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The Root Cafe

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1500 South Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72202
+1 501-414-0423
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09:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 14:30
Sat 08:00 - 15:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Coming into town searched for gluten free. We hit about the worst time, long line but so worth it. We each had a delicious cheeseburger-mine with gluten free bun-and fabulous fries. Probably the best fries I've ever had. Sweet place. It was a lovely warm sunny fall day so we sat out on the patio. We were staying close by... More 

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Thank Towana S
Little Rock, Arkansas
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get a full order of fries and you can't miss the delicious salad! (the dressing!!!) Locally sourced food, and Now... the restaurant is finally big enough to handle the lines of massive love locals have for amazing food! BEST BURGER IN LR!!!! (srsly).

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Thank Jlisashaw
Little Rock, Arkansas
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love/hate this restaurant. The food is so good but you have to really want it. Long lines, get your own linens and flatware, hunt for a seat. But the food is that good. Best burger in Little Rock. Other delicious sandwiches and a killer eggs Benedict.

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Thank Gladys W
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love The Root Cafe for its quirkiness, delicious and eclectic menu and healthy choices. The staff is always up on the current menu and specials and helpful in suggesting options if you are undecided. I also love the variety of handmade beverages and desserts. I especially love that the staff does not dessert shame or guilt you! 😉 There... More 

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Thank Laurie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the food and the service was great but lines are long so expected wait. The has a great atmosphere.

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Thank Elesha D
Little Rock, Arkansas
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Root is one of those restaurants that defines the neighborhood, and adds cache to the town. The South on Main corridor is anchored by The Root. This restaurant has a vibe that reminds me of Austin, Texas. There are cloth napkins, and self serve coffee, which is excellent, by the way. There are assorted mugs and you pick your... More 

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Thank WBowman
Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We have eaten lunch there many times and were always impressed, but it wasn't until my daughter convinced us to have Sunday brunch at The Root that I realized what a treasure this little place truly is! The only---seriously, only----reason this does not get a 5 star review is that the wait was long. I suppose that goes with the... More 

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Thank DoogieWhite
Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

You need to try this restaurant at least once! The food is good to great with more of the breakfast being great and the lunch being good. Food is fresh and local to Arkansas and priced fairly. Parking is an issue especially at lunch. During peak hours there will be a line to order and pay. The dining room inside... More 

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Thank Jim H
LIttle Rock, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Locally sourced, eco friendly, fantastic community cafe. Breakfast is delicious! Their burgers are sloppy (in the best way!), hand patted and cooked to perfection. They even offer gluten free buns and bread!

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Thank yogajunkeegirl
Little Rock, Arkansas
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Blown away by their breakfast - variety of choices; farm fresh taste; generous portions! Disappointed by (1) the rest of their menu [greasy, greasy, greasy and rather bland]; (2) Tiny, tiny size of the cluttered cafe itself [no bigger than a medium size kitchen trying to serve 40 to 50 people... even with outside seating you're bumping elbows with everyone!];... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:30
Thursday
07:00 - 14:30
Friday
07:00 - 14:30
Saturday
08:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 South Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72202
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 501-414-0423

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?