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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“salads” (17 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
765 S Coast Highway 101, In the Lumberyard Shopping Center, Encinitas, CA 92024-4451
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Reviewed 14 October 2014

Since I was to be dining alone I wanted to be able to eat in peace so I found Lotus. The staff is friendly and the menu is definitely healthy. This is a great place for people with dietary restrictions. I ordered the Cobb with...More

Thank ShannonD71
Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

Just drove in for a snack to wait off the traffic on Friday afternoon and we did not expect that the food is really good! They have all day breakfast choices, sandwiches, soups and salads. They have vegan option too which based on the descriptions...More

Thank vanilla g
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Simple, homey, quality food and good coffee. If they could ban small children screaming and yelling and running wild I would be happier. Maybe they should have classes to train parents how to share a common space where people are relaxing. Hmmmmm. Way ugly

Thank Pookeygirl
Reviewed 2 September 2014

We went to Lotus Cafe a couple weekends ago with some friends while we were walking downtown Encinitas, I was pleasantly surprised with the menu and with how delicious everything was - it was impressive! You order at the counter and they bring your food...More

Thank MyCuppaJo
Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

On my 2 day stay my best friend brought me this place with my boys. I was hoocked instantly. Beautifyl location! Huge selection of helthy drinks and food. We did order chicken sandwich. Omg! It's just to die for! So fresh and delicious!

Thank Anastasia T
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Great menu , alot of choices for veggies or even meat eaters. Very comfortable dining area inside and outside, decent prices

Thank bw91344
Reviewed 22 July 2014

While eating here I have my 2nd turkey burger ever! I had the Beacons Beach Burger and it was pretty good but I still like a good burger. There is indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank 187travel
Reviewed 18 July 2014

This restaurant was on our to visit list while we spent the week in Encinitas. Nothing on the menu excited me, but I was willing to give it a try based on the other reviews. I would consider this restaurant to be a "new age"...More

Thank fleabane2
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Had lunch here today with a friend. We ordered the chapati salad, hummus (we substituted pita for fresh veggies) and coconut lentil soup. We dressed the salad with their tasty lemon herb dressing. The hummus was not smooth which was fine but it needed something...More

Thank SonomaGrass
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Have been back twice to The Lotus cafe. Once for lunch then for dinner. It's always interesting to try out their menu and have a smoothie. Everything we ate was fresh and tasty. It's a causal atmosphere with outdoor seating. You order at the counter...More

Thank gejaa
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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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