Juice bar

Serves meat, vegan options available. A hidden gem at Zen Garden Market, Panama City Beach, Florida, with a mostly vegetarian menu in a serene garden setting. Beverages menu features smoothies, fresh juices, teas, tonics, exlirs, and coffee. Food menu features several small plates, breakfast, chips and salsa, falafel and pita, 2 sandwiches, and 2 hot plates. Non-veg items served are chicken and shrimp only. Open Mon-Sun 9:00am-4:00pm. Serves food from 9am

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54 Reviews

First Review by epiFURIOUS


Points +1383

11 Sep 2023

Great calm and peaceful vegan spot.

Amazing! Zen garden, yoga and great vegan food.
House-made vegan cheese
Combination tray of hummus, using pumpkin/sunflower seeds, seed cheese, chips, salsa & guac!
served with w/sliced apples



Points +32

29 Aug 2023

Incredibly delicious!

Lotus was our very first stop as soon as we reached PCB Friday before last. I found Lotus listed in the Happy Cow App. How exciting to find a menu filled with vegan & healthy goodness. This was my first experience with Lotus & now wish there was one in my town. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly & welcoming. The restaurant had a calming ambience. We were surrounded by gardens, water fountains & a koi pond. There were indoor seating & outdoor garden seating options.

All of the food exceeded my expectations.

The grilled house made veggie burger topped with sprouts, organic spring mix & veggies set the bar high for me. The chipotle sauce set it off with just the right kick. I don’t think I will be able to order veggie burgers anywhere else because they will never live up to Lotus’s. The potato salad was the best I’ve ever had. My husband (not vegan) enjoyed the sweet chili glazed salmon with zen slaw & potato salad. He was extremely satisfied & left nothing behind.

In addition to the cafe there is a juice bar loaded with healthy drink options, a small gift shop, as well as, a massage therapist on location.

If you’re ever visiting Panama City Beach, please treat yourselves at Lotus Cafe & Juice Bar. You will not be disappointed. Also, purchase a Lotus Cafe t-shirt. It’s so soft. I absolutely love mine. 💚🌱🪷

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-29

Pros: Vegan , Healthy, Calming atmosphere


Points +34

27 Aug 2023

Beautiful. Inviting. Vegan.

This is a must visit for plant based consuming people.

Great plant based options available. Staff is very profound, and helps you if you only like to eat vegan.

Try their own lemonade and cookies as well.

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-27

Pros: Great staff, Tasty vegan food, Beautiful surroundings


Points +245

13 Jul 2023

decent food but slow service

Lotus Cafe in Panama City Beach, Florida has many vegan options. I had the seeded cheese and the special, shiitake quinoa veggie burger with rosemary aioli. It was tasty enough, but my gf’s portobello cheesesteak sandwich was skimpy for the price and service was very slow.


Points +163

17 May 2023


The harvest bowl tasted amazing and was so filling! The tempeh curry was also wonderful.

Pros: Delicious food, Relaxing atmosphere , Friendly staff

Cons: Tight parking


Points +46

01 Apr 2023

Very yummy, so peaceful

A great find for lunch! Would give it 5/5 stars if I could, but they are not fully vegan/vegetarian. Delicious food and great atmosphere! The perfect place to sit and enjoy some peace and quiet, especially in such a touristy area. Went here 3 times in 3 days! Be careful when looking for their menu because there is a lotus cafe in California and they have a very similar menu!

Updated from previous review on 2023-04-01

Pros: Many great vegan options , Actually healthy options


Points +734

23 Mar 2023

Beautiful scenery

This was a lovely spot for lunch - we enjoyed the peaceful patio seating. My husband’s juice and salad was very good. I wasn’t a big fan of my curry bowl - it seemed to be missing some flavor, although I did enjoy how packed full of veggies it was.

Pros: Beautiful seating, Multiple veg options


Points +446

02 Dec 2022

Lovely lunch

What a delight. I met an omni friend for lunch and we were both happy. The veggie burger was great, as was the garden setting. The staff was also super friendly. Highly recommended.

Pros: Many vegan options, Reasonable price, Lovely vibe


Points +20

19 Sep 2022

Amazing food and wellness restaurant, love the vegan food, so healthy

I loved the vegan foods and juice bar

Pros: Amazing healthy foods


Points +42

12 Aug 2022

Delicious 🤤

This place is awesome!! The food is delicious and the vibe is great! Everyone was so friendly and they have a lot of vegan options! I will definitely be back!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Good vibes, Delicious food

Cons: None


Points +35

23 Jul 2022

Great ambiance

Delicious juice, smoothies with plant protein, veggie burger, sides, curries, and raw tacos

Pros: Raw options , Whole plant food options , Inexpensive


Points +15

20 May 2022

Peaceful little cafe

What a lovely peaceful little cafe! The smoothies are delicious and the staff are so nice! Will definitely go back!!


Points +46

19 Apr 2022

Love it here

I love this place so much. I keep wanting to try new things on the menu but I am currently obsessed with the kale avocado salad. I will try to remember to update as I get a chance to try different dishes.

Pros: Health conscious menu, Beautiful atmosphere


Points +1392

05 Apr 2022

Lunch and Garden

A lovely little cafe and garden. We had a flavorful lunch while sitting in the garden with our dogs. I had the curry bowl and hubby had the burger with the works. Both were awesome!! And a raw brownie to top it off

Pros: Tasty options, Beautiful garden to sit in(with our dogs), Great staff


Points +29

23 Mar 2022

Favorite spot in PCB!

There are lots of vegan options from apps to entrees and desserts. The staff is super friendly and helpful. This is the most charming and unique little cafe! Every meal here has been excellent.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Charming and welcoming atmosphere, Great outdoor seating

Cons: Limited indoor seating


Points +148

13 Mar 2022

Great vegan brunch!

There are not many options for vegans in this part of Florida, but this little gem hit the spot! I had the vegan breakfast burrito and a latte with coconut milk. Both were delicious! Ask for their homemade vegan cheese for some added zing!

Updated from previous review on 2022-03-13

Pros: Many vegan options, Delicious burritos, Yummy smoothies

Cons: None


Points +29

08 Mar 2022

Best vegan spot in Panama City

They have a large selection of smoothies and juices, also they have vegan options for breakfast and lunch. They serve meat and eggs as well which is nice to bring somebody who is not vegan. They have a beautiful outside space to sit. If you take your food to go it comes in compostable eco-friendly packaging.


Points +30

24 Jan 2022

Peaceful atmosphere & delicious food

Loved the calming natural atmosphere. Great coffee and we enjoyed the curry & veg wrap (especially because of the basaltic dressing…so refreshing). Super friendly staff.


Points +46

23 Jan 2022

Highly recommend!

They had a lot of great vegan options. The food was very fresh and amazing! The whole place was surrounded by a beautiful garden with ponds and falls. We loved it so much we ate there every day we were in PCB.

Pros: Lots of options and great food, Affordable, Great atmosphere


Points +297

25 Sep 2021

Amazing place to visit, sooo much seating.

Got a juice and the curry bowl. I think the bowl could use a little more salt, but otherwise two thumbs up. Staff was great!
From the parking to the cafe door is through a zen garden with seating areas, hammock etc. they have some kombucha and a few other small things like chocolate bars, otherwise it’s just food to order.

Pros: Outdoor seating is a must see :)


Points +64

13 Sep 2021

Amazing experience

Please go and go quickly. It’s beautiful.


Points +106

07 Aug 2021

Such a cool place!

It looks so cool in here and the service was amazing! I got the veggie burger “the works” in a wrap. So yummy!


Points +82

07 Aug 2021

Wow! What a cool place

The Zen Garden is such a unique spot - definitely worth checking out! We walked around and enjoyed the whole area, especially the pond with the turtles and fish. Lotus Cafe offered a ton of clearly labeled vegan options. I had an oat milk latte and the vegan quesadilla, which is served with vegan mozzarella. Our server recommended also adding their in-house seed cheese, which I did. It was very good! My mom got “the works” burger and also really enjoyed it. Highly recommend!!


Points +16

15 Jun 2021

Absolutely beautiful eating environment with inclusivity for everyone

Average price for a meal & a drink is around $15, not too shabby in a town full of tourist traps. This is an oasis hidden away from the hectic beach-town that is PCB, and the fact that it offers such delicious, nutritious, vegan-friendly cuisine is all the more reason one should stop by.


Points +1854

10 Jun 2021

Must-go for vegans in PCB

I wish I could give them five stars. They have amazing vegan options for breakfast and lunch. I've had their veggie burger, and it is so good. The gardens are beautiful. I would love to do yoga there some day.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Beautiful gardens


Points +89

01 Jun 2021

Zen Garden is Awesome

We were so happily surprised when we came here and noticed how many healthy smoothies and food options there were. Amazing staff and a beautiful garden where you can sit and enjoy your meal.

Pros: Lots of vegan, Peaceful Atmosphere, Lots of raw food options


Points +30

29 May 2021

So good!

My husband and I got the vegan burger with everything and one of the veggie Buddha bowls. Really fresh ingredients. I really don’t have anything bad to say about this place. Took a bit to get our food but with it being so fresh i understand. Lots of options and they have a breakfast menu so we will definitely be back. It is a bit expensive though.

Pros: Lord of vegan options , Fresh ingredients

Cons: A bit expensive

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