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Mother's Cafe & Garden

#162 of 3,027 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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Austin, Texas
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247 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 catchyjingle
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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567 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Geneva, Switzerland
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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
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11 reviews
6 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
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191 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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
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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 

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