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Mother's Cafe & Garden

#169 of 3,054 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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4215 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751-4341
+1 512-451-3994
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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springfield, Missouri, USA
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I ate dinner at Mother's while vacationing in Austin, based on a tip from a local bartender while I was inquiring about places with a good deal of vegetarian options. Upon arriving to Mother's, my girlfriend was so incredibly pleased to realize we were eating dinner where everything was at least vegetarian, if not vegan. I was... More 

Thank toddgak
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a first time visitor to mother's I can honestly say will not be my last. They start you off with chips and salsa which has a hint of spice to it. We then had the limeade which was very refreshing. Keep in mind everything tastes homemade. We ordered the veggie burger and 😮 it was the best burger I've... More 

Thank Thida T
Portland, Tennessee
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Loved our meal at Mother's Cafe. My husband got the Enchiladas Verdes and I got a portobello sandwich and soup. We couldn't have been happier with our delicious lunch! Our server also provided friendly service. We look forward to eating here again as we travel through Austin.

Thank Lois B
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I had a late breakfast here yesterday. Service was attentive but not obtrusive, and they were busy! My Migas (scrambled eggs, onions, mild jalapeños, cheese, and tortilla strips), served with your choice of green or ranchero sauce, beans and roasted potatoes. I asked to substitute black eyed peas, which they cheerfully did without extra charge. Then I finished with a... More 

Thank Agabel
Austin, Texas
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291 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

A vegetarian establishment in Austin with full Vegan options for those inclined. In the spirit of vegan, we tried the vegan queso. This was potato and cashew based. For those of you who are vegan, maybe this is as good as it gets. But for a vegetarian, I am going to go with real queso. This tasted more like a... More 

Thank catchyginger
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

For a vegetarian restaurant, they should up their game a bit. I tasted three dishes: Santa Fe enchiladas, enchiladas verde and the special of the day yellow curry. Sadly of all dishes, the brown rice was the best. Monterey Jack (a bland cheese) mixed with a not-so-sour cream resulted as expected. The verde salsa, whilst good on its own, wasn't... More 

Thank David R
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

So friendly over phone as well as when we arrived. Phone estimation on pick up order to be ready was very accurate! Huge plus! We were even there at dinner time! Food of course was good unique. The carrot cake was good. Not amazing because I expected carrot shreddings and it to be bit healthier style because of the venue.... More 

Thank JerCC
Houston, Texas
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586 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I was the first one inside today. Upon entering I was greeted with a welcome, which made me feel... welcome. Decor is eclectic. My server was niceish. I got to sit by the koi pond. I requested 3 different entrees and none could be accommodated to what I needed. I ended up with the equivalent of a Chipotle Bowl. People... More 

Thank survivor5804
Concord, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

As others have said, you don't need to be vegetarian or vegan to love Mother's. My daughters & I have (non-life threatening) dairy allergies, & being able to eat foods we love but that won't make us sick is amazing! All the desserts are vegan, so we can eat them, woo hoo! The pancakes are to die for - you'd... More 

Thank WallabyGal
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Cozy atmosphere, great food and super-friendly service. I was excited to try veg/vegan restaurants in Austin, since we only have 2 or 3 where I live, and Mother's didn't disappoint. I will definitely be back the next time I'm in Austin.

Thank Denise C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4215 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751-4341
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-451-3994

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?