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Mother's Kitchen

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Avocado Sandwich
Whole wheat bread piled high w/ salad greens & half an avocodo served w/ our creamy Itialian dressing & tortilla chips. Served w/ or without cheese.
Salad Bar
All you can eat fresh greens & vegetables accompanied by our homade dressing & bread.
Soup Sandwich
Your choice of Club, Garden Burger, Lunar cheese or Avocado Sandwich & a cup of any soup or chili.
Soup & Salad
Your choice of coup or chili & all you can eat salad bar. Served w/ our delicious bread
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch
American, Cafe
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tasty food made onsite. Good coffee! Closes at 4 pm. Convenient parking. Seating inside or outback in a nice somewhat treed area.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CalgaryWoman
Reviewed October 5, 2018

My wife and I stopped here for lunch after spending the morning at the observatory. It is a woodsy, rustic place. You order at the window and they bring your food to you. The menu consists of sandwiches, soups and Mexican fare. My wife had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Henry B
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This was a delightful find on our way back from a tour of the Palomar Observatory. We found heathy options for meals (plenty of vegan options), the service was friendly, and we loved eating outside in the warm Autumn sunshine. I had the vegetarian wrap...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank GloucesterLucy
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Staying on a mountain top meant local amenities were limited but there is a lovely little cluster of buildings with a cafe, general store and post office. Mother's kitchen serves a great selection of home cooked food and drinks (free refills) and the staff were...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Anna W
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We had the tacos and they were delicious. Thank you, Mother's! We'll be back to try every item on your menu, I'm sure! There's a breakfast sandwich with avocado that looks like a winner. Everything on the menu looks great.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank April H
Reviewed April 26, 2018

Mother's is closed on Tuesday, but we went into the store next door and bought soft drinks and postcards. The clerk told us that it was okay if we wanted to go to the restaurants outside eating area to have our lunch and enjoy the...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank grip652
Reviewed January 14, 2018

Stopped here on the way to the observatory. At the initial stop, breakfast was fine. But on the return for lunch - disappointed. This place is seriously vegetarian with no meat options whatsoever. So your burger is a garden burger and the chile is almost...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank MaryoftheMountains
Reviewed November 18, 2017

Eat good food in a relaxed, rustic setting far from the sameness of the CA valleys and coast. Nice friendly staff to boot!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank greggo8
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Got me some french toast with cheese and Coke for $7. Sat in shadow on the back of the restaurant among huge trees. Very peaceful.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Lars P
Reviewed September 17, 2017

We stopped here during our motorcycle tour of the area, and it was a worthwhile stop. Very friendly service, and friendly to transients like us who were just passing through. The food was good, although vegetarian with a limited menu. Coincidentally there was a Corvette...More

Date of visit: September 2017
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January 3, 2018|
Response from greggo8 | Reviewed this property |
Google maps shows the restaurant at about 5250'. I could not find "Palomar state park campground" specifically.
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