Since 1980, Mother's Cafe has been serving up great vegetarian and vegan food!


Mon - Thu 11:30 - 2:00 and 4 - 7:30

Fri 11:30 - 2:30 and 4 - 8:30

Sa 12:30 - 8:30

Su 12:30 - 7:30

"Ask your doctor if being safe is right for you!"

The medical experts advising both state and federal officials have recommended restaurants not re-open for dine-in service until there has been a steady drop in new covid cases over a 14 day period. In the the interest of safety for our staff and guests, we have for now decided to follow this guidance. We will continue to monitor reports for new cases and will post updates on our status.

Meanwhile, we are continuing with our curbside pickups, and GrubHub and Favor deliveries. THANK YOU to the many people calling in orders!!!

Please note - there are a handful of items we are not serving these days and we've noted each of those items. Quick reference: We are currently NOT offering Chili Relleno, Ravioli Marinara, Baked Potatoes, Black Eyes Peas, Red Bean Chili, Mole sauce, Roasted Cauliflower, fresh fettucini (serving organic linguini instead), Smoothies, except for Energizer and Yogurt Delight, and finally, we are currently not offering Weekend Brunch. Thanks for your patience!! We hope to be serving all or most of these items soon!

Posted Wednesday April 29th

Mother's Cafe will continue offering curbside pickup for take out orders, as well as delivery through our partners GrubHub and Austin-based Favor.

While we are eager to get back to being a fully-operational restaurant, we will not open for on-premises dining on May 1, as we believe this is premature. The health and safety of our staff and guests are of paramount importance.

We want to express our deep appreciation and gratitude to those who are continuing to support us by ordering take-out and by contributing so generously to our employee fund via PayPal and via some very nice tips!!

Your kindness and positive vibe lifts our spirits every day, so thank you very much!!


Cameron, John, Anne, Ariana and the entire Mother's Cafe staff

Posted April 10,2020

Thanks for visiting our site!

**A change to our routine**

When you come to pick up your order, WE ASK THAT YOU NOT COME INTO THE BUILDING. Call us (512-451-3994), tell us the name for the order, the make of your car and about where you're parked - we'll bring your order out to your car. THANKS FOR HELPING US MAINTAIN THE PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCING!!


MON - THUR 11:45-2:00 / 4:00-8:00

FRI 11:45-2:00 / 4:00-8:30

SAT 2:00-8:30

SUN 2:00-8:00

Posted Wednesday March 25, 2020

WOW! Well, the city goes into "stay at home" mode and we have the biggest night of take out last night that we've had so far during all of this!! Thank you so much for the support Austin, Texas!!!!! We are truly, truly grateful!

Most of the orders we are getting are call-in to pick up - reminder that the best/safest way to pick up is to call us when you arrive - 512-451-3994 - and we will bring your order to you. If you do enter the building, please be aware of and follow the six foot rule of social distancing.

Here are our current pick-up and delivery (GrubHub & Favor) hours (closing time will still probably fluctuate a bit, so do give us a call before heading our way):

Mon - Thu 11:45 to 2:00 and 4:00 to 8:00

Fri 11:45 to 2:00 and 4:00 to 8:30

Sat 2:00 to 8:30

Sun 2:00 to 8:00

We love you!

Mother's Cafe


Hello friends! Thanks so much for visiting the Mother's Cafe website. Per City of Austin's rules for restaurants, we are now offering DELIVERY and TAKE OUT only. Each day, as we assess the flow of business, we are adjusting and refining our hours and systems both in an effort to maximize everyone's safety and to be as efficient as possible with our costs. Today we are going to start taking GrubHub, Favor and pick-up orders at 4:00. We will likely take orders today until between 8:30 and 9:00 tonight.

If you call ahead (512-451-3994 - view our menu at at and come to pick up your order, WE PREFER THAT YOU STAY IN YOUR CAR AND WE WILL BRING YOUR ORDER TO YOU - when you give us the name for your order, also give us the make and color of your car when you order and call us when you arrive.

If you must come in to order or pick up, GO STRAIGHT TO A TABLE AND HAVE A SEAT AND WE WILL COME TO YOU. We will place paper menus on the tables for you to peruse. You can also view our menu online at This is so we don't have clusters of people right inside the front door. Also, when at all possible, spread out - be mindful of keeping at least a 6' distance from others. As is so much in the news, SOCIAL DISTANCING is of the utmost importance for everyone. Wait at your table and we will bring your order to you. We will be sanitizing the tables often.

DON'T FORGET, we are now selling beer and wine for take out - 30% discount!

ALSO - we can prepare some of our menu items family style - how about a pan of Spinach Lasagna? Spinach Mushroom Enchiladas?? Garden Patch Salad with Cashew Tamari dressing??? With some notice (usually a day or less!) we will prepare a family feast for you. Email us at for details.

SADLY, many of our employees have seen their incomes vanish as of Tuesday - We have set-up a PayPal account for any kind-hearted soul that wants to donate to our employee fund. PLEASE DONATE via PayPal to Thank you for your support in this time of great need. A HUGE THANKS TO THE SUPER GENEROUS FOLKS WHO HAVE ALREADY DONATED!!!!

Help support the future of Mother's Cafe! Buy a gift certificate!! Call us at 512-451-3994 and we will mail it to you!! Pay with a credit card over the phone or with PayPal: Thanks!!

As always, thank you for your support - I will post most days with updates on our hours here on Facebook and on our website


John, Anne, Ariana, Cameron and the entire Mother's Cafe family


During this period of uncertainty, our hours will likely fluctuate while we assess safety of our customers and staff and develop our "NEW NORMAL!!"

  • Be sure to let us know if you have any food allergies or dietary needs
  • We cook with and serve purified water
  • All of our cheeses contain vegetable enzymes
  • Our tamari is organic and gluten free
  • We use cold-pressed, non-GMO canola oil and non-GMO tofu
  • All items available for take out