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Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar

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765 South Coast Highway 101, In the Lumberyard Shopping Center, Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-479-1977
08:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 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 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 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 

Thank Computernana
St. Thomas
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225 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Val, Chloe & I stopped in for breakfast and I tried the huevos rancheros and was so happy I did. It was delicious! Chloe stuck with oatmeal and finished it up. Val tried an omelet and said it was overcooked and without the onion so 2 out of 3 is not bad thus the three stars.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Vegan pancakes were so dry and weirdly bitter. I'm big on vegan cooking/baking and that was not my fave.

Thank Anita P
Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Loved it! Loved the menu - lots of vegan and veg choices for those who would prefer vegetation. The food quality was definitely very good, the juices fresh and the taste of the food delectable. There was a choice of outside seating which was great. Definitely highly revommended

Thank Alka A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I can eat at Lotus everyday if possible. We love to meet our friends and sit and talk while enjoying a healthy meal.

Thank loric386

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 765 South Coast Highway 101, In the Lumberyard Shopping Center, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • 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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