From 2011: Each cup at Lotus is packed with a dose of good health. Try the lavender-infused green Happy Tea for a dose of tranquility and relaxation. Or kick back with a cup of Anji White to boost your immune system.
From 2013: Chef Ryan Sulikowski and his crew are proof that innovation can exist without complexity. Each locally sourced offering bursts with incomparable flavors, unique to their time and place. Recent standouts include basil-cured scallops with raw honey, beet-and-celery salad with peanut-butter powder and candied ginger French toast with salt-and-pepper ice cream.
Best Female Restaurateur, Courtney Rozsas, 2014: Courtney Rozsas marries her expertise in biology with a passion for healthy food inspired by her travels in Southeast Asia. Aside from its conscientiously prepared dishes, the menu features nearly a dozen varieties of tea.
From 2015: Executive chef Ryan Sulikowski’s ever-changing roster of sophisticated, seasonally inspired desserts puts his culinary-school training in the art of pastry front and center at this boundary-pushing gem. Recent masterpieces have included flourless chocolate cake graced with mint crème, menthol, dehydrated chocolate mousse, mint glass, and chocolate marshmallow ice cream.
Best Unique Coffee Drink 2016: Coffee, tea—or both? Stop into this charming modern eatery and sample this all-organic hybrid brimming with tea’s antioxidants and coffee’s more pronounced caffeine jolt.
Best Restaurant, Readers' 2016