Happy Valentines from Cafe Lotus!

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Happy Valentines from Cafe Lotus!There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. – George Sand

Celebrate Valentines Day with your family and loved ones here at Cafe Lotus we features authentic, home-style Northern Indian cuisine prepared with organic ingredients and fresh spices. For reservations and inquiries call us at  (415) 457-7836 or contact us.

Happy Valentines from Cafe Lotus!


Cafe Lotus Pakoras

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Cafe Lotus PakoraPakora is one of the favorite snack or appetizer in India. It is mixed of garbanzo flour and spices, fried in oil to make them into amazing crispy pakoras and served with different sauces. Pakoras are best to served with cup of hot tea but also go well with cocktails or beer. The best thing about pakoras is that they are pretty fast to make if you need a tasty snack quick, you can use almost any vegetable for making these delicious pakoras.

Cafe Lotus offers different type of pakoras including Chicken Pakora (Gluten Free) organic chicken breast fried in home made garbanzo flour batter served with tamarin & mint sauce. Onion Pakoras (Vegan) onion fritters fried in mildly spiced garbanzo bean (besan) batter. Prawn Pakora (Gluten Free) jumbo prawns fried in home made garbanzo flour batter served with tamarin & mint sauce and Vegetable Pakora (Vegan/Gluten Free) cut mixed vegetables (baby spinach, baby potatoes, cauliflower) fried in garbanzo flour.

Visit us at 1912 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Fairfax to experience our delicious pakoras. For reservations please call us (415) 457 7836 or contact us.


Pacific Sun Best of Marin 2017 Readers’ Poll

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Pacific Sun Best of Marin 2017 Readers' Poll

Marin County is amazing! Thriving art, theater, film and music events, a great food scene, spectacular natural beauty, and much more.

We invite you to join the 2017 “Best of Marin” online readers’ poll. Tell us what you love about Marin County!

Happy voting!

Voting rules:

  • Complete at least 20 votes of the ballot for inclusion in the poll
  • Ballots are confidential, but you may be contacted to confirm your vote
  • Only one entry per person is permitted
  • Pacific Sun staff members, contributors, advertisers and their families may vote
  • Deadline for online ballots is February 28 at 5 PM.

Vote Here!


Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year

Hope the New Year fills your life with success, good luck & happiness. And may it be more prosperous than the previous one.

Celebrate the New Year with us here at Cafe Lotus. We are open on New Year, January 1, 2017.

Wish you a pleasant beautiful and wonderful New Year from Cafe Lotus!


Happy Holidays from Cafe Lotus!

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Happy Holidays from Cafe Lotus!

This season, may you be blessed with laughter, peace, and love.

Enjoy the Holiday Season with us here at Cafe Lotus.

Cafe Lotus is open on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016 and will be closed on December 25, 2016.

Happy Holidays from Cafe Lotus!


Happy Winter Solstice!

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Happy Winter Solstice

“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour. “-  John Boswell

December 21, 2016 is Winter Solstice the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Celebrate the changing of the season with us here at Cafe Lotus.

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Happy Winter Solstice from Cafe Lotus!


Surinder “Pal” Sroa just got the Pacific Sun HERO

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HeroZeroHero: While many of us prepared turkey and fixings for friends and family on Thanksgiving eve, Pal Sroa hosted the 12th annual free dinner for his neighbors.

For four hours, Lotus Cuisine of India in San Rafael and Café Lotus in Fairfax opened their doors and served a buffet of traditional Indian cuisine. Both restaurants were committed to feeding all who wanted a meal, so Sroa and his staff kept the food coming and never ran out.

Meg Tierney, who attended the Fairfax feast, was delighted with the wonderful food and Sroa’s generosity, which brought out the best in everyone. “This is our way of saying thank you to our community,” Sroa said. Well, Mr. Sroa, this is the community’s way of thanking you.

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Lotus mentioned in Marin IJ article!

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Marin Independent Journal

Cafe Lotus was also mentioned in another article from Marin IJ!

A 12-year Marin tradition continues with a free Thanksgiving eve meal at Lotus Cuisine of India at 704 Fourth St. in San Rafael and Cafe Lotus at 1912 Sir Francis Drake in Fairfax. Owner Surinder Sroa and his staff will dish out Indian specialties like chicken tikka masala, mixed veg fritters, nan and rice pudding from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 23. Reservations are not taken although they expect more than 1,000 patrons so a long line is expected. The restaurants will be closed for a needed rest on Thanksgiving Day.


A Time For Giving Thanks

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Happy Thanksgiving Day from Cafe Lotus!
It has been a tradition at the Lotus Family of Restaurants to give back to the community through hosting an annual FREE Thanksgiving Dinner. It’s our 12th year that Lotus Cuisine of India and Cafe Lotus open their restaurants and serve the community with free Indian buffet.

Happy Thanksgiving Day from Cafe Lotus!Come and join us at:
Lotus Cuisine of India – 704 4th St San Rafael (Tel: 415 456 5808)
Cafe Lotus – 1912 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Fairfax (Tel: 415 457 7836)

We make sure we’ll never run out of food, no matter how many people will turn up. This is our way of saying THANK YOU to our community.

Please help spread the word by forwarding this message to someone you know. Anyone who is homeless, needy, poor, or hungry is welcome to join us for a wonderful meal.

Come enjoy our healthy tasty Indian food FREE.

We will be collecting donations again for our local Marin Community Food Bank. We thank all of you who can donate for your generous support.

Cafe Lotus will be closed on November 24, 2016.

Pal Sroa, owner of the Lotus Family of Restaurants was featured on Abc7 News. You can watch the video here.

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” W. J. Cameron


Spring forward, Fall back!

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Spring Forward, Fall Back

What does that mean? It means Daylight Saving Time ends on November 6th and we “fall back” to normal time. It also means you get another hour in the day that night!

Daylight Saving Time is the practice of changing the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and changing them back again in the fall.

The time change officially takes place at 2 a.m., time changing is automatic for all digital devices such as smartphones, computers, tablets and others. But for analog clock users, you probably want to move it back for one hour before you go to sleep on Saturday or Sunday morning when you wake up.

Click here to learn more.

Our Locations

Cafe Lotus 1912 Sir Francis Drake, Fairfax Lotus Cuisine of India 704 Fourth Street, San Rafael Lotus Chaat 1559 4th Street, San Rafael Leila by the bay 1991 Railroad Ave, Hercules

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4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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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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For reservations please call us in the restaurant at tel 415 457 7836. Feel free to leave a message and we will call you back to confirm your reservation.
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