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New to Bioneers! A unique learning-and-play program for families with kids.

Bioneers FamilyFairJoin the country’s top nature-inspired education masters for all kinds of fun, including:

  • Green chemistry and biomimicry interactive learning activities, like how to make your own solar cell out of blackberries!
  • Aquarium of the Bay Mobile Lab’s touch tank with tide pool animals.
  • Musical performance and sing-along, hosted by Aaron Ableman, creator of the award winning children’s ecological musical “Pacha’s Pajamas.”
  • Butter making, a honeybee display and carnival games hosted by Organic Valley Family of Farms.
  • Nature walks: explore the local flora and fauna in the adjacent wetlands with Vida Verde and the Coastal Redwood
  • Biomimcry Institute, inspiring nature-based outdoor education programs that awaken curiosity and connection.
  • StoryDome, a mind-blowing immersive digital media space for telling new stories that evoke wonder and reverence
  • Free Bioneers Family Fair:


    The Lotus Family of Restaurants in Marin County has gone ALL ORGANIC!

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    Marin OrganicIn 2013 Lotus Cuisine of India restaurant in downtown San Rafael renovated with a state-of-the-art energy-efficient kitchen and environmentally-friendly appliances. Then Lotus became a certified Bay Area Green Business.

    The amazing Lotus menus got an eco-upgrade as well. We have added many more organic, healthy, local and non-GMO ingredients!

    Now we are excited to announce that All three Lotus restaurants have gone ALL ORGANIC!

    Check out some of the organic ingredients now used:

    Vegetable Oil / Canola Oil – is from a non-GMO verified project. Canola oil is low in calories and fat, this oil is not only heart friendly, but also contains omega-3 as well as omega-6.

    Soy Products (Soy Sauce, Tofu, Soy Oil) – we use organic tofu for all our soy products

    Zucchini or Crookneck Squash – we buy our supply from an organic farm in Watsonville near Santa Cruz.

    Sugar – we are sourcing organic sugar

    Honey – Lotus uses organic honey. There are many nutritional benefits we can get from honey and also a good source of natural sugar.

    Corn – We not use any corn GMO products.

    Eggs and dairy Products – all organic from Clover Farms

    Poultry – Lotus only uses natural and organic Chicken

    Meat – our meat source is from Fulton Valley Farms. We also do not use any beef.

    Produce – fresh and organic produce is from West Coast Produce in Oakland

    Lotus Cuisine of India has now achieved over 80% certified organic. Over 25% of our ingredients are now Non-GMO certified or sustainable.

    We are also a member of MARIN ORGANIC in order to support local organic farmers.

    If you have any suggestions how we can use even better quality ingredients please let us know!


    Cafe Lotus Patio Grand Opening

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    Fairfax Chamber Mixer and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Outdoor PatioThe long and eagerly awaited OUTDOOR PATIO at Cafe Lotus in Fairfax will be officially dedicated on Tuesday, September 29th by the mayor of Fairfax. This outdoor space will more than double the seating capacity of Cafe Lotus.

    The grand opening will include a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 5:00 pm – Cafe Lotus Outdoor Patio5:30 pm with special guest Honorable Mayor Barbara Coler followed by a Fairfax Chamber Mixer at 5:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m.  Speaker will be County Supervisor Katie Rice. Cost of $12 will be charge which includes one glass of wine or beer plus appetizer.

    Cafe Lotus is proud to be a member of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit organization that supports the business community of Fairfax, CA.

    Cafe Lotus PatioCafé Lotus is an organic Indian cafe and restaurant and one of three Indian restaurants in Marin County belonging to the Lotus Family of Restaurants. The other two are Lotus Cuisine of India and Lotus Chaat and Spices, both of which are in San Rafael.

    Located on 1912 Sir Francis Drake Blvd in downtown Fairfax, Cafe Lotus has been voted Best Indian Restaurant in Marin County several years in a row and is rated by Zagat as well.

    Cafe Lotus

    1912 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

    Fairfax, CA 94930

    Tel (415) 457-7836.




    26TH Annual National Bioneers Conference

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    26th Annual Bioneers ConferenceThe Lotus Family of restaurants is proud to be an official Bioneers Conference Sponsor which they have been doing for many years now.

    We invite you all to attend from October 16th – 18th at the Marin Center in North San Rafael, CA

    For decades the National Bioneers Conference has connected thousands of people with practical, visionary solutions for humanity’s most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    Join the “Revolution from the Hearth of Nature”. Listen to the mind-bending kaleidoscope of visionary leaders and innovators across a diverse range of domain, from climate leadership and grassroots democracy technologies to restorative justice and arts and social change.

    Attention Bioneers Attendees! When you eat at Lotus you get 15% off your meal.



    Leila By The Bay New Website

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    Recently we introduced you to a very unique restaurant in the East Bay:Leila By The Bay in Hercules, CA.

    Leila By The Bay California cuisine

    Now we’re excited to share their new website with you. It has all the menu items and plenty of pretty photos to show you why Leila By The Bay is such a great destination.

    Have a look at the new website:



    Lotus Gift Cards at Costco

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    Lotus Gift Card at CostCoAttention Marin County Costco Shoppers!

    Look what awaits you when you shop at Costco:

    A whole rack of Lotus Gift Cards!

    These are valid at all of our three Marin County Indian restaurants.

    Buy one for yourself, your family or for a friend. You’ll save money and have a great meal.


    Cafe Lotus New Gallery

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    cafe lotus photo galleryWe just added a mouth watering GALLERY to our website : http://cafelotusfairfax.com/about-us/gallery/

    Have a look, tell us what you think, and please send us your favorite Lotus photos and videos!

    Warning: looking at this gallery may cause the sudden urge to eat tasty Indian food.


    Cafe Lotus Won as Runner Up

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    Pacific Sun Best of Marin 2015We would like to thank everyone who supported and making us 2nd Runner up in the recent Pacific Sun Best of Marin in Catergory INDIAN RESTAURANT for 2015

    And congratulation to our sister restaurant, Lotus Cuisine of India for winning the Best of Marin, best Indian Restaurant for 2015

    “When you need to satisfy that irresistible craving for Indian food, jump on your elephant and head for Lotus Cuisine of India in San Rafael. Owner Surinder “Pal” Sroa and his family members share the exotic recipes and spices of India that they grew up with, in a charming and cozy setting with Indian decor. They have received lots of accolades over the years, and are even ZAGAT-rated. In 2013, they completely renovated the place and are now a certified green business serving the finest organic Indian food. Sroa also strongly believes in giving back to the community. Every Thanksgiving, they serve free dinners to anyone who shows up. Last year they served more than 1,000 dinners. “This is very good for your karma,” Sroa says. It’s a tradition he learned from his parents.”

    Thank you for all our supporters!



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    SCHEDULED WEBSITE MAINTENANCEPlease note that maintenance work is scheduled by our website host on Wednesday July 29, 2015, between the hours of 2 PM and Midnight.

    Our website may not be available during those hours. This maintenance work should only take a few hours but may be extended the whole timeframe.

    Take out orders may be placed via phone during this time.

    We thank you for your understanding.


    San Rafael Rocks Block Party

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    San Rafael Block Party
    On July 11, 2015, a fabulous Block Party will be held in downtown San Rafael, 11am – 7pm, featuring Rock Art by the Bay.

    We’ll be partying on 4th Street (between C and E) and lots of musicians will jam out to celebrate Jerry Garcia and the 50th anniversary of his music with the Grateful Dead.

    Free and open to the public!

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    Cafe Lotus
    Organic Indian Cafe

    1912 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
    Fairfax, CA 94930

    Tel (415) 457-7836
    Fax (415) 457-7946

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