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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“salads” (16 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 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch, and it was a great find. The restaurant specializes in healthy food options and they do a terrific job making everything attractive and tasty.

Thank Rhristou
Reviewed 1 week ago

For those pursuing a healthy diet, Lotus Cafe is the spot. Lots of healthy options to choose from and is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Thank H5758OPchris
johanna w, General Manager at Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed and shared your Lotus Café experience. Hope you come back soon.

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Want some healthy wholesome food choices and fresh soups, come here. Locals favorite! Nice clean restaurant with nice young staff that turn out good quality plates with a healthy twist. Reasonably priced good high quality food. Great salads with lots of protein add ons. Nice...More

Thank Tattalat
Reviewed 25 May 2017

There is a large and extensive menu. Admittedly, I am not drawn to 'healthy" food but they have done a nice job of presenting a wide variety of flavorful meals. Salads, burgers, sandwiches, soup, tacos. I would say this is a breakfast, lunch or brunch...More

Thank Carrie F
johanna w, General Manager at Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so glad that you enjoyed your Lotus Cafe experience! Thank you for your very detailed review and description of our menu & restaurant! :-)

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Visiting San Diego so went with my sisters family to the Lotus as she had been there once before. Arrived early on a Sunday morning for breakfast and everything we ordered was either burnt or cold. Also all the food came separately on small plates...More

Thank Eatoutgirl
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I've eaten at this restaurant at least a dozen times. The biggest advantage of this restaurant is that they have a huge menu selection. There's something for everyone. Plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options, plus seafood and chicken. However, the chicken is not organic as...More

Thank S D
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Freshly squeezed organic juice, salads and healthy good food to enjoy on patio. Since breakfast was what I wanted, had granola fruit and dragon fruit plate. Yummy and healthy!!

Thank momentobello
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Driven by 100's of times, but my kids and I went today for the first time. Excellent food, great value. Kid loved the fish tacos, and my veggie food was a awesome. Will def come back soon

Thank ltarmo5
Reviewed 22 February 2017 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...More

Thank cbpilot
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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...More

Thank kathleens924
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$9
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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