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Mother's Cafe & Garden

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Hancock
4215 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:15 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:15 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Wine, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.0/10

Based on 215 votes

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    Joanna B.
    "The spinach salad with cashew tamari dressing is a must try!"(4 Tips)
    Peter E.
    "I highly recommend the Bueno Burger, full of vegetarian goodness."(3 Tips)
    Steve F.
    "You can't go wrong with the BBQ Tofu."(3 Tips)
    Jason D.
    "The vegan sloppy Joe sandwich is delicious."(15 Tips)
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  • vegetarian food
  • burgers
  • enchiladas
  • good for groups
  • family-friendly
  • authentic
  • cozy
  • gardens
  • casual
  • salads
  • pancakes
  • sandwiches
  • good for dates
  • carrot juice
  • live music
  • wine
  • brunch food
  • lively
  • migas
  • great value
  • Austin Chronicle
    A welcoming vegetarian refuge since 1979, the meatless menu presents a mix of Southern and Tex-Mex soups, salads, enchiladas, and heartier fare. The cashew tamari salad dressing is rightfully adored.
    Austin Chronicle · February 11, 2014
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  • Bethany A.
    Get a bottle of wine. The list is really limited but the quality is great for the price! Only a few dollars more than what you'd pay at Whole Foods. Makes a casual night out a little more special.
    Bethany Andree · September 6, 2013
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  • Diane C.
    DeeLish! I luv how brown rice is served & the honesty of the server when offering sugg. He cld have steered me towards the more expensive meals but didn't!! He steered me towards healthy & delicious!
    Diane Conway · November 28, 2014
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  • Maggie C P.
    Great about tailoring dishes to your unique dietary wishes-- bring your carnivorous friends for the mushroom stroganoff-- "meaty" without the meat, and you'll all be happy with the results.
    Maggie C Perkins · April 29, 2015
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  • Tanya V.
    Hadn't been to my favorite veggie restaurant in a long time, stopped in for lunch. Walked in, sat the bar for 10 mins, watched the staff walking back & forth, no one said a word to me. Walked out.
    Tanya Vernon · October 23, 2014
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  • Eunyoung M.
    This is the heaven for vegetarians :) The dishes are heavenly yum-tastic; In addition, this place seems kid-friendly♥ and perhaps good for famaily gathering with a cozy atmosphere;
    Eunyoung Moon · September 8, 2014
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  • Social N.
    Doesn't matter if you're a vegan or vegetarian or a carnivore, this meat-free restaurant has the most delicious food in the world. It's ALL about their quiche and chile relleno!
    Social News Network · June 30, 2012
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  • Vincent M.
    This and the other fine establishments in the Hyde Park area in this little intersection of Austin are an amazing collection of eateries and hangouts. You could almost film a movie here!
    Vincent Melgarejo · June 16, 2010
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  • Pamela B.
    On Tuesdays their vegan soup is tomato artichoke bisque...perfection! Get the soup/salad with cashew tamari & you have a tasty lunch for under $10.
    Pamela Bennett · September 20, 2012
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  • Chris T.
    One of these tips says something about filming a movie around here and let me tell you it's much harder than you think, you gotta get a camera and a crew and a budget and ugh. So much work.
    Chris Trew · November 15, 2010
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  • Nora M.
    Don't get pie. Both apple and blueberry are truly terrible and you'll still end up paying for it even if it's so bad you don't eat it.The mocha cake is good though.
    Nora Maus · May 7, 2012
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  • Stef S.
    Everyone raves about the cashew tamari dressing, but I like the lemon-basil better. One of my favorite salad dressings of all time!
    Stef Schrader · March 1, 2012
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  • Christopher R.
    The artichoke enchiladas with vegan cheese are sinfully creamy, a feat indeed for vegan food. I find myself craving them!
    Christopher Russell · May 3, 2013
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  • Jennifer R.
    Nice environment. Our waitress has such a pleasant voice. She's a musician she said. Food comes out always hot & fresh.
    Jennifer Reiney · May 20, 2013
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  • exfm
    Being a vegetarian in Austin is nearly a sin with all the great BBQ in town, but if you are this is the place you want to be. BBQ tofu anyone?
    exfm · February 23, 2012
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  • Michael @.
    Best veggie burger in the world. Seriously. Salads are amazing. The BBQ Tofu is the only thing on the menu that is bad.
    Michael @michaelhoffman · August 6, 2010
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  • Hadrian S.
    The Saturday and Sunday brunch is a must do. .. we go here everytime coming to Austin which is very often:-)
    Hadrian Smith · October 2, 2014
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  • Josh A.
    Good vegetarian fare. Smoothies and desserts are yummy too. Cashew dressing on your salad is a must.
    Josh A · September 10, 2014
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  • SoundCloud
    One of the best vegetarian/vegan restaurants in Austin. Try the veggie burger and any of their desserts!
    SoundCloud · March 4, 2012
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  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The vegan ice cream is the best vegan food in Austin, which is why it’s on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Austin. Read more
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  • Rachel D.
    Literally in the process of scraping my cashew tamari dressing off my plate. And the side salads are huge!
    Rachel Davey · March 2, 2011
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  • John H.
    They don't have it often, but the West African Potato Soup is great (and a bit spicy).
    John Hume · February 23
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  • Andie N.
    Cashew Tamari dressing. I want to put it on everything. And you can score it buy the bottle to get your fix at home.
    Andie Nelson · October 26, 2010
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  • Cale C.
    Come by on Thursday nights to enjoy Doc and his Irish harps. You won't regret it.
    Cale Corbett · December 21, 2012
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  • Andrew P.
    By far the best veggie burger I've ever had!! Try it with guac and cheese too:)
    Andrew Posey · December 22, 2011
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  • CultureMap Austin
    Wine glasses are all under $5, meaning you've got some change left over to take home a bottle of that delicious cashew-tamari dressing.
    CultureMap Austin · July 5, 2011
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  • Gabriel F.
    Garden patch salad with cashew tamari and spicy tempeh enchiladas with Daiya vegan cheeze = yummmmm
    Gabriel Figueroa · March 4, 2011
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  • Lisa M.
    BEST VEGGIE BURGER / not just austin, maybe earth / i ate the whole thing
    Lisa Markuson · March 23
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  • Brent D.
    Brunch tip: Order the migas with a side of cashew tamari. Deliciousness incarnate!
    Brent Diana · March 18, 2011
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  • Mia M.
    Seriously one of the best vegetarian/vegan places in Austin. Now serving Sweet Ritual vegan ice cream!
    Mia Moore · June 22, 2013
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  • Jennielle S.
    Nicest staff you'll find in Austin and there are a lot of nice folks in Austin!
    Jennielle Strother · April 8, 2013
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  • Sam T.
    Don't be afraid... The vegan cheese is amazing! Especially in the enchiladas.
    Sam Towns · May 30, 2014
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  • John H.
    Service can be slow, but I'm addicted to the spinach & mushroom enchiladas.
    John Hume · August 26, 2014
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  • Peter E.
    I highly recommend the Bueno Burger, full of vegetarian goodness.
    Peter Evans · March 22, 2012
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  • Eater
    Even omnivores will want to eat their way through the whole creative salad menu. [Eater 38 Member]
    Eater · July 30, 2012
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  • Amanda B.
    My favorite vegetarian restaurant! Try the mushroom stroganoff.
    Amanda Brantley · February 1, 2015
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  • Joanna B.
    The spinach salad with cashew tamari dressing is a must try!
    Joanna Blackwell · October 27, 2013
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  • Joycott
    There are few restaurants who have a more creative or diverse salad menu. You'll not be disappointed.
    Joycott · April 14, 2014
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  • Kat M.
    Get a scoop of Guacamole on the Artichoke Enchiladas. Amazing!
    Kat Mandelstein · July 10, 2010
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  • Shaun C.
    Great vegitarian food. I really enjoyed the Vegan Burger Read more
    Shaun Cassells · August 14, 2011
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  • Kate
    The avocado sandwich with vegan cheese and tempeh 😋
    Kate · September 6, 2015
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  • Mary G.
    Bueno burger is so good!! In house made Patties!
    Mary Garza · April 21, 2014
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  • Steve F.
    Trust me. You can't go wrong with the BBQ Tofu.
    Steve Fish · October 16, 2009
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  • Pablo M.
    This is the place to be for live music in Austin! Keep the city weird, people.
    Pablo Morla · August 28, 2011
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  • Danielle B.
    They now have vegan ice cream...just ask!
    Danielle Baker · July 15, 2013
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  • Miriam G.
    The peasants meal unreal levels of good
    Miriam Goldman · May 17, 2015
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  • Deborah M.
    The TLT is delicious. It's just like a BLT but all pigs were spared!!
    Deborah Morgan · April 10, 2010
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  • Samantha P.
    Careful with the stir fry--it can be a tad salty!
    Samantha Perry · November 22, 2010
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  • Jason D.
    The vegan sloppy Joe sandwich is delicious.
    Jason D · March 25, 2010
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  • Ben C.
    The tomato bisque soup is a Thursday staple. Read more
    Ben Combee · July 5, 2011
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  • Jennifer R.
    Nice meal in my favorite neighborhood.
    Jennifer Reiney · October 11, 2013
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  • Travis J.
    If you don't get the Cashew and Tamari salad, you've ordered wrong.
    Travis Jourdan · September 16, 2012
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  • Andrea G.
    Order a salad with the cashew-tamari dressing and have a foodsplooge.
    Andrea Grimes · March 6, 2010
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  • Scott R.
    The nachos are huge and yummy!
    Scott Rawls · September 5, 2010
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  • Kaustubh T.
    Southwestern stuffed pepper is righteous!
    Kaustubh Thirumalai · June 30, 2015
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  • Jairy G.
    The portobello burger is the bees knees.
    Jairy Grisaffe · April 3, 2010
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  • Dawn W.
    The brocoli cheese soup is divine.
    Dawn Walters · March 15, 2012
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  • Frank R.
    The Italian soup and ravioli!
    Frank Rodriguez · October 6, 2015
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  • Max S.
    Can't lose with any of their veggie stir frys
    Max Solis · May 24, 2013
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  • Adnan R.
    Almond mocha torte. Best thing ever
    Adnan Ratani · January 13, 2015
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  • Greg O.
    Arguably my favorite veggie place in Austin
    Greg Odum · April 22, 2013
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  • Elia A.
    Mushroom enchiladas. So good.
    Elia Albarran · April 17, 2015
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  • Irina K.
    the best vegetarian place in town!!!
    Irina K. · June 29, 2014
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  • Tyra S.
    Good food and relaxed atmosphere
    Tyra Schroll · July 2, 2013
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  • David O.
    vego that rocks. very good.
    David Olivetti · March 14, 2011
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  • Julia A.
    Energizer smoothie is simply a peace of heaven.
    Julia Anderson · September 10, 2011
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  • Chad C.
    Probably wouldn't be so bad if the guy noodling on the guitar left.
    Chad Chad · January 16, 2011
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  • PirateSparky !.
    Yes to the Sloppy Momma Joes
    PirateSparky !oldridge · June 12, 2013
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  • Rachel D.
    Garden Stir Fry iz the shiz
    Rachel Davey · March 2, 2011
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  • Nupur G.
    Carrot juice is awesome!!
    Nupur Gandhi · April 21, 2013
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  • Albert C.
    the veggie burger's dope
    Albert Cheng · March 27, 2012
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  • Jessica M.
    Best Vegan pancakes in Austin!
    Jessica Morris · January 31, 2010
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  • Victoria S.
    Migas are great.
    Victoria Schaefer · October 8, 2015
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  • M B.
    Bueno burger. All the way.
    M Booker · May 12, 2011
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  • Lauren H.
    The pasta is good!
    Lauren Harris · November 26, 2014
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  • Tim R.
    All vegetarian stuff.
    Tim Ryan · November 13, 2011
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  • 🌞🌞Sunny🌞🌞 S.
    Great vegan food.
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  • Akanksha S.
    Spinach lasagna!
    Akanksha Saran · January 20
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  • Greisy A M.
    Nice salads and soups
    Greisy A Munoz · April 17, 2013
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  • John B.
    Chile Relleno with cheese
    John Berlanga · May 8, 2015
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  • Amanda R.
    Veggie Reuben!
    Amanda Reid · June 8, 2014
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  • Kole h.
    Veggie burger with guac....amazing.
    Kole hansen · August 28, 2010
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  • Pandora
    Nice atmosphere
    Pandora · October 31, 2014
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  • Brook S.
    Spinach enchiladas.
    Brook Shelley · August 6, 2014
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  • Joseph L.
    Veggie burger
    Joseph Langas · April 12
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  • Hannah W.
    Love the vibe!
    Hannah Woody · February 2, 2013
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  • A S.
    Bad customer service
    A S · October 3, 2015
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