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The Root Cafe

1500 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5038
+1 501-414-0423
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (33 reviews)
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Closes in 26 min
08:00 - 15:30 Hours
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1500 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5038
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing! My son took me for Mother’s Day. Everything tasted like it’s supposed to. The biscuit is one of the best I’ve ever had! The ham was salty and delicious. The eggs tasted...well, like an egg should. Fresh, local ingredients make all...More

Thank Monique M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband chose this restaurant after checking on Tripadvisor. Quite an interesting place. Chairs and tables outside and inside- menus written in chalk up on the wall- Mason jars on a side bar for drinks. Food was somewhat pricy for sandwiches and burgers. My husband...More

Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is next door to the Esse Purse Museum. They grow their own produce and the food was outstanding! Very casual

Thank Susan475605
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shiitake Mushroom burger, lavender lemonade and warm Bread Pudding to share. Crunchy indoor and outdoor patio seating. Noon lunch on a Friday was packed with a variety of all kinds and ages of beautiful people.

Thank UptownScribe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say enough great things about The Root!! It's hip, funky, bohemian and kitschy aesthetically...but the food is just next level great! Their biscuits and gravy are fantastic...they have delicious salads and several options for vegans/vegetarians...I have not had one thing there that wasn't...More

Thank peegers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Struggling with dinner ideas to cook, called The Root and picked up meatloaf, fried chicken for my parents and took shiitake mushrooms, purple hull peas, cornbread, greens and salad.O——-M——-G!!!! Nothing this good anywhere else. Thank you for offering this food in Little Rock. Vegan living...More

Thank michele b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had high hopes based upon the website's description of local fare. The food was fine, but it was nothing to write home about. Also, we were there for breakfast, and I asked if they could put together sandwiches for us to take ith us...More

Thank 8shawnag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is something for everyone here! I had the deviled egg salad sandwich and it was heavenly. I have been here a few times before and eaten the tofu scrambler and curry chicken salad. Lovely little splurges like vegan spicy brownies and lemon bars. Just...More

Thank LeeMc0211
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read about this place on Trip Advisor and chose it as my #1 for lunch when in Little Rock yesterday. Very friendly staff, nice array of QUALITY, GOOD, HEALTHY food. Artsy, cute decor - funky, eclectic ambiance. Filled with customers who want good, healthy food...More

Thank SerenaWL
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I LOVE this restaurant and visiting the SOMA area. This day i met a guy friend for breakfast. It’s the kind of food i would call “crunchy”. It’s healthy but more importantly it’s clean. The food is really, really good. I had a hard time...More

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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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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