I used to eat at Mother's (or get a fresh veggie juice) at least twice a week, but slowly began to notice that the staff wasn't very knowledgeable about what they were serving. I found that innocent sounding "veggie" soups were actually made with chicken stock. When I asked if they were made with chicken stock, the answer was, "Um, I'm not sure. Do you want me to check?" Yes. Come to find out, none of the soups I ever asked about were vegetarian.
I also always assumed that the fresh veggies/fruits were organic. Wrong again! According to the staff, the ONLY organic vegetable served is spinach. Sigh. There goes my convenient fresh veggie juice on my way to work. Definitely not interested in a side of pesticide.
I *want* to love Mother's Juice Cafe because it is close to where I work and I'd love to be able to get an ORGANIC fresh veggie blend juice without having to do the juicing at home every morning and I would love to be able to find something vegan on the menu besides the Summer Salad with no feta (organic spinach but conventionally grown strawberries.. grr).
The staff is very pleasant, but I'd really like to see the owner go organic.
Cons: not organic, not vegan friendly, use of packaged soups