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“Healthy family meal”

Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar
Ranked #14 of 300 Restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$9
Cuisines: Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner
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
Carlsbad, California
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Healthy family meal”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We decided to have brunch this past Sunday and were surprised to find more choices on the menu than expected. It ranged from vegetarian to adding protein such as tofu, chicken or fish. My daughter loved the "Turger", turkey burger with cheese. The blackened chicken salad was delicious. The tofu egg scramble did require some salsa, however. The shakes were delicious as was their organic coffee. We had some quality family time eating lunch outside enjoying the sunny weather. Will definitely go back to try other dishes.

  • Visited May 2014
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Murrieta, California
Level 6 Contributor
575 reviews
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“Great inside and out”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

The food here is always delicious and different. The smoothies are made with no added sweeteners, just juice and fruit. We sat outside this time and enjoyed people watching.

  • Visited May 2014
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Encinitas, California
Level 6 Contributor
202 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Exotic and unique health food that tastes good and is fun.”
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
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San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Vegetarian Delights”
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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Reno, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
223 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“fresh, tasty, fun”
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
Thank Sharon W
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