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Mother's Kitchen

Canfield Rd, Next Door To Post Office, Palomar Mountain, CA
+1 760-742-4233
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pozole” (3 reviews)
“club sandwich” (3 reviews)
“garden burger” (2 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Canfield Rd, Next Door To Post Office, Palomar Mountain, CA
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Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stopped by this place on the way to the observatory camp ground. We ordered quesadilla and garden burger. I typically have low opinion of garden burgers, bu this was different. Even my 4 yo (who runs away from all vegetables) enjoyed this burger.

1  Thank Milind N
Reviewed November 19, 2014

What a surprise! I recently stopped by here for lunch and had the macaroni and cheese and house salad. The meal in this informal mountain setting was excellent and so fresh! Homemade salad dressing topped it off.

1  Thank SS1LaJolla
Reviewed July 4, 2014

I was about to give this place only 4 stars for not serving meat. Since that was my only reason for awarding less than 5 stars to Mother's, I had to think: Yes, I'm a meat eater and no, I usually don't frequent vegetarian restaurants...More

2  Thank Scottism
Reviewed August 13, 2013

We sipped on the yummy fruit Smoothies while waiting for our order. Breakfast on the weekend (breakfast served on weekends only) was so nice under the cedars and firs out on the patio. Great French toast and delicious omelets. We lingered a while enjoying watching...More

3  Thank BonniePhelps
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Located at the top of Palomar Mountain in the tall pines and clean air, Mother's Kitchen offers nourishing meals in a great atmosphere. Yes, it is vegetarian. but they make their own whole grain bread -- "to die for" -- and load their sandwiches with...More

3  Thank Coral B
Reviewed July 1, 2013

I ordered the club sandwich. It was not outstanding but it was filling and fairly tasty. One of the day's specials was a BBQ sandwich, so we ordered it to take with us. It was much better than the club sandwich but a little more...More

2  Thank Superslick
Reviewed September 13, 2012

We thought that we would stop into Mother's Kitchen for some pie and coffee. This really is the only place to eat on the top of Palomar. I heard it was good. However, we went on a Wednesday at noon and the place was not...More

3  Thank JulianaSanMarcos
Reviewed September 2, 2012

We have camped at the Palomar Mountain Observatory Campground and Mother's Kitchen is only a couple of miles away. We have enjoyed breakfast here a few times. This is a vegetarian restaurant but I think that everyone can find something to eat. I always get...More

3  Thank jkkm0606
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Very simple, and very tasty after a day of hiking in the state park.

2  Thank Vandy B
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canfield Rd, Next Door To Post Office, Palomar Mountain, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palomar Mountain
  • Phone Number: +1 760-742-4233
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