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“Lots of choices including vegan and other healthy options”

Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar
Ranked #3 of 19 Quick Bites in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$9
Cuisines: Healthy
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast
Description: 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
Reviewed 1 July 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
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Reviewed 13 June 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 agreed we won't be back again.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 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 plenty of daily specials, plus pastries and desserts, oh their desserts! Enjoy!

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

What a fantastic menu for everyone's taste. All organic and GMO. They should expand to other cities since it's so wonderful .

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank normaredk
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Small, casual cafe. Fresh and organic ingredients and they’ll put together a salad preference for you that isn’t on the menu. Located on Pacific Coast Highway not far from either Moonlight or Swami’s beaches, bars, shops, etc.

Date of visit: March 2018
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