Respond to Review of CLOSED: Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar
by johanna~Lotus Cafe
Review: 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 * * * * * * My husband and i, who are the owners of Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar, have been long-time vegetarians (18+ years). We wanted to create a place where vegans, vegetarians, and my own family (who is not vegetarian) could come and happily share a meal together. Lotus Cafe is dedicated to serving fresh, natural, healthy food at affordable prices, prepared with love, simplicity, and a joyful heart. Our ingredients are sourced with care and are always natural. We use local produce; certain things on the menu are always organic, others are as cost permits. Items that are not certified organic have been grown as cleanly as possible; (i.e. some farmers grow organically but can't afford the certification process). We bake our vegan cupcakes in-house fresh every morning; and always have two homemade soups every day: one is always vegan, the other is always vegetarian. Everything on the menu is clearly marked with icons to note which items are vegan, strict vegetarian, vegetarian and/or gluten-free. Our menu can be previewed on our website: www.lotuscafeandjuicebar.com. We have a wide range of offerings: soups, appetizers, a children's menu, salads with organic lettuce, and entrees. Our juice bar squeezes fresh organic carrot juice, organic veggie juice, and fresh organic wheatgrass shots. The juice bar also offers a wide selection of fruit smoothies, made with fruit juice and fruit only (no ice, water, or fillers), and also milk shakes that can be made vegan using soy milk and soy ice cream.