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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” (33 reviews)
“banh mi” (18 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 14:30All hours
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1500 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5038
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a cool little place. I had the pancakes and they were so good! They got the food out fast and it was more than I could eat.

Thank Lindsey L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined at brunch. Long line to place your order at the cashier. Food came fairly quickly. It was tasty but not ample. Atmosphere is what you would expect for a grouping of shipping containers. Ran out of coffee mid meal. They met their goal of...More

Thank 232TOW_65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here a number of times and they consistently deliver great, healthy food. Came here again yesterday and was able to sit outside (FINALLY!!) and enjoy the air and some good food. What a neat place - really authentic and they have the best...More

1  Thank Jon M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped by here last weekend for breakfast. The service and food were very good. It's a bit different in its decor, but a very nice change from your standard establishments.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I walked a long way just to eat here. It was very good. Don't remember what I had. Sat outside. Seating was not special, but food was good.

Thank Rose T
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about the Root...especially since they expanded their dining room! I can't get enough of the salads, the sandwiches- namely the tofu banh mi! However, be mindful of the noon lunch rush and plan to Coke at 11:15 or after 1pm...More

Thank fullerlr
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

A friend from the D.C. area visited us this summer to see the sights in Little Rock. She was on a new diet which limited our restaurant options. We stopped at another Main Street eatery and there was literally nothing on the menu she could...More

Thank RickAdkins
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I love supporting local farmers by eating the delicious food at The Root. Chicken Curry Salad is always great; flavorful but not too spicy.

Thank kathy p
Reviewed 6 September 2017

My wife and I have eaten lunch at the Root on a few occasions and find it enjoyable. She's mostly vegetarian and loves the Root's offerings. They make a good chicken salad for me. Haven't eaten dinner there yet, but will soon.

Thank Michael C
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
08:00 - 15:30
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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