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The Root Cafe

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1500 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5038
+1 501-414-0423
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Today
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 14:30
Fri 17:30 - 20:30
Sat 08:00 - 15:30
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Austin
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love this place. Come here weekly. There are many vegan options. Love how they use local products. Way more room since they expanded. It can get very busy at times but it is worth the wait. Great location. SOMA is becoming a hot spot.

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Thank Tara M
Silver Spring, Maryland
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Root Café has a small (too small) menu of items from which to choose, and quite a few of them on a quiet mid-week day were unavailable anyway. My partner ordered a benedict and said that it was tasty and healthy as served. I ordered apple cobbler, which was just awful. The proprietors are friendly. I wish I could give... More 

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Thank Hugh K
San Antonio
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As we were driving through Little Rock, we scanned Trip Advisor for a top rated restaurant. We picked The Root Cafe and it was wonderful! The burgers were highly rated and did not disappoint! We also ordered sweet potato fries that were delicious and the apple cobbler that was fantastic! Wish we could take this gem home with us! We'll... More 

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Thank bizban
Little Rock, Arkansas
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to The Root Cafe for good food that is locally grown and prepared fresh when you order. Breakfast is good and so are the hamburgers at lunch. Check it out!

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Thank Foghorn14
Little Rock, Arkansas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food, place is very rustic indoor and outdoor patio. some Organic foods Mason jars . Doing so great I heard they were going to expand

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Thank junycedrayton
Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

food quality excellent, healthy, hippy organic restaurant, some say best hamburger in town, interesting healthy breakfasts, always something new and intriguing on their blackboard

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Thank Arkyparky
Ferney-Voltaire, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband is from Little Rock and we recently flew back from our home in Switzerland for a funeral. It's usually very difficult to eat out in Arkansas at places that feel both authentic and high quality, but we were blown away by The Root. We got there as the doors opened on Saturday morning at 8am, and were still... More 

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Thank Allison G
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food. Great Service. A bit chilly but we found a spot inside. Long line, but pretty speedy service given the crowd. Great for Brunch. Great Chai Tea Latte, excellent bakery items. The Eggs Benedict breakfast on greens was very tasty and well presented. Very Filling!

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Thank Tom B
Little Rock, AR
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've come a few times to The Root Cafe. Each visit, we try to come early, but there's still a line. Last time, my wife and I ordered the biscuit with ham and egg. The biscuit is fresh and oh so good (almost better than my wife's); fluffy, but with the right density for a sandwich. My kids had the... More 

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Thank thomobanion
Little Rock, Arkansas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favorite thing to do in the spring and summer is to head to The Root on Sunday at 9 a.m. You can enjoy the best every breakfast with delicious coffee and, after being sure to see someone you know, then head across the street to the Bernice Garden Farmer's Market, which starts at 10 a.m. This is my idea... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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
17:30 - 20:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?