Dear Hillcrest Friends, We have loved getting to know all of you and serving you these past 18 months! We are so sorry to be closing this location and we will miss all of you! Please visit us at our Encinitas location: Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar 765 South Coast Highway 101 (in the Lumberyard) Encinitas, California 92024 (760) 479-1977 We are open in Encinitas 7 days a week, 9:00am - 9:00pm. Gift cards from the Hillcrest location can be used at our Encinitas location. We will be waiting for you with smiles on our faces and arms wide open! Love and Blessings, Carl and Johanna Wright and the Lotus Cafe Staff
Good GF options
this place is awesome! specific gluten free items noted on the menu. gluten free and vegan choices available. i have not just gluten but corn and nut allergies and the lady that took my order was very patient. they validate for the parking structure. prices are totally reasonable. serving sizes are generous!
Lotus is a favorite of mine, since it has such an extensive menu for whatever you're in the mood for (breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, smoothies, coffee...). We've had a couple instances where staff didn't seem knowledgeable about gluten, but they always double-check with the chef/cooks, who definitely know their stuff. I think Lotus has the best acai bowls and gluten-free pancakes!
Good gf selection and knowledge but frankly the food is pretty terrible. I keep wanting the place to better than it is but after eating here twice, its just not worth it. Everything lacks seasoning and spice. If you want paleo, vegab or raw food, they have it. Nice staff, just wish the food was better.
Love the options here! Their labeling system is extensive and the menu is giant. Most items I've ordered are good. It's nothing fancy but there are many healthy and gf options. Their lotus salad is really good. They have gf bread now so most sandwiches can also be gf, so that opens up a bunch more options. In my experience their gf deserts are not good.