Mother's Market & Kitchen

1890 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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  • Daily 8am-10pm
  • $
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Accepted
Those uninitiated to the Mother's Market vernacular will find the menu's glossary helpful. There are definitions for terms such as TVP (textured vegetable protein), soyrizo (a soy-based version of the spicy Spanish sausage) and seitan (whole-wheat protein). Asterisks indicate something is organic. A heart icon means a dish is vegan. You won't need to refer to it, however, when you read the restaurant's roster of all-day breakfast dishes. Here, fried eggs, omelets and roasted potatoes are featured on plates that could pass muster at a real meat-eater's diner. The salsa that comes with the huevos rancheros could burn a hole through the plate. And even covered in non-dairy gravy, the biscuits for the country breakfast would satisfy a long-haul trucker from the South. For lunch, we would argue that no greater tuna melt exists outside these walls.

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