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The Root Cafe

1500 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5038
+1 501-414-0423
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
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Opens in 6 min
All hours
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 via mobile

I love this little place! Highly recommend! Unique settings and fresh food! People are nice and friendly!

Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Finally had lunch at the Root this weekend. We arrived a little after 11 for lunch. There was a line, but not a terrible wait. It was fine because we didn't have anywhere to be. I had the ham and cheese sandwich and ordered the...More

Thank dunnl20
Reviewed 5 days ago

Root Cafe is one of a kind and will please your budget and taste buds with home grown items. Try it.

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good food that is good for you. Seating is alittle tight. Avoid lunch rush to have a more casual meal.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was pleased to walk in on a Saturday night at 6:30. Had a $3.50 beer, deviled eggs for appetizer (really good once we added the mustard seeds on the side), pork belly and shirt ribs. Really, really good. Food may be a bit non-traditional for...More

Thank xx_familyguy_xx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You just can't help but smile and give everyone a peace sign when you enter this recycled upcycled and repurposed decor eatery. A hodgepodge of everything from your napkins and coffee cups to the table and chairs helps set the stage for a feel good...More

Thank Stoup
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

might be my wife's favorite place in Little Rock. youll get all types here....family, business, couples and although it can get a little tight quarters and a line out the door....Its worth the wait.

Thank A934NCscottd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for breakfast this morning at the recommendation from the Capital Hotel. Where they do serve breakfast, it's not a typical breakfast. There are items such as tofu on the menu so don't expect to get real bacon here. The scrambled eggs with biscuit and...More

Thank dbarrett05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh, flavorful, unique lunch menu. Locally sourced and organic foods. Well priced, great outdoor seating options. Long line at lunch time but quick service once order was placed.

Thank brdiga
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First Visit 2/2 for breakfast. Extremely, almost non-existent parking. Confusing entrance, quirky decor, minuscule kitchen. Order at counter, Serve yourself coffee and water, Seat yourself, etc. For first timer senior couple, very strange. Beware of uneven floors. They were out of hash browns, but I...More

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Nikki W
What are the gluten free options here? Can you get gluten free bread for the burgers or sandwiches? Would love to come if so!
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 :)
Not really a question. Just a declaration! The chocolate chip with pecan cookies were the absolute best cookie ever!!!!!
5 December 2015|
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Response from Monica R | Reviewed this property |
Joy to my heart. Glad you enjoyed it.
Is this place appropriate for young children? Thanks!
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, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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
  • E-mail