwiches. I tried...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch, and it was a great find. The restaurant specializes in healthy food options and they do a terrific job making everything attractive and tasty.

Thank Rhristou
johanna w, Owner at Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks a lot! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you at Lotus again!

Reviewed 12 July 2017

For those pursuing a healthy diet, Lotus Cafe is the spot. Lots of healthy options to choose from and is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Thank H5758OPchris
johanna w, General Manager at Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thanks for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed and shared your Lotus Café experience. Hope you come back soon.

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Want some healthy wholesome food choices and fresh soups, come here. Locals favorite! Nice clean restaurant with nice young staff that turn out good quality plates with a healthy twist. Reasonably priced good high quality food. Great salads with lots of protein add ons. Nice...More

Thank Tattalat
Reviewed 25 May 2017

There is a large and extensive menu. Admittedly, I am not drawn to 'healthy" food but they have done a nice job of presenting a wide variety of flavorful meals. Salads, burgers, sandwiches, soup, tacos. I would say this is a breakfast, lunch or brunch...More

Thank Carrie F
johanna w, General Manager at Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

We're so glad that you enjoyed your Lotus Cafe experience! Thank you for your very detailed review and description of our menu & restaurant! :-)

Reviewed 21 May 2017

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...More

Thank Eatoutgirl
johanna w, Owner at Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

We're sorry to hear that you had a less than stellar experience! Your feedback is important to us, and so is your satisfaction. I wish that you had brought these issues to my, or another managers, attention so we could rectify it immediately. We hope...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$9
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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