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Mother's Cafe & Garden

#121 of 3,011 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
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Concord, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mother's is a very friendly place, with a front room and a veranda sort of room in the back. Plenty of place to sit, and in our experience not noisy. The service is very very friendly, and efficient. The food is just great, very tasty even though I am a meat eater. My wife loved the gluten free items on... More 

Thank Nicolas P
Austin, TX
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a great place for vegetarians and vegans and they have a gluten free menu. I tell people it is sort of a Vegetarian Mexican Food restaurant since they serve chips and salsa with meals and have a wide range of enchiladas (artichoke, spinach and mushroom, cheese, tofu...). They also have stir frys, spinach lasagna, tofu lasagna, steamed veggies,... More 

Thank TXBrad
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
188 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Mothers has been around since the 80s and it is reminiscent of a vegetarian establishment from that period. The food (and decor) however feels updated and fresh with a large selection of tasty items from their large selection of enchiladas to their veggie burgers or more traditional dishes like pasta. We've been twice and the service was timely and good... More 

Thank EricF147
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This no frills restaurant has a wonderful variety of dishes catering to vegetarians and vegans. There are also quite a few gluten free items available. My vegetarian friend had mushroom stroganoff; her child had a black bean soft taco with a plate of fresh fruit, and I had a gluten free spinach/mushroom enchilada with verde sauce, black beans, and brown... More 

Thank GFFriend
Rockville, Maryland
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150 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I ordered the artichoke dip for appetizer. It was too spicy for me to eat. Granted I have a woosy tummy. I ordered the steamed veggies. They weren't spicy, but had little seasoning, if any. My companions really liked their meals.

Thank beckiwp
Monroe, CT
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing vegan spinach lentil soup, spinach salad, fruit plate, and vegan chocolate cake. Great service as well.

Thank Tori B
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We stumbled upon the place and couldn't have been more pleased. It is hard to find a place that serves good food that is good for you. This place does. It has a nice atmosphere. While we were finishing up our meals a man started playing his guitar. Our waitress seemed to know everything there was to know about the... More 

Thank Clive Z
Elgin, Texas
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188 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I am not vegetarian, but my daughter is, so this seemed like a good choice. Nice place, spacious, and quiet, with a marimba playing softly in the background. The food is fresh and carefully made to accommodate all types of diets: vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free. It offers enough choices that you don't feel like you're missing anything. They could be a... More 

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?