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“Exotic and unique health food that tastes good and is fun.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar

Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar
Ranked #16 of 295 Restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$9
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Healthy
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Encinitas, California
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193 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Exotic and unique health food that tastes good and is fun.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

If you're trying to eat healthy, the choices don't need to be boring if you come here. They have stuff you'll want to try and you'll feel virtuous while enjoying the food. Plus there's an air of exoticness to the place. Great for yourselves or to share with out-of-town guests.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Vegetarian Delights”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Great food and lovely atmosphere in Encinitas. Can't go wrong with this lunch spot! Dine in or dine out.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Victoria M
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Reno, Nevada
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213 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“fresh, tasty, fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

Went here on a lark after enjoying a day at the botanic garden. The only think we had pointing us was a hankering for a good fresh California salad, so yelp pointed us here. A bit of a wait in line, but clearly because this is the most popular place for miles. I had a gorgeous tuna salad, shared a huge cobb with hubby, who also had a burrito. My sister had a delicious juevos rancheros - they serve breakfast all day. I have to say this is some of the most delicious, freshest food I've had in a long time! Portions nice large size and prices very fair. We are pretty straight forward in our ordering but I heard people ordering in front of us and they are very good about letting you customize the order. And lots of options for veggies and vegans. I would eat here again in a second!

Visited April 2014
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Thank Sharon W
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Vancouver, Canada
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344 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Is it too much to ask? why does healthy vegetarian food have no taste?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

In India where vegetarian cuisine reigns you would never leave a meal saying; now that was bland. Indian food bursts with a kaleidoscope of flavours. The Lotus Cafe presents a pleasant atmosphere; guests are served fresh food by enthusiastic staff; the crowd is friendly and local. The only problem is that the food is as bland as a hospital cafeteria. I assured my wife that by eating this fare we would live longer. She retorted, without missing a beat, that there has to be a better way.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lloyd B
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Torekov, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Amazing salads”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

After days road tripping from San Francisco and eating a lot of crap food on the road. It was amazing coming to Lotus and have some healthy good food again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LinnLundgren
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