The best wintertime lunches should be loaded with ingredients that support a healthy immune system, which in turn will add a much-needed pep in your step during the cold, sunless winter. Lucky for you, at Mother’s Cafe, our awesome lineup of juices, sandwiches, bowls, and wraps have everything you’ll need to make it through the afternoon and head into the evening feeling energized, balanced, and refreshed. Whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, lentils, meats, and other proteins are the ideal low-fat fuels that are easy to digest and even easier to enjoy after they’ve been prepared by one of our passionate team members.
As with all of our menu items, these particular lunchtime goodies embody the wholesome, honest approach we take to everything that we serve. Quality ingredients sourced from local farms means you’re giving your body the best it deserves, and we are confident a trip to one of our four locations will have you feeling energized and ready to power through into that springtime sunshine. See below for some of the best lunches we offer via feedback from our customers as well as staff picks.
Warm your body and your mind with this delicious assortment of wok-seared veggies, crispy tofu, and Thai peanut sauce over rice with local microgreens. Each of these ingredients will help you feel nice and full as you power through the second half of your day, and the proteins and fresh, locally grown ingredients will leave you feeling satisfied, balanced, and happy. And don’t worry, a Buddha belly is not a side effect of this wonderful dish.
They say absolute power corrupts absolutely, but our Power Bowl is absolutely powerful in a whole different way. Blast through the gray, cold winter with our iconic bowl of açai, banana, peanut butter and hemp protein topped with housemade granola, mixed fruit, hemp hearts and honey. Your tummy will thank you, trust us.
If sweet is what you seek, then look no further. Açai, banana, peaches, mango and Oregon berries, topped with granola, fresh seasonal fruit with honey and chia seeds. This assortment of fresh, light fare is perfectly balanced with the crunchy granola we are very sure you will fall in love with from the moment you take your first bite.
Sandwiches and wraps:
This is one little bundle of meaty protein your body will certainly thank you for. Chicken, smoked gouda, tomato, pickled onions, avocado, romesco sauce and house greens toasted on fresh rosemary sourdough bread.
Shivers down your spine? Body aching all the time? Try our signature Bohemian Wrapsody for a new lunchtime favorite. Market hummus, freshly roasted veggies, house greens and vegan pesto in your choice of wrap, and don’t forget to add chicken for just $3.
Juices to order:
Cure (served hot or cold)
A local favorite that helped put us on the map for a few reasons, and not just because it’s one of the most delicious juices served throughout Bend. Our regulars insist the Cure offers the perfect perk up even on your worst day! Apple, celery, lemon, parsley, ginger, honey, cinnamon (add cayenne for $0.25)
Keep your immune system fired up and running strong as we make our way through the cold winter with this customer favorite. Apple, banana, kale, parsley, celery, lemon, ginger, honey, bee pollen, and coconut water all combine for an interesting drink we are sure you will be back for time and time again.
Get your afternoon started right with the Jumpstart, the perfect punch of energy embodied in a freshly juiced collection of carrot, orange, apple, coconut water, red turmeric, and ginger. Give yourself an added energy boost while giving your body essential fuels that won’t leave you feeling overly full.
As the name implies, the Green Goddess is a divine concoction straight from heaven, and we are fairly certain you’ll be a believer after taking just one sip. Just the right amount of greens your body needs in the middle of the day: cucumber, celery, and spinach with a bit of apple and lemon for some sweetness all combine to make a signature classic our customers can’t get enough of.
We would be remiss if we didn’t include our customer-favorite Avocado Caesar salad on this lunchtime lineup. Romaine and kale tossed with vegan avocado caesar dressing, capers and seeded parmesan crisps is a favorite among salad lovers and those seeking something light and fresh for their mid-day meal.
Mom’s Cobb Salad
Just the way mom used to make it! That is if your mom knew how to make the best cobb salad in Bend, Oregon. A light, fresh dish with all the succulent, flavorful protein a person could ask for in one sitting. House greens, bacon, chicken, chevre, an assortment of seasonal veggies, egg and avocado with grilled lemon vinaigrette.
Enjoy Your Winter
As you can see, our lunch menu is a powerhouse of energy, nutrients, and wholesome goodness that is just what you need to power through even the toughest day. So if you’re feeling down this winter, please do not despair! Instead, stop by Mother’s Cafe. We would love to catch up with you and swap sad wintertime blues stories over a Happy Hippie or Power Bowl. Spring is right around the corner, and as beautiful as Oregon winters can be, we understand all too well the weird change in mood it can bring on in each of us, but don’t let that keep you from giving your body the best it deserves.
For many people the onset of winter can actually cause a bit of mild depression, and some even have a prescribed seasonal affective disorder (SAD) that can pose a true challenge to overcome. As unfortunate as this may be, one of the first steps you can take in keeping your health on track this time of year is sticking to foods that will help fortify your immune system, boost serotonin and dopamine receptors, and keep off unnecessary weight gain. And that is where Mother’s Cafe comes in. Our menu offers the perfect lineup, and we are excited to share a few of our favorites below that we think you will love just as much.