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The Root Cafe

1500 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5038
+1 501-414-0423
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“banh mi” (19 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1500 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5038
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After driving by on weekends and seeing the line out the door and in the parking lot, I figured this is the place to go. My wife and I came in for lunch. It was not that busy. We both had a Brat and shared...More

Thank Korndog I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived early on a Saturday morning as out of towners with friends who were locals. We had been to this cafe five years ago with them during another visit. In both a good and bad way, it hasn't changed. The menu has so many...More

Thank thenextchapter2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you mind people staring at your lunch while you eat, go elsewhere! People are trying to decide what to order from the wonderful menu. But whatever you order, you will be happy. I order the hamburger and salad. It is delicious. The egg salad...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favorite local restaurants. It uses local, organic ingredients whenever possible and has vegan options, but also makes a great cheeseburger and bratwurst! The spicy banh mi is excellent! Breakfast/brunch is phenomenal as well. It is a small place even with...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I pride myself on good gumbo, but their gumbo was almost as good as mine.Definitely worth a try for lunch or dinner

Thank R6495SBgabrielm
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a local favorite. The Root uses local ingredients whenever possible and are also vegetarian and vegan friendly. Vegetarian and vegan items are clearly marked, and the staff is very accommodating. They are also environmentally conscious, which I love!

Thank LadyRLR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small cafe with limited menu, but food is very tasty! Might even give a 5, but no real service. You order at a counter, seat yourself, get your own drinks and they bring your food to you. The young lady taking orders was very...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast sandwich with sausage, egg, cheese smothered in gravy (the smothered in gravy is what they call a mountain) was perfect. The biscuits were crisp on the outside and fluffy inside. Ask for side order of bacon or hashbrowns for an even more perfect...More

Thank LGH_Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is perfect! On a road trip with girlfriends and this place started our day off right! We all got biscuits and gravy...perfection!!! If you are in Little Rock this place is a must!!!

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Feeling poorly on our trip we stopped for some sustenance. The scrambled egg was just right and toast perfect. The bottle Dr Pepper brought me back from the abyss. The place is really cute and the staff is the best a hipster neighborhood could ever...More

Thank rogersober
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Questions & Answers
Nikki W
18 July 2016|
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Response from ansilva12 | Reviewed this property |
They do have gf bread options on request from a local bakery, DEMPSY's :)
5 December 2015|
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Response from Monica R | Reviewed this property |
Joy to my heart. Glad you enjoyed it.
19 August 2015|
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Response from Monica R | Reviewed this property |
The Cafe is laid back and family friendly too. You can order from the menu or they can assist with any variation. The corner lot where the Cafe is located is big enough so it is not so much street front. If you want to eat... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5038
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 501-414-0423
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