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Mothers Cafe & Garden - 95 Reviews - 4215 Duval St, Austin, TX - Vegetarian Restaurants Reviews - Phone (512) 893-6872
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Mothers Cafe & Garden

4215 Duval St (at Park Boulevard)
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 893-6872
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Mothers Cafe & Garden - Austin, TX
Mothers Cafe & Garden - Austin, TX
Mothers Cafe & Garden - Austin, TX
Mothers Cafe & Garden - Austin, TX
Mothers Cafe & Garden - Austin, TX
Mothers Cafe & Garden - Austin, TX
Mothers Cafe & Garden - Austin, TX


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Upon moving to Austin 2 years ago, we decided to try out the closest vegetarian restaurant to our house, Mother's Cafe. It was AMAZING. Since then, we have gone back at least 2 ti...


The food at Mother's is to die for. I'm not a vegetarian, but I don't eat much meat, and I love the selection at Mother's. From the stir-fry to the lasanga to the chile relleno,...

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Good food when it's hot 4/26/2006

Mother's is one of Austin's oldest vegetarian restaurants. The menu is heavy on the dairy, i.e. not particularly healthy if you're not careful about your choice, but there are vegan choices as well, and the food is quite tasty providing the service is good the day you go. The staff at Mother's is always pleasant, don't get me wrong, they're just often a bit... lackadaisical. Food may arrive late and lukewarm because the waiter was chatting with the hostess for a half hour, for example. The vegetarian lasagna is incredibly tasty. When it's hot... The garden really is something else though. more

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lovely 4/17/2006

Mothers Cafe & Garden is a pretty cafe with a pretty attached garden and patio, with an all vegetarian menu. On occasion, I've had some dishes that really seemed like they needed more spices and were a bit bland - I think their menu could use a shot of creativity. But overall, their food is nutritous, and very satisfying. Their waitstaff is laid back but helpful. more

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a vegetarian haven 4/16/2006

Mother’s is a vegetarian haven in Austin. They have good food, often live music, although the service is usually not that great. I love that there is a place you can take out of town visitors to give them a taste of Austin and that it is vegetarian friendly. Truly a great restaurant. more

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good vegetarian food 3/29/2006

Mother's is the best vegetarian restaurant in Austin. Their enchiladas are good but the lasagna is awesome! Their desserts really aren't all that great. The service is spotty, occasionally you'll get a really attentive waitress, although you're ususally just somewhat ignored... They often have live music which usually consists of some guy playing the guitar or harp. They have some good things and some not so good menu items. more

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My favorite casual dining area in Austin 3/20/2006

Mothers Cafe, a vegetarian restaurant in Hyde Park has this cool indoor garden with regular seating. They often have easy listening/new age/harp-playing musicians in the garden area. All the plants and the little pond make for a delightful environment. Best things about Mother's: soups, salsa, and no animals killed to prepare your meal. more

Best Vegetarian around! 10/31/2005

You have to go to Mother's to try their mushroom stroganoff! Wow is it good!! They have some pretty reasonable prices and the back patio seating is so "Greenhouse-esque". Go to enjoy the fine food and patrons. It's a great little area with an ice cream shop across the street! more

Awesome lasagna (but beware the desserts). 10/24/2005

OK, I used to be a vegetarian (and couldn't afford to go here). I'm not a vegetarian any more, but the lasagna here is sooo good it's worth coming in for. The atmosphere is interesting. The place is dripping in plants (I don't know that I'd take your aunt and uncle from the Midwest here to impress them). These guys were making smoothies when smoothies weren't cool (and they're still the best). The desserts....well, I tried one once. I don't bother to save room any more. more

A great place for vegetarians 9/17/2005

I love Mother's Cafe! The food they serve is so healthy. I am always fascinated by how they can make ordinary vegetables and soy taste so amazingly great. I love everything on their menu. They also serve great fresh orange juice. I would recommend eating in their garden. This is a great place for lunch. more

Don't tell your friends it's vegetarian 9/9/2005

.. and they might like it, even if they are meat-lovers! This place has the best salad ever. Their salad dressing could seriously be addictive.. it's so good. First timers should try the lasagna or the whole wheat tacos. As I recall, the cheesecake is excellent, too. Service is good.. eating in the outdoor garden is very nice. more

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Vegetarian Oasis 8/9/2005

Mother's is a great find for all of those out there that have forfeited meat from their diets. Mother's has a great selection of appetizers and entrees that will please even the pickiest appetites. My favorite is the veggie enchiladas, and the portabello mushroom burger. The salads are great, very fresh, and full of flavor. What I like best about Mother's is the garden room, with all of the foliage and the trickling of the koi pond. The prices are also great, you can get a nice meal for alot less than you'd pay elsewhere. So, if you like your veggies, then Mother's is the place to eat! more

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Delicious Food -- and I'm Not a Vegetarian! 7/11/2005

I've never loved vegetables so much as the vegetables I get served at Mother's. Their menu is very diverse and contains both vegetarian and vegan options. You get free chips and salsa with the meal. The garden room is so serene and wonderful, I can't imagine how anyone can sit inside. I highly recommend it for both vegetarians and carnivores. You won't be disappointed! more

Organic Eating at It's Best 7/11/2005

Mothers Cafe and Garden is a very lovely located in Hyde Park. All of their food is organic and great for the average austinite. They have the best salsa I have yet to taste. Whether you want to go for breakfast, lunch, or dinner they have different dishes that are great. One thing in particular that I really like about them is that their servings are just right. There are so many restaurants that give you so much to eat that it hurts to finish. Mothers is just right and you don't feel hungry an hour later. Oh and by the way sit in the Garden Room it is a nice relaxing touch to their great food. more
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Owner Message

  • Mother's Cafe & Garden serves delicious, fresh vegetarian meals in a warm, friendly atmosphere. We feature only the highest quality ingredients in our individually prepared dishes, and you'll taste the difference! Most of our dishes are - or can easily be prepared -Vegan. Our broad appeal--to everyone from non-vegetarians and out-of-town visitors to people who just love good food--has made us one of Austin's most popular restaurants since 1980. Voted "Best Vegetarian Restaurant" in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll every year since they started the voting!!


  • In Short
    Whether you're a vegetarian or not, Mother's Cafe is a destination. The large booths and sounds of clinking flatware give the ambience of a well-established diner with the fresh...

  • 9/22/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 11:15am-10pm Sat-Sun 10am-10pm
  • Payments:

    Discover, Diner's Club, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Hancock, Central Austin