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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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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“club sandwich” (3 reviews)
“garden burger” (2 reviews)
“french toast” (2 reviews)
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Canfield Rd, Next Door To Post Office, Palomar Mountain, CA
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Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

This non-profit cafe is the most MN outside of MN. As a Minnesotan, I find this hilarious. It is perpetual Christmas in decoration, efficiency minded in countertop ordering, eco conscious in waster consumption, vegetarian, understated, had wood paneling and a stuffed (not real) bear, and...More

1  Thank Anaispins
Reviewed December 3, 2015

This small restaurant is a gem. My husband and I are not vegetarians, but do not mind eating some good vegan/vegetarian here and there. We ordered the posole soup, quesadilla, and the tropical smoothie, all were great. Price is reasonable, portion is served for individual...More

1  Thank VicMu
Reviewed November 24, 2015

Took a drive up to Palomar on a beautiful Fall day to have lunch here. We called to make sure it was open. We thought this was vegetarian but when our soup arrived, it contained meat which was very well cooked and tender. We also...More

1  Thank B B
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Small vegetarian cafe. Inside & outside seating area. Is the only local place to eat on the mountain it appears. They are only open 9am-4pm daily so don't make dinner plans there. We ate lunch there and it was good decent food but a bit...More

1  Thank thekansasgirl1
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.

2  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.

2  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
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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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
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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