Serves meat, veg options available. Breakfast and lunch food in a coffee shop atmosphere. Has acai bowls, fruit smoothies with a few organic and dairy-free options, a vegetarian sandwich, plus soups and salads. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg
1255 NW Galveston Ave
Bend, Oregon 97701

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First Review by moglig
  • vegan

Mother's is just okay

Posted on 05 / 18 / 2011

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.

Pros: friendly staff, large menu, cool atmosphere
Cons: not organic, not vegan friendly, use of packaged soups
  • vegan

Great Breakfast Place

Posted on 02 / 26 / 2011

They are the only place that I know of that serves acai bowls - one of my favorite things for breakfast! The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating to dietary needs. I love that they give the option of using hemp milk, which is great...not many places do. My favorite is the NW Acai Bowl, but instead of yogurt I substitute hemp milk. Oh, and a warning...the acai bowls are HUGE! Highly recommend sharing!

Pros: Large portions, Friendly staff, Good value
  • vegan

vegan options

Posted on 06 / 10 / 2010

They had several dairy-free smoothies and some juices. The only food option that was vegan without tweaking was the fire roasted vegetable soup.


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Last updated: 2011/05/24


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